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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.
13th Jan '17 3:59:09 PM TSBasilisk
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* ''Series/LethalWeapon2016'': An odd bridge between commercial and episode, one minute commercials during the episode's ad breaks feature two side characters discussing the current case while showing off a feature of the Microsoft Surface.

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* ''Series/LethalWeapon2016'': An odd bridge between commercial and episode, Fox's "Story Stretch" is a one minute commercials during the episode's ad breaks feature featuring two side characters characters. While discussing the current case while showing episode's story, they also show off a feature one of the Microsoft Surface.Surface Pro's many features.
13th Jan '17 3:57:02 PM TSBasilisk
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* ''Series/LethalWeapon2016'': An odd bridge between commercial and episode, one minute commercials during the episode's ad breaks feature two side characters discussing the current case while showing off a feature of the Microsoft Surface.
5th Jan '17 8:14:56 PM SuperLuigu
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'', during the Ted Danson era, had the show grind to a halt so Ted Danson can be taught about Ancestry.com.
30th Dec '16 1:45:41 AM Midna
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** ''Series/GeneralHospital'' also included in 2008 an in-show plug for açaí berry juice, which is endorsed by several stars of the show, including Steve Burton, whose character drank the juice when ill and immediately felt better. Behind-the-scenes rumors suggest this was written into the story without ABC's permission and caused the show to lose Tropicana as a sponsor.

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** ''Series/GeneralHospital'' also included in 2008 an in-show plug for açaí berry juice, which is endorsed by several stars of the show, including Steve Burton, whose character drank drinks the juice when ill and immediately felt feels better. Behind-the-scenes rumors suggest this was written into the story without ABC's permission and caused the show to lose Tropicana as a sponsor.



** A recent Australian revival 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.
* 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 was 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 was a two-parter, but they didn't reach Disney World until part 2.) A little while later, they make 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.
* A new trick is to digitally insert Product Placement into reruns of TV shows [[OrwellianRetcon and update them for new ads with each airing]]. A rerun of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' added a television set to a bar scene which showed an ad for ''Film/BadTeacher'', a movie released a few years after the episode originally aired. Future airings of the episode can change this to a more current ad (such as ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}'').

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** A recent 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.
* 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 was 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 was (it's a two-parter, but they didn't don't reach Disney World until part 2.) A little while later, they make 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.
* A new One trick is to digitally insert Product Placement into reruns of TV shows [[OrwellianRetcon and update them for new ads with each airing]]. A rerun of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' added a television set to a bar scene which showed an ad for ''Film/BadTeacher'', a movie released a few years after the episode originally aired. Future airings of the episode can change this to a more current ad (such as ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}'').



** Jack Bauer and associates will always drive the model of car that is their main sponsor for that season, while villains will drive other brands. It has often been commented that you can tell whether a character is actually a spy based on whether he's driving a Ford or not. (Note that in the one season Toyota is the show's main sponsor, and the Fords are driven by bad guys.)

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** Jack Bauer and associates will always drive the model of car that is their the main sponsor for that season, while villains will drive other brands. It has often been commented that you can tell whether a character is actually a spy based on whether he's driving a Ford or not. (Note that in the one season Toyota is the show's main sponsor, and the Fords are driven by bad guys.)



** Cisco Systems has been featured rather prominently in the last couple seasons. Admittedly, it's kind of amusing watching Cisco Systems trying to be sexy.
** During the early run, all the good guys used Macs and the bad guys generic Wintel boxes. Recently the good guys started using HP computers. In the fourth season, the terrorists used Alienware gaming laptops, which is rather odd seeing as terrorists are usually on the run, therefore needing [=PCs=] with better battery life... unless [[{{Irony}} terrorists happen to enjoy playing]] ''Counter Strike'' [[{{Irony}} in their spare time]].

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** Cisco Systems has been is featured rather prominently in the last couple seasons.show. Admittedly, it's kind of amusing watching Cisco Systems trying to be sexy.
** During the early run, all the good guys used use Macs and the bad guys generic Wintel boxes. Recently Later on, the good guys started start using HP computers. In the fourth season, the terrorists used use Alienware gaming laptops, which is rather odd seeing as terrorists are usually on the run, therefore needing [=PCs=] with better battery life... unless [[{{Irony}} terrorists happen to enjoy playing]] ''Counter Strike'' [[{{Irony}} in their spare time]].



** Characters all used Nokia cell phones with the "Nokia Tune" ring for the first couple of seasons. Of course, as anyone who's ever seen ''Series/TriggerHappyTV'' knows, the correct response to that is to go, "'''HELLO!''' I'm on the train! Yeah, it's really packed!"
** In one episode's parking lot, villains grab the nearest small car that easily corner the ramps. Meanwhile, Sydney's cry of "The F-150!" directs Vaughan to a boxed-in truck that forces them to weave through cars to reach the bay, then smash those same cars out of the way before they can resume the chase. Some clunky camera work then kicks in to try and hide the fact the truck is too big to corner the ramps at speed.

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** Characters all used use Nokia cell phones with the "Nokia Tune" ring for dring the first couple of seasons. Of course, as anyone who's ever seen ''Series/TriggerHappyTV'' knows, the correct response to that is to go, "'''HELLO!''' I'm on the train! Yeah, it's really packed!"
** In one episode's parking lot, the villains grab the nearest small car that which can easily corner the highway ramps. Meanwhile, Sydney's cry of "The F-150!" directs Vaughan to a boxed-in truck that forces them to weave through cars to reach the bay, then smash those same cars out of the way before they can resume the chase. Some clunky camera work then kicks in to try and hide the fact the truck is too big to corner the ramps at speed.



** Another example was contestants getting an email from America Online.

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** Another example was is contestants getting an email from America Online.



* An episode of ''American Crime'' had 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]]) were Marvel heroines, while a prominent advertisement for ''Comicbook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'' could be seen in the background. The show aired on ABC, which like MarvelComics, is owned by Disney.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' had so many examples it would take too long to list them all. First they had modern musicians singing classics almost every week and then there was, well, just about every product ever listed on the show. Fortunately because the show was somewhat built around nostalgia it tended play better. The scene with a father and son discussing how to eat Oreos seems funny and even sweet when the cookies are a new invention. Although certain things like "Feildings" (AKA Budweiser) being the only beer that seemed to exist even in Vietnam did tend to bug. Also, Sarah Ramos ''had'' to get sick of saying "Campbell's Tomato Soup" about halfway through season three.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol''. Seriously, if it were up to the execs who ran the thing, everybody would [[EverybodyOwnsAFord own a Ford]] and drink nothing but Coca-Cola all day. ''Series/MadTV'' spoofed the hell out of this one, using Ryan Seacrest's love for {{Dramatic Pause}}s to play the Coca-Cola commercial with Mya and Common (during the show!) over and over again.

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* An episode of ''American Crime'' had 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]]) were are Marvel heroines, while a prominent advertisement for ''Comicbook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'' could can be seen in the background. The show aired on ABC, which which, like MarvelComics, is owned by Disney.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' had has so many examples it would take too long to list them all. First they had have modern musicians singing classics almost every week and then there was, there's, well, just about every product ever listed on the show. Fortunately Fortunately, because the show was is somewhat built around nostalgia it tended tends to play better. The scene with a father and son discussing how to eat Oreos seems funny and even sweet when the cookies are a new invention. Although certain things like "Feildings" "Fieldings" (AKA Budweiser) being the only beer that seemed seems to exist even in Vietnam did do tend to bug. Also, Sarah Ramos ''had'' to get sick of saying "Campbell's Tomato Soup" about halfway through season three.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol''. Seriously, if it were up to the execs who ran the thing, everybody would [[EverybodyOwnsAFord own a Ford]] and drink nothing but Coca-Cola all day. ''Series/MadTV'' spoofed spoofd the hell out of this one, using Ryan Seacrest's love for {{Dramatic Pause}}s to play the Coca-Cola commercial with Mya and Common (during the show!) over and over again.



* An odd case in ''Series/TheATeam''. The van was supplied by GMC, but the grille and emblems were then blacked out and obscured by a brushguard making it indistinguishable from a Chevrolet. Confusing things even more, the prop van used for [[ATeamMontage build montages]] ''was'' a Chevrolet, and the blacked out Chevy emblem could be clearly seen in certain shots.

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* An odd case in ''Series/TheATeam''. The van was supplied by GMC, but the grille and emblems were then blacked out and obscured by a brushguard making it indistinguishable from a Chevrolet. Confusing things even more, the prop van used for [[ATeamMontage build montages]] ''was'' ''is'' a Chevrolet, and the blacked out Chevy emblem could can be clearly seen in certain shots.



** After moving to syndication for Season 2, the series had to rely on shameless product placement from companies like Domino's and Coke to compensate for the reduced budget. This infamously led to an AwardBait episode where Creator/DavidHasselhoff's [[HeReallyCanAct genuinely good performance]] was undercut by the show's hilarious Pepsi shilling.
** Yamaha's [=WaveRunner=]s got a lot of play.
** One episode has an entire plot point about Hobie going to the local liquor store to play ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Just in case you didn't know what game it is, the characters say the title about half a billion times.

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** After moving to syndication for Season 2, the series had to rely on shameless product placement from companies like Domino's and Coke to compensate for the reduced budget. This infamously led to an AwardBait episode where Creator/DavidHasselhoff's [[HeReallyCanAct genuinely good performance]] was is undercut by the show's hilarious Pepsi shilling.
** Yamaha's [=WaveRunner=]s got gets a lot of play.
** One episode has an entire plot point about Hobie going to the local liquor store to play ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Just in case you didn't don't know what game it is, the characters say the title about half a billion times.



* ''Series/BigLove'' included a bunch in the first episode, including a plug for Land's End delivered by the youngest boy in the family.

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* ''Series/BigLove'' included includes a bunch in the first episode, including a plug for Land's End delivered by the youngest boy in the family.



