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->''"Nice of [[UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} Wal-Mart]] to give us these Wal-Mart beverages in return for us saying Wal-Mart so many times."''
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny''', ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''

Otherwise known as a "plug" or "writing commercials right into a show". The practice of prominently displaying or talking about a recognizable product in a program, in exchange for some consideration from the manufacturer, usually monetary. The manufacturer hopes to cause TheRedStapler effect, but it far more often results in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 snarky comments from the peanut gallery]].

This trope isn't always invoked for mercenary reasons; many times it just wouldn't be plausible for a character in a shopping mall to walk past nothing but unnamed BrandX. Or a world set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture won't have suddenly lost the culture of billboard advertisements and product logos which defines the modern day. Real brands add ''veritas'' in these cases. Plus some filmmakers striving for as much realism as possible would rather use recognizable products than BrandX. On the other hand, even when it begins with the best intentions, contractual obligations to have the dialogue actually ''mention'' a placed product can easily [[StuckOnBandAidBrand turn malignant]].

The least subtle version of this kind of embedded advertising is the EnforcedPlug, which, in America, was common in early television (when the commercials literally were considered more important than the programming) and still is in radio.

With reruns, DVD and downloads, this can be the gift that keeps on giving for advertisers. After all, the commercials that aired on the original broadcast aren't retained in any of these. Product placement is, at least most of the time, though there have been instances of company logos being digitally blurred out for things such as television broadcasts of movies, if the sponsoring company didn't pay for the additional product placement in these broadcasts. It can also backfire in the case of a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture production that happens to feature a product or brand that in real life ceased to exist by the time the production was set (a prime example being Pan Am airlines, featured prominently in the 1968 film ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', which ceased to exist by the time the real 2001 rolled around).

One thing important to remember is that '''not ''all'' products visible in television, or film, are the result of product placement'''; sometimes background logos are unavoidable, or producers choose a product for other reasons, and there's no exchange of money with the manufacturer. Even so, some viewers find product placement to be more offensive than sex, violence or the SevenDirtyWords, to the point where parental movie review websites often make a point of singling out films with excessive (or, sometimes, simply any) recognizable brands or products.

For two particular examples, see EverybodyOwnsAFord and its computer equivalent, EveryoneOwnsAMac.

Compare MerchandiseDriven and ProductPromotionParade. Contrast with BrandX or ProductDisplacement. When a character from a show is endorsing the product, it's CelebrityEndorsement. See DestroyTheProductPlacement, when said product placement is damaged, broken or destroyed. See ConsoleCameo for when the product is required to see the placement in the first place.

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

The practice began in the early days of American radio, with companies lending their names to title programs as a way for funding them. The Secretary of Commerce, which licensed radio stations during most of the 1920s, prohibited direct advertising. By 1930, advertising was permitted, but the practice remained for years. Slowly the shows set themselves apart from the ads, with announcers shilling for a product, while the characters had an adventure. Product placement also was frequent during the early days of television, with characters shilling for their sponsor at the end of an episode. However, a quiz show scandal in 1958 forced networks to control their programs, instead of the sponsors. Product placement transitioned to movies until the mid-1990s, when TV regulators relaxed the rules against products appearing outside of ad breaks.

In the UK, a law banning paid product placement was [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/20/ofcom-product-placement-uk-tv rescinded, effective February 2011]]. It's now allowed, but only on commercial channels; Creator/TheBBC's commitment to commercial-free television is SeriousBusiness indeed.

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

In the movie ''The Great Man'' a radio personality mentions name-brand products on the air for personal gain. The movie was made in 1956, making this OlderThanTheyThink. Indeed, there is (possibly apocryphal) evidence that suggests that [[OlderThanFeudalism merchants in Ancient Greece]] would attempt to bribe playwrights at drama festivals for favorable mentions of items in their plays. Someone epically telling the audience how great figs are could be quite good for business.
!!Examples - A large variety as only ''Heinz®'' can bring it to you!
* ProductPlacement/AnimeAndManga
* [[ProductPlacement/LiveActionFilms Film - Live Action]]
* ProductPlacement/LiveActionTV
* ProductPlacement/VideoGames


* The {{Dualvertisement}} is where one product's commercial includes a plug for a ''different'' product.
** A commercial for a dating site where the guy chatting up his partner jokingly mentions a "study" that people who own [=iPhones=] have more sex. Take a moment to let that sink in: ''[[SerialEscalation They are advertising a product in an advertisement for another goddamn product.]]'' Not only that, but the same commercial even has the other person on the date mention Android, one of the iPhone's biggest smart phone competitors!
** One e-trade commercial has the man onscreen state that he made enough money using the service to buy seven monitors; six to watch the market, and one to "regulate chumps in ''GearsOfWar''."
** A Kellogg's [=SmartStart=] Healthy Heart features women doing healthy things like yoga, exercising, and playing WiiSports.
** Toyota's 2011 Lexus icIS is advertised using Yamaha drum equipment. According to TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Motor_Company Toyota and Yamaha made a capital alliance in 2000.]]
** The directory inquiries service ''118 118'' has a daily advert in British newspaper ''Metro'' in the form of a short comic strip. Bizarrely, many of these strips feature blatant plugs for other products.
** Sprint's ads for its "Now Network" namedrop services like Twitter. Which makes sense, since a lot of people tweet from their phones. Mentioning specific websites to buy shoes, or saying that X amount of money generated by sales of Y is enough to build a Dunkin' Donuts...[[foldercontrol]]

