History ProductPlacement / LiveActionTV

23rd Mar '17 5:17:08 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' actually inverts this. Given the predominance of ProductPlacement in the current media landscape, most assume that the show just did it to get money. Actually, the ProductPlacement in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' broke a lot of sitcom etiquette by actually mentioning specific products, and the writers had to lobby for ''permission'' to use the names of real products. Why? The [[ContemplateOurNavels Contemplating Our Navels]] conversations that ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is famous for are based on RealLife diction, and such diction is extremely clunky to recreate with an abstract BrandX. As an example, one episode involves George Costanza attempting to prove that someone took his candy bar impugning a suspect's description of [[ConvictionByContradiction candy bars]]. By using actual candy bars, the viewer can base her own experiences with that candy bar in interpreting how the characters on screen react to it. The incidental ProductPlacement in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is actually a large reason why ProductPlacement in general has become so popular in the modern age. Prior to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ad executives were far more worried about negative association than, in retrospect, they should have been. One of the clip shows features a two minute montage of the cast mentioning brand names such as Drake's Cakes, Chunky bars, Snapple, Yoohoo, and, of coursem Junior Mints.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' actually inverts this. Given the predominance of ProductPlacement in the current media landscape, most assume that the show just did it to get money. Actually, the ProductPlacement in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' broke a lot of sitcom etiquette by actually mentioning specific products, and the writers had to lobby for ''permission'' to use the names of real products. Why? The [[ContemplateOurNavels Contemplating Our Navels]] conversations that ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is famous for are based on RealLife diction, and such diction is extremely clunky to recreate with an abstract BrandX. As an example, one episode involves George Costanza attempting to prove that someone took his candy bar impugning a suspect's description of [[ConvictionByContradiction candy bars]]. By using actual candy bars, the viewer can base her own experiences with that candy bar in interpreting how the characters on screen react to it. The incidental ProductPlacement in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is actually a large reason why ProductPlacement in general has become so popular in the modern age. Prior to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ad executives were far more worried about negative association than, in retrospect, they should have been. One of the clip shows features a two minute montage of the cast mentioning brand names such as Drake's Cakes, Chunky bars, Snapple, Yoohoo, and, of coursem course, Junior Mints.
23rd Mar '17 5:15:41 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Series/LastComicStanding' tried to play it straight by having a minion from the then-upcoming ''Despicable Me'' show up as an auditionee. It might not have been a good idea to do that with a judging panel of {{Deadpan Snarker}}s.

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* ''Series/LastComicStanding' ''Series/LastComicStanding'' tried to play it straight by having a minion from the then-upcoming ''Despicable Me'' show up as an auditionee. It might not have been a good idea to do that with a judging panel of {{Deadpan Snarker}}s.
14th Mar '17 1:33:14 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''KamenRiderExAid'' shows a flashback that features ''[[{{Tekken}} Tekken 7: Fated Retribution]]''. What's really painful about the flashback is that it takes place in the year ''2010'', a full 7 years before Tekken 7 would be released.

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** ''KamenRiderExAid'' ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' shows a flashback that features ''[[{{Tekken}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 7: Fated Retribution]]''. What's really painful about the flashback is that it takes place in the year ''2010'', a full 7 years before Tekken 7 would be released.
4th Mar '17 4:10:42 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''American Crime'' has one of the main character browsing posters in a comic book shop. All of the comic characters characters featured (Comicbook/{{Elektra}}, [[Comicbook/HeroesForHire The Daughters of Dragon]], and [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Melinda May]]) are Marvel heroines, while a prominent advertisement for ''Comicbook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'' can be seen in the background. The show aired on ABC, which, like MarvelComics, is owned by Disney.

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* An episode of ''American Crime'' has one of the main character browsing posters in a comic book shop. All of the comic characters characters featured (Comicbook/{{Elektra}}, [[Comicbook/HeroesForHire The Daughters of Dragon]], and [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Melinda May]]) are Marvel heroines, while a prominent advertisement for ''Comicbook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'' can be seen in the background. The show aired on ABC, which, like MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, is owned by Disney.
28th Feb '17 1:19:59 AM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* ''Series/XPlay'' is apparently required to plug Gamefly.com OnceAnEpisode, usually after a review of a mediocre game. They have fun with it, however, by making the segue to the plug as blatantly obvious as possible. In a later-run episode, they make further fun of it -- Adam begins shilling for the show's Web site, but Morgan launches into her Gamefly.com plugging by accident.

