In last night's episode however, there was a conflict of interest in the advertorial department. Did anyone else catch this?
There was a line about "Think Tylenol, not Toyota." in referencing how a company deals with a product/PR crisis. It was a direct dis to the Toyota recall debacle. Then in the 2nd half of the show, there's a Toyota product placement with several gleaming shots of the new hybrid Camry. Mary even says at one point, "Use the Nav." (The navigation system)which was followed by a 2 second demo of one of the features of the onboard navigation system.
Was this intentional? Does Toyota really have that much of a sense of humor? Could this possibly have been an oversight? I can't imagine a Toyota exec spending all that dough to be featured on the show and being okay with that line.
Usually when art and commerce mix, the commerce begins to control the art. Are these writers asserting their creative control by not taking out the dialogue? (It was a good line.)Just curious.
Edited by MarilynP, 25 July 2011 - 09:54 AM.