History ProductPlacement / LiveActionTV

14th Jun '16 9:32:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* 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=].
30th May '16 6:31:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 ''{{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 ''{{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 ''{{Seinfeld}}'' is actually a large reason why ProductPlacement in general has become so popular in the modern age. Prior to ''{{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.

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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 ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''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 ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''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 ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is actually a large reason why ProductPlacement in general has become so popular in the modern age. Prior to ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''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.
10th May '16 11:22:00 PM erforce
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** Perhaps most embarrassing of all was the time that a reward was a pre-screening of the soon-to-flop Jack Black film adaptation of ''{{Gullivers Travels}}'', 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.
* ''Terminator: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': The second season features the 2009 Dodge Ram extensively, including showing off its many handy storage compartments and [=GPS=] system.

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** Perhaps most embarrassing of all was the time that a reward was a pre-screening of the soon-to-flop Jack Black Creator/JackBlack film adaptation of ''{{Gullivers Travels}}'', ''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.
* ''Terminator: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': The second season features the 2009 Dodge Ram extensively, including showing off its many handy storage compartments and [=GPS=] system.
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': The second season features the 2009 Dodge Ram extensively, including showing off its many handy storage compartments and [=GPS=] system.



* ''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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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''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...



* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Henry loved to play with his ''Franchise/{{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.


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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': John Henry loved to play with his ''Franchise/{{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.
25th Apr '16 9:07:47 AM comicwriter
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* One of the ''Adventure Call'' sketches from ''Series/LimmysShow'' is just a lengthy advertisement for a soda called Barry's Red Cola.
26th Mar '16 11:21:49 AM rjung
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* ''Series/AngieTribeca'':
** The pilot has a {{running gag}} in which a giant "www.(Ford logo).com" shows up in the bottom of the screen every time Angie and Geils get into or out of their car (which is a different Ford each time). When they're out of car scenes, it just randomly shows up while they're in the office.
** In "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It," Tanner and Geils spend a good minute talking about how a Snickers candy bar really satisfies.
** And there's a PerpSweating gag with Hasbro BoardGames.


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* ''Series/AngieTribeca'':
** The pilot has a {{running gag}} in which a giant "www.(Ford logo).com" shows up in the bottom of the screen every time Angie and Geils get into or out of their car (which is a different Ford each time). When they're out of car scenes, it just randomly shows up while they're in the office.
** In "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It," Tanner and Geils spend a good minute talking about how a Snickers candy bar really satisfies.
** And there's a PerpSweating gag with Hasbro BoardGames.
26th Mar '16 11:20:30 AM rjung
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** The pilot has a {{running gag}} in which every single time Angie and Jay get into or out of their car, a giant "www.(Ford logo).com" shows up in the lower third. Then it starts showing up when they're getting into another, non-Ford car. Then it just randomly shows up while they're in the office.
** In "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It," Tanner and Jay spend a good minute talking about how a Snickers candy bar really satisfies.

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** The pilot has a {{running gag}} in which every single time Angie and Jay get into or out of their car, a giant "www.(Ford logo).com" shows up in the lower third. Then it starts showing up when bottom of the screen every time Angie and Geils get into or out of their car (which is a different Ford each time). When they're getting into another, non-Ford car. Then out of car scenes, it just randomly shows up while they're in the office.
** In "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It," Tanner and Jay Geils spend a good minute talking about how a Snickers candy bar really satisfies.satisfies.
** And there's a PerpSweating gag with Hasbro BoardGames.
14th Mar '16 8:30:26 AM comicwriter
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** In the episode where the guys open up an illegal casino in their house, Adam is seen giving free Slim Jims to all the guests. He even uses the "Step into a Slim Jim!" slogan.
28th Feb '16 5:32:05 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''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 appearing in the show after it premiered.

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* ''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.
28th Feb '16 5:31:38 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''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 appearing in the show after it premiered.
18th Feb '16 12:03:23 PM comicwriter
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* 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.
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