** The show pimps Toyotas like they're going out of style. It starts with characters referencing car models by name, progresses to little asides about backup cameras, and just recently, the fact that a Prius can tell you when you're in the wrong lane became the catalyst for a episode's (major) B-plot when Hodgins and Angela get jailed for testing it out. At this rate, a Toyota's going to be added to the main cast by the beginning of next season.
** In the season 4 episode "The Double Death of the Dearly Departed", as Bones and Booth [[spoiler:smuggle a corpse out of a funeral home]], Cam states "your Sequoia... was blocked, so I grabbed Angela's Matrix." After Bones asks if there'd be enough room, Cam pointedly comments "it'll be fine, there's plenty of room!" This scene also features an example of OfCorpseHesAlive.
** Then there was an entire shot in another episode that was basically written to say, "You know that cool parallel-parking thing Ford has? Toyota has it, too."

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** The show pimps Toyotas like they're going out of style. It starts with characters referencing car models by name, progresses to little asides about backup cameras, and just recently, then the fact that a Prius can tell you when you're in the wrong lane became the catalyst for a episode's (major) B-plot when Hodgins and Angela get jailed for testing it out. At this rate, It's a Toyota's going to be added little surprising that the idea of adding a Toyota to the main cast by the beginning of next season.
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** In the season 4 episode "The Double Death of the Dearly Departed", as Bones and Booth [[spoiler:smuggle a corpse out of a funeral home]], Cam states "your Sequoia... was blocked, so I grabbed Angela's Matrix." After Bones asks if there'd there'll be enough room, Cam pointedly comments "it'll be fine, there's plenty of room!" This scene also features an example of OfCorpseHesAlive.
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** Then there was there's an entire shot in another episode that was basically written to say, "You know that cool parallel-parking thing Ford has? Toyota has it, too."



** The episode "The Gamer in the Grease" had Hodgins, Sweets and Fischer all going to ridiculous lengths to make the line for the premiere of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. In order to avoid the CelebrityParadox that would occur by Fischer (who is played by Joel David Moore who played Spellman in Avatar) seeing the movie they had him miss the film entirely as he was too busy hooking up with a hot geek girl on line.

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** The episode "The Gamer in the Grease" had has Hodgins, Sweets and Fischer all going to ridiculous lengths to make the line for the premiere of ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. In order to avoid the CelebrityParadox that would occur by Fischer (who is played by Joel David Moore who played Spellman in Avatar) seeing the movie movie, they had have him miss the film entirely as he was entirely; he's too busy hooking up with a hot geek girl on line.online.



** In the season 2 episode "Innocence", Buffy and Angelus fight amongst prominently displayed posters for then-new (and presumably not hated yet) ''Film/QuestForCamelot''.

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** In the season 2 episode "Innocence", Buffy and Angelus fight amongst prominently displayed posters for the then-new (and presumably not hated yet) ''Film/QuestForCamelot''.



** The first series was all about Sam's Cadillac. Series 2 glorified a Saab; one crucial high speed chase in the summer finale of season two turned on the Saab's outstanding Electronic Braking System. Sam later lost his Caddy, and Fi sold the Saab in the season three midseason finale.
** There was also an episode where Michael basically gave a {{Combat Commenta|tor}}ry about how the car he was using for a high-speed chase was ideal and listed down its features.
** Then there was the one where the electronic stability control in a Saab convertible proved useful to Fiona's skills as a wheelman.
** They had On-Star showing up every few episodes in season two. It paid for quite a few of the action sequences, so it was worth it.

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** The first series was season is all about Sam's Cadillac. Series Season 2 glorified glorifies a Saab; one crucial high speed chase in the summer finale of season two turned turns on the Saab's outstanding Electronic Braking System. Sam later lost loses his Caddy, and Fi sold sells the Saab in the season three midseason finale.
** There was There's also an episode where Michael basically gave gives a {{Combat Commenta|tor}}ry about how the car he was he's using for a high-speed chase was is ideal and listed lists down its features.
** Then there was there's the one where the electronic stability control in a Saab convertible proved proves useful to Fiona's skills as a wheelman.
** They had have On-Star showing up every few episodes in season two. It paid for quite a few of the action sequences, so it was worth it.



* Subversion? Aversion? It's not entirely clear, but ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', despite airing on BBC 1, makes explicit and fairly prominent mention of three branded beverages: (1) Horlicks, which is brought out any time someone is under stress, (2) Babycham sparkling perry, which the nurses--especially Trixie--like to drink when off-duty, and (3) The Glenlivet, on which a fairly significant joke in the second episode turns. The series also mentions the (branded) hair product Brylcreem (in a conversation between the doctor and his young son); Henley cigarettes are also mentioned, but (unlike the three drinks and the Brylcreem) that brand no longer exists, "product placement" is probably not an issue. It's possible that since the logos aren't shown and the series is based on a non-fiction book, certain leeway was given to the creators, and given that it's the BBC, the creators were certainly not ''paid'' to include them. It probably also helps that the show banks ''heavily'' on period references for a not-quite-nostalgic-but-still-sweet vision of 1950s Britain.

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* Subversion? Aversion? It's not entirely clear, but ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', despite airing on BBC 1, makes explicit and fairly prominent mention of three branded beverages: (1) Horlicks, which is brought out any time someone is under stress, (2) Babycham sparkling perry, which the nurses--especially Trixie--like to drink when off-duty, and (3) The Glenlivet, on which a fairly significant joke in the second episode turns. The series also mentions the (branded) hair product Brylcreem (in a conversation between the doctor and his young son); Henley cigarettes are also mentioned, but (unlike the three drinks and the Brylcreem) that brand no longer exists, so "product placement" is probably not an issue. It's possible that since the logos aren't shown and the series is based on a non-fiction book, certain leeway was given to the creators, and given that it's the BBC, the creators were certainly not ''paid'' to include them. It probably also helps that the show banks ''heavily'' on period references for a not-quite-nostalgic-but-still-sweet vision of 1950s Britain.



* ''Series/{{CSI}}: Las Vegas'' features the GMC Yukon Denali S.U.V.: the logo is readable on screen and it's even been mentioned by name a few times. On the other hand, with nearly everything else, their production crew has been pretty good about not just covering up brand names but inventing new in-universe ones, complete with realistic-looking logos. Instead of "[=FedEx=]", for example, they've used "[=SendEx=]" a few times, complete with similar-but-different logo.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had an entire episode revolving around a ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' tournament.
* ''Series/{{Damages}}'': An early episode saw one character give another a gift certificate to Olive Garden, complete with the phrase "When you're here, you're family!" to the laughter of the people ''in'' the show and the groans of the people ''watching'' it.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}: Las Vegas'' features the GMC Yukon Denali S.U.V.: the logo is readable on screen and it's even been mentioned by name a few times. On the other hand, with nearly everything else, their production crew has been is pretty good about not just covering up brand names but inventing new in-universe ones, complete with realistic-looking logos. Instead of "[=FedEx=]", for example, they've used they use "[=SendEx=]" a few times, complete with similar-but-different logo.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had has an entire episode revolving around a ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' tournament.
* ''Series/{{Damages}}'': An early episode saw sees one character give another a gift certificate to Olive Garden, complete with the phrase "When you're here, you're family!" family!", to the laughter of the people ''in'' the show and the groans of the people ''watching'' it.



** They had an unusual one in Pizza Pizza, a UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}-based regional chain that's ubiquitous in that city and throughout Ontario but doesn't really exist in the rest of Canada and couldn't even go by that name in the United States due to trademark issues with Little Caesar's. Product Placement, meet regional ShoutOut.
** And in the previous series, ''Series/DegrassiHigh'', Pepsi and Quaker Oats appeared in almost every episode (including a character who was almost always seen with a box of Dipps granola bars).

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** They had have an unusual one in Pizza Pizza, a UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}-based regional chain that's ubiquitous in that city and throughout Ontario but doesn't really exist in the rest of Canada and couldn't even go by that name in the United States due to trademark issues with Little Caesar's. Product Placement, meet regional ShoutOut.
** And in the previous series, ''Series/DegrassiHigh'', Pepsi and Quaker Oats appeared appear in almost every episode (including a character who was who's almost always seen with a box of Dipps granola bars).



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The new series gave Rose Tyler a Nokia 3200 mobile phone, which was upgraded by the Ninth Doctor into a super mobile that can make phone calls through time and pick up signals where other phones can't, like other planets. Seeing as this is Creator/TheBBC, it's more that they used a recognisable prop than it being product placement (i.e.: it wasn't paid for). It turns into a Samsung phone without explanation in series 2. By series 3, they at least removed the logos from Martha's phone (it's a Benq-Siemens). Product placement is technically ''illegal'' on the BBC; a few years ago, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was temporarily pulled while they airbrushed out the Apple logo on a laptop. In the background. Because of ''complaints''. The BBC takes its public ownership status seriously, as does the British public.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' features the Apple iPhone 3GS several times in its second season. The season opener, "Vows," also shows off an iPhone app - the Sling Player, which streams television to cellphones, laptops and the like. While other Dollhouse staff watch Senator Daniel Perrin (in a press conference attacking the Dollhouse) on TV, Paul Ballard watches the same telecast on his phone. On the computer side, they moved away from the Macs-are-cool trope, featuring Dell desktop computers instead.
* ''Series/{{Donny}}'', being a USA Network show, naturally has product placement. Rather than be subtle about it, they've turned the obligatory product placements into a RunningJoke where, OnceAnEpisode, Donny breaks the fourth wall and openly plugs whichever company has sponsored that week's episode.
* One episode of the reality show ''Driving Force'' had two people eating KFC and blatantly plugging it -- to the point where one of them ''read the nutritional facts panel'' to declare "It has zero trans fat".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The new series gave revival gives Rose Tyler a Nokia 3200 mobile phone, which was is upgraded by the Ninth Doctor into a super mobile that can make phone calls through time and pick up signals where other phones can't, like other planets. Seeing as this is Creator/TheBBC, it's more likely that they used a recognisable prop than it being product placement (i.e.: it wasn't paid for). It turns into a Samsung phone without explanation in series 2. By series 3, they at least removed the logos from Martha's phone (it's a Benq-Siemens). Product placement is technically ''illegal'' on the BBC; a few years ago, once, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was temporarily pulled while they airbrushed out the Apple logo on a laptop. In the background. Because of ''complaints''. The BBC takes its public ownership status seriously, as does the British public.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' features the Apple iPhone 3GS several times in its second season. The season opener, "Vows," "Vows", also shows off an iPhone app - the Sling Player, which streams television to cellphones, laptops and the like. While other Dollhouse staff watch Senator Daniel Perrin (in a press conference attacking the Dollhouse) on TV, Paul Ballard watches the same telecast on his phone. On the computer side, they moved move away from the Macs-are-cool trope, featuring Dell desktop computers instead.
* ''Series/{{Donny}}'', being a USA Network show, naturally has product placement. Rather than be subtle about it, they've turned they turn the obligatory product placements into a RunningJoke where, OnceAnEpisode, Donny breaks the fourth wall and openly plugs whichever company has sponsored that week's episode.
* One episode of the reality show ''Driving Force'' had has two people eating KFC and blatantly plugging it -- to the point where one of them ''read ''reads the nutritional facts panel'' to declare "It has zero trans fat".