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** A couple Geico ads have also advertised Helzberg Diamonds as well. Both are owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has the titular characters eating Butterfingers in a HalloweenEpisode. To make it even more blatant, it's apparently their favorite.
* In a StealthPun as stealthy as getting hit by a truck, the LemonyNarrator of [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] invokes this trope with the word "Hot Topic", which is of course followed by a tiny "Buy MLP Shirts Today!"
** Directly referenced in the bibliography as a message paid by the Hot Topic corporation.
** Later on, the narrator attempts to sell off copies of her own book, "An Abhorrent Offense: Princess Luna and the Invasion of Privacy", becoming increasingly desperate throughout the fic as she does so.
* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' and its many clones prominently feature Hot Topic, with Enoby even owning a loyalty card, but it's later subverted when they go shopping at an independent store for her party outfit.
* The first chapter of ''FanFic/OriginStory'' features what basically amounts to a commercial for Florida Citrus, specifically mentioning Hale Orange Groves of Indian River, Florida, and how much better Florida citrus fruit is than California citrus.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' had Bumble Bee Tuna in a pantry for the main character to do a double take at. (Too bad they didn't also go for Bit-O'-Honey with the candy [[spoiler:with which the opposing lawyer was taunting him]] later.)
* Some of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''' characters have real car models. For instance, Sally is a Porsche 911. Flo is a generic V8. "The King" is an ink-suit version of his voicer Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird. "Junior" is basically Dale Earnhardt, Jr. voicing his own #8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Frozone uses Hai Karate aftershave — a real-life brand from TheSixties.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'':
** The film has a makeshift television consisting of a magnifier and an iPod, among other Apple {{Shout Out}}s. Apple founder Steve Jobs used to run {{Pixar}} and was the largest stock holder of Disney-Pixar, so it's probably a tribute.
** The Evil AI uses a default text-to-speech voice option on older Macs, and the Mac boot-up chime can be heard as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is riddled with this, with the plot featuring established characters/mascots fighting against generic {{Bland Name Product}}s in a supermarket after-hours.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has a ton:
** First, a Subway cup is seen at the arcade, then there is Nesquik Sand, and Laffy Taffy vines that laugh are shown.
** It also has a lot of real video game characters in it. Some, like Fix It Felix Jr. and Sugar Rush were made for the film.
** The power strip that serves as the central station shows Radio Shack's stylized "R" at every outlet.
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' had some rather gratuitous close-ups of Panasonic FOMA [=P900iV=] cell phones, which at the time were available only in the movie's native Japan. Some of the usage is humorous; there's a scene where [[spoiler:after a fight, the "Victory theme" from the game is heard... but it's the bad guy's cell phone ringtone]]. It should also be noted that this was so effective that it has created demand for this phone in regions where it '''will not even work as a phone''' due to network differences.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' has a deal with the manufacturer of "Mr. Clean" products which actually includes putting an actor dressed as Mr. Clean in shot during the "final prep" stage of each house.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' features several real toys as its characters. The toys that weren't currently in production at the time of the movie were quickly made available again to cash in on the massive success of the movie. Best of all, Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't let Creator/{{Pixar}} use Franchise/{{Barbie}} in the first movie, thinking it would flop. Four years later, Barbie featured prominently in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and became one of the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', along with male counterpart Ken. The fact that sales of Mr. Potato Head went way up after the toy was featured in the first film gave Mattel a change of heart and they were more then happy to have Barbie in the sequels.
** Speaking of Mattel, in the first film, Rex literally mentions he's from Mattel and Mr. Potato Head mentions he's from Playskool.
** "Sid! Your Pop Tarts are ready!"
* A TDK electronics billboard appears at one point in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''.
* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', New York is filled to the brim with adverts for just about every product you could think of. On the other hand, it wouldn't BE New York without advertising.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' featured Jelly Belly jellybeans.
* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' Beth can be seen using a Sony Ericsson cellphone.
* Adam Sandler's ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' had a lengthy poem describing the brand-name stores in a mall.
** And when Sandler's character drunkenly returns to the mall, the company mascots come to life in a hallucinatory musical number.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' Bomba has a library of animal and nature sounds kept on a 4th gen iPod Touch.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FreeBirds'', the turkeys [[spoiler: succeed in changing history by offering Chuck E. Cheese Pizzas (which for some reason are delivery) at the first Thanksgiving meal.]] A few brands are also featured on a map in the US Military's testing base.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'', many brands are advertised on vehicles. Verizon, one of those brands, also gets featured on a mobile phone.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''; despite the obvious, there's also plugs for Band-Aids, Xacto knives, Q-tips and Krazy Glue. They are treated like ancient relics, with the last one being a super weapon that can end the world.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', TheRival Vector is shown using a UsefulNotes/NintendoWii in one scene. Makes sense, considering the [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture design of his house]].

* ''Main/TheHelp'' features Coca-Cola and Crisco.
* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInTheFourthDimension'' at one point has sonic playing on his "sleek" GameGear.
** Happens again in the sequel ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors''.
* ''Literature/TheClique'' features so much product placement, it caused it to [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece age very badly]].

