Too much Product Placement in the show

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Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby avaadorey » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:05 pm

It is Ridiculous how much product placement this show is using! They have enough of a budget now to not use product placement, they're just getting greedy. The product placement in episode 1612 with ipad and mc donalds was their worst yet! I am about to stop watching southpark, it's just a 30 minute commercial now. :evil:
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby Big-Will » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:02 pm

And while you're at it, please bring back the look of the show from 1998. The flashy effects you guys have now SUCK!
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby Niels0827 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:12 pm

avaadorey wrote:It is Ridiculous how much product placement this show is using! They have enough of a budget now to not use product placement, they're just getting greedy. The product placement in episode 1612 with ipad and mc donalds was their worst yet! I am about to stop watching southpark, it's just a 30 minute commercial now. :evil:


There's a fine line between showing the characters eating at McDonald's and having one of the characters hold a burger up to the camera and start talking about its delicious, mouthwatering ingredients...like fresh, crisp white onions...bright, leafy lettuce,,,rich, juicy tomatoes...crunchy, salty pickles, and 100% real Angus beef patties made from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST.

Seriously, if you think this is product placement, I have to wonder what else you watch on TV or in the theaters.
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby NeuroHeart » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:12 am

They've said in commentaries that they never got a dime for "product placement" as you are describing it. They did an entire episode about Guitar Hero, and said something in the commentary along the lines of, "Yeah, it would have been smart of us to get some money for that."
The stuff that's in the show? That's stuff that they want to have in the show, not stuff they're being paid to have in the show. There used to be less of that going on because when South Park started out they would have been sued for using product names, and often had trouble procuring rights. Now, as you say, they're big enough that, what-evah! they do what they want!
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby triplemultiplex » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:29 pm

Yeah it's not product placement when you don't receive any money for doing it. This isn't James Bond drinking skunky Dutch beer for millions of dollars.
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby JVM » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:40 am

It's not real product placement. Nobody pays them... until after the fact.

Although I do really question the McDonald's bit in Halloween.
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby Big-Will » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:00 am

JVM wrote:Although I do really question the McDonald's bit in Halloween.

The answer to that one can be found in last year's documentary 6 Days To Air.
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Re: Too much Product Placement in the show

Postby JVM » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:02 pm

Big-Will wrote:
JVM wrote:Although I do really question the McDonald's bit in Halloween.

The answer to that one can be found in last year's documentary 6 Days To Air.

Oh, yes, it's Trey's McDonald's order, I know that. I just don't see why they included it in the actual episode.

"Hey Matt, you know what'd be hilarious? If we told everyone what I get at McDonald's!"

"That should totally be the very last joke in the episode, too!"

"All right!" *high five*
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