Have I gotten so jaded that I can't distinguish parody from product placement? I took Sunday night's programming lineup on Fox
It turns out that I was wrong on one count. I received a pair of emails from the folks behind Malcolm in the Middle to explain that what I had interpreted as a shameless plug for casual dining giant Applebee's
But I know I wasn't the only one. When The Simpsons has Homer breaking into a Disney
Earlier this week, the producer of The Apprentice announced that he was suing a product-placement firm for allegedly overcharging clients like Procter & Gamble
It's the cruel reality of reality television. Hollywood movies have been doing this for ages. But going by some of the placement choices McDonald's
But I guess it's good to know that Applebee's wasn't in on the act with one of my favorite shows. I think I'll go to the pawn shop and see if I can buy back that respect I was once hawking.
More related Foolishness:
- Even without Applebee's, it was still a wild Sunday night.
- Hollywood has really gone too far with this.
- Even Oprah has been known to go into that Mac and Me breakdance.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz wants to see if he can buy the "H" in the Hollywood sign and replace it with an "F" donning a jester cap. He does own shares in Disney. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.