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GREnyz7YiM The last few seconds]] of the "For My Broken Heart" music video show RebaMcEntire ordering an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icee Icee drink]]. (scene begins at 3:15)
* Music/JasonAldean name-dropped Shiner Bock beer in his song "Take a Little Ride". A week after the single was released, the line was changed to "Rocky tops" because he had signed an endorsement deal with Coors, so his label sent out notes to radio stations asking them to play the "Rocky tops" version instead. (Interestingly, the countdown show ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' still plays the "Shiner Bock" version.)
* In the video for the 2012 fun. song "We Are Young", great pains are taken to make it obvious the phone that starts the riot/food fight is a Windows Phone, showing the Metro UI as it tumbles in slow motion.
* Hip-hop's over-reliance on product placement has become a point of embarrassment for some fans and artists. It's nothing new, what with Run-DMC's "My Adidas" coming out in 1985, but some rappers avoid it entirely while others ''live'' for it, not even getting paid for the brand-dropping. Interestingly, some companies (like high-end wine makers and pistol manufacturers) have expressed disdain for the practice, half because they don't want their product associated with something as crass and low-brow as the type of rap likely to do it, half because they feel such rappers irresponsibly promote drinking and guns to minors.
* Rap videos can be really bad with this. Several, such as "Pass the Courvasier" by Busta Rhymes and "Air Force Ones" (about a brand of basketball shoes) by Nelly are basically 4-minute, unpaid commercials. In fact, many fine wine makers don't like the publicity from mainstream rap; half out of snobbiness, half out of concern that it promotes underage drinking.
* VisualKei is similar to HipHop in this: nearly everything from an artist's fashion to his or her gear to, sometimes, the brand of preferred alcohol and/or tobacco is a Product Placement or sponsorship deal. And if a company (especially a gear or instrument company or existing fashion house) is lucky enough that one of "their" stars becomes the biggest breakout rockstar, they will be practically ''set'' for business for a long time (at least until people forget that artist and all his or her imitators wanting to be just like him or her). For example, the Japanese VisualKei guitarist and bassist equivalent of EverybodyOwnsAFord is, thanks to Fernandes being lucky enough to product place with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] ''and'' [[Music/HiroshiMorie Heath]], "everybody owns a Fernandes."
** As an example, the following is a composite of a usual artist profile in VisualKei. The items have been randomized, and there is no artist name so this doesn't stick to a particular artist, but this is how far Product Placement goes into the image of an artist.
*** Clothes: H.Naoto
*** Jewelry: Arizona Freedom, H.Naoto, Alex Streeter
*** Guitars: Burny Fernandes MG-360, Fernandes Vertigo Elite
*** Candy: KitKat
*** Favorite food: Burger King
*** Alcohol: Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
*** Cigarette: Seven Stars
*** And so on and so on...
** Modern VisualKei {{Performance Video}}s are often similar. Early VK only had the instrument and gear and fashion form of Product Placement, with other direct forms of Product Placement somewhat eschewed by most artists, but modern videos often product place more. A good example of this is the available footage of the (as yet unreleased) 2010 version of ''Rusty Nail'' by Music/XJapan: there are product placements for, among other things, [[EveryoneOwnsAMac Apple]] with an iPhone getting prominent time, and for Maserati (the car Toshi is driving) and for Honda (the bike Heath has)... and those are just a few of the more obvious ones.
* Music/LadyGaga's "Telephone" contains ''a lot'' of product placement for everything from Virgin Mobile and Plenty of Fish to Diet Coke and Miracle Whip. Compared with how hamfisted it is compared to the placement of stuff like {{Wii}} nunchucks in "Bad Romance", the explanation that it's StealthParody is more likely.
* Music/Queen's first international hit, ''Killer Queen'', began with the line "she keeps Moët et Chandon in her pretty cabinet", which wasn't so much conscious product placement as much as it was simply a way of depicting the fictional posh woman whom the song is about; the winery still took it as free advertisement, and thanked the band and producer by sending them vats of champagne as well as tickets for Wimbledon and Grand Prix.
* Beloved Australian ballad "Waltzing Matilda" was bought from Creator/BanjoPaterson by the Billy Tea company, who changed one of the lines from "And leading a water bag" to "And waited till his Billy boiled" for the purposes of promoting their product. The second one is the better-known version, to the point that US kids have for decades thought a 'billy' was a kettle or can or something you'd boil water in to make tea. Since the tea brand was named after the device used by Australian travellers to boil water over a campfire, the line "waited till his Billy boiled" is cunningly ambiguous.
* Hilariously taken to the extreme in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYlocqVMc T.M. Revolutions "Resonance" music video]] where scenes are interspersed onto Sony products, which everybody seems to own and use.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcjRoU0C7g "Neutron Dance"]] by the Pointer Sisters actually pulled this off in a pretty clever way. The single was released on the soundtrack to ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' and music videos from movie soundtracks will frequently be filled with clips from the movie in question. In the video, the Pointer Sisters are the long-suffering employees of a movie theater showing a ''screening'' of ''Beverly Hills Cop,'' therefore all the clips from the movie actually made sense.
* The GeorgeThorogood song "I Drink Alone" manages to name-drop at least alcoholic beverage in every verse: Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker (Black and Red), Old Grand-Dad, and Budweiser.