** One late episode of was pretty loud in its proclamation that the new Subaru is a good car. First, Carter is impressed when Jo shows him her new car, and she gets to brag about it; it's then contrasted with Fargo's crappy old car. Fargo then ditches his old car and gets himself a Subaru; Jo asks him how he pulled it off because she was on a waiting list for months for hers but he claims to have pulled some strings (apparently people in Eureka must not buy their own cars). But it's not until much later in the episode that Jo's new car saves the day by being the only thing that can get Fargo to where the others are in time to deliver some crucial information. Finally, near the end Fargo makes a solemn declaration that to make amends with his jilted car AI he'll install her in his new car right away.
** Also, [[TVGenius Fargo]] lists off the cars stats instantly upon seeing it. Safe to say ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' doesn't take their product placement too seriously.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d on the third season premiere. The new chairwoman of GD announces its first corporate sponsor, as several crates bearing Degree [the deodorant sponsoring the season] logos are wheeled in. Degree is actually sponsoring the show, insisting on heavy placement of ads and an entire episode where deodorant saves the day. One extreme example of this particular product placement happens in the episode "Here Comes the Suns". In it, a second artificial sun created by a ten-year-old as a school science project is slowy roasting the town. Anyway, at several points the characters mention staying cool under pressure. This is the tag-line for Degree deodorant. To see one person's thoughts on this episode, go [[http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/09/17/eureka-stay-cool-under-pressure/ here]].

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** One late episode of was is pretty loud in its proclamation that the new Subaru is a good car. First, Carter is impressed when Jo shows him her new car, and she gets to brag about it; it's then contrasted with Fargo's crappy old car. Fargo then ditches his old car and gets himself a Subaru; Jo asks him how he pulled it off because she was on a waiting list for months for hers but he claims to have pulled some strings (apparently people in Eureka must not buy their own cars). But it's not until much later in the episode that Jo's new car saves the day by being the only thing that can get Fargo to where the others are in time to deliver some crucial information. Finally, near the end Fargo makes a solemn declaration that to make amends with his jilted car AI he'll install her in his new car right away.
** Also, [[TVGenius Fargo]] lists off the cars car's stats instantly upon seeing it. Safe to say say, ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' doesn't take their product placement too seriously.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d on in the third season premiere. The new chairwoman of GD announces its first corporate sponsor, as several crates bearing Degree [the deodorant sponsoring the season] logos are wheeled in. Degree is actually sponsoring did sponsor the show, insisting on heavy placement of ads and an entire episode where deodorant saves the day. One extreme example of this particular product placement happens in the episode "Here Comes the Suns". In it, a second artificial sun created by a ten-year-old as a school science project is slowy slowly roasting the town. Anyway, town, and at several points the characters mention staying cool under pressure. This is the tag-line for Degree deodorant. To see one person's thoughts on this episode, go [[http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/09/17/eureka-stay-cool-under-pressure/ here]].



* ''Series/FlashForward2009'': Whenever any character, particularly Mark Benton, had to make or receive a call on their cell, the show always made sure we saw that it was a Sprint phone.

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* ''Series/FlashForward2009'': Whenever any character, particularly Mark Benton, had has to make or receive a call on their cell, the show always made makes sure we saw that it was it's a Sprint phone.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had the infamous episode "The One With Pottery Barn", which features Rachel redecorating Phoebe's apartment in all Pottery Barn products and having to lie to her about where she purchased them, and has been snarkily described as a half hour Pottery Barn commercial. To this day, Pottery Barn claims to see a spike in their sales every single time that episode airs.
** In another episode, Phoebe and Monica try to deduce the world's best chocolate chip cookie recipe -- it turns out to be Nestlé Tollhouse. The second may not have been product placement-- the joke was that the recipe was printed on the side of the by-far most common chocolate chip packages, but her grandma lied and said it was an "old family recipe".

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had has the infamous episode "The One With Pottery Barn", which features Rachel redecorating Phoebe's apartment in all Pottery Barn products and having to lie to her about where she purchased them, and has them. It's been snarkily described as a half hour Pottery Barn commercial. To this day, Pottery Barn claims to see a spike in their sales every single time that episode airs.
** In another episode, Phoebe and Monica try to deduce the world's best chocolate chip cookie recipe -- it turns out to be Nestlé Tollhouse. The second This may not have been product placement-- the joke was is that the recipe was is printed on the side of the by-far most common chocolate chip packages, but her grandma lied and said it was an "old family recipe".



** To its credit, the series never had the characters use video calls to talk about the features of the cars they were driving. These instead were dropped shamelessly into the dialog, or, in the case of a car being driven by some nameless background characters near the end of season three, shown by making the reversing camera a minor plot point that enabled said family to escape.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'': Macy Gray's appearance is little more than a plug for a new song and album. Additionally, Apple appears to be one of the biggest sponsors of the show: A classic Mac appears in the opening theme, everyone is shown owning an iPad or an iPhone, Uncle Jesse directly invokes Siri in the second episode, and a Macbook appears several times in the fifth. And it appears that [=VTech=] was a minor sponsor given their tweet about their baby monitor (with it's logo intact) appearing in the show after it premiered.

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** To its credit, the series never had has the characters use video calls to talk about the features of the cars they were they're driving. These instead were are dropped shamelessly into the dialog, or, in the case of a car being driven by some nameless background characters near the end of season three, shown by making the reversing camera a minor plot point that enabled enables said family to escape.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'': Macy Gray's appearance is little more than a plug for a new song and album. Additionally, Apple appears to be one of the biggest sponsors of the show: A classic Mac appears in the opening theme, everyone is shown owning an iPad or an iPhone, Uncle Jesse directly invokes Siri in the second episode, and a Macbook appears several times in the fifth. And it appears that [=VTech=] was a minor sponsor sponsor, given their tweet about their baby monitor (with it's its logo intact) appearing in the show after it premiered.



** There had plenty of product placement (as it was created as part of a family-friendly programming initiative backed by major advertisers), but thankfully it was more often than not very subtle (Rory asks for a Coke...that's as bad as it got).
** However, in season two, [=PepsiCo=] and the WB commissioned a 30-second ad that had Lorelai and Rory in-character extolling the pleasures of drinking Aquafina bottled water in their usual rat-a-tat conversation style, via a situation where Lorelai was about to get a bottle of water from an...Aquafina stand (OK), but a woman in front of her got it first and instantly won cash instead of Lorelai, which Rory rubbed into her mother pretty hard. It was odd and out of character since the Gilmores are much more associated with coffee rather than bottled-up filtered tap water from Munster, Indiana.
** A season 6 episode, titled ''I Get a Sidekick Out of You'', which, among other things, prominently featured the Sidekick, a T-Mobile phone. Logan is also rarely seen without his Razr in the last season.

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** There had There's plenty of product placement (as it the series was created as part of a family-friendly programming initiative backed by major advertisers), but thankfully it was it's more often than not very subtle (Rory asks for a Coke...that's as bad as it got).
** However, in season two, [=PepsiCo=] and the WB commissioned a 30-second ad that had has Lorelai and Rory in-character extolling the pleasures of drinking Aquafina bottled water in their usual rat-a-tat conversation style, via a situation where Lorelai was is about to get a bottle of water from an...Aquafina stand (OK), but a woman in front of her got gets it first and instantly won wins cash instead of Lorelai, which Rory rubbed rubs into her mother pretty hard. It was It's odd and out of character character, since the Gilmores are much more associated with coffee rather than bottled-up filtered tap water from Munster, Indiana.
** A season 6 episode, titled ''I Get a Sidekick Out of You'', which, among other things, prominently featured features the Sidekick, a T-Mobile phone. Logan is also rarely seen without his Razr in the last season.



* ''[[Filim/{{Hairspray}} Hairspray Live!]]'': Tracy passes a Reddi-Wip truck during "Good Morning Baltimore", Wilbur drinks Coca-Cola in a different part, and the Turnblads' refrigerator has a jar of Oreo cookies on top of it.

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* ''[[Filim/{{Hairspray}} ''[[Film/{{Hairspray}} Hairspray Live!]]'': Tracy passes a Reddi-Wip truck during "Good Morning Baltimore", Wilbur drinks Coca-Cola in a different part, and the Turnblads' refrigerator has a jar of Oreo cookies on top of it.



** The "Pu'olo" episode in the second season basically had a 50-second Subway commercial inserted into the middle of the episode. It was [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/a-commercial-sandwiched-between-lines-of-dialogue-on-hawaii-five-0/ criticized widely]] as over-the-top even by the standards of in-show product placement.
** It also had the sole unironic use of the phrase "Bing it" (rather than "Google it") in human history.
** The fifth season opener features a hilarious Take That of this trend. Jerry (Jorge Garcia) uses the automatic door opener (with closeup of the button) on his mother's old minivan to allow Steve and Danny into the vehicle. Steve promptly quips that the automatic door is so 1998.

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** The "Pu'olo" episode in the second season basically had has a 50-second Subway commercial inserted into the middle of the episode. It was [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/a-commercial-sandwiched-between-lines-of-dialogue-on-hawaii-five-0/ criticized widely]] as over-the-top even by the standards of in-show product placement.
** It also had has the sole unironic use of the phrase "Bing it" (rather than "Google it") in human history.
** The fifth season opener features a hilarious Take That of TakeThat to this trend. Jerry (Jorge Garcia) uses the automatic door opener (with closeup of the button) on his mother's old minivan to allow Steve and Danny into the vehicle. Steve promptly quips that the automatic door is so 1998.



