nakedcritic: Hawaii 5-0 had the most embarrassing one in history
Turfshoe: Breaking Bad did it pretty blatantly too with Chrysler. They had a damn minute of Walt and Jr. sitting in the driveway rocking out and revving the engines on their new cars. The whole time I sat there wondering how Jr. was going to eat his breakfast in the car without making a mess.
burndtdan: Turfshoe: Breaking Bad did it pretty blatantly too with Chrysler. They had a damn minute of Walt and Jr. sitting in the driveway rocking out and revving the engines on their new cars. The whole time I sat there wondering how Jr. was going to eat his breakfast in the car without making a mess.Which came after a minute of the mechanic talking up how great of a car Walt's old Chrystler was, with the logo in the center of the screen the whole time.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: Fringe was guilty of promoting Ford and their little Microsoft Sync system a few times. The episode where Peter Bishop goes to the Northeast, that was the focus of the entire opening segment.
Zombie DJ: Vexed Thespian: Zombie DJ: SUBWAY has to be the worst to work with.It's Always Sunny In Philly has showed them a few times also.wow. what a waste of advertisement. i love the show, have all seasons on dvd and watch it all the time. i cant think of a single use of subway.They talked it up pretty good on where Dennis and Deandra should meet their high school sweethearts.Then they went and met them at Subway.They mentioned it a couple more times in that particular show. It just felt weird.[ehub22.webhostinghub.com image 300x190]
Silverstaff: As bad as those are, think of the ones that are so bad they never made it to air.Back in the late '60's, it was still legal to advertise tobacco on TV. One of the major tobacco companies (I don't recall which one) was a sponsor of Star Trek.They gave significant pressure to Gene Roddenberry wanting product placement. They sent memos to him strongly suggesting that Spock smoke "space cigarettes", and feature a product shot of one of their packs, and have him comment on how logical smoking is.Roddenberry put his foot down on that.Yeah, there were worse product placements that never made it to air.
Bith Set Me Up: Nothing beats Leonard Part 6 with the most painful/embarrassing piece of product placement:i.telegraph.co.uk
FirstNationalBastard: And NBC Sunday Night Football's opening theme video makes it look like it's the Verizon show instead of football. The only thing missing is Faith Hill hiking up her miniskirt and farking herself with a large Verizon logo-shaped dildo until she squirts Verizon logos.
Zombie DJ: All I know is, when Hawaii 5-0 says: "Hang on. Let me Bing it.", I want to lunch a baby in the face.NO ONE SAYS BING IT!NO ONE WILL EVER SAY BING IT!STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP SAYINGS!
Tax Boy: Wasn't there a modern family episode that was entirely about buying an ipad? And the episode aired on the first day ipads were available for order?
Zombie DJ: All I know is, when Hawaii 5-0 says: "Hang on. Let me Bing it.", I want to lunch a baby in the face.
FirstNationalBastard: propasaurus:And NBC Sunday Night Football's opening theme video makes it look like it's the Verizon show instead of football. The only thing missing is Faith Hill hiking up her miniskirt and farking herself with a large Verizon logo-shaped dildo until she squirts Verizon logos.
Shadowknight: Zombie DJ: All I know is, when Hawaii 5-0 says: "Hang on. Let me Bing it.", I want to lunch a baby in the face.NO ONE SAYS BING IT!NO ONE WILL EVER SAY BING IT!STOP TRYING TO MAKE UP SAYINGS!Me and my friends have been known to say "Hold on while I Bing it.". Then we all start laughing as we bring up Google and move on.
PlasticMoby: Eureka was by far the worst. I mean,dedicating an entire season to it? I'm not sure i can rewatch any of those. It's just embarrassing.
Corosato: [static.tvfanatic.com image 653x367]Thanks Dodge!
FuryOfFirestorm: EngineerAU: Smallville was pretty bad about it. Having Alienware computers around was amusing but the Yaris commercials were terrible. I think the actors intentionally did a poor job in order to keep from having to do more of them. Same with Being Erica's Ford Focus commercial in one episode.The worst was the episode where one of Clark's friends gets stretching powers from chewing Stride Gum laced with Kryptonite. Seriously.
GRCooper: Product placement does not affect me.It does me - I've been drinking "Beer" ever since I first saw Repo Man.
msupf: While I love a lot of the shows on USA network, I do find the ad placements tiring after a while. That's upwards of two minutes of actual story or dialogue that is now gone.Psych, royal pains, necessary roughness (worst offender) all spent a lot of time in episodes shilling cars. Psych was the only one that made it funny or relevant to the episode in any way.
nursedude: The Glades (A&E Network?) is pretty much a commercial for Kia but done with humour.
Zombie DJ: Also, BURN NOTICE was becoming a car ad for a while.
ModernPrimitive01: I don't watch a lot of t.v. but this season's Son's of Anarchy have been pushing Harley cycles more than ever, to the point there is a motorcycle chase in every episodes where the bikes are prominently shown. It's gratuitous
mechgreg: Zombie DJ: Also, BURN NOTICE was becoming a car ad for a while.I am kind of ok with burn notice doing that kind of thing. Budgets for cable shows are usually really low compared to network tv. So if they have to throw in some product placement and that means they can shoot a couple more episodes per season, or have a couple more explosions or pay Bruce Campbell more, then to me its totally worth it.
DjangoStonereaver: WHITE COLLAR does this quite a lot, though they seem to have a way of making it obvious that itsa product plug without it being too intrusive. For example: Peter and Neal were having an intenseconversation while driving in NY traffic, and when Peter (who was driving) got distracted he got tooclose to the car ahead of him and the automatic brakes went on. He mentioned the feature and thenwent on with the scene, but it actually served to accentuate the conversation they were having. Italmost seemed natural, in point of fact.
SithLord: The Walking Dead used a lot of Gerber Gear in Season 2. But that was product placement with an actual use.
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