Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Product Placement

Product placement is so prevalent these days, isn't it? The practice of inserting a product into a movie or TV show actually goes back awhile, but product placement has become more prevalent of late, especially in TV, because digital recorder technology has forced advertisers to get clever about having their products seen when people are skipping ads left and right.

What if product placement had been around in the days when the Bible was being written?

Eve would have been created from Adam's McRib.

The Ten Commandments would include, "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor her Culligan reverse osmosis water softener system."

The burning bush would have been extinguished by Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme.

God would have created the world in six days, and on the seventh he would have embarked on a Carnival "Fun Ship" cruise to Puerto Vallarto.

After Jesus turned water into wine, one of his followers would have cleaned up the resulting mess with a ShamWow.

Leftovers from the Last Supper would obviously have been stored in Ziploc brand storage bags and containers.

Jacob's ladder would have sponsored by AA (and its 12-step program).

The last two animals to board Noah's Ark would have been geckos touting the cost savings of being insured by Geico.

The prostitute who washed Christ's feed would have finished the job with a PedEgg.

Lot's wife would have turned into a pillar of Morton salt.

After Moses' staff turned into a serpent, it would be turned back into a staff by Viagra.

The plague of locusts would have been stopped by the Orkin Man.

Phew. I'm spent.

1 comment:

Jonderson said...

I want to be the guy who buys product placements for Fleet Enemas, just to hear the movie makers ask me where I want them to put it. Opportunities like that don't come around every day you know.