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  • American Dad! has the department stores C. J. Neppey (J. C. Penny), Big Buy (Best Buy), and CostGo (Costco).
    • In the Halloween episode, Francine mentions going to Tar-Jays (Target, but playing off the joke of pronouncing the name as if it were French in order to make it sound more upscale) and picking up some Huggies.
  • Arthur:
    • A Stardoes appears in "Arthur's Perfect Christmas".
    • Another episode has a thinly disguised Brosnan-era James Bond film with the hero named James Houndnote .
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    • And of course there's Bionic Bunny, who is totally not Superman. (Though he has a different origin story from what little we see of his show; apparently he's a cyborg instead of an alien, making him more a reference to The Six Million Dollar Man) A later episode has a show called Dark Bunny, seemingly a counterpart to Batman.
    • Teletubbies has been parodied three times on the show. Once as the show "Love Ducks" in season 4, "Vidiboobies" in Season 5, and "Silly Squirrels" in Season 10. Additionally the same episode to feature the "Vidiboobies" also featured an un-named parody of Rugrats
  • In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Clock King": The use of Metronex instead of Rolex:
    Batman: What kind of saboteur uses a $6000 Metronex to trigger a time bomb?
    Alfred: A saboteur with too much money?
  • The Boondocks:
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    • The episode "A Date With The Health Inspector" features the search for the "Xbox Killer". Though dialogue referred to the Xbox by name, the console itself was drawn with a Y-shaped motif on top in place of the X-shaped motif found on real Xboxes.
    • The episode "Smokin' With Cigarettes" featured Creepy Child Lamilton Taeshawn beating up his grandmother at a local "Walli-Mart." Curiously, Wal-Mart is referred to by name in later episodes.
    • In "The Fried Chicken Flu" we have Bluto's (Popeyes), Temple's Chicken (Church's Chicken) and Chick-Le-Fay (Chick-fil-a).
  • In the ChalkZone episode "That Thing You Drew", Rudy Tabootie's favorite comic book artist "Drew Yerface" has a "Beep" in his driveway.
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers doesn't make a lot of use of this trope, but it does have an episode ("The Case of the Cola Cult") partly revolving around a beverage named "Coo-Coo Cola"note . While there isn't any Coke-like logo seen anywhere, the theme song mentioned that "it's bottled in Pensacola" where the Coca-Cola Company did have a bottling plant at that time.
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  • In one episode of Clarence, Ms. Shoop is seen reading a book titled Tints of Brown.
  • The opening titles of The Critic once spoofed 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the film's famous monolith turning out to be a vending machine from which early man buys a can of "Pensa Cola".
  • Daria
    • A very funny example: Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bits (Beanie Babies).
    • In one of the movies, there's Lackluster Video (Blockbuster Video).
    • Plus, "Deuce Hardware" (Ace Hardware).
  • Cam of Detentionaire has broken phones over his frustration at losing at a game called "Disgruntled Pigeons".
  • Dexter's Laboratory:
    • Dee Dee owns dolls of Darbie and Ben instead of Barbie and Ken.
    • Dee Dee is also a fan of Pony Puff Princess, a reference to My Little Pony G1. One of the ponies was even voiced by a voice actress who voiced a pony character in one of the cartoons.
  • Doug:
    • In the episode "Doug's Lost Weekend", Doug acquires a "Super Pretendo" video game console.
    • A background shot in another episode reveals that Bluffington has a "Worst Eastern" hotel.
    • A Disney episode shows Beebe Bluff with a laptop whose brand wasn't mentioned, but has the logo of a beet (a Running Gag in the show) and a UI that is suspiciously that of classic Mac OS.
  • One Family Guy Halloween episode gives us this exchange near the end:
    Stewie: Brian, you took me out on my first Halloween tonight, and you showed me an exciting time. And for that, I'm going to let you pick out some candy from my bag.
    Brian: Oh, thanks.
    Stewie: And keep in mind we can't use any brand names, due to advertising concerns.