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

* Although ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'' is technically a LicensedPinballTable (based on the RealLife Hershey Park ThemePark), the connection is heavily downplayed to the point where it feels like Product Placement instead. This is most evident in the game's various thrill rides, which are based on the ones in the real park.
* As befitting the source, ''Pinball/{{NASCAR}}'' features product placements via the RealLife drivers' cars and sponsors -- Rusty Wallace's No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge, Kevin Harvick's No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet, and Ricky Rudd's No. 21 Motorcraft Ford.
* No points for guessing what automaker's cars appear throughout Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Corvette}}''
** Ditto for Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/MustangStern Mustang]]''
* ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'' features endorsements by Pepsi, Slice Orange Soda, Mug Root Beer, [=GamePro=], Thermos, and [=ShareData=].
* Spalding basketballs are prominently featured throughout the playfield and backbox of ''Pinball/{{NBA}}.''
* Brunswick bowling equipment appears throughout Dutch Pinball's ''Pinball/TheBigLebowski''

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/CMPunk is walking, talking commercial for Pepsi (specifically, Diet Pepsi) with his prominent tattoo.
* Wrestling/DaffneyUnger sometimes wrestled in a shirt reading "your advertisement here" and played it straight, one of her moves being known as "Leggo My Eggos".
* Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli will prove the superiority of his country's medical products by boosting their sales with his Ricola bomb.
* Ivory soap got a free commercial on Thursday Night Smackdown when Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit made Wrestling/PaulHeyman eat a bar of it.
* In one promo, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin mentioned driving down to Sonic Drive-In and ordering some food while trying to decide whether to challenge Wrestling/ChrisJericho or Wrestling/BookerT.
* Wrestling/DeanAmbrose would like to remind you Wrestling/TheShield is not Wrestling/TheNexus and if you want the Wrestling/{{n|ew World Order}}Wo, go buy the DVD
** [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder "BUY THE SHIRT! BUY THE SHIRT!"]]
* Eggo Waffles and Google got free commercials during the war of words between Ring Warriors challenger Amber Rodriguez and champion [[Wrestling/BlackRose La Rosa Negra]] due to the former running with the latter's English problems.

* ''Radio/LuxRadioTheatre'', radio adaptations of Hollywood films sponsored by Lux soap, is an example of the early "Brand X" form of sponsorship/product placement.
* An episode of ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'' underwritten by Toyota featured a Prius as a prize in an art content in a ''Life of Bob'' sketch.

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

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

[[folder:Web Video]]
* A blatant example from ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' is the Ice Breakers Sours Gum, which is shown in "Truckstop Reunion". When Daniel asks what Bree is holding, she gives the full name of the product (rather than just saying "gum"), holding the packet up so the viewers get a good look at the logo. Daniel and Jonas then beg Bree for some gum, but she puts all four remaining pieces in her mouth instead, to the boys' dismay.
* ''WebVideo/KateModern'' contains frequent product placement. In most cases it serves to make the show more realistic, although in the case of Tampax, it became a little odd (who makes a video about the brand of tampon they use?). Then there's "Skittle Yourself", which actually asks viewers to create their own Skittles adverts and put them online. Go on, it'll be fun!
* WebVideo/{{Fred}} maintains a modest six figure income through blatant product placements of zipits, t-shirts, and his merchandise.
* Due to ''Main/LoadingReadyRun's'' recent deal with game company WizardsOfTheCoast, several of their recent videos have contained prominent product placement, including "The Secret Life of Board Games", the ''WebVideo/FeedDump'' episode "Soldiers of Fortune", and the ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'' episode "Roll For Treats". It should be noted, though, that they were giving total freedom as to the method by which they placed the products, and the resulting sketches are no less funny for it.
* The WebVideo/SassyGayFriend began shilling for [=MiO=], a drink flavoring. Done as obviously as an EnforcedPlug.
* Jerry Seinfeld's series ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee'' has been sponsored by Acura since season two. Occasionally, a deliberately placed Acura vehicle will show up in the video at some point during their trip. When it happens, it will be shamelessly lampshaded by Jerry and his guest.


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The live action pilot of the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'' had a major plot point about the Popples being donated to Goodwill.
** The actual series features a magazine named [=ViVi=] in the episode "A Hair-Raising Experience", which is actually a real Japanese fashion magazine.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** From about Season 6 onward, they have had an uncanny obsession with Dr. Pepper. It's almost guaranteed to be the beverage of choice unless the plot calls for otherwise. Two particular examples that stand out are "Last of the Meheecans" where the boys are all sitting at the dinner table with rows of Dr. Pepper cans lain neatly down the screen, and "The Poor Kid" where [[spoiler:a foster home has a refrigerator consisting exclusively of it, and bans all other beverages]]. One has to wonder if Trey Parker has a thing for the drink.
** Another soft drink was used (this time [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]) in the Season 16 episode "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining" where Cartman drinks Mountain Dew—known for being the most caffeinated of sodas—to counter the sheer boredom of the gang's ill-chosen field trip. This [[SerialEscalation escalates]] into him drinking a (as of writing) fictional variant called Double Dew with twice the caffeine and sugar.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes'' ends each episode with a plug for Jack Link's Beef Jerky.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' had everyone using {{Sony}} Ericsson cellphones and Nokia ringtones. This was due to the relaxed broadcast standards of {{MTV}}, as such blatant shilling would usually be considered taboo in your average superhero cartoon.
* ''WesternAnimation/LaLinea'' originally began as a series commercials for Lagostina cookware, with the products advertised at the end of each episode. The character from the shorts has also been in ads for the now-defunct Kaupthing Bank and Ford C-MAX hybrid cars.