** One episode featured a scene between HRG and one of the baddies, the Hunter, taking place at the latter's apartment. What occupies the center of the screen in shots featuring the two of them? A large stack of Dell computer boxes.
** There's also this exchange from "[[FauxSymbolism The Second Coming]]", in the middle of a remote desert:

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** One episode featured features a scene between HRG and one of the baddies, the Hunter, taking place at the latter's apartment. What occupies the center of the screen in shots featuring the two of them? A large stack of Dell computer boxes.
** There's also this exchange from "[[FauxSymbolism The "The Second Coming]]", Coming", in the middle of a remote desert:



** The show is starting to bleed into the commercials. During Season 4, there was a short commercial which was otherwise indistinguishable from a normal scene where one of the villains must sneak another one... a Sprint phone. It then cuts to a web address where you can presumably follow that side plot which will heavily feature cell phones.

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** The show is starting to bleed eventually bled into the commercials. During Season 4, there was a short commercial which was is otherwise indistinguishable from a normal scene where one of the villains must sneak another one... a Sprint phone. It then cuts to a web address where you can presumably follow that side plot which will heavily feature cell phones.



** NBC has inverted this by not just placing commercials in the show, but placing the show in the commercials. Starting with a multi-part Heroes subplot revolving around a Sprint cellphone, they've also done it for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', showing Morgan, Ellie and Devon on the way to the Winter Games in a Honda.

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** NBC has inverted this by not just placing commercials in the show, but placing the show in the commercials. Starting with a multi-part Heroes ''Heroes'' subplot revolving around a Sprint cellphone, they've they also done did it for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', showing Morgan, Ellie and Devon on the way to the Winter Games in a Honda.



** The episode "Gut Check" featured a lingering shot of Wilson's Ford Taurus's logo, and then transitioned to a view of the dash with in-board GPS. Not commented on by the characters, but still quite blatant.

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** The episode "Gut Check" featured features a lingering shot of Wilson's Ford Taurus's logo, and then transitioned transitions to a view of the dash with in-board GPS. Not commented on by the characters, but still quite blatant.



* Almost everyone in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' use [=iPhone=]s, sometimes with closeups of the Apple logos. There's also a scene where Peter picks up a rental car from Enterprise, and the cameras make sure to linger on the facility while he gets inside.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': In one episode they featured toys and movies posters heavily for ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. The posters were not commented on, but they made great use of the toy Wolverine claws in several scenes. Additionally, "toy guy" also used Nerf weapons, which is made by the same company who made toys for the Wolverine movie.
* Funny thing, the folks at ''Series/ElInternado Laguna Negra'' seem to have to stop and sign for a big package from Mailboxes Etc. every week before resuming the mysteries, secrets, and conspiracies.
* ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' showed just how good a cell-phone company can really be: Sprint maintained service through 20 or more American cities being nuked ''and'' the resulting remnants dissolving into squabbling factions. (Sprint was a major sponsor of the show.)

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* Almost everyone in ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' use uses [=iPhone=]s, sometimes with closeups of the Apple logos. There's also a scene where Peter picks up a rental car from Enterprise, and the cameras make sure to linger on the facility while he gets inside.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': In one episode they featured heavily feature toys and movies posters heavily for ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. The posters were are not commented on, but they made make great use of the toy Wolverine claws in several scenes. Additionally, "toy guy" also used uses Nerf weapons, which is also made by the same company who made toys for the Wolverine movie.
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* Funny thing, Funnily enough, the folks at ''Series/ElInternado ''Series/ElInternado: Laguna Negra'' seem to have to stop and sign for a big package from Mailboxes Mailboxes, Etc. every week before resuming the mysteries, secrets, and conspiracies.
* ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' showed shows just how good a cell-phone company can really be: Sprint maintained maintains service through 20 or more American cities being nuked ''and'' the resulting remnants dissolving into squabbling factions. (Sprint was a major sponsor of the show.)



** Most of the Showa-era shows had motorcycles manufactured by Suzuki, while all of the Heisei-era shows after ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' have Honda bikes.
*** Kamen Rider Accel from ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used a Ducati bike, while ''Kuuga'' used Gas Gas bikes.

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** Most of the Showa-era shows had have motorcycles manufactured by Suzuki, while all of the Heisei-era shows after ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' have Honda bikes.
*** Kamen Rider Accel from ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used uses a Ducati bike, while ''Kuuga'' used uses Gas Gas bikes.



** The Foodroids from ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' basically existed as a plug for UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}}, one of the franchise's biggest sponsors.
*** Speaking of which, Kuuga has a very obvious scene where Godai vigorously munches on a [=McDonalds=] with the logo in the bag clearly visible in the center of the screen, while him and Sakurako state that the food is already cold but still tastes good.

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** The Foodroids from ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' basically existed exist as a plug for UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}}, one of the franchise's biggest sponsors.
*** Speaking of which, Kuuga ** ''Kuuga'' has a very obvious scene where Godai vigorously munches on a [=McDonalds=] with the logo in the bag clearly visible in the center of the screen, while him he and Sakurako state that the food is already cold but still tastes good.



* ''Series/MadMen'': For a show involving an advertising firm, this trope is expected to hit very hard.

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* ''Series/MadMen'': For ''Series/MadMen'' is a show involving an advertising firm, so this trope is was expected to hit very pretty hard.



** Heineken is featured in one episode as a client that is seeking a firm to attract American customers during the time period. The episode features a form of ''in-universe'' product placement when it proves at a dinner he had with his colleagues at his home that the techniques for UpMarketing the beer to well-off suburban housewives Don had advocated had worked ''on his own wife'' Betty and she unwittingly regurgitates a line he had thought of (which was part of the point of holding the dinner--the dinner was basically set up to give Betty an opportunity to engage in unwitting product placement for Don's strategy). Everyone is impressed except Betty, who is understandably upset by the manipulation, and [[ExiledToTheCouch couches Don]] for it.
** Discussed by the show creator, saying that paid product placement is limited to reduce the strain on the writers and be more creative with the episodes. Some brands like Utz and Cadillac are only there for purposes of realism and are not paid for by the companies while a lot of the others are just fictional brands.

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** Heineken is featured in one episode as a client that is seeking a firm to attract American customers during the time period. The episode features a form of ''in-universe'' product placement when it proves at a dinner he had with his colleagues at his home that the techniques for UpMarketing the beer to well-off suburban housewives Don had advocated had worked ''on his own wife'' Betty Betty, and she unwittingly regurgitates a line he had thought of (which was is part of the point of holding the dinner--the dinner was is basically set up to give Betty an opportunity to engage in unwitting product placement for Don's strategy). Everyone is impressed except Betty, who is understandably upset by the manipulation, and [[ExiledToTheCouch couches Don]] for it.
** Discussed by the show creator, saying that paid product placement is limited to reduce the strain on the writers and be more creative with the episodes. Some brands brands, like Utz and Cadillac Cadillac, are only there for purposes of realism and are not paid for by the companies companies, while a lot of the others are just fictional brands.



** Subway also gets one in (as in, it was mentioned in the credits) early in the third-season episode "The Guidance Counselor" when the camera pans ''just slowly enough'' across some Subway wrappers and sandwiches on the kitchen counter as Frankie announces dinner is ready.

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** Subway also gets one in (as in, it was it's mentioned in the credits) early in the third-season episode "The Guidance Counselor" when the camera pans ''just slowly enough'' across some Subway wrappers and sandwiches on the kitchen counter as Frankie announces dinner is ready.



** In the episode "Mr. Monk, Private Eye," Sharon Lawrence's character describes her dented car as such: "This is a Lucerne 275 Northstar V8. I get a new Buick every year. It's my trademark." This was only the beginning: In the following three seasons, Natalie went through six cars, one of which was the aforementioned Buick Lucerne. Among others that were almost certainly product placement were an Audi and a Hyundai Genesis. It makes one wonder how Natalie can afford several different cars, considering how little she is paid. These cars are also heavily advertised on the Monk website. There is a Concentration-type game, where, in addition to characters' faces, you match parts of the Buick Lucerne. That remained, [[TheArtifact even after the sponsor of the website changed to Audi]]. In the original airing, the first commercial was the same car shown in the episode right before it went into commercial break.
** "Mr. Monk and the UFO" was sponsored by Sleep Inn and featured a scene where Monk was returning to the hotel room in which he was staying with only one bag of cleaning supplies. Natalie reassured a hotel employee that having only one bag was like giving the hotel five stars. Other scenes included a uniformed Sleep Inn employee as a minor character.

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** In the episode "Mr. Monk, Private Eye," Sharon Lawrence's character describes her dented car as such: "This is a Lucerne 275 Northstar V8. I get a new Buick every year. It's my trademark." This was is only the beginning: In the following three seasons, Natalie went goes through six cars, one of which was is the aforementioned Buick Lucerne. Among others that were are almost certainly product placement were are an Audi and a Hyundai Genesis. It makes one wonder how Natalie can afford several different cars, considering how little she is paid. These cars are also heavily advertised on the Monk website. There is a Concentration-type game, where, in addition to characters' faces, you match parts of the Buick Lucerne. That remained, [[TheArtifact even after the sponsor of the website changed to Audi]]. In the original airing, the first commercial was the same car shown in the episode right before it went into commercial break.
** "Mr. Monk and the UFO" was sponsored by Sleep Inn and featured features a scene where Monk was is returning to the hotel room in which he was is staying with only one bag of cleaning supplies. Natalie reassured reassures a hotel employee that having only one bag was is like giving the hotel five stars. Other scenes included include a uniformed Sleep Inn employee as a minor character.



