mctwin2kman: 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.I despise Bing so much that I purposefully block it on my Sonic Wall's.
Persnickety: One of the great things about shows that take place in the past like Mad Men is that the only oppurtunity for product placement is for companies that have been around for at least 50 years - and of course there's no way they can show their current products. Better yet, TV shows like Spartacus that take place in ancient times or Game of Thrones that isn't even set in our universe give no chance for greedy networks to shove products in our faces.
nursedude: The Glades (A&E Network?) is pretty much a commercial for Kia but done with humour.
GRCooper: Product placement does not affect me.It does me - I've been drinking "Beer" ever since I first saw Repo Man.
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.
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.
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