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* The DCComics series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'':

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* An especially ridiculous example was The Briscoes wearing "Powerhouse Gym" apparel for their 2012 Ring of Honor promos even though Jay openly derides going to the gym. They're farm boys who carry a 300 lbs loads of dead bird and get their cardio from chasing chickens you see.
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!!History - brought to you by delicious ''BrandX[-[[superscript:[[TradeSnark TM]]]]-]!''

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!!History - -- brought to you by delicious ''BrandX[-[[superscript:[[TradeSnark TM]]]]-]!''



It's still prohibited in Canada. A dishwasher manufacturer can recommend a certain brand of tablets, but the host of a cleaning show can't - in fact, they can't even show the brand name on screen.

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It's still prohibited in Canada. A dishwasher manufacturer can recommend a certain brand of tablets, but the host of a cleaning show can't - -- in fact, they can't even show the brand name on screen.






!!Examples - A large variety as only ''Heinz®'' can bring it to you!

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!!Examples - A -- a large variety as only ''Heinz®'' can bring it to you!you!



* [[ProductPlacement/LiveActionFilms Film - Live Action]]

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* Ever bought a T-shirt with a product design or logo on it? As ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' once pointed out, every time you wear that shirt you turn into a walking example of this trope. A good example of this is in the history of English professional football kits. For many years, clubs paid manufacturers to make their kits, and the manufacturers loved it: product placement which the buyer was paying ''them'' for. Eventually the clubs got wise, and the manufacturers now pay the clubs.



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* Comedian Dane Cook name-drops so many brands in his act that it'd be more shocking if he ''wasn't'' paid to do it.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Frozone uses Hai Karate aftershave — a real-life brand from TheSixties.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Frozone uses Hai Karate aftershave -- a real-life brand from TheSixties.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' features several real toys as its characters. The toys that weren't currently in production at the time of the movie were quickly made available again to cash in on the massive success of the movie. Best of all, Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't let Creator/{{Pixar}} use Franchise/{{Barbie}} in the first movie, thinking it would flop. Four years later, Barbie featured prominently in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and became one of the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', along with male counterpart Ken. The fact that sales of Mr. Potato Head went way up after the toy was featured in the first film gave Mattel a change of heart and they were more then happy to have Barbie in the sequels.
** Speaking of Mattel, in the first film, Rex literally mentions he's from Mattel and Mr. Potato Head mentions he's from Playskool.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
** It
features several real toys as its characters. The toys that weren't currently in production at the time of the movie were quickly made available again to cash in on the massive success of the movie. movie.
**
Best of all, Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't let Creator/{{Pixar}} use Franchise/{{Barbie}} in the first movie, thinking it would flop. Four years later, Barbie featured prominently in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and became one of the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', along with male counterpart Ken. The fact that sales of Mr. Potato Head went way up after the toy was featured in the first film gave Mattel a change of heart and they were more then happy to have Barbie in the sequels.
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sequels. Speaking of Mattel, in the first film, Rex literally mentions he's from Mattel and Mr. Potato Head mentions he's from Playskool.



* ''Main/TheHelp'' features Coca-Cola and Crisco.
* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension'' at one point has sonic playing on his "sleek" GameGear.
** Happens again in the sequel ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''.

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* ''Main/TheHelp'' ''Film/TheHelp'' features Coca-Cola and Crisco.
* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension'' at one point has sonic playing on his "sleek" GameGear.
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UsefulNotes/GameGear. Happens again in the sequel ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''.



* In the second book of Christian romance author Karen Kingsbury's Redemption series, one of the characters buys something on eBay which is plot-relevant. However, when she discusses it with her family as part of telling them about her work, her sister launches into what sounds a lot like a commercial about how you can find anything on eBay. To be fair, the book takes place in 2001 when eBay was a relatively new phenomenon, so it is sort of believeable that people would be rhapsodizing over how cool the site was.

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* In the second book of Christian romance author Karen Kingsbury's Redemption series, one of the characters buys something on eBay which is plot-relevant. However, when she discusses it with her family as part of telling them about her work, her sister launches into what sounds a lot like a commercial about how you can find anything on eBay. To be fair, the book takes place in 2001 when eBay was a relatively new phenomenon, so it is sort of believeable believable that people would be rhapsodizing over how cool the site was.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GREnyz7YiM The last few seconds]] of the "For My Broken Heart" music video show Music/RebaMcEntire ordering an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icee Icee drink]]. (scene begins at 3:15)



* In the video for the 2012 fun. song "We Are Young", great pains are taken to make it obvious the phone that starts the riot/food fight is a Windows Phone, showing the Metro UI as it tumbles in slow motion.



* Rap videos can be really bad with this. Several, such as "Pass the Courvasier" by Music/BustaRhymes and "Air Force Ones" (about a brand of basketball shoes) by Music/{{Nelly}} are basically 4-minute, unpaid commercials. In fact, many fine wine makers don't like the publicity from mainstream rap; half out of snobbiness, half out of concern that it promotes underage drinking.
* VisualKei is similar to HipHop in this: nearly everything from an artist's fashion to his or her gear to, sometimes, the brand of preferred alcohol and/or tobacco is a Product Placement or sponsorship deal. And if a company (especially a gear or instrument company or existing fashion house) is lucky enough that one of "their" stars becomes the biggest breakout rockstar, they will be practically ''set'' for business for a long time (at least until people forget that artist and all his or her imitators wanting to be just like him or her). For example, the Japanese VisualKei guitarist and bassist equivalent of EverybodyOwnsAFord is, thanks to Fernandes being lucky enough to product place with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] ''and'' [[Music/HiroshiMorie Heath]], "everybody owns a Fernandes."
** As an example, the following is a composite of a usual artist profile in VisualKei. The items have been randomized, and there is no artist name so this doesn't stick to a particular artist, but this is how far Product Placement goes into the image of an artist.
*** Clothes: H.Naoto
*** Jewelry: Arizona Freedom, H.Naoto, Alex Streeter
*** Guitars: Burny Fernandes MG-360, Fernandes Vertigo Elite
*** Candy: KitKat
*** Favorite food: Burger King
*** Alcohol: Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
*** Cigarette: Seven Stars
*** And so on and so on...
** Modern VisualKei {{Performance Video}}s are often similar. Early VK only had the instrument and gear and fashion form of Product Placement, with other direct forms of Product Placement somewhat eschewed by most artists, but modern videos often product place more. A good example of this is the available footage of the (as yet unreleased) 2010 version of ''Rusty Nail'' by Music/XJapan: there are product placements for, among other things, [[EveryoneOwnsAMac Apple]] with an iPhone getting prominent time, and for Maserati (the car Toshi is driving) and for Honda (the bike Heath has)... and those are just a few of the more obvious ones.
* Music/LadyGaga's "Telephone" contains ''a lot'' of product placement for everything from Virgin Mobile and Plenty of Fish to Diet Coke and Miracle Whip. Compared with how hamfisted it is compared to the placement of stuff like {{Wii}} nunchucks in "Bad Romance", the explanation that it's StealthParody is more likely.
* Music/Queen's first international hit, ''Killer Queen'', began with the line "she keeps Moët et Chandon in her pretty cabinet", which wasn't so much conscious product placement as much as it was simply a way of depicting the fictional posh woman whom the song is about; the winery still took it as free advertisement, and thanked the band and producer by sending them vats of champagne as well as tickets for Wimbledon and Grand Prix.