* ''Series/MorningJoe'' started plugging for Starbucks, [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-3-2009/corporate-synerjoe a fact definitely noticed by the Daily Show]]. They later claimed that it [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-8-2009/morning-joe-s-sarcastic-starbucks-sponsorship was sarcastic]], but then became confirmed when the show's sub-tagline became "brewed by Starbucks" for a three-year period.
* In at least one of the seventh season episodes of ''Series/MyCatFromHell'', a litterbox was given to a family by Jackson Galaxy from [=PetCo=], with the owner specifically mentioning that it came from [=PetCo=].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' frequently shows knives being used as both tools and weapons. Particularly prominent is the inclusion of the Zero Tolerance 0300 series carried by Gibbs and Tony in later seasons. The knives frequently get closeups long enough to show them clearly, and are even incorporated into gags. Like the time both men deploy their nearly identical knives in perfect unison in order to cut their steak in the season 7 episode "Flesh and Blood".
** ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' has featured Microsoft products on occasion, including Windows Phone devices (HTC in earlier episodes, Nokia Lumia models in later seasons), and the [[http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/31/screen-grabs-microsoft-surface-ncis-la/ Microsoft Surface]] tablet. An earlier episode featured Cisco's failed Cius tablet.
* NBC's New Year's Eve special for 2014 with Carson Daly had some subtle, yet blatant product placement for GEICO. January 1, 2014 fell on a Wednesday, and the company's "happier than a camel on Wednesday" ad (a.k.a. the "[[MemeticMutation Hump DAYYYYYY~]]" one) was the thing, so they branded their countdown clock as the countdown to "#humpday 2014", and just seconds after Midnight, Daly declared that it was time to go live to the GEICO Camel for his "thoughts" on the year, which was mainly a barrage of bad jokes alluding to said ad.

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* ''Series/MorningJoe'' started plugging for Starbucks, [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-3-2009/corporate-synerjoe a fact definitely noticed by the Daily Show]]. They later claimed that it [[http://www.that[[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-8-2009/morning-joe-s-sarcastic-starbucks-sponsorship com/watch/mon-june-8-2009/morning-joe-s-sarcastic-starbucks-the sponsorship was sarcastic]], but then became it was confirmed product placement when the show's sub-tagline became "brewed by Starbucks" for a three-year period.
* In at least one of the seventh season episodes of ''Series/MyCatFromHell'', a litterbox was is given to a family by Jackson Galaxy from [=PetCo=], with the owner specifically mentioning that it came from [=PetCo=].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' frequently shows knives being used as both tools and weapons. Particularly prominent is the inclusion of the Zero Tolerance 0300 series carried by Gibbs and Tony in later seasons. The knives frequently get closeups long enough to show them clearly, and are even incorporated into gags. Like gags, like the time both men deploy their nearly identical knives in perfect unison in order to cut their steak in the season 7 episode "Flesh and Blood".
** ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' has featured features Microsoft products on occasion, including Windows Phone devices (HTC in earlier episodes, Nokia Lumia models in later seasons), and the [[http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/31/screen-grabs-microsoft-surface-ncis-la/ Microsoft Surface]] tablet. An earlier episode featured features Cisco's failed Cius tablet.
* NBC's New Year's Eve special for 2014 with Carson Daly had has some subtle, clever, yet blatant product placement for GEICO. January 1, 2014 fell on a Wednesday, and the company's "happier than a camel on Wednesday" ad (a.k.a. the "[[MemeticMutation Hump DAYYYYYY~]]" one) was the thing, so they branded their countdown clock as the countdown to "#humpday 2014", and just seconds after Midnight, Daly declared that it was time to go live to the GEICO Camel for his "thoughts" on the year, which was mainly a barrage of bad jokes alluding to said ad.



* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' is one of the few shows to be realistic about the preponderance of [=PCs=] vs. Macs in real life settings. The office computers were Dells earlier and Gateways later, as you'd expect to see in many similar real offices. Since Acer bought the latter, its logo has become more common.
* ''Series/PawnStars'' has some SHAMELESS plugs in some episodes for Subway sandwiches. Chumlee one episode brings Corey some sandwiches when Corey is working late. Rick treats Chumlee after he pulls off a big shift and Rick even comments to the Oldman that the breakfast sandwiches are "delicious", and when Rick notes how fat and out of shape Corey and Chum both are, he gets them some healthy and nutritious Subway sandwiches.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': In the early episodes, Aria is seen repeatedly with a Microsoft Kin phone and it always highlighted the Facebook stream very obviously. It also helps that texting is a major plot point in the series.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' has many examples, given Shawn's eccentric tendencies, this is relatively believable for him.
** In a few early episodes, the main characters uses an Alienware laptop.
** They hysterically place an ad for Dunkin' Donuts in an episode, with Spencer going on a really really tangential rant about how refreshing Dunkin Donuts is, while a life hangs in the balance and every other character in the scene looks at him strangely.

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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' is one of the few shows to be realistic about the preponderance of [=PCs=] vs. Macs in real life settings. The office computers were are Dells earlier and Gateways later, as you'd expect to see in many similar real offices. Since Acer bought the latter, its logo has become became more common.
* ''Series/PawnStars'' has some SHAMELESS shameless plugs in some episodes for Subway sandwiches. In one episode, Chumlee one episode brings Corey some sandwiches when Corey is working late. Rick treats Chumlee after he pulls off a big shift shift, and Rick even comments to the Oldman old man that the breakfast sandwiches are "delicious", and when "delicious". When Rick notes how fat and out of shape Corey and Chum both are, he gets them some healthy and nutritious Subway sandwiches.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': In the early episodes, Aria is seen repeatedly with a Microsoft Kin phone and it always highlighted highlights the Facebook stream very obviously. It also helps that texting is a major plot point in the series.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' has many examples, but given Shawn's eccentric tendencies, this is relatively believable for him.
** In a few early episodes, the main characters uses use an Alienware laptop.
** They hysterically place play an ad for Dunkin' Donuts for laughs in an one episode, with Spencer going on a really really tangential rant about how refreshing Dunkin Dunkin' Donuts is, is while a life hangs in the balance balance, and every other character in the scene looks at him strangely.



** Apple products are featured throughout the series in notable ways: Shawn's Apple-brand phone is used in virtually every episode to a large extent and often written specifically into the plot. For example, in one episode, the main character talks several time with the speech recognition software "Siri" calling it by name. Another episode goes so far to actually replace Shawn's physical presence by an Apple brand tablet computer through which the character takes part in the action. The brand of video chat software used for this is mentioned several times. The whole episode appears to be written around the product.
* ''Series/PuppyBowl'' is filled to the brim with ads. The Kitty Halftime Show always ends with a massive shower of confetti, followed by the referee using an explicitly name brand vacuum to clean up before the puppies take the field again. ''Puppy Bowl VII'' also featured the same referee taking a break to enjoy breath mints, [[LargeHam acting like]] they single-handedly restored all his energy, and 'celebrity cheerleaders' on the sidelines hawking a new animal movie.
* Argentine soap ''Series/RebeldeWay'' doesn't miss a chance to promote some snack food or another. Amusing because it places the characters momentarily way out of character and because it's nearly impossible as a foreigner to determine what's the fuss about.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Not a ''smartphone'', but "You still carry around an ''iPhone''?". Made a little funny when you realize that Aaron used to work for Google - makers of the Android smartphone OS. Not that it works, anyway. Maggie only carries the phone around for sentimental value. You get to see the iPhone in the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E1Pilot pilot episode]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat episode 2]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter episode 3]], and [[Recap/RevolutionS1E4ThePlagueDogs episode 4]].
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': The producers have been strikingly honest about the show's contract with MGD 64 and the ensuing, blatantly straightforward product placements, ranging from background billboards through use of the product and all the way to having the characters "casually" deliver dialogue borrowed from the product's actual commercials ("How is it you're still single?").

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** Apple products are featured throughout the series in notable ways: Shawn's Apple-brand phone [=iPhone=] is used in virtually every episode to a large extent and often written specifically into the plot. For example, in one episode, the main character talks several time times with the speech recognition software "Siri" calling it Siri, referring to her by name. Another episode goes so far as to actually replace Shawn's physical presence by with an Apple brand tablet computer [=iPad=], through which the character takes part in the action. The [=FaceTime=] brand of video chat software used for this is mentioned name comes up several times. The whole episode appears to be written around the product.
* ''Series/PuppyBowl'' is filled to the brim with ads. The Kitty Halftime Show always ends with a massive shower of confetti, followed by the referee using an explicitly name brand vacuum to clean up before the puppies take the field again. ''Puppy Bowl VII'' also featured features the same referee taking a break to enjoy breath mints, [[LargeHam acting like]] they single-handedly restored restore all his energy, and 'celebrity cheerleaders' on the sidelines hawking a new animal movie.
* The Argentine soap ''Series/RebeldeWay'' doesn't miss a chance to promote some snack food or another. Amusing because it places puts the characters momentarily way out of character character, and because it's nearly impossible as a foreigner for someone who doesn't live in Argentina to determine what's the fuss about.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Not a ''smartphone'', but "You still carry around an ''iPhone''?". Made a little funny when you realize that Aaron used to work for Google - makers of the Android smartphone OS. Not that it works, anyway. Maggie only carries the phone around for sentimental value. You get to see the iPhone [=iPhone=] in the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E1Pilot pilot episode]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat episode 2]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter episode 3]], and [[Recap/RevolutionS1E4ThePlagueDogs episode 4]].
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': The producers have been are strikingly honest about the show's contract with MGD 64 and the ensuing, blatantly straightforward product placements, ranging from background billboards through use of the product and all the way to having the characters "casually" deliver dialogue borrowed from the product's actual commercials ("How is it you're still single?").



* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' is not shy or subtle about its product placement. However, several things keep this from being ''too'' obnoxious: most of the brands the show plugs are either gay-owned like [[http://www.alandchuck.travel AlAndChuck.travel]], specifically market to the gay community like Absolut Vodka, or they're companies that Ru has worked with for years like MAC Cosmetics.
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'' seems to take place in an alternate timeline where not only a Republican president pursues Democratic issues, but Windows Phone seems to have obliterated iOS and Android; all the phones and tablets in the show are Nokia or Samsung products running the tile-heavy OS. Naturally, ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' also uses plenty of Windows products, with Apple products receiving a generic version.

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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' is not shy or subtle about its product placement. However, several things keep this from being ''too'' obnoxious: most of the brands the show plugs are either gay-owned like [[http://www.alandchuck.travel AlAndChuck.travel]], specifically market to the gay community like Absolut Vodka, or they're are companies that Ru has worked with for years like MAC Cosmetics.
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'' seems to take place in an alternate timeline where not only does a Republican president pursues pursue Democratic issues, but the Windows Phone seems to have obliterated iOS both [=iOS=] and Android; all the phones and tablets in the show are Nokia or Samsung products running the tile-heavy OS. Naturally, ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' also uses plenty of Windows products, with Apple products receiving a generic version.