* At one point, Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestlers Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}} happened upon a vending machine selling RC Edge cola. Upon discovering that there's a cola "named after him", Edge declares, "Now, more than ever, Sodas Rule!"
* Just about every time an episode of ''Wrestling/{{WCW}} Monday Nitro'' cut to the announce desk, a bottle of Surge would be plainly visible, with the label facing the camera.
* At one point, [[Wrestling/DGenerationX X-Pac]] was pretty blatantly shown drinking Hansen's Energy - even on the way down the ramp before a match. In fact, his entrance video briefly featured several closeups of a Hansen's Energy can.
** This really obvious product-placement was parodied savagely on the (old) ECW by having someone 'force' wrestler CW Anderson to wrestle ''dressed'' as a bottle of power-drink. ("Cap" hat, little armholes sticking out of the bottle, really hard to get up once knocked over, etc)
* Then there's the 3 hour episode of ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' that was commercial free. It may have not had actual commercials, but in between matches the announcers would shill KFC and other sponsors. They even had a bucket of KFC chicken on the announcer table.
* Another episode of Raw had Wrestling/JimRoss and Wrestling/JerryLawler doing a pitch for Subway, with Subway sandwiches on the announce table in front of them. After the next match, Wrestling/SantinoMarella stole Lawler's sandwich and ran back to the locker room, cackling like a supervillain the whole time. Lawler then spent the better part of an hour pouting about his lost sandwich. It was one of the funniest examples of Product Placement on record, just because of everybody's reactions.
* And in yet another example, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle appeared on Raw to pitch Subway himself. Wrestling/CMPunk subsequently decided that Jared's message of healthy eating would fit well with [[SmugStraightEdge his own message]], and decided to make Jared join the Straight Edge Society -- whether he wanted to or not. Jared ended up getting rescued by DX, but not before an extremely funny segment with Punk [[LargeHam chewing scenery like there was no tomorrow]].
-->'''CM Punk''': ''"Bring me Jared from Subway."''
* An episode of ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' that had a fairly drawn out skit involving [[Characters/WWEDivas Maria]] working out on a Bowflex in as little clothing as possible, with someone dropping by to comment on how great the Bowflex is and how it'd help to improve Maria's in ring skills. The particular one was even eventually sold on WWE's website autographed by Maria! The fact that the next time something involved WWE and a Bowflex was the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit story, though, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment well...]]
* In 2013, Jerry Lawler and Wrestling/MichaelCole ordered Domino's Pizza to be sent to the commentary booth. Unfortunately for them, some audience members got the pizza instead.
* Slightly before that, they enjoyed Sonic chicken nuggets.
* As Managing Supervisor of Raw, it is Wrestling/VickieGuerrero's duty to eat Hardee's when they sponsor the show. Remember: chew, then swallow. (Hardee's also sponsored Smackdown that week.)

[[folder: Other]]
* While we don't get paid for it, [[TVTropesWiki this very wiki]] is not immune to it, with product names creeping into trope titles--sometimes justified when talking about [[StuckOnBandaidBrand tropes that have to do]] [[EverybodyOwnsAFord with brand names]], but often [[EveryCarIsAPinto just]] [[AndADietCoke because]]. (That last one, in particular, could've easily been made generic.) One company even got ''[[IKEAErotica two]]'' [[IKEAWeaponry tropes]] named after it for no apparent reason besides RuleOfFunny.
* Ever bought a T-shirt with a product design or logo on it? As ''CalvinAndHobbes'' once pointed out, every time you wear that shirt you turn into a walking example of this trope.
* Paul Barry of ''MediaWatch'' frequently makes a point of newspapers printing what is essentially commercials that look like editorial content and using definitions that deliberately blur the line between advertising and news.

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* Two Sprint commercials have made fun of this, presenting their commercials for the Instinct phone as movie trailers. They're actually called something like "the finest product placement movie this summer", with "finest" often replaced for a more genre-appropriate word (such as "scariest" or "heartwarming").
* A Budweiser commercial featured a movie director wondering why there was a bottle of window cleaner on the set of his medieval-period sword fighting scene. He's informed that if he shills products in the movie, the company will give him free stuff. Cue everything on set being branded with the Budweiser logo.
* Before the ban on product placement was lifted, UK watchdogs OFCOM ran an advert to publicise the ban; it ran as a parody of an Australian soap with two blokes opening a fridge to reveal it crammed with lager, and leaving a can directly in front of the camera for twenty seconds while taking a ludicrously melodramatic phonecall.

[[folder:Comic Books (''DC Comics'® Batman®'')]]
* The DCComics series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'':
** ComicBook/BoosterGold, a superhero with a reputation for being self-interested, tools around Metropolis with a dozen logo decals stuck to his costume. (He later learns his lesson. And then explodes. But gets better.)
** In the early '90s, Booster headed up a corporate superhero team called The Conglomerate as competitors for the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. The members wore jackets over their regular superhero outfits that featured various DCU-native companies such as Star Labs and Lexcorp. The companies then made the mistake of insisting that The Conglomerate start looking after the companies' interests over the welfare of the world in general, which ultimately backfired on them.
* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' parodied this. At one point, the main character, Spider Jerusalem, very newsworthy, goes on a booze fueled rant. As shown in other points, one can clearly click over to buy the booze Spider is holding as he does his thing. In another aspect, Spider, naive to the ways of City life, is hit with an advertising bomb that unloads ads in his sleep. Society isn't completely insane; chemically induced ad visions cause mucho neurological disasters and are illegal...until they aren't for about five minutes every few legal cycles. Guess what the citizens get sprayed with then? And last but not least, the [=TVs=] in your home don't seem to have an off switch... Spider's TV might be an exception, though. He explicitly programs it to change channels every twenty seconds in the first issue and leaves it on. Constant information overload probably goes with the territory of being a journalist.
* In one of the issues of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic, Homer mentions that during an interview you should mention products "Such as Chips Ahoy! cookies!" [[InsaneTrollLogic so they have to pay you]].

