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Too Much Dr Pepper on ‘90210’

Apr 15, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The Los Angeles Times complains that Dr Pepper had too big a role on Tuesday night’s episode of “90210.” Tonight’s episode of “90210” deserves an award, for the single most egregious example of product placement in the history of television,” the paper says. “Once or twice, it felt like a ‘Saturday Night Live’ spoof of a television show doing product placement.”
—Jon Lafayette

5 Comments

  1. Ironic — the newspaper catching fire for allowing front page advertising masquerading as news content criticizes a TV show over product placement.

  2. I just googled this subject because i thought it was insane…opening the cooler to display a perfect arrangement of dr. pepper inside. okayyyy then. as if the huge dr. pepper sign in the rest of their episodes wasn’t enough lol.

  3. I didn’t see the episode (I was off drinking Coca Cola a the time that takes up a lot of evenings) but it doesnt’ sound half as bad as the sincerely lame Campbell’s product placement that were ‘integrated’ (and boy, do I use that word loosely) into All My Children and One Life to Live for the month of February. People offering others V8 Juice (and clearly there’s nothing else in the frig), others offering to heat up some soup (label not quite facing camera, good try but you’ll get better the longer these ridiculous promotions go on) and the topper being the town villain on AMC telling the pregnant girl who’s trying to con his son into marrying her to go to the kitchen so the maid can fix her some ‘heart smart’ soup. Anvil-licious.

  4. i thought i was the only one noticing this..it bothered me so much that i HAD to google it. i lovelovelove dr.pepper but the constant and OBVIOUS product placement is getting ridiculous and it makes me not want to drink it anymore. its on like every episode

  5. Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!

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