** They once based an entire episode around the premise that a Kenny Rogers' Roasters restaurant opened across the street from their apartment building. At first, the placement is inverted, as Kramer is being driven mad by the gigantic garish neon sign that gives his entire apartment a red glow and keeps him up all night. But then, as soon as Kramer actually tastes the chicken, he loves it.

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** They once based an entire episode around the premise that a Kenny Rogers' Roasters restaurant has opened across the street from their apartment building. At first, the placement is inverted, as Kramer is being driven mad by the gigantic garish neon sign that gives his entire apartment a red glow and keeps him up all night. But then, as soon as Kramer actually tastes the chicken, he loves it.



*** In another episode, Elaine becomes addicted to Jujyfruits. They are not sold outside the US, so many viewers thought they were a fictional product.
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': The producers always made sure we saw the Apple logo on Carrie's notebook whenever she was typing her column. It was subverted in "My Motherboard, Myself" when it finally crashed, we saw the bomb on the screen and we learned that most of her hard drive was lost. At the end she learned to back up her data externally.
** Worse still, the obvious Amazon.com product placement ''on'' an Apple laptop. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCAYS_i5Ls You'd swear it was a commercial.]]

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*** ** In another episode, Elaine becomes addicted to Jujyfruits. They are not sold outside the US, so many viewers thought they were a fictional product.
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': The producers always made make sure we saw see the Apple logo on Carrie's notebook whenever she was she's typing her column. It was It's subverted in "My Motherboard, Myself" when it finally crashed, crashes, we saw see the bomb on the screen and we learned learn that most of her hard drive was is lost. At the end she learned learns to back up her data externally.
** Worse still, the obvious Amazon.com product placement ''on'' an Apple laptop. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCAYS_i5Ls You'd swear it was it's a commercial.]]



** "Clark, my Yaris gets great mileage." "Your super-speed's out of gas, so take my Yaris." Yaris, ''Yaris'', YARIS. It was almost as bad as the Stride placement detailed below.
** This only scratches the surface of ''Smallville'''s frequent car product placement. Clark, whose family struggles with paying the bills are frequent plot points, has been shown driving several brand-spanking-new trucks [[ImprobablyCoolCar well beyond his means]], to include a shiny red Toyota Tundra in "Progeny" and a shiny blue Toyota Tundra in "Hero" (though maybe he just sprung for a new paint job, because ''those'' are cheap). Even worse was Lois Lane using her brand new Ford Fusion to distract a guard in "Solitude" by [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy showing off its amazing features]].
** In one particular episode, Pete [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show in full force after a three-year absence]], in an episode called "Hero", which was pretty much a drawn-out Product Placement scheme for Stride Gum. The gum actually had a point in the episode -- it got contaminated with GreenRocks and gave Pete super stretching powers -- so it was shown much more often than the average Product Placement item. Also, Stride gum was mentioned by name over and over, never "gum" but always "Stride," and even one mention of how long the flavor supposedly lasts. At the end, a cured Pete offers Chloe some, holding it up to show the logo ''exactly'' as a person in a commercial would, and says "It's Kryptonite-free" as if that was its slogan. The entire episode was basically an hour-long Stride commercial with the cast of ''Smallville'' along for the ride.
** ''Smallville'' doesn't just pimp gum; it advertises everything else to the point that (before he was PutOnABus) Pete was nicknamed '[[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=d2be62141d8bd81ac710e41079b593f8&showtopic=3116027&view=findpost&p=1248946 Product Placement Pete]]' by TelevisionWithoutPity for mentioning everything from Lemon Pledge to a shameless push of the ''Smallville'' soundtrack, in character, to boot! After he left, though, the Product Placement remained glaringly obvious, with Chloe saying things like "We'll take my Yaris." rather than "Let's use my car." and the directors seemingly going out of their way to show unnecessary close-ups of the characters' cell phones as they dial, to show off the nifty Verizon logos.
** The most extreme examples their glut of product placements include a melodramatic locker room scene before the BigGame where the camera lingers on Clark's Old Spice Red Zone deodorant in "Jinx", the Angel of Vengeance's use of Acuvue contact lenses when supersuited up in "Vengeance" (to which Chloe painfully states "Acuvue to the rescue!"), and a ProductPromotionParade in "Noir" where Jimmy Olsen plays Chloe a goodbye playlist by hooking up his Apple iPod to her Toyota Yaris before snapping a farewell photo of them using his Nikon Coolpix camera. It's a testament to the durability of product placements that I was able to recall all of these from memory. Ugh.

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** "Clark, my Yaris gets great mileage." "Your super-speed's out of gas, so take my Yaris." Yaris, ''Yaris'', YARIS. It was It's almost as bad as the Stride placement detailed below.
** This only scratches the surface of ''Smallville'''s frequent car product placement. Clark, whose family struggles with paying the bills are frequent plot points, has been shown driving several brand-spanking-new trucks [[ImprobablyCoolCar well beyond his means]], to include a shiny red Toyota Tundra in "Progeny" and a shiny blue Toyota Tundra in "Hero" (though maybe he just sprung for a new paint job, because ''those'' are cheap). Even worse was is Lois Lane using her brand new Ford Fusion to distract a guard in "Solitude" by [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy showing off its amazing features]].
** In one particular episode, Pete [[TheBusCameBack returned returns to the show in full force after a three-year absence]], in an episode called "Hero", which was is pretty much a drawn-out Product Placement scheme for Stride Gum. The gum actually had has a point in the episode -- it got gets contaminated with GreenRocks [[GreenRocks Kryptonite]] and gave gives Pete super stretching powers -- so it was it's shown much more often than the average Product Placement item. Also, Stride gum was is mentioned by name over and over, never "gum" but always "Stride," and even one mention of how long the flavor supposedly lasts. At the end, a cured Pete offers Chloe some, holding it up to show the logo ''exactly'' as a person in a commercial would, and says "It's Kryptonite-free" as if that was its slogan. The entire episode was is basically an hour-long Stride commercial with the cast of ''Smallville'' along for the ride.
** ''Smallville'' doesn't just pimp gum; it advertises everything else to the point that (before he was PutOnABus) Pete was nicknamed '[[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=d2be62141d8bd81ac710e41079b593f8&showtopic=3116027&view=findpost&p=1248946 Product Placement Pete]]' by TelevisionWithoutPity for mentioning everything from Lemon Pledge to a shameless push of the ''Smallville'' soundtrack, in character, to boot! After he left, leaves, though, the Product Placement remained remains glaringly obvious, with Chloe saying things like "We'll take my Yaris." rather than "Let's use my car." and the directors seemingly going out of their way to show unnecessary close-ups of the characters' cell phones as they dial, to show off the nifty Verizon logos.
** The most extreme examples of their glut of product placements include a melodramatic locker room scene before the BigGame where the camera lingers on Clark's Old Spice Red Zone deodorant in "Jinx", the Angel of Vengeance's use of Acuvue contact lenses when supersuited up in "Vengeance" (to which Chloe painfully states "Acuvue to the rescue!"), and a ProductPromotionParade in "Noir" where Jimmy Olsen plays Chloe a goodbye playlist by hooking up his Apple iPod to her Toyota Yaris before snapping a farewell photo of them using his Nikon Coolpix camera. It's a testament to the durability of product placements that I was able to recall all of these were recalled from memory. Ugh.



** This also happened when the stranded Earth expedition continually whipped out the newest Dell gear for months on end, even before the Daedalus reached them. This is TruthInTelevision: Any movie or show featuring a government organization must have Dells if it wants to be accurate. NASA and the military are the biggest users of Dell products, as Dell has one of the best support systems for failed equipment, saving the tax payers money. Chances are, if the film features the government, there will be Dell products.

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** This also happened happens when the stranded Earth expedition continually whipped whip out the newest latest Dell gear for months on end, even before the Daedalus reached reaches them. This is TruthInTelevision: Any movie or show featuring a government organization must have Dells if it wants to be accurate. NASA and the military are the biggest users of Dell products, as Dell has one of the best support systems for failed equipment, saving the tax payers money. Chances are, if the film features the government, there will be Dell products.



** In the {{Groundhog Day|Loop}} episode, Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c hit golfballs through the stargate with name-brand golf equipment prominently displayed. RuleOfCool win.

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** In the {{Groundhog Day|Loop}} episode, Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c hit golfballs through the stargate with name-brand golf equipment prominently displayed. RuleOfCool win.RuleOfCool, though.



* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'': The computer scenes always showed enough of the edge of the monitor for a very large and prominent Compaq logo to be displayed.

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* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'': The computer scenes always showed show enough of the edge of the monitor for a very large and prominent Compaq logo to be displayed.



** One of ''Survivor'''s (specifically ''Survivor Outback'') most infamous moments actually revolves around one of the products offered as a contestant prize -- the then-new Pontiac [[XtremeKoolLetterz Aztek]], which was not only paired with an immunity award during the actual show (which the winner also got to ''sleep in'') but was also thrown in as prizes for the ultimate winner and winner-up. The winning contestant of the first prized Aztek wouldn't stop gushing about its "amenities," though perhaps it's understandable giving how he had been stuck in the Australian Outback. Now looked upon as a HilariousInHindsight moment for how the car ultimately fell with a dud louder than the Edsel and for just how ''gawd awful'' the Aztek looked.
** Hilariously enough, its platform was used on the Buick Rendezvous as well, released in the same year. This luxury version, which did not share the same hideous design, was actually credited with saving the Buick brand!
** Perhaps most embarrassing of all was the time that a reward was a pre-screening of the soon-to-flop Creator/JackBlack film adaptation of ''Film/GulliversTravels'', in which we got a ton of obviously staged shots of the winners laughing and saying things like "He's fat!" Then at Tribal Council they discussed the film like it was some deep philosophical piece. Worst of all is that the timing of when the season was filmed made it obvious that they couldn't actually be watching the finished film, and at best were just seeing a few scenes.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Everyone in Beacon Hills shops at Macy's. Everyone.
** They also really like Canon cameras, Macintosh computers, Samsung phones, Adidas clothing, and Pandora. They are occasionally subtle, but often fairly obvious.