[[folder:Comic Strips (''Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes®'')]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' parodied this once.
---> '''Paige:''' I hate how the ''Series/AmericanIdol'' judges always have those Pepsi cans in front of them.
---> '''Peter:''' It's called product placement, Paige.
---> '''Paige:''' Well, it's tacky.
---> '''Peter:''' Get used to it. Altoid Mint?
---> '''Paige:''' Yes, thanks! They're Curiously Strong!
* One ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip had Larry secretly eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in the closet because he's too lazy to catch a zebra. Pastis said in the ''Pearls Sells Out'' commentary that people ask him if he's paid by companies to mention their products. He says no, and that he's never been approached.

[[folder:Fan Fic (''Blue Paratroopa's Calvin at Camp'')]]
* Though ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' is a non-commercial work, and it often plays this trope straight, it still manages to {{lampshade}} it:
--> '''Narrator:''' A season of... product placement?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Who's up for the ''WhatAboutBob'' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment movie!]]
--> '''Calvin and Socrates:''' I AM!
* From one of the authors of the above, ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'' has a more obvious parody.
--> "It tastes like a cup of heaven!" he whispered.\\
"And it goes down smooooooooth," added Hobbes, quoting the soda ad.\\
Sherman was confused. "Is this just an example of product placement?" he asked.\\
"Who cares?" Calvin said, taking another gulp. "Fresh, delectable beverages at reasonably cost prices is enough to win me over."
* ''Fanfic/HitmanMiami'': Parodied in chapter three, which features product placement from Coca-Cola throughout.
* Parodied in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62815/the-woeful-sad-sorrow-of-king-sombra The Woeful, Sad Sorrow Of King Sombra]]'', where King Sombra engages into some shilling for the Friendship Express while telling his story.

[[folder:Literature (''Dan Brown's™ Illuminati'')]]
* In ''Rally Round the Flag, Boys!'' by Max Shulman, a bunch of advertising executives representing a breakfast-cereal company meet with the producer of a BiblicalTimes drama series sponsored by their client to debate the question: "How do we identify King David with Crackle-Crunchies?" They variously propose having David TimeTravel into the twentieth-century to eat Crackle-Crunchies and David having a vision of God presenting him with a bowl of Crackle-Crunchies. The producer's own idea is to have King David invent the delicacy of Crackle-Crunchies and write down the secret formula in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
* ''Literature/HowToBeASuperhero'' lists this as one of the downsides of having a corporate sponsor:
-->They [the sponsor] insist that you use their products in the fight against crime.\\
(This may be OK if they manufacture napalm, titanium plating or radar equipment, but it's not much use if they make children's clothing, toothpaste or sanitary napkins...)
* In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', C.M.O.T. Dibbler adds increasingly blatant product placement for Harga's House of Ribs into ''Blown Away'' (set during the Ankh-Morpork Civil War, 300 years before Harga opened his doors) in a desperate attempt to break even, much to his nephew Soll's disgust.
-->'''Sol''': Hey, you there! Fifteenth knight along! Would you mind unfurling your banner? Thank you. Could you pop along and see Mrs Cosmopolite for a new one? Thank you!
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': It's ... it's a heraldic device.
-->'''Sol''': Crossed ribs on a bed of lettuce?
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': Very keen on their food, these old knights.
-->'''Sol''': And I liked the motto. "Every (k)night is gourmay night at Harga's House of Ribs". If we had sound, I wonder what his battlecry would have been?
:: And later, as the city-set burns:
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': I hope Gaffer's concentrating on the tower. Very important symbolic landmark.
-->'''Sol''': It certainly is. So important, in fact, that I sent some lads up it at lunchtime just to make sure it was all OK.
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': You did?
-->'''Sol''': Yes. And do you know what they found? They found someone had nailed some fireworks to the outside. Lots and lots of fireworks, on fuses. It's a good thing they found them because if the things had gone off it would have ruined the shot and we'd never be able to do it again. And, do you know, they said it looked as though the fireworks would spell out words?
-->'''C.M.O.T.''': What words?
-->'''Sol''': Never crossed my mind to ask them. Never crossed my mind. ''({{Beat}})'' "Hottest ribs in town!" Really!
* In ''Literature/BubbleWorld'', ads for Tracey's Famous Coffee are everywhere in Bubble World.
-->There's nothing like a coffee cloud to start your day the Tracey way!
* Parodied in ''[[Literature/VampireAcademy Last Sacrifice]]''. When Rose and Dimitri escape Court, their escape vehicles are in order a Honda Civic, a Honda Accord, and a Honda CR-V. Rose asks whether their escape is sponsored by Honda.

[[folder:Live Action TV(''Friends™'')]]
* In ''[[Series/NoReservations Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations]]'' while covering Singapore, he declares that the food in the Hyatt™ chain of hotels over there does not suck. During the segment he makes passing remarks about how he's endorsing the establishment for free and wants to get in on the endorsement act like so many other celebrities eventually give into. Which he does, sort of, in the next segment by posing with some items in front of one of his professional photographer friends.