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* Rap videos can be really bad with this. Several, such as "Pass the Courvasier" by Music/BustaRhymes and "Air Force Ones" (about a brand of basketball shoes) by Music/{{Nelly}} are basically 4-minute, unpaid commercials. In fact, many fine wine makers don't like the publicity from mainstream rap; half out of snobbiness, half out of concern that it promotes underage drinking.
* VisualKei is similar to HipHop in this: nearly everything from an artist's fashion to his or her gear to, sometimes, the brand of preferred alcohol and/or tobacco is a Product Placement or sponsorship deal. And if a company (especially a gear or instrument company or existing fashion house) is lucky enough that one of "their" stars becomes the biggest breakout rockstar, they will be practically ''set'' for business for a long time (at least until people forget that artist and all his or her imitators wanting to be just like him or her). For example, the Japanese VisualKei guitarist and bassist equivalent of EverybodyOwnsAFord is, thanks to Fernandes being lucky enough to product place with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] ''and'' [[Music/HiroshiMorie Heath]], "everybody owns a Fernandes."
** As an example, the following is a composite of a usual artist profile in VisualKei. The items have been randomized, and there is no artist name so this doesn't stick to a particular artist, but this is how far Product Placement goes into the image of an artist.
*** Clothes: H.Naoto
*** Jewelry: Arizona Freedom, H.Naoto, Alex Streeter
*** Guitars: Burny Fernandes MG-360, Fernandes Vertigo Elite
*** Candy: KitKat
*** Favorite food: Burger King
*** Alcohol: Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
*** Cigarette: Seven Stars
*** And so on and so on...
** Modern VisualKei {{Performance Video}}s are often similar. Early VK only had the instrument and gear and fashion form of Product Placement, with other direct forms of Product Placement somewhat eschewed by most artists, but modern videos often product place more. A good example of this is the available footage of the (as yet unreleased) 2010 version of ''Rusty Nail'' by Music/XJapan: there are product placements for, among other things, [[EveryoneOwnsAMac Apple]] with an iPhone getting prominent time, and for Maserati (the car Toshi is driving) and for Honda (the bike Heath has)... and those are just a few of the more obvious ones.
* Music/LadyGaga's "Telephone" contains ''a lot'' of product placement for everything from Virgin Mobile and Plenty of Fish to Diet Coke and Miracle Whip. Compared with how hamfisted it is compared to the placement of stuff like {{Wii}} nunchucks in "Bad Romance", the explanation that it's StealthParody is more likely.
* Music/Queen's first international hit, ''Killer Queen'', "Killer Queen", began with the line "she keeps Moët et Chandon in her pretty cabinet", which wasn't so much conscious product placement as much as it was simply a way of depicting the fictional posh woman whom the song is about; the winery still took it as free advertisement, and thanked the band and producer by sending them vats of champagne as well as tickets for Wimbledon and Grand Prix.



* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony products, which everybody seems to own and use.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcjRoU0C7g "Neutron Dance"]] by the Pointer Sisters actually pulled this off in a pretty clever way. The single was released on the soundtrack to ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' and music videos from movie soundtracks will frequently be filled with clips from the movie in question. In the video, the Pointer Sisters are the long-suffering employees of a movie theater showing a ''screening'' of ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' therefore all the clips from the movie actually made sense.
* The GeorgeThorogood song "I Drink Alone" manages to name-drop at least alcoholic beverage in every verse: Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker (Black and Red), Old Grand-Dad, and Budweiser.
* Creator/TheBBC Radio forbids product placement or anything that might seem like it in their broadcasts. This is why some versions of "Lola" by Music/TheKinks change the line "tastes just like Coca Cola" to "tastes just like cherry cola." This proved unfortunate for Dean Friedman, whose song "[=McDonald's=] Girl" was banned despite not actually being about the restaurant, although it contains enough references to count (just to add insult to injury, a cover was used as a UsefulNotes/McDonalds jingle years later without his permission).
** The BBC was afraid that "Cover of The Rolling Stone" by Dr Hook would be taken for and advert for Magazine/RollingStone magazine. the only magazine you could safely mention on BBC Radio was the BBC's own RadioTimes. So the track was played with a couple of BBC staffers bellowing "Cover of the Radio Times" over the chorus. Rules on playing songs that mention brands are more relaxed now but the tape is still played for laughs.

