History Main / EnforcedPlug

3rd Apr '16 12:00:36 AM nombretomado
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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, 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]]
** This scenario was, in fact, the opening credit sequence to several seasons of Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond...

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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, 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 [[Series/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]]
** This scenario was, in fact, the opening credit sequence to several seasons of Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond...''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''...
19th Mar '16 4:01:53 AM Hossmeister
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29th Feb '16 7:40:25 PM dmcreif
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* Because the network in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' was devoted to showing Truman's entire waking life, ProductPlacement was done by his family and friends (i.e. the supporting cast) delivering {{Enforced Plug}}s in his presence. An inappropriate and out of place plug was eventually one of the things that clued him in to the [[TrumanShowPlot fakeness]] of his situation.
* Parodied in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'', where NBC is covering the climactic race, and cuts to commercial in the middle of Ricky Bobby's and Jean Girard's cars crashing, followed by an actual Applebee's commercial appearing in the middle of the movie--but that's not even the punchline. The punchline is that when the race coverage returns after the commercial, ''the crash is still happening''. It also parodies a longstanding notion that '''NBC''' meant Nothing But Commercials.

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* Because the network in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' was is devoted to showing Truman's entire waking life, ProductPlacement was is done by his family and friends (i.e. the supporting cast) delivering {{Enforced Plug}}s in his presence. An inappropriate and out of place plug was is eventually one of the things that clued cues him in to the [[TrumanShowPlot fakeness]] of his situation.
* Parodied in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'', where NBC is covering the climactic race, and cuts to commercial in the middle of Ricky Bobby's and Jean Girard's cars crashing, followed by an actual Applebee's commercial appearing in the middle of the movie--but that's not even the punchline. The punchline is that when the race coverage returns after the commercial, ''the crash is still happening''. It also parodies a longstanding notion that '''NBC''' meant Nothing ''Nothing But Commercials.Commercials''.
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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* 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.
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