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(Entertainment Weekly)   EW lists some of TV's worst product placement, but forgets to mention all the times Bones and House broke out into car commercials in the middle of an episode   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 39
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2012-10-25 12:22:42 PM
4 votes:
www.socialtechpop.com
2012-10-25 11:17:16 AM
4 votes:
www.ericrosenbergdesign.com
2012-10-25 01:16:00 PM
3 votes:
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blatant
2012-10-25 12:55:16 PM
3 votes:
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!
2012-10-25 05:09:17 AM
3 votes:

propasaurus: Seems to be a Ford/Fox tie in. That Ford commercial on New Girl was horrible. I mean, it's not just that they had the car and mentioned it by name; they didn't have her character say "gee, what a great car this new Ford is." It was 2 minutes of a car show announcer prattling on about the car.
Fox also has a Ford tie-in with American Idol, where the contestants do a Ford music video every week.


Well, Bones was pimping some Toyota vehicles. Prius, I think, and one of the SUVs.

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.
2012-10-25 01:17:01 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-25 01:16:23 PM
2 votes:
static.tvfanatic.com

Thanks Dodge!
2012-10-25 01:09:36 PM
2 votes:

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!


i48.tinypic.com

Why does everyone in this town use AltaVista? Is it 1997?
2012-10-25 01:00:07 PM
2 votes:

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.


You make it seem like that would be a bad thing
2012-10-25 12:53:59 PM
2 votes:
msnbcmedia3.msn.com

"I only date guys who drink Snapple."
2012-10-25 12:52:13 PM
2 votes:
Product placement does not affect me. I just ignore it.

God I'm so thirsty.

I'm going to go have a refreshing Cuke.

i49.tinypic.com
2012-10-25 12:45:52 PM
2 votes:
Nothing beats Leonard Part 6 with the most painful/embarrassing piece of product placement:

i.telegraph.co.uk
2012-10-25 12:22:20 PM
2 votes:
imageshack.us
2012-10-25 12:21:38 PM
2 votes:

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.

Then again, this is the show that had Amy Adams in a fat suit, then turn her into a fat-sucking vampire after eating vegetables grown in Kryptonite infested soil. Who then ate a moose she hit with her car.

Oh dear god I just realized I wasted 10 years watching that. I'm going to kill myself now.
2012-10-25 12:14:52 PM
2 votes:

Silverstaff: 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.


Wonder if that's how we ended up with a "No Smoking" sign of the bridge of the Enterprise during ST:TMP.
2012-10-25 12:04:10 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-25 04:42:59 AM
2 votes:
Has anyone ever been to a hospital that runs on MacOS?

Other than jumping the shark, that's my only complaint about House.

/also the only modern TV show I had time to follow
//not a hipster - I do own a TV
/mostly for sports
2012-10-26 03:38:02 AM
1 votes:

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.


A co-worker of mine was trying to look something up online and I saw she was using Bing, and I said "to start with close that window and open one with Google"

/ HATE Bing with a passion, it acts like a pop-up or virus and sucks ass to boot
2012-10-25 04:09:41 PM
1 votes:

Zombie DJ: HAHA! I meant "punch" a baby.
Not "lunch" a baby.

FARKING SUBWAY!!!!!


You could use some typing lessons. I'm sure there are some in your area - Bing it.
2012-10-25 02:35:48 PM
1 votes:

nursedude: The Glades (A&E Network?) is pretty much a commercial for Kia but done with humour.


Came here to say this...

American Pickers also went full retard for Subway in an episode late last season.
2012-10-25 02:08:12 PM
1 votes:

GRCooper: Product placement does not affect me.

It does me - I've been drinking "Beer" ever since I first saw Repo Man.


imageshack.us
2012-10-25 01:37:08 PM
1 votes:
Product placement does not affect me.

It does me - I've been drinking "Beer" ever since I first saw Repo Man.
2012-10-25 01:35:06 PM
1 votes:

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.


I loved that episode BECAUSE the product placement was so blatant. That's pretty much Stride's style when they do product placement, and it's always so over-the-top that it's great.

Their best placement was in the short-lived series "The Loop." Stride sponsored a gate at the airport and everyone hated it because it was too annoying. (Passengers who could blow the biggest bubble got priority seating.) It was one of their best episodes.

So I love it when Stride gets involved. And I'm right there with you on wasting 10 years on Smallville. But to me, it wasn't a waste. I think we all need that one TV guilty pleasure, and that was my show for a decade. (I'm actually enjoying Arrow, but it better not get too good or they're going to cancel it.)
2012-10-25 01:24:33 PM
1 votes:
Speaking of the Eureka plugs, to show how bad Degree's PR is, I couldn't even remember if Degree was a real deodorant company that was still in business until I looked it up.