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* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony products, which everybody seems to own and use.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcjRoU0C7g "Neutron Dance"]] by the Pointer Sisters actually pulled this off in a pretty clever way. The single was released on the soundtrack to ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' and music videos from movie soundtracks will frequently be filled with clips from the movie in question. In the video, the Pointer Sisters are the long-suffering employees of a movie theater showing a ''screening'' of ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' therefore all the clips from the movie actually made sense.
* The GeorgeThorogood
Music/GeorgeThorogood song "I Drink Alone" manages to name-drop at least alcoholic beverage in every verse: Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker (Black and Red), Old Grand-Dad, and Budweiser.
* Creator/TheBBC Radio forbids product placement or anything that might seem like it in their broadcasts. broadcasts.
**
This is why some versions of "Lola" by Music/TheKinks change the line "tastes just like Coca Cola" to "tastes just like cherry cola." "
**
This proved unfortunate for Dean Friedman, whose song "[=McDonald's=] Girl" was banned despite not actually being about the restaurant, although it contains enough references to count (just to add insult to injury, a cover was used as a UsefulNotes/McDonalds jingle years later without his permission).
** The BBC was afraid that "Cover of The Rolling Stone" by Dr Hook would be taken for and advert for Magazine/RollingStone magazine. the only magazine you could safely mention on BBC Radio was the BBC's own RadioTimes.Magazine/RadioTimes. So the track was played with a couple of BBC staffers bellowing "Cover of the Radio Times" over the chorus. Rules on playing songs that mention brands are more relaxed now but the tape is still played for laughs.



* You could make a DrinkingGame out of the number of times music videos will show a Beats headphone or speaker. [[http://au.complex.com/music/2014/07/blatant-beats-by-dre-product-placement-in-music-videos/set-it-off This page]] managed to find Beats products in ''forty'' music videos, and more have appeared since that article was published - take a close look under the skull in Music/NickiMinaj's "Anaconda", for example.



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* In ''Vanities: A New Musical'', the second and third versions of "Mystery"(so far only used in ACT's version) name various cosmetic and fashion brands. In "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", Mary mentions a "Troll doll wearing a pillbox hat" and a "Ford convertible". That song's predecessor, "Hey There, Beautiful", also had several, including Maybelline, Ultra Lash, the Flintstones, and the aforementioned Troll doll.
* ''Creator/MontyPython's Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', from the title itself to the ''Camelot'' song, which features a giant can of the food product.
* In the first iteration of ''Big: the Musical'' as it began tryouts in Detroit, there was huge shameless shilling of the FAO Schwarz stores, as they were one of the major producers of the show, and a pivotal scene (yes, the piano, too, was an important part of the production number) took place there. As time went on and the musical moved to Broadway, while advertising for the show was still all over the FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue, the product placement in-show was averted, and the store was no longer explicitly referred to by name. Its ersatz theme song still existed though:
-->"Come in, come in, for the time of your life
-->We promise you the time of your life
-->'Cause every day is the time of your life
-->When it's time for fun!"

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GREnyz7YiM The last few seconds]] of the "For My Broken Heart" music video show Music/RebaMcEntire ordering an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icee Icee drink]]. (scene begins at 3:15)
* In ''Vanities: A New Musical'', the second video for the 2012 fun song "We Are Young", great pains are taken to make it obvious the phone that starts the riot/food fight is a Windows Phone, showing the Metro UI as it tumbles in slow motion.
* Rap videos can be really bad with this. Several, such as "Pass the Courvoisier" by Music/BustaRhymes
and third versions "Air Force Ones" (about a brand of "Mystery"(so basketball shoes) by Music/{{Nelly}} are basically 4-minute, unpaid commercials. In fact, many fine wine makers don't like the publicity from mainstream rap; half out of snobbiness, half out of concern that it promotes underage drinking.
* VisualKei is similar to HipHop in this: nearly everything from an artist's fashion to his or her gear to, sometimes, the brand of preferred alcohol and/or tobacco is a Product Placement or sponsorship deal. And if a company (especially a gear or instrument company or existing fashion house) is lucky enough that one of "their" stars becomes the biggest breakout rockstar, they will be practically ''set'' for business for a long time (at least until people forget that artist and all his or her imitators wanting to be just like him or her). For example, the Japanese Visual Kei guitarist and bassist equivalent of EverybodyOwnsAFord is, thanks to Fernandes being lucky enough to product place with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] ''and'' [[Music/HiroshiMorie Heath]], "everybody owns a Fernandes."
** As an example, the following is a composite of a usual artist profile in Visual Kei. The items have been randomized, and there is no artist name so this doesn't stick to a particular artist, but this is how
far Product Placement goes into the image of an artist.
*** Clothes: H.Naoto
*** Jewelry: Arizona Freedom, H.Naoto, Alex Streeter
*** Guitars: Burny Fernandes MG-360, Fernandes Vertigo Elite
*** Candy: KitKat
*** Favorite food: Burger King
*** Alcohol: Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
*** Cigarette: Seven Stars
*** And so on and so on...
** Modern VisualKei {{Performance Video}}s are often similar. Early VK
only used in ACT's version) name various cosmetic had the instrument and gear and fashion brands. In "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", Mary mentions a "Troll doll wearing a pillbox hat" and a "Ford convertible". That song's predecessor, "Hey There, Beautiful", also had several, including Maybelline, Ultra Lash, form of Product Placement, with other direct forms of Product Placement somewhat eschewed by most artists, but modern videos often product place more. A good example of this is the Flintstones, and the aforementioned Troll doll.
* ''Creator/MontyPython's Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', from the title itself to the ''Camelot'' song, which features a giant can
available footage of the food product.
* In the first iteration
(as yet unreleased) 2010 version of ''Big: the Musical'' as it began tryouts in Detroit, ''Rusty Nail'' by Music/XJapan: there was huge shameless shilling are product placements for, among other things, [[EveryoneOwnsAMac Apple]] with an iPhone getting prominent time, and for Maserati (the car Toshi is driving) and for Honda (the bike Heath has)... and those are just a few of the FAO Schwarz stores, as they were one more obvious ones.
* Music/LadyGaga's "Telephone" contains ''a lot''
of the major producers of the show, and a pivotal scene (yes, the piano, too, was an important part of the production number) took place there. As time went on and the musical moved to Broadway, while advertising for the show was still all over the FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue, the product placement in-show was averted, for everything from Virgin Mobile and Plenty of Fish to Diet Coke and Miracle Whip. Compared with how hamfisted it is compared to the store was no longer explicitly referred to by name. Its ersatz theme song still existed though:
-->"Come in, come in, for
placement of stuff like {{Wii}} nunchucks in "Bad Romance", the time of your life
-->We promise you the time of your life
-->'Cause every day is the time of your life
-->When
explanation that it's time StealthParody is more likely.
* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony products, which everybody seems to own and use.
* The video
for fun!"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcjRoU0C7g "Neutron Dance"]] by the Pointer Sisters actually pulled this off in a pretty clever way. The single was released on the soundtrack to ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' and music videos from movie soundtracks will frequently be filled with clips from the movie in question. In the video, the Pointer Sisters are the long-suffering employees of a movie theater showing a ''screening'' of ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' therefore all the clips from the movie actually made sense.
* You could make a DrinkingGame out of the number of times music videos will show a Beats headphone or speaker. [[http://au.complex.com/music/2014/07/blatant-beats-by-dre-product-placement-in-music-videos/set-it-off This page]] managed to find Beats products in ''forty'' music videos, and more have appeared since that article was published - take a close look under the skull in Music/NickiMinaj's "Anaconda", for example.