    Brian: Right, okay, I'll have a Mr. Wiffle bar, a Kooky Nut Pop, some Gyminyms, uh, a Zip-Zap, a Choco-Buddy, uh, a $64000 Bar, a Not-A-Finger, and a Dawkin's Peanut Butter Disk.
    Stewie: God, I hate television...
    • Similar dialogue appeared in "Cool Hand Peter", which is currently the page quote:
    Peter: Boy, I feel like I haven't eaten in a week. Hey, if we pass a McDaniel's or a Burger Queen, let's hop out.
    Quagmire: Oh, that's right. We're on television.
    Joe: Oh, I'd love a flame-broiled Bopper!
    Quagmire: This is so frustrating. We all know what we're talking about!
    • Later:
    Joe: I put in a call from the McDaniel's payphone while you guys were getting that nine-piece Chicken McFingers and those Diet Conks and those Fresh Fries.
    Quagmire: Oh, come o- Th-they don't own French fries!
  • The dog food in Feast is "Ames" (Iams) brand.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: "Bloo's Brothers" has Mac and Bloo excited about getting tickets to the "Ice Charades". Lampshaded in the lyrics to the Ice Charades theme song:
    Oh, Ice Charades, you're so icy and fun!
    Oh, Ice Charades, it's not the "capade" one!
  • Futurama
    • There are many "futuristic" versions of real trademarks that have no relation to the plot. They include MmmTV, 8-Twelve, loudspeakers from Sonya, Admiral Crunch, Archduke Chocula, 7^11 (Open 28 Hours), πKEA! (Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap!), (Kid)Nappster, Iffy Pop popcorn, Mom's eyePhone and Taco Bellvue Hospital: Normal, healthy baby? Supersize it for 79 cents!
      Patient: How's my tumor, doctor?
      Chihuahua in Doctor Clothes: ...Grande.
    • The "Box" Network which cancelled Planet Express (whose neon "B" on their building logo once glitched to look like an "F") is demonized after Futurama was cancelled by the Fox Network. Their tirades against Box also introduce us to Carton Network.
    • Futuristic product placement is even used in the closing logo, which reads "30th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION" (or "30th TELEVISION" in syndication)
  • This makes up a majority of the "loser candy" in the Gravity Falls Halloween episode, including Gummy Chairs and Mr. Adequate Bars.
  • On The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Mandy is seen playing "President Evil" on Billy's Lamecube.
  • The House of Mouse short "computer.don" featured a Doors 2001 computer, referencing the Windows computer brand.
  • Jem:
    • In the two part episode, The Stingers Hit Town, one scene involves Jem and the Holograms being honored at the "Rock Hard" Cafe.
    • The music video to "Designing Woman" is set in a shoe store and features several knockoff shoe brand names. Such examples include "Shebak", "CA NIKE", "Raddidis", and "TUNA".
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes gives us Spew Tube, which sounds like a Shock Site.
  • One episode of Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures had Race breaking into a building using a Nisa (Visa) credit card. And then there's CNNN. "As close as it can get" is right...
  • Kaeloo:
    • The show's characters, particularly Stumpy and Pretty, use a social networking site called Fakebook, an obvious parody of Facebook.
    • On occasions, they play a game called "Me-Me-Nopoly" (Monopoly).
    • One episode had the gang use "Gogol-Maps"note , a parody of Google Maps.
  • Kim Possible had many:
    • Bueno Nacho is an analogue of Taco Bueno.
    • The supermarket chain Smarty-Mart, a blatant reference to Wal-Mart.
    • Kim goes to see Chick Flick The Memo Pad with Shego. (The Notebook)
    • Cuddle Buddies (Beanie Babies), Club Banana (Banana Republic)
    • Drakken gets himself on American Starmaker as part of an Evil Plan.
    • Towards the end, there's a magazine called Humans (probably a stand-in for People magazine).
    • There's also Ballroom With B Actors, and celebs like the Holsen twins, Britina and Oh Boyz.
    • Sometimes this would be inconsistent: Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts are mentioned by name, where others make a Lawyer-Friendly Cameo, and Ron has the Sony Ericsson ringtone.