[[folder:WebComics (''Penny Arcade™'')]]
* For a brief while, John Campbell claimed that ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren'' was being sponsored by the Long John Silver's restaurant chain. He made [[http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=248 these]] [[http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=249 two]] pages during that time, and for the duration of the joke, the pages in question were colored blue and yellow and the plain white background of the website was replaced with a splash ad for LJS.
* ''Webcomic/NuzlockeComics'' [[http://www.nuzlocke.com/?p=259 poked a bit of fun at the concept]] after his site introduced ads.
** [[http://hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2005-11-23 As]] [[http://hlcomic.com/images/concerned080advert.jpg did]] ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}''.
* [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/03/02/0038-product-placement/ Oreos]], saving squirrels from being eaten since 1912. At least according to the squirrel Sid from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo''.
* ''Webcomic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' is absolutely plastered with ads for a poker playing website, so they mocked this with both a poker machine being the 'comic president' and the entertaining quote at the bottom of the page:
--> Just as a note, Jay wrote these articles as a Mario fan. Unfortunately, he did not play poker. That is why we had to get rid of him. Some of parts of his writing come from factual Nintendo information. Which gets in the way of the gambling. The rest was his own imagination. After Jay left, others continued in his stead, until becoming addicted to poker.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has some jokey references to Betty Crocker (with Gushers being used as health items) and Doritos (with Bro's [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames shitty, glitch-filled licensed skateboarding game.]]) The former company [[CerebusRetcon factors more and more into the story]] until it's revealed that [[spoiler: Betty Crocker herself is Her Imperious Condescension, the ruler of the trolls, and rules the earth (as well as Derse) in the kids' Alpha timeline. Jane is also the heiress to the company in said timeline.]]
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', the game "[=FantasiaLand=] (used for the settings in the CampaignComic) has some product placement. Or at least Bill guesses that's why Haagan-Dazs is included in settings that take place well before that company existed.

[[folder:Web Original (''JewWario™'')]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/4845-Zero-Punctuation-Super-Smash-Bros-Brawl This]] WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation episode.
** Ironically, '''GAMETRADERS ROBINA''' has [[FunnyAneurysmMoment gone out of business.]]
* ''ItalianSpiderman'' parodies this trope, with the "Il Gallo" (a fictional label, mind you) cigarettes often smoked by the main character -- he even blatantly exhibits them during one episode.
* ''TheIrateGamer'': In his ''Yo! Noid'' review, he notes at the beginning that the game's developer sold out by making a bad game based on a Domino's Pizza mascot. As he reviews the game, he wonders why Domino's would do such a thing. He then gets a check from Domino's and decides that selling out isn't a bad thing and starts promoting and namedropping random products ("After all, a logo can go a long way.") while praising the game. He finally stops when he sees how bad the ending is and decides that he'll only sell out to himself.
* [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/06/20/the-shills-to-pay-the-bills/ Speaking of Domino's]]
* ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'' parodies this with Ron's love of Red Vines - complete with smiles directly to camera and zooming close-ups, as well as Harry and Ron's friendship being rooted in a mutual love of the things.
** ThePotionMastersCorner parodies ''that'' in Joey Richter's (who played Ron) interview. Snape interrupts Joey to mention Cookie Crisp frequently.
* "InventionPioneersOfNote" parodies this in Season 4, which contains multiple instances of forced and awkward product placement, as well as itself being a thinly disguised commercial for a restaurant.
* Creator/{{Tobuscus}} manages to parody this trope and play it straight at the same time. His schtick is to get paid by advertisers to produce parody videos about their products, under the theory that humor creates buzz. On the other hand, some of his videos are straight parodies, such as the ''FarmVille'' series (which almost got him in copyright trouble due to an [[ExecutiveMeddling overzealous Zynga employee]]). As if that weren't enough, any time a brand name appears in any of his videos or he mentions one in passing, he yells "[[CatchPhrase Sponsor!]]", whether the appearance is sponsored or not.
* Parodied in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
-->'''Critic:''' So to put it bluntly, he'll be back after these messages. (Lights start dimming) No, hey what are you doing? That was a joke. It wasn't serious. It wasn't serious. No, hey, what are you doing? STOP! (a real blip ad plays and then the lights come back on) Chester, report!
-->'''[[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]]:''' We are being intersected by a word from our sponsor!
-->'''Critic:''' Dammit. These advertising execs are getting more and more clever. ''Raise our shields against anymore commercial plugs!''
--> '''Chester:''' Yes sir. [[HypocriticalHumor Incidentally, this swing of the shields is brought to you by the delicious taste of Diet Coke.]]
-->'''Critic:''' ''Chester!''
-->'''Chester:''' Sorry, sorry.
* RedLetterMedia in their Half in the Bag series ended their ''Jack and Jill'' review by purposely shoving various products in front of the camera, mocking the movie's overuse of it.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' will feature "a word from our sponsors" in every episode, all of which are the creepiest of {{DadaAd}}s or just the announcer making weird noises into the microphone for two minutes, followed by a disturbingly peppy announcement of the company and their slogan.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:'' In "The Pet Games", the color commentary take a break from the game for "a word from our sponsors". It winds up being the show's normal opening credits, with a new voiceover:
-->'''Tom Watergate:''' Now introducing Extreme Friendship! The great new taste, in glorious yellow.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an in-universe example. One of the students at Beacon, Pyrrha Nikos, is a FamedInStory warrior and athlete. [[TheDitz Jaune]] only recognises her from her appearance on the front of Pumpkin Pete's Marshmallow Flakes cereal boxes.
-->'''Pyrrha''': "Yeah. It was pretty cool. Sadly the cereal isn't very good for you."
* Some of the challenges in DesertBusForHope. "This episode of Qwerpline is brought to you by Jack Flank's Plank Flank Blank Shank."