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* Paul Barry of ''Series/MediaWatch'' frequently makes a point of newspapers printing what is essentially commercials that look like editorial content and using definitions that deliberately blur the line between advertising and news.
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Wrestling]]



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* Comedian Dane Cook name-drops so many brands in his act that it'd be more shocking if he ''wasn't'' paid to do it.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* Comedian Dane Cook name-drops so many brands In ''Vanities: A New Musical'', the second and third versions of "Mystery"(so far only used in his act that it'd be more shocking if he ''wasn't'' paid ACT's version) name various cosmetic and fashion brands. In "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", Mary mentions a "Troll doll wearing a pillbox hat" and a "Ford convertible". That song's predecessor, "Hey There, Beautiful", also had several, including Maybelline, Ultra Lash, the Flintstones, and the aforementioned Troll doll.
* ''Creator/MontyPython's Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', from the title itself
to do it.the ''Camelot'' song, which features a giant can of the food product.
* In the first iteration of ''Big: the Musical'' as it began tryouts in Detroit, there was huge shameless shilling of the FAO Schwarz stores, as they were one of the major producers of the show, and a pivotal scene (yes, the piano, too, was an important part of the production number) took place there. As time went on and the musical moved to Broadway, while advertising for the show was still all over the FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue, the product placement in-show was averted, and the store was no longer explicitly referred to by name. Its ersatz theme song still existed though:
-->''Come in, come in, for the time of your life\\
We promise you the time of your life\\
'Cause every day is the time of your life\\
When it's time for fun!''



* The main characters of the web comic ''WebComic/TheFuzzyFive'' are [[LivingToys Living Toy]] versions of ''[[http://www.squishables.com squishable]]'' soft toys, but the result is not a lame series of advertisements, but a nicely nutty off-the-[[FourthWall Fourth-Wall]] strip.
* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', one of the walkaround flashes allowed Horuss to unlock a treasure chest containing a Bad Dragon Chance the Stallion Flared dildo. This was at the same time as Bad Dragon were running an ad on the ''Homestuck'' front page featuring a screenshot of that exact moment and describing themselves as 'purveyors of classical art sculptures' (in ''Homestuck'', [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furry]] pornography is considered high art). (Bad Dragon had become briefly notorious in the ''Homestuck'' {{tumblr}} fanbase, as one of their dildo colouring options resembles the colours of troll horns, which may have inspired the sponsorship.)

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* The main characters of the web comic ''WebComic/TheFuzzyFive'' ''Webcomic/TheFuzzyFive'' are [[LivingToys Living Toy]] versions of ''[[http://www.squishables.com squishable]]'' soft toys, but the result is not a lame series of advertisements, but a nicely nutty off-the-[[FourthWall Fourth-Wall]] strip.
* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', one of the walkaround flashes allowed Horuss to unlock a treasure chest containing a Bad Dragon Chance the Stallion Flared dildo. This was at the same time as Bad Dragon were running an ad on the ''Homestuck'' front page featuring a screenshot of that exact moment and describing themselves as 'purveyors of classical art sculptures' (in ''Homestuck'', [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furry]] pornography is considered high art). (Bad Dragon had become briefly notorious in the ''Homestuck'' {{tumblr}} fanbase, as one of their dildo colouring options resembles the colours of troll horns, which may have inspired the sponsorship.)



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* A blatant example from ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' is the Ice Breakers Sours Gum, which is shown in "Truckstop Reunion". When Daniel asks what Bree is holding, she gives the full name of the product (rather than just saying "gum"), holding the packet up so the viewers get a good look at the logo. Daniel and Jonas then beg Bree for some gum, but she puts all four remaining pieces in her mouth instead, to the boys' dismay.

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* A blatant example from ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' is the Ice Breakers Sours Gum, which is shown in "Truckstop Reunion". When Daniel asks what Bree is holding, she gives the full name of the product (rather than just saying "gum"), holding the packet up so the viewers get a good look at the logo. Daniel and Jonas then beg Bree for some gum, but she puts all four remaining pieces in her mouth instead, to the boys' dismay.



* ''Webvideo/CarmillaTheSeries'': U by Kotex is an executive producer on the show (which partly explains its funding). By their logic, female vampires (including the eponymous LesbianVampire) need blood all the more, for, uh, [[NoPeriodsPeriod obvious]] [[AvertedTrope reasons]]. There's even side videos with the cast, in character, endorsing Kotex products.
* The WebVideo/SassyGayFriend began shilling for [=MiO=], a drink flavoring. Done as obviously as an EnforcedPlug.

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* ''Webvideo/CarmillaTheSeries'': ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'': U by Kotex is an executive producer on the show (which partly explains its funding). By their logic, female vampires (including the eponymous LesbianVampire) need blood all the more, for, uh, [[NoPeriodsPeriod obvious]] [[AvertedTrope reasons]]. There's even side videos with the cast, in character, endorsing Kotex products.
* The WebVideo/SassyGayFriend ''WebVideo/SassyGayFriend'' began shilling for [=MiO=], a drink flavoring. Done as obviously as an EnforcedPlug.



* While the site doesn't get paid for it, [[Wiki/TVTropesWiki this very wiki]] is not immune to it, with product names creeping into trope titles -- sometimes justified when talking about tropes that have to do with brand names (StuckOnBandaidBrand, EverybodyOwnsAFord), but often just because (EveryCarIsAPinto, AndADietCoke -- that last one, in particular, could've easily been made generic). One company even got ''two'' tropes (IKEAErotica, IKEAWeaponry) named after it for no apparent reason besides RuleOfFunny.
* Website/YABooksCentral: YABC is funded by advertisement of books. The website has ads of books (and occasionally, movies) placed in multiple locations.