I thought they were just slipping a joke by using the name of a defunct company.
2012-10-25 01:16:19 PM
1 votes:

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?


when i watched it on dvd, it seemed plausible. something that really happened around the country (husbands getting their wives stupid overpriced shiat.....i did it too) but knowing WHEN the episode came out, leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

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.


i recall that too, ughh.

and there was another episode early in the series (the opnly one i actually saw) where one guy tells the other all of the features of the iphones auto correct and "if you turn it sideways, the keyboard gets bigger"
2012-10-25 01:02:48 PM
1 votes:
I have a soft spot for the comercials inside of Biggest Loser. They just so bad that I cannot look away.
2012-10-25 12:58:32 PM
1 votes:

Bith Set Me Up: Nothing beats Leonard Part 6 with the most painful/embarrassing piece of product placement:

i.telegraph.co.uk



"Tell Bill to have a Coke and a Smile and shut the fark up."
2012-10-25 12:56:03 PM
1 votes:
HAHA! I meant "punch" a baby.
Not "lunch" a baby.

FARKING SUBWAY!!!!!
2012-10-25 12:52:45 PM
1 votes:

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.


That would have been better than "Deathsticks" in the Star Wars Prequels. Oh God, I can't believe I suppressed that peculiar moment.
2012-10-25 12:13:12 PM
1 votes:

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.


If you believe the stories in Shatner's first book, DeForest Kelley was a heavy smoker and wanted Roddenberry to create "healthrettes" so Kelley could smoke whenever he damn well pleased on camera.
2012-10-25 12:10:51 PM
1 votes:
2012-10-25 12:06:54 PM
1 votes:
24 used to shill out for GMC, Ford, and Hyundai.

The worst product placement I've ever noticed was during Four Christmases (shut up, the wife wanted to watch it). Vince Vaughn shows up to his brother's house with an Xbox 360 and just starts rattling off feature after feature after feature. It was awful.
2012-10-25 12:03:30 PM
1 votes:
The Walking Dead used a lot of Gerber Gear in Season 2. But that was product placement with an actual use.
2012-10-25 11:54:35 AM
1 votes:
Product placements that worked for me are...

Chuck:
You can see Lester and Jeff thinking Subway is an appropriate thing for a bachelor party, and see Big Mike getting all weak in the knees over a foot long Italian BMT.

Psych:
Not so much in the show itself, but during a commercial had Gus and Shaun arguing about their cell phone service and how Shaun didn't have Gus in his "circle." Again, it works because you can see the characters doing this.

Ones that didn't work for me...

Bones:
The uber-elite intellectual main character would have Ben insulted that they would imply she needs parking assist, and I doubt would be impressed by lackluster voice recognition. Especially considering all the borderline magic technology the artist chick supposedly technobables her way into inventing every week. An internet connection to check sports scores in your car seems kind of trivial.

Eureka:
Deodorant? Really? OK, fine, but in that one time loop episode, did we need a three second close up shot over and over again?

Basically, any show with a car plugged into it. Back in the day, the new style Dodge Ram pickups were more or less introduced by having Chuck Norris drive one in Walker: Texas Ranger. He didn't have to talk about how awesome the torque was or show off the cup holder.

Well, maybe he did. I couldn't tell, over the sounds of slow motion kicks and breaking necks.
2012-10-25 11:50:57 AM
1 votes:
The list starts with Heroes but doesn't mention Peter using his new-found speed power to run out for Legal Seafood? Ugh, that was awful.

But House was by far the worst. The Asian chick & the brunette were driving to check out a patient's house and just started blathering about all the cool features the Ford had. Went on for at least a minute, with camera angles moving to keep catching the Ford logo.
2012-10-25 11:49:48 AM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: propasaurus: Seems to be a Ford/Fox tie in. That Ford commercial on New Girl was horrible. I mean, it's not just that they had the car and mentioned it by name; they didn't have her character say "gee, what a great car this new Ford is." It was 2 minutes of a car show announcer prattling on about the car.
Fox also has a Ford tie-in with American Idol, where the contestants do a Ford music video every week.

Well, Bones was pimping some Toyota vehicles. Prius, I think, and one of the SUVs.

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.


I AM READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!1!
2012-10-25 11:36:47 AM
1 votes:

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


Go on....
2012-10-25 11:32:40 AM
1 votes:
two off the top of my head.

in Eureka, a show about a town full of brilllian people who invent EVERYTHING, they use cisco for a teleconference,

and also in bones, when they devoted an entire episode to some characters camping out for AVATAR
2012-10-25 11:29:38 AM
1 votes:
"The Rogue?!"
 
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