  • King of the Hill
    • A number of scenes take place in Luly's Cafeteria. The restaurant and its logo are a blatant pastiche of Luby's, but odds are that viewers who haven't been to Texas have probably never heard of it.
    • They also have the Mega-Lo-Mart, which has driven out independent businesses, including Hank's favorite fishing supply store (but their batteries are sure a good deal).
    • In the episode, "Death Picks Cotton", the cast eats at a Benihana knock-off called Tokiyaki.
  • The Let's Go Luna! episode "Boomin' Boomerang" features Boomymite, a spread for foods which is a reference to Vegemite.
  • In The Littles episode "The Wrong Stuff", at least one of the microchips in the space shuttle's computer is made by "Sany".
  • Splurt Soda (a Squirt Expy) seems to be popular in futuristic Jamaica in Major Lazer.
  • In Metalocalypse, Nathan Explosion has a dream about working at Dimmu Burger, both a parody of Burger King and a shout-out to real life metal band Dimmu Borgir.
  • The Modifyers had Agent Xero watching The Glitterfunk Family, Bitch-Slap It On, Clueless-mon (a cross between Pokémon and Clueless), TROM and Brickorious (because Victorious and The Modifyers are TV shows since those two are belonging to Nickelodeon and Viacom respectively).
  • Muppet Babies has a Pretendo in the episode "It's Only Pretendo".
  • In ¡Mucha Lucha!, the Flea's parents run a donut shop called Slammin' Donuts.
  • In My Life as a Teenage Robot, Nora references Radio Shed (Radio Shack).
  • Many of Nicktoons TV's earlier station IDs featured late-1990s and early-2000s Nickelodeon IDs with the "Nicktoons" name put in.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Over the credits of "Phineas' Birthday Clip-a-Thon", we hear Candace saying "Mom!" repeatedly, to the tune of the theme song. At the end, she says, "Mom! Phineas and Ferb digitally tuned my voice!" (rather than AutoTuned.)
  • Pinky and the Brain are occasionally seen watching television; one of the brands used is Zony.
  • In the 2010 version of Pound Puppies, Mrs. McLeish entered her puppy into the Northminster Dog Show after being challenged by her rival.
  • The Powerpuff Girls had Malph's grocery store, referring to Ralph's. It's the West Coast arm of the Kroger chain. Also serves as a shout-out to Ralph Malph, Donny Most's character on Happy Days.
  • In the Ready Jet Go! episode "Castaway Carrot", Jet mentions wanting to play Bortropoly.
  • One episode of Regular Show had Bensen visit a bookstore called Corners, a parody of the now-defunct Borders.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
    • In the episode "Sven Hoek," Stimpy's board game collection includes "Scribble," "Monotony," "Purecheesey," and "Misery Date."
    • Also, in "Hermit Ren" some "Urethra Franklin" albums are mentioned.
  • Rick and Morty do it with movies on a regular basis:
    • In "Total Rickall," Rick is remembering a barbecue he hosted. He mentions that he's like Tom Cruise in "Cuisine" instead of Cocktail. Played with because he keeps asking if "Cuisine" is the right name, though he never gets an answer.
    • In "Auto Erotic Assimilation", when Morty and Summer are scared of being killed by an advancing mob, they chant "there's no place like home" from "the Dorothy and the tiny people movie."
    • "Ricksy Business" contains this exchange alluding to Little Richard and the opening line to "Tutti Frutti":
    Rick: It's like that old song, "blomp blomp-a noop noop a-noop noop noop". You guys know that song? From Tiny Rogerts? You never heard of it? You know, the black effeminate guy from the '50s? No-nobody? A-all right, whatever.
  • Rugrats had Pego and a flashback episode shows babies Drew and Stu as fans of The Blocky and Oxwinkle Show.
  • SheZow had a Pink Lightsaber in which the female superhero uses.
  • Screwy Squirrel and Meathead stop during a chase so they can drink Coo-Coo Cola in "Happy Go Nutty." The words are even written in the logo style of Coca-Cola.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield", Homer Simpson knows that he can trust the "Sorny", "Panaphonics", and "Magnetbox" brand TVs that you find in an outlet store. Then again, he's an idiot and Bart was complaining how they were brand-name ripoffs.