* The live action pilot of the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'' had a major plot point about the Popples being donated to Goodwill.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'':
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The live action live-action pilot of the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'' had has a major plot point about the Popples being donated to Goodwill.



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* While the site doesn't get paid for it, [[TVTropesWiki this very wiki]] is not immune to it, with product names creeping into trope titles--sometimes justified when talking about [[StuckOnBandaidBrand tropes that have to do]] [[EverybodyOwnsAFord with brand names]], but often [[EveryCarIsAPinto just]] [[AndADietCoke because]]. (That last one, in particular, could've easily been made generic.) One company even got ''[[IKEAErotica two]]'' [[IKEAWeaponry tropes]] named after it for no apparent reason besides RuleOfFunny.
* Ever bought a T-shirt with a product design or logo on it? As ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' once pointed out, every time you wear that shirt you turn into a walking example of this trope.
** A good example of this is in the history of English professional football kits. For many years, clubs paid manufacturers to make their kits, and the manufacturers loved it: product placement which the buyer was paying ''them'' for. Eventually the clubs got wise, and the manufacturers now pay the clubs.
* Paul Barry of ''Series/MediaWatch'' frequently makes a point of newspapers printing what is essentially commercials that look like editorial content and using definitions that deliberately blur the line between advertising and news.
* {{YA Books Central}}: YABC is funded by advertisement of books. The website has ads of books (and occasionally, movies) placed in multiple locations.
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!!Parodies - Because we produce the only true ''Quaker Oats®'':

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!!Parodies - -- Because we produce the only true ''Quaker Oats®'':



* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' parodied this. At one point, the main character, Spider Jerusalem, very newsworthy, goes on a booze fueled rant. As shown in other points, one can clearly click over to buy the booze Spider is holding as he does his thing. In another aspect, Spider, naive to the ways of City life, is hit with an advertising bomb that unloads ads in his sleep. Society isn't completely insane; chemically induced ad visions cause mucho neurological disasters and are illegal...until they aren't for about five minutes every few legal cycles. Guess what the citizens get sprayed with then? And last but not least, the [=TVs=] in your home don't seem to have an off switch... Spider's TV might be an exception, though. He explicitly programs it to change channels every twenty seconds in the first issue and leaves it on. Constant information overload probably goes with the territory of being a journalist.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' parodied this. At one point, the main character, Spider Jerusalem, very newsworthy, goes on a booze fueled rant. As shown in other points, one can clearly click over to buy the booze Spider is holding as he does his thing. In another aspect, Spider, naive to the ways of City life, is hit with an advertising bomb that unloads ads in his sleep. Society isn't completely insane; chemically induced ad visions cause mucho neurological disasters and are illegal...until they aren't for about five minutes every few legal cycles. Guess what the citizens get sprayed with then? And last but not least, the [=TVs=] in your home don't seem to have an off switch... Spider's TV might be an exception, though. He explicitly programs it to change channels every twenty seconds in the first issue and leaves it on. Constant information overload probably goes with the territory of being a journalist.



---> '''Paige:''' I hate how the ''Series/AmericanIdol'' judges always have those Pepsi cans in front of them.
---> '''Peter:''' It's called product placement, Paige.
---> '''Paige:''' Well, it's tacky.
---> '''Peter:''' Get used to it. Altoid Mint?
---> '''Paige:''' Yes, thanks! They're Curiously Strong!

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---> '''Paige:''' -->'''Paige:''' I hate how the ''Series/AmericanIdol'' judges always have those Pepsi cans in front of them.
--->
them.\\
'''Peter:''' It's called product placement, Paige.
--->
Paige.\\
'''Paige:''' Well, it's tacky.
--->
tacky.\\
'''Peter:''' Get used to it. Altoid Mint?
--->
Mint?\\
'''Paige:''' Yes, thanks! They're Curiously Strong!



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--> '''Narrator:''' A season of... product placement?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Who's up for the ''WhatAboutBob'' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment movie!]]
--> '''Calvin and Socrates:''' I AM!

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--> '''Narrator:''' -->'''Narrator:''' A season of... product placement?
-->
placement?\\
'''Hobbes:''' Who's up for the ''WhatAboutBob'' ''Film/WhatAboutBob'' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment movie!]]
-->
movie!]]\\
'''Calvin and & Socrates:''' I AM!



* ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'' parodies this with Ron's love of Red Vines - complete with smiles directly to camera and zooming close-ups, as well as Harry and Ron's friendship being rooted in a mutual love of the things.
* ''WebVideo/PotionMastersCorner'' parodies ''that'' in Joey Richter's (who played Ron) interview. Snape interrupts Joey to mention Cookie Crisp frequently.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:'' In "The Pet Games", the color commentary take a break from the game for "a word from our sponsors". It winds up being the show's normal opening credits, with a new voiceover:
-->'''Tom Watergate:''' Now introducing Extreme Friendship! The great new taste, in glorious yellow.



-->'''Sol''': Hey, you there! Fifteenth knight along! Would you mind unfurling your banner? Thank you. Could you pop along and see Mrs Cosmopolite for a new one? Thank you!
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': It's ... it's a heraldic device.
-->'''Sol''': Crossed ribs on a bed of lettuce?
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': Very keen on their food, these old knights.
-->'''Sol''': And I liked the motto. "Every (k)night is gourmay night at Harga's House of Ribs". If we had sound, I wonder what his battlecry would have been?
:: And later, as the city-set burns:
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': I hope Gaffer's concentrating on the tower. Very important symbolic landmark.
-->'''Sol''': It certainly is. So important, in fact, that I sent some lads up it at lunchtime just to make sure it was all OK.
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': You did?
-->'''Sol''': Yes. And do you know what they found? They found someone had nailed some fireworks to the outside. Lots and lots of fireworks, on fuses. It's a good thing they found them because if the things had gone off it would have ruined the shot and we'd never be able to do it again. And, do you know, they said it looked as though the fireworks would spell out words?
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': What words?
-->'''Sol''': Never crossed my mind to ask them. Never crossed my mind. ''({{Beat}})'' "Hottest ribs in town!" Really!

