History Main / EnforcedPlug

23rd Jan '16 8:39:30 PM nombretomado
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* The most famous [[AvertedTrope aversion]] in the business is Wrestling/CMPunk. He just legitimately loves Pepsi, and got the (then-current) logo as a tattoo wall all of his non-StraightEdge buddies were getting beer company logos. Typically used as little jokes (if you're looking for him backstage, "try the Pepsi machine"), and God help you if you [[MinorInsultMeltdown spill his diet Pepsi]].
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* The most famous [[AvertedTrope aversion]] in the business is Wrestling/CMPunk. He just legitimately loves Pepsi, and got the (then-current) logo as a tattoo wall all of his non-StraightEdge non-UsefulNotes/StraightEdge buddies were getting beer company logos. Typically used as little jokes (if you're looking for him backstage, "try the Pepsi machine"), and God help you if you [[MinorInsultMeltdown spill his diet Pepsi]].
9th Jan '16 6:01:00 PM rjung
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Compare TheShill, See Also NowBuyTheMerchandise.
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A supertrope of ProductPromotionParade. Compare TheShill, See Also NowBuyTheMerchandise.NowBuyTheMerchandise.
2nd Sep '15 5:15:21 PM AgProv
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Expanding on links between shows aired on rival US channels.... it's complicated....
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', a caller to Doctor Frasier Crane's radio shrink show, identifying herself as "Pam", complains about her parents-in-law, who live just across the street. They are unable to respect the boundaries, keep inviting themselves over, criticise her cooking and housekeeping, interfere in ''everything'', hijack the childcare and, oh God, they're coming across the street ''right now''. Pam drops to all fours, hides on the floor, begs for silence, pretends they're not in - but wails that they'll let themselves in and check ''anyway'' - and kills the call. Had the caller identified herself as [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Debra]], it might have given the game away...
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', a caller to Doctor Frasier Crane's radio shrink show, identifying herself as "Pam", complains about her parents-in-law, who live just across the street. They are unable to respect the boundaries, keep inviting themselves over, criticise her cooking and housekeeping, interfere in ''everything'', hijack the childcare childcare, her husband is no help as he's dominated by his mother, and, oh God, they're coming across the street ''right now''. Pam drops to all fours, hides on the floor, begs for silence, pretends they're not in - but wails that they'll let themselves in and check ''anyway'' - and kills the call. Had the caller identified herself as [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Debra]], it might have given the game away...[[note]] ELR and ''Frasier'' are both handled by CBS Television Distribution, and there are other overlaps between production companies with an interest. Unravelling all this is eye-watering, though.[[/note]]
8th Jul '15 8:59:34 AM Azaram
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* [[UsefulNotes/NaSCAR NASCAR]] and many other races are collections of ads zooming around an oval billboard, with extra camera views showing more ads from the ad's point of view, and the winning ad's driver goes up to talk about his main advertiser while dressed in ads.
25th Jun '15 9:29:20 AM KingLyger
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** As shown in the above quote, [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} DeGeneration X]] are the masters of shamelessly blatant advertising.
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** * As shown in the above quote, [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} DeGeneration D-Generation X]] are the masters of shamelessly blatant advertising.advertising. When Wrestling/ShawnMichaels ever needed to cut off Wrestling/TripleH, [=HBK=] would "smoothly transition into a shameless plug."
2nd Jun '15 3:05:35 AM LongLiveHumour
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* An episode of the Canadian reality series ''KennyVsSpenny'' had the two lead characters facing off in a contest to see who could win the most money. MagnificentBastard Kenny thought up the idea for selling airtime on the show, and earned over $5000 dollars getting two business owners and a rock band to pay for airtime promoting themselves. Unfortunately, the contract stipulated by the production company who created the show forced Kenny to give half the funds to his friend, as any ad revenue had to be shared equally between the pair, and caused him to lose the competition.
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* An episode of the Canadian reality series ''KennyVsSpenny'' ''Series/KennyVsSpenny'' had the two lead characters facing off in a contest to see who could win the most money. MagnificentBastard Kenny thought up the idea for selling airtime on the show, and earned over $5000 dollars getting two business owners and a rock band to pay for airtime promoting themselves. Unfortunately, the contract stipulated by the production company who created the show forced Kenny to give half the funds to his friend, as any ad revenue had to be shared equally between the pair, and caused him to lose the competition.
23rd May '15 4:31:41 PM Midna
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* During the blind auditions, the various international versions of ''Series/TheVoice'' will often go on location to profile this or that contestant. When they do this outside of the US, the lead in to these profiles will be various shots of the contestant in their home ground, interacting with their family, and so on. In the American version, its shots of the Kia Sorrento that Carson Dailey drives to the location. Lots and lots of lovingly framed shots of the car. To the point that its almost Car Porn.
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* During the blind auditions, the various international versions of ''Series/TheVoice'' will often go on location to profile this or that contestant. When they do this outside of the US, the lead in to these profiles will be various shots of the contestant in their home ground, interacting with their family, and so on. In the American version, its it's shots of the Kia Sorrento that Carson Dailey drives to the location. Lots and lots of lovingly framed shots of the car. To It's practically car pornography. * National Geographic's ''Brain Games'' gradually became taken over by plugs for Acura luxury cars. It wasn't too obnoxious at first and these segments were at least separated from the point that its almost Car Porn. main show (being placed with the actual commercial breaks), but inevitably, they started creeping into the episodes themselves.
5th May '15 1:34:19 AM erforce
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* The Macy's Parade has always been just a series of advertisements for whoever and whatever appears in a float or balloon, but NBC has managed to turn it into a commercial for themselves as well, intercutting the live performances at Herald Square in the hour before the parade arrives with plugs for their shows (and in 2005, the ''Film/KingKong'' remake, more of a plug for the distributor Universal). Still doesn't seem to help their ratings any... at least until 2013, when NBC gave the parade a ReTool (while keeping the plugs) which may or may not have gotten the parade its highest ratings in over 20 years.
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* The Macy's Parade has always been just a series of advertisements for whoever and whatever appears in a float or balloon, but NBC has managed to turn it into a commercial for themselves as well, intercutting the live performances at Herald Square in the hour before the parade arrives with plugs for their shows (and in 2005, the ''Film/KingKong'' ''[[Film/KingKong2005 King Kong]]'' remake, more of a plug for the distributor Universal). Still doesn't seem to help their ratings any... at least until 2013, when NBC gave the parade a ReTool (while keeping the plugs) which may or may not have gotten the parade its highest ratings in over 20 years.
8th Apr '15 5:16:49 PM nombretomado
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*** And ''Series/FamilyMatters''... hell, pretty much every ABC sitcom in the '90s was forced to take a trip to [[DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] at some point, where wonder and romance invariably bloomed. Paris episodes were mandatory too for some reason.
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*** And ''Series/FamilyMatters''... hell, pretty much every ABC sitcom in the '90s was forced to take a trip to [[DisneyThemeParks [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] at some point, where wonder and romance invariably bloomed. Paris episodes were mandatory too for some reason.
16th Mar '15 12:03:06 PM Psyclone
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Evolution}}'': after the alien invasion is stopped by Head and Shoulders shampoo, the film ends with the main characters doing a BadBadActing riddled commercial for the product (with one of them even holding the bottle backwards).
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