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FFS

Days of Our Lives just had a product placement ad for Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken, complete with badly cut-in close up of the bag in Caroline Brady's hand.  Is this a new trend in tv ads?  
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Re: FFS

  • Advertisers are afraid that viewers are DVR'ing shows and fast forwarding through their commercials.

    Why did I think Caroline died?  Is Sean still kicking around? 

  • I heard a story about this on NPR, I think.  They said it's starting in soaps (which started as ads for P&G, right?) but will expand to other shows.  Nobody watches commercials anymore, so they have to put them in shows.

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    The nerve!
    House | Blog
  • Shawn is dead.

    It was tuuuurrible.  They need to just have people drinking Coke or mentioning making some great Wanchai Ferry if they are going to do this.

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  • It's going to make every show like watching The Truman Show, isn't it? I always laugh at obvious product placement. This is going to drive me nuts.
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  • image SarahBethBR:
    Nobody watches commercials anymore, so they have to put them in shows.

    This will just result in me watching fewer shows.  There's a reason people stopped watching commercials -- they're annoying.  I will watch a funny commercial and always go back to watch movie trailers.

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    "That chick wins at Penises, for sure." -- Fenton
  • Fallin- haven't you seen the awful Campell's soup ones for the past two years on all the ABC soaps?  They made a ball about it on OLTL.  They start talking about heart health & soup out of nowhere.
  • I suddenly have SUCH a taste for Orange Chicken . . . lol

    it's really bad on Top Chef but I don't mind it.  I notice it, but I don't mind it.

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  • "Top Chef, a competitive show about cooking and eating food is brought to you by a completely random body wash product."

    *pan to Gladware products in pantry*

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  • It could be much, much worse. In the last year that it was on, Passions had a long-running product placement campaign with KY. Ew Ew Ew.


  • TSD--Does GH do it?  That's the only abc soap I watch.

    Tasty--it at least fits in on TC.  Here it is so bizarrely out of place.  It's like if the Grey's Anatomy doctors stopped talking about Meredith's miscarriage and started discussing the frozen entree they were microwaving for dinner and then continued discussing Christina marrying Owen.

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  • Yes, but it's once a year for a few weeks or a month or something.  It's like heart health awareness.  i think Lulu was telling Luke he should take better care of himself and eat Campell's soup.  It was kind of funny in a FFS kind of way/
  • The worst PP ever was the Jane Seymour Open Heart Necklace storyline on My Name is Earl.

    That necklace was fug.

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    I bet her FUPA's name is Shane, like the gunslinger/drifter of literature.--HappyTummy
  • image TSD:
    Yes, but it's once a year for a few weeks or a month or something.  It's like heart health awareness.  i think Lulu was telling Luke he should take better care of himself and eat Campell's soup.  It was kind of funny in a FFS kind of way/
    I now believe that's why Tony Geary is on a break.
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  • This reminds me of another DVR ad strategy I've noticed.  During Jersey Shore commercials, they have the cast commenting on a movie or whatever the product is, and then during Top Chef, they have short little 30 second clips unrelated to the competition in the middle of a commercial break.  The third is during Mad Men, the mayonnaise commercials that are styled to look like a 60s ad agency talking about promoting Hellman's.

    All three are designed to make you think the show is back on and press play. Tricksters!

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    "As of page 2 this might be the most boring argument ever. It's making me long for Rape Day." - Mouse
  • You know, when TV shows get me down, I take a deep breath and enjoy the refreshing scent of my Febreeze Flameless Luminary.

    That's right, the soft soothing glow of my Febreeze Flameless Luminary makes my troubles go away as I imagine myself on a beach, sitting next to Mike in a bathtub, sipping a Corona with lime while he pops a Cealis.

    Yes, Corona with Lime and Cealis. Febreeze Flameless Luminary. 

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  • image KristenBtobe:

    You know, when TV shows get me down, I take a deep breath and enjoy the refreshing scent of my Febreeze Flameless Luminary.

    That's right, the soft soothing glow of my Febreeze Flameless Luminary makes my troubles go away as I imagine myself on a beach, sitting next to Mike in a bathtub, sipping a Corona with lime while he pops a Cealis.

    Yes, Corona with Lime and Cealis. Febreeze Flameless Luminary. 

    And then he throws a football through a tire swing, which he was unable to do before because his penis was flaccid.

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    The hair grows in thick where the horn used to be.
  • image _Fenton:

    and then during Top Chef, they have short little 30 second clips unrelated to the competition in the middle of a commercial break.

    Bravo does this on all their shows.  And some of them are product placements too.

    "Oh Rodger, (I'm not the only one with the secret shame of the Rachel Zoe project, right?) where should we go for dinner?  We should Bing it!  This is so easy!"


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    The nerve!
    House | Blog
  • I hope you're wearing your new Biofit bra by Victoria's Secret when that Cialis kicks in.  And that you used Nair to make sure your legs are extra smooth.
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    "That chick wins at Penises, for sure." -- Fenton
  • image _Fenton:

    This reminds me of another DVR ad strategy I've noticed.  During Jersey Shore commercials, they have the cast commenting on a movie or whatever the product is, and then during Top Chef, they have short little 30 second clips unrelated to the competition in the middle of a commercial break.  The third is during Mad Men, the mayonnaise commercials that are styled to look like a 60s ad agency talking about promoting Hellman's.

    All three are designed to make you think the show is back on and press play. Tricksters!

    They had a TON of those this week during Mad Men. The Clorox one was weird.

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    Husbands should be like Kleenex: Soft, strong, and disposable.
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