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Never actually seen 30 Rock myself, but I've heard a lot of good buzz. That may be a Netflix choice for me one of these days.
Actually, now that I think of it, this post is exactly the reason that I don't mind product placement. This is the way people talk. We don't say "hand me a facial tissue" we say "give me a Kleenex". We say "I'm going to get a Coke" rather than "I'm about to enjoy a popular cola". Sitting at my desk and looking around I can currently see the brands OfficeMax, Altoids, Kleenex, Avery, Intel, Dell, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Method, Scotch, Bic, T-Mobile, At-A-Glance, Dominos, and Expo (and that's without moving anything or turning my head very much). If you open my refrigerator you'll see every brand name from Hellmann's to Oscar Meyer to Jones Soda to the occasional Killian's. In fact, I find it a bit distracting when a character opens the fridge and every label is torn, covered, or turned away from the camera.
Including name brands in an organic way actually increases the realism of the piece for me. It can be done clumsily, like anything else in film or TV, but that's the fault of the director and producer, not of product placement in general.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to pour myself a cup of Folger's mountain grown coffee and get a bowl of new Maple and Brown Sugar Life cereal. It's part of this balanced breakfast!
Wow your last paragraph sounded like an early morning commercial, awesome. Thanks for the tip about amazon!