[[folder:Western Animation (''Nickelodeon's® Rocket Monkeys©'')]]
* In an episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', Harvey Birdman's drink suddenly turns into a can of Tab. Then there is an extended live-action sequence where Birdman and a 5-foot can of Tab frolic on the beach.
* In ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', the main characters are wandering through a Nevada desert until they find a Wal-Mart smack dab in the middle of it. When D.J. Drake (Brendan Fraser) remarks how stupid it is, his "love interest" studio executive Kate Houghton (Jenna Elfman) simply replies "Product Placement. No one notices that anymore" and no one else cares, since they are thirsty and tired. When they leave, they are loaded with stuff and BugsBunny says "It was very nice of Wal-Mart to give us all of these Wal-Mart products for saying "Wal-Mart" so many times."
* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'':
** A few episodes are choked with fake ads for Grizzlebee's, a riff on Applebee's, TGI Friday's, and other US-based "down-home neighborhood family restaurant" franchises. "Grizzlebee's: You'll wish you had less fun!"
** And at that, the episode "Tinfins" was itself one long advertisement for a fake movie, interspersed with advertisements for a fake restaurant.
** Not to mention during the interviews with the makers of the movie, they clearly had Grizzlebee's.
** As Captain Murphy learns, you don't mess with corporate sponsors.
* ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' had some fun with this, as an entire episode simultaneously hawked and mocked the Scion TC: Killface plans to spread his plans for world domination on ''Live with Mitzi & Verl'', but his first segment got bumped because the hosts were so caught up in discussing the car, then it takes up a good chunk of his second segment as well, before he sarcastically screams that once he takes over the world, "you won't have much use for 17-inch alloy wheels". The studio crew takes this impetus to show ad footage of the Scion behind him as he rants about everyone falling victim to "Scion fever", which the hosts and crowd also take and run with. He then storms out of the studio, and gets splashed with mud by a passing Scion TC.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' made a few jokes mocking this by putting advertising in dreams and also with Nixon's repeated shilling for "Charleston Chew" during his speeches, although that one might be a matter of them finding Nixon saying "Charleston Chew" hilarious.
-->Futurama is brought to you by: Molten Boron!"
-->Female Voice: "Nobody doesn't like Molten Boron!
** Used again in the "Gunderson's Nuts Holiday Spectacular Featuring Futurama"
-->'''Amy''': They're [[IncrediblyLamePun nut]] [[OurSloganIsTerrible so good!]]
** By the year 3002, the Academy Awards have added Best Soft Drink Product Placement as an award category, and product placement seems to have become a film genre in itself. Nominees include ''[[Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight They Call Me Mr Pibb]]'' and ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White and the 7Ups]]''. Another episode shows that ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation]]'' won an Emmy.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Boost Mobile" revolves around the title brand of cell phone, but with more than enough Creator/AdultSwim-style [[LampshadeHanging self-conscious mockery]]. "Hey, homie, where you at? ''THE WHOLE CITY'S BEHIND US!''"
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodies it in "Black Mystery Month", when Steve and Stan stop at a Burger King:
-->'''Steve''': Why did we have to come to a Burger King to read the map?\\
'''Stan''': Because the economics of television have changed! ''(awkwardly, towards the camera)'' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Have it... your way!]]
** Ironically, Burger King was the first sponsor American Dad ever had, and just a few episodes before "Black Mystery Month", two characters visited Burger King with absolutely no trace of parody whatsoever.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
** In one episode, the favored cigarettes of notorious {{badass}} Brock Sampson is revealed to be Marlboro cigarettes -- which in the Venture Bros.-verse are called "Manboro".
** King Gorilla, one of Monarch's jail buddies from the last part of Season 1 and beginning of Season 2, makes his return in the second half of Season 4. At the welcome back party King Gorilla is now [[spoiler:suffering from lung cancer]] and the gift Monarch gets him? You guessed it -- a carton of cigarettes.
** "The Rusty Venture Show, [[ValuesDissonance brought to you by... Smoking."]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had Francine filming a music video. When asked why she put a bottle of tomato ketchup on top of a tombstone, she explained it was product placement.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', Oscar Proud managed to get his Proud Snacks onto product placement in the ending of the episode (after his attempts at getting his commercial aired resulted in it being interrupted, the first time due to a pointless breaking news story about a tv show getting cancelled, the second due to Penny protesting). It airs on a TV show, and... well, let's just say that the snacks apparently killed one of the co-stars upon ingestion on-the-air. Also counts as a subtle TakeThat to ''Series/TheParkers''.
* The school principal from ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', after reading the announcements, gives an obviously mandatory shill for Clearasil: she says the slogan awkwardly and looks left and right as she does it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', one of [[MadScientist Dr. Drakken's]] schemes to {{take over the world}} was to distribute a [[MayContainEvil mind-control shampoo]]. When nobody would buy it (for one thing, the label [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin told people what it did]]), he tried to get a rap star to plug it in a song. When that didn't work, he tried to become a rap star and plug it himself.
--> Help stamp out... ''Zitsophrenia''... with ''Clearasil''.

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