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-->'''Sol''': -->'''Sol:''' Hey, you there! Fifteenth knight along! Would you mind unfurling your banner? Thank you. Could you pop along and see Mrs Cosmopolite for a new one? Thank you!
-->'''C.
you!\\
'''C.
M.O.T.''': :''' It's ... it's a heraldic device.
-->'''Sol''':
device.\\
'''Sol:'''
Crossed ribs on a bed of lettuce?
-->'''C.
lettuce?\\
'''C.
M.O.T.''': :''' Very keen on their food, these old knights.
-->'''Sol''':
knights.\\
'''Sol:'''
And I liked the motto. "Every (k)night is gourmay night at Harga's House of Ribs". If we had sound, I wonder what his battlecry would have been?
:: And later, as the city-set burns:
burns[=:=]
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': :''' I hope Gaffer's concentrating on the tower. Very important symbolic landmark.
-->'''Sol''':
landmark.\\
'''Sol:'''
It certainly is. So important, in fact, that I sent some lads up it at lunchtime just to make sure it was all OK. \n-->'''C.\\
'''C.
M.O.T.''': :''' You did?
-->'''Sol''':
did?\\
'''Sol:'''
Yes. And do you know what they found? They found someone had nailed some fireworks to the outside. Lots and lots of fireworks, on fuses. It's a good thing they found them because if the things had gone off it would have ruined the shot and we'd never be able to do it again. And, do you know, they said it looked as though the fireworks would spell out words?
-->'''C.
words?\\
'''C.
M.O.T.''': :''' What words?
-->'''Sol''':
words?\\
'''Sol:'''
Never crossed my mind to ask them. Never crossed my mind. ''({{Beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' "Hottest ribs in town!" Really!



-->There's nothing like a coffee cloud to start your day the Tracey way!

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-->There's -->''There's nothing like a coffee cloud to start your day the Tracey way! way!''



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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV (''Friends™'')]]



[[folder:Videogames (''Grand Theft Auto™'')]]

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[[folder:WebComics [[folder:Web Animation (''Homestar Runner™'')]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/4845-Zero-Punctuation-Super-Smash-Bros-Brawl This]] ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' episode.
---> '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA'''
:: Ironically, '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA''' has [[FunnyAneurysmMoment gone out of business.]]
* ''WebAnimation/InventionPioneersOfNote'' parodies this in Season 4, which contains multiple instances of forced and awkward product placement, as well as itself being a thinly disguised commercial for a restaurant.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an in-universe example. One of the students at Beacon, Pyrrha Nikos, is a FamedInStory warrior and athlete. [[TheDitz Jaune]] only recognises her from her appearance on the front of Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes cereal boxes.
-->'''Pyrrha''': "Yeah. It was pretty cool. Sadly the cereal isn't very good for you."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics
(''Penny Arcade™'')]]



* ''Webcomic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' is absolutely plastered with ads for a poker playing website, so they mocked this with both a poker machine being the 'comic president' and the entertaining quote at the bottom of the page:
--> Just as a note, Jay wrote these articles as a Mario fan. Unfortunately, he did not play poker. That is why we had to get rid of him. Some of parts of his writing come from factual Nintendo information. Which gets in the way of the gambling. The rest was his own imagination. After Jay left, others continued in his stead, until becoming addicted to poker.

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* ''Webcomic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' is absolutely plastered with ads for a poker playing website, so they mocked this with both a poker machine being the 'comic president' "comic president" and the entertaining quote at the bottom of the page:
--> Just -->''Just as a note, Jay wrote these articles as a Mario fan. Unfortunately, he did not play poker. That is why we had to get rid of him. Some of parts of his writing come from factual Nintendo information. Which gets in the way of the gambling. The rest was his own imagination. After Jay left, others continued in his stead, until becoming addicted to poker.''



* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', the game "[=FantasiaLand=] (used for the settings in the CampaignComic) has some product placement. Or at least Bill guesses that's why Haagan-Dazs is included in settings that take place well before that company existed.

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* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', the game "[=FantasiaLand=] "[=FantasiaLand=]" (used for the settings in the CampaignComic) has some product placement. Or at least Bill guesses that's why Haagan-Dazs is included in settings that take place well before that company existed.



[[folder:Web Original (''JewWario™'')]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/4845-Zero-Punctuation-Super-Smash-Bros-Brawl This]] WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation episode.
---> '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA'''
** Ironically, '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA''' has [[FunnyAneurysmMoment gone out of business.]]

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[[folder:Web Original (''JewWario™'')]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/4845-Zero-Punctuation-Super-Smash-Bros-Brawl This]] WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation episode.
---> '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA'''
** Ironically, '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA''' has [[FunnyAneurysmMoment gone out of business.]]
(''Creator/JewWario™'')]]



* ''TheIrateGamer'': In his ''Yo! Noid'' review, he notes at the beginning that the game's developer sold out by making a bad game based on a Domino's Pizza mascot. As he reviews the game, he wonders why Domino's would do such a thing. He then gets a check from Domino's and decides that selling out isn't a bad thing and starts promoting and namedropping random products ("After all, a logo can go a long way.") while praising the game. He finally stops when he sees how bad the ending is and decides that he'll only sell out to himself.
* [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/06/20/the-shills-to-pay-the-bills/ Speaking of Domino's]]
* ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'' parodies this with Ron's love of Red Vines - complete with smiles directly to camera and zooming close-ups, as well as Harry and Ron's friendship being rooted in a mutual love of the things.
** ThePotionMastersCorner parodies ''that'' in Joey Richter's (who played Ron) interview. Snape interrupts Joey to mention Cookie Crisp frequently.
* "InventionPioneersOfNote" parodies this in Season 4, which contains multiple instances of forced and awkward product placement, as well as itself being a thinly disguised commercial for a restaurant.

