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The Worst, Most Shameless Product Placement Moments in Movies and TV

The Dumbest Product Placements on Network tv

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Audi, Beats By Dre, and Samsung all staked their product placement claims throughout the Avengers franchise, but the biggest deal by far was by Harley-Davidson.

The Avengers Franchise

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The “teens” on the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot didn’t just carry around a Microsoft Surface Tablet. They dished up a full product tour that would put a Best Buy employee to shame.

90210

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Several brands paid for the privilege of being featured in the superhero show, but one of them was so bad it became legendary. Acuvue–yes, the contact lens company–sponsored the fifth season episode “Vengeance.”

Smallville

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If you want to escape a zombie horde, do it in style with a Hyundai Tucson! That seems to be the message from the product placement in The Walking Dead, anyway.

The Walking Dead

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Right off the bat, the rom-com You’ve Got Mail tipped its hat to AOL.But that’s not what earns the movie a spot on this list. No, the worst product placement happened when the characters visit a Starbucks.

You’ve Got Mail

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For decades, James Bond’s car of choice was an Aston Martin. That changed in 1995’s GoldenEye thanks to a massive product placement deal with BMW. Heineken paid $45 million to be featured in the 2012 Daniel Craig film.

James Bond Franchise

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Hollywood Branded figured out that there are a total of 220 featured brands across the seven films in the franchise.Of those, 17 were Chinese brands placed to appeal to viewers in that market.

The Transformers Franchise

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