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** One of ''Survivor'''s (specifically ''Survivor Outback'') most infamous moments actually revolves around one of the products offered as a contestant prize -- the then-new Pontiac [[XtremeKoolLetterz Aztek]], which was not only paired with an immunity award during the actual show (which the winner also got to ''sleep in'') but was also thrown in as prizes for the ultimate winner and winner-up. The winning contestant of the first prized Aztek wouldn't won't stop gushing about its "amenities," though perhaps it's understandable giving how he had been stuck in the Australian Outback. Now looked upon as a HilariousInHindsight moment for how the car ultimately fell with a dud louder than the Edsel and for just how ''gawd awful'' the Aztek looked.
** Hilariously enough, its platform was used on the Buick Rendezvous as well, released in the same year. This luxury version, which did not share the same hideous design, was actually credited with saving the Buick brand!
looks.
** Perhaps most embarrassing of all was is the time that a reward was a pre-screening of the soon-to-flop Creator/JackBlack film adaptation of ''Film/GulliversTravels'', in which we got get a ton of obviously staged shots of the winners laughing and saying things like "He's fat!" Then at Tribal Council they discussed discuss the film like it was it's some deep philosophical piece. Worst of all is that the timing of when the season was filmed made it obvious that they couldn't actually be watching the finished film, and at best were just seeing a few scenes.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Everyone in Beacon Hills shops at Macy's. Everyone.
**
Everyone. They also really like Canon cameras, Macintosh computers, Samsung phones, Adidas clothing, and Pandora. They are occasionally subtle, but often fairly obvious.



** Also, 1968 had an odd one for milk (with then-host Hugh Downs) and the now-defunct National Observer newspaper (then–co-host Barbara Walters) after the ''Today'' show crew had taken over coverage of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZfNRKBDGt8 1968 U.S. presidential election]] (which was still up for grabs at that point)
* ''Series/TopShot'' on Creator/TheHistoryChannel gives away a Bass Pro Shops $2,000 gift card for the winner of an elimination challenge. This is separate from the $100,000 cash prize for being the last man standing; a contestant could win one or more of the gift cards but not win the grand prize, conversely the grand prize winner might never end up in an elimination challenge and thus never win any gift cards.
* ''Series/TwentyTwelve'' has so many including Bentley, Sony Vaio laptops, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Goodnites]].
* Although ''Series/TheUltimateFighter'' is one giant advertisement for the UFC, ''The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil'' features the notable inclusion of very blatant product placement for a variety of brands, in contrast to the American version. Sponsors are listed by the coaches during their speeches to contestants. Whole scenes are dedicated to showing fighters shaving using the featured brand products from a promotional display beside their sink. There's even a scene of a coach holding a team meeting to pass out and praise a nutritional supplement. Apparently not just content to push brands, another fighter shows up to deliver a public service announcement to the fighters about avoiding infection from stagnant water in potted plants.

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** Also, 1968 had an odd one for milk (with then-host Hugh Downs) and the now-defunct National Observer newspaper (then–co-host Barbara Walters) after the ''Today'' show crew had taken over coverage of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZfNRKBDGt8 1968 U.S. presidential election]] (which was still up for grabs at that point)
point).
* ''Series/TopShot'' on Creator/TheHistoryChannel gives away a Bass Pro Shops $2,000 gift card for the winner of an elimination challenge. This is separate from the $100,000 cash prize for being the last man standing; a contestant could win one or more of the gift cards but not win the grand prize, conversely prize. Conversely, the grand prize winner might never end up in an elimination challenge and thus never win any gift cards.
* ''Series/TwentyTwelve'' has so many many, including Bentley, Sony Vaio laptops, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Goodnites]].
* Although ''Series/TheUltimateFighter'' is one giant advertisement for the UFC, ''The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil'' features the notable inclusion of very blatant product placement for a variety of brands, in contrast to the American version. Sponsors are listed by the coaches during their speeches to contestants. Whole scenes are dedicated to showing fighters shaving using the featured brand products from a promotional display beside their sink. There's even a scene of a coach holding a team meeting to pass out and praise a nutritional supplement. Apparently not just content to push brands, another fighter shows up to deliver a public service announcement to the fighters about avoiding infection from stagnant water in potted plants.



* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has the ''GearsOfWar'' logo on Jade's bag strap. Later in the series, the placement was gone, possibly because the executives didn't want to advertise an M-rated franchise in a kids' show.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has the ''GearsOfWar'' logo on Jade's bag strap. Later in the series, the placement was is gone, possibly because the executives didn't want to advertise an M-rated franchise in a kids' show.



** During the second season, they have been showing Twizzlers brand licorice in several episodes. One episode had Myka saying she was "a Twizzlers girl", and another episode had a prolonged shot of her taking a Twizzler out of a package.

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** During the second season, they have been showing Twizzlers brand show Twizzlers-brand licorice in several episodes. One episode had has Myka saying she was "a Twizzlers girl", and another episode had has a prolonged shot of her taking a Twizzler out of a package.



* ''Series/TheWestWing'': The cast drink rather a lot of Schweppes Bitter Lemon.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' spent some time shilling for Ford. "This is a Taurus, it can take care of itself. I'm keeping my eyes on you."

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': The In ''Series/TheWestWing'', the cast drink rather drinks quite a lot of Schweppes Bitter Lemon.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' spent spends some time shilling for Ford. "This is a Taurus, it can take care of itself. I'm keeping my eyes on you."



* ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' has a truly painful example, where "Erin [=eSurance=]" (the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knock-off mascot from online insurance company [=eSurance=]) is digitally inserted into the show itself as a VoiceWithAnInternetConnection guide to one mission. The contestants managed to be nonchalant about it, even though they were essentially getting instructions from a walking advertisement.
* ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'': Addaperle the Good Witch of the North informs Dorothy that Apple produced her Magic Slate (which the musical upgraded from an unbranded chalk slate, used by the Good Witch in the original book of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', to an electronic tablet). However, audiences don't see an Apple logo on the slate, due to it having a cover color-coordinated with Addaperle's dress.

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* ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' has a truly painful example, where "Erin [=eSurance=]" (the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knock-off mascot from online insurance company [=eSurance=]) is digitally inserted into the show itself as a VoiceWithAnInternetConnection guide to one mission. The contestants managed manage to be nonchalant about it, even though they were they're essentially getting instructions from a walking advertisement.
* ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'': Addaperle the Good Witch of the North informs Dorothy that Apple produced her Magic Slate (which the musical upgraded upgrades from an unbranded chalk slate, used by the Good Witch in the original book of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', to an electronic tablet). However, audiences don't see an Apple logo on the slate, due to it having a cover color-coordinated with Addaperle's dress.



** The episode "Miss BS" opens with the guys eating burgers from Carl's Jr. (or Hardees, depending on where you live), with the logo in clear view of the camera. There's even a gag where Blake loudly proclaims how delicious the buns are, which [[AccidentalPervert causes a young woman to think he's talking about her butt]]. Later in the episode they try to bribe a Latina gangster into helping them by giving her a Carl's Jr. gift card.

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** The episode "Miss BS" opens with the guys eating burgers from Carl's Jr. (or Hardees, Hardee's, depending on where you live), with the logo in clear view of the camera. There's even a gag where Blake loudly proclaims how delicious the buns are, which [[AccidentalPervert causes a young woman to think he's talking about her butt]]. Later in the episode episode, they try to bribe a Latina gangster into helping them by giving her a Carl's Jr. gift card.



** As of Season 4, the plugging for Carl's Jr./Hardees seems to be a regular thing. Oftentimes, you can see one of the guys guzzling soda out of a cup with the restaurant's logo on it.

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** As of Season 4, the plugging for Carl's Jr./Hardees /Hardee's seems to be a regular thing. Oftentimes, you can see one of the guys guzzling soda out of a cup with the restaurant's logo on it.



* ''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 recent episode, they made 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 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 recent later-run episode, they made make further fun of it -- Adam begins shilling for the show's Web site, but Morgan launches into her Gamefly.com plugging by accident.



** Averted in the first episode: Jack's loving description of the GE Trivection Oven seems like a parody product placement (i.e., that GE--which owned NBC at the time--was forcing the writers to mention the oven, which they proceeded to do in the most ridiculous way possible), ''especially'' because ads for the oven aired during the initial broadcast, but it was purely a joke based on how ridiculous the writers thought the oven was. The joke was so good GE actually felt forced to take out ad time during the airing of the episode to convince viewers that the product was real.
** The episode "Jack-Tor", in which the characters' dealt with product placement on the [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within The Show]], cleverly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the use of product placement on the actual show.

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** Averted in the first episode: Jack's loving description of the GE Trivection Oven seems like a parody product placement (i.e., that GE--which owned NBC at the time--was forcing the writers to mention the oven, which they proceeded to do in the most ridiculous way possible), ''especially'' because ads for the oven aired during the initial broadcast, but it was it's purely a joke based on how ridiculous the writers thought the oven was. The joke was is so good good, GE actually felt forced to take out ad time during the airing of the episode to convince viewers that the product was is real.
** The episode "Jack-Tor", in which the characters' dealt characters deal with product placement on the [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within The Show]], cleverly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the use of product placement on the actual show.



** Jack got in on the act himself in the LiveEpisode, shilling for Capitol One:

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** Jack got gets in on the act himself in the LiveEpisode, shilling for Capitol One:



* ''Series/TheColbertReport'': Parodied by Creator/StephenColbert:
** His 2008 presidential run was the "Hail To The Cheese Stephen Colbert's Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign", until it was pointed out that Federal election laws prohibit direct sponsorship of campaigns, when it was changed to the "Hail To The Cheese Stephen Colbert's Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign ''Coverage''". Frito-Lay never actually paid him anything.
** He spent several months mentioning the iPhone at every possible opportunity in the hope that Apple would send him one for free. Apple did.

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* ''Series/TheColbertReport'': Parodied by Creator/StephenColbert:
''Series/TheColbertReport'' parodies this:
** His Creator/StephenColbert dubbed his 2008 presidential run was the "Hail To The Cheese Stephen Colbert's Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign", until it was pointed out that Federal election laws prohibit direct sponsorship of campaigns, when whereupon it was changed to the "Hail To The Cheese Stephen Colbert's Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign ''Coverage''". Frito-Lay never actually paid him anything.
** He spent spends several months mentioning the iPhone at every possible opportunity in the hope that Apple would will send him one for free. Apple did.



** While interviewing the anti-establishment and anti-corporation band ''Music/{{Radiohead}}'', Colbert sat in a "Dr Pepper Flavor Corner" chair and invited the band to help endorse the sponsor, which they declined.

