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Product placement has become an unfortunately big part of modern studio filmmaking, but there are some ads in movies that we can still appreciate: the fake ones. Rather than actually trying to tell us something, they merely exist as a fun gag or even sometimes as a plot device. And now you can see a whole bunch of them mashed together in this fantastic new supercut.
Created by the good folks over at Screen Junkies, this new video brings together clips from more than 30 different movies, all advertising some kind of strange in-movie product. The selections are all over the map and come from all different genres - and like with most supercuts, half of the fun is trying to figure out what movies the clips come from. Thanks to the video's YouTube description, you can match all of your guesses against the full list of movies in order:
Robocop (1987), Goodfellas, Wreck-It Ralph, Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Jack and Jill, Jingle All the Way, Toy Story, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Serenity, Ghostbusters, Happy Gilmore, Batman (1989), Lost in Translation, Anchorman 2, Prometheus, Tropic Thunder, Punch-Drunk Love, Donnie Darko, Requiem for a Dream, Talladega Nights, The Running Man, Tommy Boy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Truman Show, UHF, Westworld, The Wolf of Wall Street, Total Recall, Beetlejuice, Coming to America, Dodgeball, Halloween III, I Robot, Robocop 2, Starship Troopers
Anyone else find it kind of strange that not a single one of these movies was made before 1980? This isn't a gag that was only created in the last 34 years, right?
Not all of these clips are strictly "Fake Ads in Movies," as the Prometheus portion was actually part of the film's marketing campaign and the Punch Drunk Love example is from the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed short film Mattress Man Commercial, but that doesn't undercut how enjoy able this video is. After all, it reminded me that UHF exists, and while it does cut down the Spatula City commercial quite a bit, that just led me to watching it in full on another YouTube page:
Do you have a personal favorite, either that was included in this supercut or was left off? The Big Red spot from Talladega Nights is pretty fantastic, the Starship Trooper videos are amazing satire, and the Fruity Oaty Bar jingle from Serenity is pretty damn catchy. Hit the comments to tell us what you think!