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* ''TheIrateGamer'': ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer'': In his ''Yo! Noid'' review, he notes at the beginning that the game's developer sold out by making a bad game based on a Domino's Pizza mascot. As he reviews the game, he wonders why Domino's would do such a thing. He then gets a check from Domino's and decides that selling out isn't a bad thing and starts promoting and namedropping random products ("After all, a logo can go a long way.") while praising the game. He finally stops when he sees how bad the ending is and decides that he'll only sell out to himself.
* %%* [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/06/20/the-shills-to-pay-the-bills/ Speaking of Domino's]]
* ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'' parodies this with Ron's love of Red Vines - complete with smiles directly to camera and zooming close-ups, as well as Harry and Ron's friendship being rooted in a mutual love of the things.
** ThePotionMastersCorner parodies ''that'' in Joey Richter's (who played Ron) interview. Snape interrupts Joey to mention Cookie Crisp frequently.
* "InventionPioneersOfNote" parodies this in Season 4, which contains multiple instances of forced and awkward product placement, as well as itself being a thinly disguised commercial for a restaurant.
Domino's]]



-->'''Critic:''' So to put it bluntly, he'll be back after these messages. (Lights start dimming) No, hey what are you doing? That was a joke. It wasn't serious. It wasn't serious. No, hey, what are you doing? STOP! (a real blip ad plays and then the lights come back on) Chester, report!
-->'''[[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]]:''' We are being intersected by a word from our sponsor!
-->'''Critic:''' Dammit. These advertising execs are getting more and more clever. ''Raise our shields against anymore commercial plugs!''
--> '''Chester:''' Yes sir. [[HypocriticalHumor Incidentally, this swing of the shields is brought to you by the delicious taste of Diet Coke.]]
-->'''Critic:''' ''Chester!''
-->'''Chester:''' Sorry, sorry.

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-->'''Critic:''' So to put it bluntly, he'll be back after these messages. (Lights ''[lights start dimming) dimming]'' No, hey what are you doing? That was a joke. It wasn't serious. It wasn't serious. No, hey, what are you doing? STOP! (a ''[a real blip ad plays and then the lights come back on) on]'' Chester, report!
-->'''[[WebVideo/BumReviews
report!\\
'''[[WebVideo/BumReviews
Chester A. Bum]]:''' We are being intersected by a word from our sponsor!
-->'''Critic:'''
sponsor!\\
'''Critic:'''
Dammit. These advertising execs are getting more and more clever. ''Raise our shields against anymore commercial plugs!''
-->
plugs!''\\
'''Chester:''' Yes sir. [[HypocriticalHumor Incidentally, this swing of the shields is brought to you by the delicious taste of Diet Coke.]]
-->'''Critic:''' ''Chester!''
-->'''Chester:'''
]]\\
'''Critic:''' ''Chester!''\\
'''Chester:'''
Sorry, sorry.



* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:'' In "The Pet Games", the color commentary take a break from the game for "a word from our sponsors". It winds up being the show's normal opening credits, with a new voiceover:
-->'''Tom Watergate:''' Now introducing Extreme Friendship! The great new taste, in glorious yellow.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an in-universe example. One of the students at Beacon, Pyrrha Nikos, is a FamedInStory warrior and athlete. [[TheDitz Jaune]] only recognises her from her appearance on the front of Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes cereal boxes.
-->'''Pyrrha''': "Yeah. It was pretty cool. Sadly the cereal isn't very good for you."
* Some of the challenges in DesertBusForHope. "This episode of Qwerpline is brought to you by Jack Flank's Plank Flank Blank Shank."
* The product placement for U by Kotex feminine hygiene products is relatively subtle in Season 1 of CarmillaTheSeries and quite subtle in Season 2, before returning with a hilarious vengeance in the first episodes of [[{{Backstory}} Season 0]] in the form of a mountain of pads and tampons.

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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:'' In "The Pet Games", the color commentary take a break from the game for "a word from our sponsors". It winds up being the show's normal opening credits, with a new voiceover:
-->'''Tom Watergate:''' Now introducing Extreme Friendship! The great new taste, in glorious yellow.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an in-universe example. One of the students at Beacon, Pyrrha Nikos, is a FamedInStory warrior and athlete. [[TheDitz Jaune]] only recognises her from her appearance on the front of Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes cereal boxes.
-->'''Pyrrha''': "Yeah. It was pretty cool. Sadly the cereal isn't very good for you."
* Some of the challenges in DesertBusForHope.''WebVideo/DesertBusForHope''. "This episode of Qwerpline is brought to you by Jack Flank's Plank Flank Blank Shank."
* The product placement for U by Kotex feminine hygiene products is relatively subtle in Season 1 of CarmillaTheSeries ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' and quite subtle in Season 2, before returning with a hilarious vengeance in the first episodes of [[{{Backstory}} Season 0]] in the form of a mountain of pads and tampons.



* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'':

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* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'':''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'':



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' made a few jokes mocking this by putting advertising in dreams and also with Nixon's repeated shilling for "Charleston Chew" during his speeches, although that one might be a matter of them finding Nixon saying "Charleston Chew" hilarious.
-->Futurama is brought to you by: Molten Boron!"
-->Female Voice: "Nobody doesn't like Molten Boron!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' made a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** A
few jokes are mocking this by putting advertising in dreams dreams, and also with Nixon's repeated shilling for "Charleston Chew" during his speeches, although that one might be a matter of them finding Nixon saying "Charleston Chew" hilarious.
-->Futurama --->''Futurama is brought to you by: Molten Boron!"
-->Female Voice: "Nobody
Boron!''\\
'''Female Voice:''' Nobody
doesn't like Molten Boron!



-->'''Amy''': They're [[IncrediblyLamePun nut]] [[OurSloganIsTerrible so good!]]
** By the year 3002, the Academy Awards have added Best Soft Drink Product Placement as an award category, and product placement seems to have become a film genre in itself. Nominees include ''[[Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight They Call Me Mr Pibb]]'' and ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White and the 7Ups]]''. Another episode shows that ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation]]'' won an Emmy.

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-->'''Amy''': --->'''Amy:''' They're [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} nut]] [[OurSloganIsTerrible so good!]]
** By the year 3002, the Academy Awards have added Best Soft Drink Product Placement as an award category, and product placement seems to have become a film genre in itself. Nominees include ''[[Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight They Call Me Mr Mr. Pibb]]'' and ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White and the 7Ups]]''. Another episode shows that ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation]]'' won an Emmy.