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** While interviewing the anti-establishment and anti-corporation band ''Music/{{Radiohead}}'', Colbert sat sits in a "Dr "Dr. Pepper Flavor Corner" chair and invited invites the band to help endorse the sponsor, which they declined.decline.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': One episode features a KFC-sponsored spaceship simulator. Naturally, this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, not to mention a sub-plot in season three involving a character literally named Subway.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': One episode ''Series/{{Community}}'' features a KFC-sponsored spaceship simulator.simulator in one episode. Naturally, this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, not to mention a sub-plot in season three involving a character literally named Subway.



* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' has it in the background when they get to set a challenge in Ikea, White Castle, and so forth, but one extremely obvious example centered around a Kellogg cereal taste test and questions.

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* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' has it in the background when they get to set a challenge in Ikea, White Castle, and so forth, but one extremely obvious example centered centers around a Kellogg cereal taste test and questions.



* ''Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' spoofs the levels that some television personalities will stoop too to shill products; every episode featured the host, Alan Partridge, hawking cheap tat with a complete lack of subtlety. However, as Alan worked for Creator/TheBBC -- which takes quite a dim view of these kind of practices, being a public broadcaster with strict rules about this sort of thing -- this gradually became a plot point; the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]] focused heavily on Alan's increasingly feeble attempts to discretely sell Rover cars under the nose of his savvy boss, who was a guest on the same show.
* ''Series/LastComicStanding'': The network 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/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' spoofs the levels that to which some television personalities will stoop too to shill products; every episode featured features the host, Alan Partridge, hawking cheap tat with a complete lack of subtlety. However, as Alan worked for Creator/TheBBC -- which takes quite a dim view of these kind of practices, being a public broadcaster with strict rules about this sort of thing -- this gradually became becomes a plot point; the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]] focused focuses heavily on Alan's increasingly feeble attempts to discretely discreetly sell Rover cars under the nose of his savvy boss, who was is a guest on the same show.
* ''Series/LastComicStanding'': The network ''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.



* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': One episode had Malcolm and Reese buying a huge pile of fireworks from a Phantom Fireworks stand, topped off with the massive "Komodo 3000"; The company and the product both actually exist, although the latter is ''probably'' not quite as powerful in real life as it is [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons memorably depicted]] in the show.

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': One episode had ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Malcolm and Reese buying a huge pile of fireworks from a Phantom Fireworks stand, topped off with the massive "Komodo 3000"; 3000". The company and the product both actually exist, although the latter is ''probably'' not quite as powerful in real life as it is [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons memorably depicted]] in the show.



* ''Series/MythBusters'' genericies any products it uses (except for a few cases, such as Mentos and Diet Coke for the Mentos and Diet Coke myth) by using blurring or sleeves with the Mythbusters logo, and occasionally has short segments endorsing "blur" or "Mythbusters" brand products.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'' genericies genericizes any products it uses (except for a few cases, such as Mentos and Diet Coke for the Mentos and Diet Coke myth) by using blurring or sleeves with the Mythbusters logo, and occasionally has short segments endorsing "blur" or "Mythbusters" brand products.



* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' parodied this with Rodney's film having about two hundred extras and two more pages of businesses to advertise in film thanks to Del Boy seeing a money making opportunity. This includes a sauna business and an undertaker...

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* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' parodied parodies this with Rodney's film having about two hundred extras and two more pages of businesses to advertise in film film, thanks to Del Boy seeing a money making aking opportunity. This includes a sauna business and an undertaker...undertaker.



* ''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 course - Junior Mints.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Most likely PlayedForLaughs when you see Chibs drinking Jameson Irish Whiskey, packaged in a juice box, leading the viewers to ask "Where can I get those?"

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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 and, of course - coursem Junior Mints.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Most ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' most likely PlayedForLaughs [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] when you see Chibs drinking Jameson Irish Whiskey, packaged in a juice box, leading the viewers to ask "Where can I get those?"



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Sam's Verizon Motorola Q8 phone got a lot of screen time, during season 2, even being the means of seeing ghosts in "Hollywood Babylon".
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Henry loved to play with his ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}s'' toys. He would also frequently tell other characters about the mythology of the Bionicle world. It also becomes important to the story: You see, Bionicles have almost exclusively ball-and-socket joints, which are extremely useful. John Henry can't understand why God would design humans with hinge joints instead.
* ''Series/TheyThinkItsAllOver'': Team captain Gary Lineker was the face of Walker's Crisps when the series began airing, a fact he would sometimes comically shoehorn into an episode whether the situation called for it or not. In the ''No Holds Barred'' video edition, his kit for the "school sports day" in which he competed with fellow regulars David Gower, Lee Hurst, and Rory [=McGrath=] was covered in Walker's logos, and his sack for the sack race was styled to look like a giant crisp packet.
* ''Series/TopGear'' parodied the concept a couple of times, always starting off with a LampshadeHanging citing [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] policy which prohibits advertising:
** In one episode, ''Top Gear'' managed to borrow a Ferrari Enzo from Music/PinkFloyd drummer Nick Mason, but only under the condition that they [[EnforcedPlug plug his book]]. Jeremy Clarkson then mentions that he told Mason they couldn't do that, but he'll "slide in a couple of references no one will notice". The review segment had Jeremy Clarkson interviewing Nick Mason while both of them are holding the book, in a slightly forced, exaggerated and stereotypical manner not unlike the most blatant plugs on a TV program. Clarkson also used references to Pink Floyd albums in his review of the Enzo, and the Stig had the car's stereo playing ''Another Brick in The Wall, Part II'' while he did the hot lap. At the end of the day, ''Top Gear'' managed to review the Enzo, Mason got his book plugged, and the audience gets a good laugh out of the blatant product placement on television, everybody wins! Yay ''Top Gear''!
** When they did the 24-hour Britcar race, they weren't allowed to have sponsor decals on their car. Instead, they added logos of made-up sponsors Larsen's Biscuits and Penistone Oils, with Clarkson saying they wanted to "[[LampshadeHanging look more authentic]]." ''Top Gear'' being ''Top Gear'', they "accidentally" placed the decals in such a way that if the car's doors were swung open, the letters would read "Arse Biscuits" and "Penis". Throughout the segment the team was shown talking while resting their elbows on the car's open doors for the purposes of "sponsor airtime".

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Sam's Verizon Motorola Q8 phone got gets a lot of screen time, time during season 2, even being the means of seeing ghosts in "Hollywood Babylon".
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Henry loved loves to play with his ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}s'' toys. Toys/{{Bionicle}}s. He would also frequently tell tells other characters about the mythology of the Bionicle world. It also becomes important to the story: You see, Bionicles have almost exclusively ball-and-socket joints, which are extremely useful. John Henry can't understand why God would design humans with hinge joints instead.
* ''Series/TheyThinkItsAllOver'': Team captain Gary Lineker was the face of Walker's Crisps when the series began airing, a fact he would sometimes comically shoehorn into an episode episodes whether the situation called for it or not. In the ''No Holds Barred'' video edition, his kit for the "school sports day" day", in which he competed competes with fellow regulars David Gower, Lee Hurst, and Rory [=McGrath=] was [=McGrath=], is covered in Walker's logos, and his sack for the sack race was is styled to look like a giant crisp packet.
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* ''Series/TopGear'' parodied parodies the concept a couple of times, always starting off with a LampshadeHanging citing [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] policy which prohibits advertising:
** In one episode, ''Top Gear'' managed manages to borrow a Ferrari Enzo from Music/PinkFloyd drummer Nick Mason, but only under the condition that they [[EnforcedPlug plug his book]]. Jeremy Clarkson then mentions that he told Mason they couldn't can't do that, but he'll "slide in a couple of references no one will notice". The review segment had has Jeremy Clarkson interviewing Nick Mason while both of them are holding the book, in a slightly forced, exaggerated and stereotypical manner not unlike the most blatant plugs on a TV program. Clarkson also used uses references to Pink Floyd albums in his review of the Enzo, and the Stig had has the car's stereo playing ''Another Brick in The Wall, Part II'' while he did does the hot lap. At the end of the day, ''Top Gear'' managed manages to review the Enzo, Mason got gets his book plugged, and the audience gets a good laugh out of the blatant product placement on television, everybody television. Eeerybody wins! Yay ''Top Gear''!
** When they did the 24-hour Britcar race, they weren't allowed to have sponsor decals on their car. Instead, they added logos of made-up sponsors Larsen's Biscuits and Penistone Oils, with Clarkson saying they wanted to "[[LampshadeHanging look more authentic]]." ''Top Gear'' being ''Top Gear'', they "accidentally" placed the decals in such a way that if the car's doors were swung open, the letters would read "Arse Biscuits" and "Penis". Throughout the segment segment, the team was shown talking while resting their elbows on the car's open doors for the purposes of "sponsor airtime".



** Clarkson and Hammond were frustrated in one episode after they went to see a race in Russia, but found that every angle from every bar they went to had the view blocked by the latest Audi having been obviously positioned in the foreground. This is then parodied in the episode ([[UpToEleven and the episode after it]]) when a host is introducing the next segment from behind the same type of Audi, or the introduction appears normal until an Audi is conspicuously pushed into view.
* ''Total normal'' was supposedly sponsored by Mitropa, and Creator/HapeKerkeling would repeatedly present and give away coffee machines manufactured by them. It was actually a catering company, primarily working on trains.

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** Clarkson and Hammond were are frustrated in one episode after they went go to see a race in Russia, but found find that every angle from every bar they went to had has the the view blocked by the latest Audi having been obviously positioned in the foreground. This is then parodied in the episode ([[UpToEleven and the episode after it]]) when a host is introducing the next segment from behind the same type of Audi, or the introduction appears normal until an Audi is conspicuously pushed into view.
* ''Total normal'' was supposedly sponsored by Mitropa, and Creator/HapeKerkeling would repeatedly present and give away coffee machines manufactured by them. It was It's actually a catering company, primarily working on trains.
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* ''[[Filim/{{Hairspray}} Hairspray Live!]]'': Tracy passes a Reddi-Wip truck during "Good Morning Baltimore", Wilbur drinks Coca-Cola in a different part, and the Turnblads' refrigerator has a jar of Oreo cookies on top of it.
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