'Days of Our Lives' product placements: Yikes

Product placements — can’t live with ‘em, can’t seem to find any shows without ‘em. But if you think primetime placement is obnoxious and overstated, behold the truly staggering placements on Days of Our Lives. Like sands through an hour glass, so are the delicious products of our lives… Here, have some fabulous Chex Mix! Let’s wrestle!

Oy. Maybe you’re just grumpy, because you don’t have Midol:

Are you feeling snackish? Perhaps you want some granola clusters:

Or some delicious, healthy Cheerios?

Here, have some Chinese food that, uh, comes in a bag:

If you can watch these and not think of Wayne’s World, I feel sorry for you. Now excuse me while I go drink some Pepto Bismol™ and barf. [via Urlesque and Kristen Schaal]

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  • cici217

    I’m surprised she isn’t wearing a Biggest Loser tee shirt on the show

  • Carrie #2

    Yeah, they have been doing this a lot starting last year. I remember watching the Chex Mix one when that episode was on and just cracking up! Oh, Days.

  • Lisa Simpson

    Wow, those are go so painfully overboard it’s a wonder they still have viewers.

    • lostidol

      I think they have to do these because they don’t have viewers anymore.

      • Elizabeth

        BINGO lostidol!

        I’m wondering how long its going to be before we revert back to the live commercials from the early days of television. Or things are sponsored like sporting events.

        Its coming…

  • Philip Morris

    This just goes back to the earliest days of television when the sponsors would have their products mentioned or shown within their programs. The characters drove their sponsors cars and smoked their sponsors cigarettes. (Remember cigarette commercials?)

    • MSR

      That’s exactly what I was thinking of actually. My favorites are the I Love Lucy Phillip Morris ones. They were so happy to be smoking! lol

  • Kyle

    LMAO. These are awesome! No subtlety whatsoever. It’s a mini-commercial in the middle of the scene. This made my morning.

  • laura

    I don’t see the big deal, they have been doing this for years in telenovelas.

  • Anne

    When I lived in Mexico I saw this a lot in telenovelas there. It’s unfortunate and so obvious. I’m a little surprised it doesn’t happen more often here in the U.S.

    • Chris

      I think it’s hilarious. The King of Queens is a huge offender when it comes to product placement.

      • lol

        Huge fan of Queens and look at them daily. Always fun to point of the strategically placed items.

  • RyRyNYC

    I think product placement is fine if done correctly… I mean, it makes sense to have products in the show, would you rather they cancel the show instead of throwing in products into the mix?

  • Mary

    OMG…these clips made my day! So hilariously blatant. The product close-ups are just the worst.

  • Flyer

    I’ve loved Days of Our Lives since the glory days of Steve/Kayla, Bo/Hope and John/Marlena back in the mid-80s. With the way soap operas are being cancelled right and left these days, I don’t CARE if DOOL has to resort to clunky product placement from time to time to cover costs. Whatever will keep the show on the air!

    • Flip

      *Patch/Kayla

      • Flop

        Patch’s real name is Steve.

  • Sean S.

    I love Days! The fact that they don’t even try to be subtle , make these hysterical. Just like most things on the show, they are awesome and hilarious.

  • Kim

    So you just decided to rip off Jezebel.com’s post directly? The original was posted two hours before this one.

    • lostidol

      And Jezebel in turn got it from Gawker.tv. Such is the nature of the blogosverse.

  • Jessica

    Whatever keeps soaps on the air! ABC soaps do terrible product placements with V8. As a soap fan you wish they could slip it in more naturally.

  • Rob

    I agree with Flyer…whatever it takes to cover the costs and Days was just renewed for another 2 years or so. I just wish the writers would come up with something better than a redo of the 1993 burying alive plot. I do like how the plot is giving more airtime to Eric Martsolf (Eric). Jennifer’s also back…yay!

    • Flip

      But without Jack, so it’s pointless.

  • Lisa

    Wow! I don’t know how they do that with a straight face! LOL

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