A popular television show has come under fire today after last night’s episode revealing numerous sequences of actual plot and characters instead of its usual product placement.
One particularly outraged viewer led a single-man protest in front of the Network’s home base. The Fancy interviewed the lone activist, Gerald Hompkins, an assembly-line worker in a Squeeze N’ Breeze factory in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to get his opinions on the situation.
“I was absolutely livid when I turned on the boob-tube to find my favorite nighttime television not start off with the usual pan shot from a Pepsi© billboard followed by an action sequence not demonstrating the incredible ease of the GPS in the new BMW©, the likes of which I haven’t seen on TV in years. Where do these bastards get off introducing vitality and life into a storyline that I have faithfully followed for the corporate sponsorship and rampant product placement for years?” said Gerald. “DON’T THEY KNOW HOW DISTRACTING STORIES ARE?!”
The major network, which has asked to remain unnamed, made a public statement from their New York headquarters today saying, “We would like to assure our dedicated commercial viewers and corporate sponsors that this grievous accident will not go unpunished, the writer responsible for this error has already been removed from his post, processed into food for the Board of Directors of the network, and deposited inside their feed trough. Further, we are not yet entirely sure how a writer with imagination was hired, and further still how they managed to bypass all the checkpoints to eliminate individuality and insure alignment with corporate ideals.”
In a continuing effort to calm the angry viewers and sponsors, producers have now announced that next week’s episode will just be an hour long commercial for Stouffer’s French bread pizzas© – When you need your french bread fix, try Stouffer’s… Its Pizza-rific!
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