Thursday, July 10, 2008

Today's posting is made possible by McDonalds, Pepsi and the impressionable minds of viewers like you

Temp X recently attended a function where the key note speaker was head of an extremely successful television production company. The speech was part "State of the Industry" and part "Don't you love our Shows?"

During the Q&A, someone inquired about a noticeable increase in product placements during these particular shows. This person asked the executive if he feared compromising the shows' integrity and alienating the staff in the name of off-setting costs. The exec's response was something to the effect of:
"Well, in my shows the cops need to drive to the crime scene in some kind of car. Why not make it a [Brand Redacted]? It's a seamless integration that works well for both parties."
Well, your part-time Ombudsman Temp X has decided to test this theory of seamless integration. The following are famou
s movie quotes. Let's see if you can find the product placements in each quote.

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some Del Monte fava beans and a nice Fattoria di Fiano chianti."
-- Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs

"Saigon...shit; I'm still only in a Motel 6 in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. "
-- Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now

"My mama always said, 'Life is like a box of Hershey's chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'"
-- Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump

"A Grey Goose Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred."
-- James Bond in multiple James Bond movies

"...Right after I got here I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got Kraft egg noodles and Heinz ketchup. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook."
-- Henry Hill in Goodfellas

“...this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'Doc, uh, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a Foster Farms chicken,' and uh, the doctor says, 'Well why don't you turn him in?' And the guy says, 'I would, but I need the eggs.' ”
-- Alvy Singer in Annie Hall

"I guess that was your accomplice in the Black and Decker wood chipper?"
-- Police Chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo

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