    • A sci-fi film series called "Cosmic Wars"... which is odd, because the show has made many references to Star Wars.
    • In "Lisa the Tree-Hugger", they also have Kentucky Fried Panda, named like a mash-up of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Panda Express.
    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! it was finger ling-ling good!"
    • This show also has several analogous video games like Dash Dingo in "Lisa Gets an 'A'" and Grand Theft Walrus in The Simpsons Movie.
    • More recently, there was Mapple Computers, whose CEO was named Steve Mobs, which manufactured the MyPod portable music player which could download songs and TV episodes from MyTunes. Oh, and its logo is an apple with two bites taken out of it. And yet, they felt comfortable flat-out namechecking Microsoft in the same episode.
      • Then one of the kids in the series owns an Apple Newton, except that its name wasn't mentioned and the logo was that of an Apple with a worm in it.
    • Bart, saying goodbye to the contents of his toy box:
    "Goodbye Spirogram. Goodbye Sketch-N-Etch. Goodbye Ravenous Ravenous Rhinos, Duopoly, Parchoosey, Humor Putty, and Sock-'em Knock-'em Cyborgs..."
    • And, of course, the Malibu Stacy dolls.
    • And in "Treehouse of Horror XXI" (see the "Quotes" tab), the names of the board games that Bart and Milhouse look over are Taffyland, Drops and Risers, Consternation, Ravernous Ravernous Rhinos, Mouse Catch, Battleboat, Funopoly, Crate of Apes, Yahtzu, and Tiddlywonks. Plus a scene from a Clue-like game: "Colonel Ketchup, I say it was you that killed him in the parlor with the letter opener."
    • Homer orders these toppings for his ice cream cone: Snickels, Gooey Bears, Charlottesville Chew, Nice & Many, Kat Kit, Hershel's Smooches, Mrs. Badbar, and Milk Dudes.
    • "Million Dollar Maybe" features the Funtendo Zii, as well as the couch gag for "Lisa Goes Gaga".
    • Many of their stores are parodies of real-world stores, with a few name knock-offs: Sprawl-Mart, CostMo. Oddly their store Try-N-Save has a similar sign design as a Chicago business Buy-N-Save which may have been established a couple years later.
    • "Hungry Hungry Homer"
    Bart: Ow! Why did I get this LEGO shirt?
    Marge: Don't you mean Blocko shirt?
    Bart: Right, right. Blocko shirt.
    • Parodied in the episode 'Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life', the family travels and drives by McDonalds, Walmart and 7-11, with Bart saying "I've never heard of any of these places."
      • And again in "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer", where it's revealed that Krusty actually pays off the mob to keep McDonalds and Burger King out of Springfield.
      • And again in "22 Short Films About Springfield", where police officer Eddie talks with Lou and Chief Wiggum about a McDonald's he went to in Shelbyville.
    • "In the Name of the Grandfather" has Oirish knockoffs of IT companies like Mick-rosoft, Hewlett-Fitzpackard and Cisc'O Systems, in a scene where Lisa is talking about how Ireland has risen to the forefront of technology.
    • Maggie's plotline in "The Nightmare After Krustmas" involves an Elf on the Shelf stand-in called Gnome In Your Home. Meanwhile, Homer gets a juicer for Christmas and uses it to blend N&N's candy, a Kat-Kit bar, and Fruit Loops cereal.
    • Subverted with Focusyn in "Brother's Little Helper", which seems to be a stand-in for Ritalin until the end of the episode where Marge says she's getting Bart off of Focusyn... and back on Ritalin.
  • In Smeshariki, Losyash uses the operating system "Okna 96", a parody of Windows 95/98 with a similar boot screen. ("Okna" is Russian for "Windows".)
  • South Park:
    • South Park goes as close as it can get to real brands, with names like "HBC" (NBC), "Harbucks Coffee", "Wall-Mart", and "J-Mart", as well as the "Okama Gamesphere", a pastiche of the Nintendo GameCube. Due to the occasional Product Placement deal, however, some episodes have featured stuff like the PSP or the Nintendo Wii...plus, you know, World of Warcraft.