-->'''Steve''': Why did we have to come to a Burger King to read the map?\\
'''Stan''': Because the economics of television have changed! ''(awkwardly, towards the camera)'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Have it... your way!]]
** Ironically, Burger King was the first sponsor American Dad ever had, and just a few episodes before "Black Mystery Month", two characters visited Burger King with absolutely no trace of parody whatsoever.

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-->'''Steve''': -->'''Steve:''' Why did we have to come to a Burger King to read the map?\\
'''Stan''': '''Stan:''' Because the economics of television have changed! ''(awkwardly, ''[awkwardly, towards the camera)'' camera]'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Have it... your way!]]
** :: Ironically, Burger King was the first sponsor American Dad ''American Dad'' ever had, and just a few episodes before "Black Mystery Month", two characters visited Burger King with absolutely no trace of parody whatsoever. whatsoever.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', one of [[MadScientist Dr. Drakken's]] schemes to {{take over the world}} was to distribute a [[MayContainEvil mind-control shampoo]]. When nobody would buy it (for one thing, the label [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin told people what it did]]), he tried to get a rap star to plug it in a song. When that didn't work, he tried to become a rap star and plug it himself.
--> Help stamp out... ''Zitsophrenia''... with ''Clearasil''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', one of [[MadScientist Dr. Drakken's]] schemes to {{take over the world}} was is to distribute a [[MayContainEvil mind-control shampoo]]. When nobody would buy it (for one thing, the label [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin told tells people what it did]]), does]]), he tried tries to get a rap star to plug it in a song. When that didn't doesn't work, he tried tries to become a rap star and plug it himself.
--> Help -->"Help stamp out... ''Zitsophrenia''... with ''Clearasil''."



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* Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage is almost never seen without his DDP Yoga t shirt.
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* Wrestling/CMPunk is walking, talking commercial for Pepsi (specifically, Diet Pepsi) with his prominent tattoo. And during his Wrestling/RingOfHonor feud with Wrestling/SamoaJoe, he refused to leave the ring during ''Weekend Of Thunder'' and started reading from "Tales From Wrescal Lane", a children's book written by Wrestling/MickFoley, who was also feuding with Joe, to taunt him.

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* Wrestling/CMPunk is walking, talking commercial for Pepsi (specifically, Diet Pepsi) with his prominent tattoo. And during his Wrestling/RingOfHonor feud with Wrestling/SamoaJoe, he refused to leave the ring during at ''Weekend Of Thunder'' and started reading from "Tales From Wrescal Lane", a children's book written by Wrestling/MickFoley, who was also feuding with Joe, to taunt him.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Judging from his ringtone, Professor Calamitus uses a Nokia phone.
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* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', a bunch of advertising executives representing a breakfast-cereal company meet with the producer of a BiblicalTimes drama series sponsored by their client to debate the question: "How do we identify King David with Crackle-Crunchies?" They variously propose having David TimeTravel into the twentieth-century to eat Crackle-Crunchies and David having a vision of God presenting him with a bowl of Crackle-Crunchies. The producer's own idea is to have King David invent the delicacy of Crackle-Crunchies and write down the secret formula in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', a bunch of advertising executives representing a breakfast-cereal company meet with the producer of a BiblicalTimes BibleTimes drama series sponsored by their client to debate the question: "How do we identify King David with Crackle-Crunchies?" They variously propose having David TimeTravel into the twentieth-century to eat Crackle-Crunchies and David having a vision of God presenting him with a bowl of Crackle-Crunchies. The producer's own idea is to have King David invent the delicacy of Crackle-Crunchies and write down the secret formula in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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** Additionaly, early in the film Boog can be seen watching ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.
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* An episode of ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' that had a fairly drawn out skit involving [[Characters/WWEDivas Maria]] working out on a Bowflex in as little clothing as possible, with someone dropping by to comment on how great the Bowflex is and how it'd help to improve Maria's in ring skills. The particular one was even eventually sold on WWE's website autographed by Maria! The fact that the next time something involved WWE and a Bowflex was the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit story, though, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment well...]]
* In 2013, Jerry Lawler and Wrestling/MichaelCole ordered Domino's Pizza to be sent to the commentary booth. Unfortunately for them, some audience members got the pizza instead.
* Slightly before that, they enjoyed Sonic chicken nuggets.

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* An episode of ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' that had a fairly drawn out skit involving [[Characters/WWEDivas Maria]] Wrestling/MariaKanellis working out on a Bowflex in as little clothing as possible, with someone dropping by to comment on how great the Bowflex is and how it'd help to improve Maria's in ring skills. The particular one was even eventually sold on WWE's website autographed by Maria! The fact that the next time something involved WWE and a Bowflex was the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit story, though, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment well...]]
* In 2013, Jerry Lawler and Wrestling/MichaelCole ordered Domino's Pizza to be sent to the commentary booth. Unfortunately for them, some audience members got the pizza instead. \n* Slightly before that, they enjoyed Sonic chicken nuggets.
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* In an episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', Harvey Birdman's drink suddenly turns into a can of Tab. Then there is an extended live-action sequence where Birdman and a 5-foot can of Tab frolic on the beach.
* In ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', the main characters are wandering through a Nevada desert until they find a Wal-Mart smack dab in the middle of it. When D.J. Drake (Brendan Fraser) remarks how stupid it is, his "love interest" studio executive Kate Houghton (Jenna Elfman) simply replies "Product Placement. No one notices that anymore" and no one else cares, since they are thirsty and tired. When they leave, they are loaded with stuff and WesternAnimation/BugsBunny says "It was very nice of Wal-Mart to give us all of these Wal-Mart products for saying "Wal-Mart" so many times."

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* In an episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', Harvey Birdman's drink suddenly turns into a can of Tab. Then there is an extended live-action sequence where Birdman and a 5-foot can of Tab frolic on the beach.
* In ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', the main characters are wandering through a Nevada desert until they find a Wal-Mart smack dab in the middle of it. When D.J. Drake (Brendan Fraser) remarks how stupid it is, his "love interest" studio executive Kate Houghton (Jenna Elfman) simply replies "Product Placement. No one notices that anymore" and no one else cares, since they are thirsty and tired. When they leave, they are loaded with stuff and WesternAnimation/BugsBunny says "It was very nice of Wal-Mart to give us all of these Wal-Mart products for saying "Wal-Mart" so many times."
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