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* ''Series/XPlay'' is was apparently required to plug Gamefly.com OnceAnEpisode, usually after a review of a mediocre game. They have had fun with it, however, by making the segue to the plug as blatantly obvious as possible. In a later-run episode, they make further fun of it -- Adam begins shilling for the show's Web site, but Morgan launches into her Gamefly.com plugging by accident.
31st Jan '17 11:45:43 AM otemple700
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** ''KamenRiderExAid'' shows a flashback that features ''[[{{Tekken}} Tekken 7: Fated Retribution]]''. What's really painful about the flashback is that it takes place in the year ''2010'', a full 7 years before Tekken 7 would be released.
27th Jan '17 11:57:58 AM Ambaryerno
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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' gleefully shills for Subway and Red Bull, to the point that they regularly [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on Subway's Five Dollar Footlong special, a fact that didn't go unnoticed by [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/090420.html Real Life Comics]]. In later episodes, the iPhone seems to pop up in just about every scene.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' gleefully shills for Subway and Red Bull, to the point that they regularly [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on Subway's Five Dollar Footlong special, a fact that didn't go unnoticed by [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/090420.html Real Life Comics]]. It's actually played with; the first appearance of Subway was a rather mundane example, however when the series was up for renewal at the end of season 2 and looked like it might be cancelled, the fans rallied around Subway in an attempt to save the show. The Subway placement (and the CherubicChoir when the sandwiches appeared) became an AscendedMeme and RunningGag for the rest of the series. In later episodes, the iPhone seems to pop up in just about every scene.
19th Jan '17 2:20:51 PM Jergling
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** The second episode featured Ders dating a girl because her dad had a Cadillac Escalade. As soon as he's allowed to drive it, he completely ignores her and spends the rest of the episode gushing over the car. This is especially offbeat given the praise he heaps upon his Volvo, which he considers the perfect car.
15th Jan '17 12:29:34 PM Lirodon
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** An Australian revival of ''Let's Make a Deal'' took this UpToEleven to promote the UsefulNotes/WalMart-like store Big W by literally having its name on ''every'' prop, and only giving away Big W "shopping sprees" in lieu of actual cash prizes.

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** An Australian revival of ''Let's Make a Deal'' ''The Price is Right'' took this UpToEleven to promote the UsefulNotes/WalMart-like store Big W by literally having its name on ''every'' prop, and only giving away Big W "shopping sprees" in lieu of actual cash prizes.
15th Jan '17 12:28:37 PM Lirodon
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* During the mid-'90s, the ABC network was bought by the [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Company]]. In doing so, Disney had most, if not all, of their current shows make episodes that involved their characters [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld going on a vacation to]] [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]]. Even if Disneyland is closer to a show's setting (like ''Series/FullHouse'', based in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), or if such a trip would normally be outside the characters' budget (like ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' and maybe ''Series/FamilyMatters''). Most did them without complaint and simply moved on. However, there was one revolt. The cast and crew of ''Roseanne'' didn't like being forced to make an hour-long Disney World commercial (it's a two-parter, but they don't reach Disney World until part 2.) A little while later, they made an episode that is a thinly-veiled and scathing Take That against them. In it, David gets a job at an amusement park called Edelweiss Gardens, where the brainwashing and conformity jokes come fast and hard. They also give the entire park a German theme with a Hans the Hare mascot, superficially a parody of Busch Gardens, but still adding in some unsettling Nazi overtones.

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* During the mid-'90s, the ABC network was bought by the [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Company]]. In doing so, Disney had most, if not all, of their current shows make episodes that involved their characters [[ImGoingToDisneyWorld going on a vacation to]] [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]]. Even if Disneyland is closer to a show's setting (like ''Series/FullHouse'', based in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), or if such a trip would normally be outside the characters' budget (like ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' and maybe ''Series/FamilyMatters''). Most did them without complaint and simply moved on. However, there was one revolt. The cast and crew of ''Roseanne'' didn't like being forced to make an hour-long Disney World commercial (it's a two-parter, but they don't reach Disney World until part 2.) A little while later, they made an episode that is 2), so the ''very next episode'' was a thinly-veiled and scathing Take That TakeThat against them. In it, David gets a job at an amusement park called Edelweiss Gardens, where the brainwashing and conformity jokes come fast and hard. They also give the entire park a German theme with a Hans the Hare mascot, superficially a parody of Busch Gardens, but still adding in some unsettling Nazi overtones.
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