    • The "Fantastic Easter Special" episode features a CONY television set.
    • And of course, Cheesy Poofs, originally intended to be Cheetos Puffs.
    • The episode "Stanley's Cup" does refer to the actual Pepsi Center, plus the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings. However, the team uniforms use the town names instead of the logos, Reebok (NHL's uniform provider) is disguised as "CLK", and the scoreboard has generic logos. (amusingly, South Park Studios has long provided its talents\characters to an NHL team, the Los Angeles Kings)
    • In "All About Mormons", Gary and his family are shown playing a board game called LIVING, a parody of Hasbro's The Game Of Life. Kyle, Stan and Kenny are also shown playing this game in "Cartman Sucks".
  • Played with in Steven Universe; Steven's current home game system is a DOLPHIN, which in real life was the production codename for the Nintendo GameCube. The system itself is hooked up to a SUMY-brand television. Word of God, however, is that this series takes place in an Alternate History to our own, so these may be actual names, rather than knockoffs. The characters are also seen watching videos on TubeTube, and posting "cheeps" (which correspond to actual tweets on an official Character Blog).
  • In Super Mario World, the giant television in "Rock TV" is made by Koopasonic (spoofing Panasonic).
  • Teen Titans has the GameStation. Its spinoff, Teen Titans Go! has the Pretty Pretty Pegasus media franchise (three guesses what it's based on).
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation has Fowlmouth dragging his date Shirley to a movie theater with a sound system by "THUD", a division of "Mucasfilm Ltd.".note 
  • Totally Spies!
    • One of the stores advertised in establishing shots of Beverly Hills Mall is "Kacy's".
    • In one episode, the spies pose as reporters for a (made up?) magazine called "Geography International".
    • In another, one scene has "Armando" (Armani) and "Bucca" (likely a parody of Gucci) stores.
  • The Transformers: Certain characters whose toys originally came from Diaclone transformed into specific sponsored race cars. Mirage turned into the Gitanes-sponsored no. 26 Ligier JS-11, Jazz turns into the Martini Racing no. 4 Porsche 935 Turbo, and Wheeljack turns into the Alitalia-sponsored Lancia Stratos Turbo No. 539. To avoid infringement, the brand names were changed to: "Citanes", "Martinii", and "Alitalla". Unreleased in Transformers was another toy using the Stratos mold but with a different head and bearing the deco from real cars' tenure under Marlboro (changed to "Marlboor").
    • Looks to be averted with TakaraTomy's upcoming Masterpiece Wheeljack, which features more accurate Alitalia livery, with the correct spelling - if Takara's promotional pictures are accurate.
    • Inverted with the original Megatron toy, whose alt-mode was a Walther P38 pistol, and features the Walther company's logo.
  • The Weekenders has an amusing incident of this. The main characters wanted to go see a sci-fi movie about cosmic battles a long time ago, but were disappointed when they realized they read the movie's title wrong and instead saw a two-hour long documentary about escalators: Stair Wars.
  • An advertising poster for "Coca Curla" can be seen in the Woody Woodpecker cartoon "Solid Ivory".
  • The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999 Fox Kids series) has "Butterscottie Finger-Pies" and they can be seen at "Lash and Nash's Cash and Dash".
  • We Bare Bears:
    • In "Panda's Sneeze," one of the sites featuring Panda's viral video is Humgrub, a Clickbait Gag at the expense of the Internet news site Buzzfeed.
    • The bears watch funny Internet videos on Everyone's Tube and watch their favorite TV shows and movies on Cineweb.
  • Barbie in a Mermaid Tale features such popular stores as "Fred Seagull", "Bloomingtails", and "Seaphora".
  • Street Football: In one episode, Eloise makes a web search at Geeglo.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog does this in "Sonic's Song", which features a record album by a band called "KIZZ", complete with a similar logo. Another one appears in the episode "The Mobius 5000" with a brand of gasoline called "86", complete with ball logonote .


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