Product Placement: Historical Phenomenon

Super M&Mario World: Nintendo’s Candy-Coated Chocolate Adventure

             Product placement has become a new trend in advertising, as many realize. If you look at James Bond, you’ll notice his Omega watch, BMW sports car, and Phytome all-natural hemorrhoid cream. But for some reason people think that this advertising phenomenon is brand-new, a thought which is entirely wrong. Product placement has existed through much of history, in all forms of entertainment and media. Only recently has it become a mutant product of the broken home that is television, with the well-intentioned father (traditional commercials) unwilling to just like give up as his Bitchmaster General of an ex-wife (TiVo) tries to ruin everything he’s worked towards. And as usual, the kid grows up and develops bipolar disorder as a result of traumatic youth and wastes money on years of therapy. What I’m trying to say is that product placement is expensive. Anyway, here are a few examples:

Richard III
King Richard III
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Catesby
If thou wish to seek a horse in the midst of the Shenton area, rise onto thy feet go forth to Ray’s Horse Shack!

King Richard III
Ray’s Horse Shack? Of what devilry do you speak? With certainty I state every horse dealer has closed during the battle of Bosworth Field

Catesby
My liege, Ray’s Horse Shack remaineth open for business even for days of holi, and surely could accommodate my lord with the lowest of prices in the Leicestershire area. If in accordance with thy wishes, Ray will give a refund in entire if thou art not satisfied.

King Richard III
….Onward, friends!

Every Breath You Take by the Police
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Will be monitored by ADT home security for your safety
Give us a call at 1-800-ADT-ASAP today!

Casablanca
Rick: If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

Ilsa: But what about us?

Rick: Didn’t you hear me? You’ll regret it if you don’t catch that plane. $200 round trip to Miami? Southwest has the best deals on the planet, with service quality unmatched by any other airline. Go ahead Ilsa, grab this bargain and hold onto it for as long as you can…Here’s looking at you, kid

The Bible – The 23rd Psalm
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Yea, eat at Pizza Hut

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