The Strangest Commercial Ever Made

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Just about the only television show I watch is "House", which has a nice cynical edge to it. I was shocked and disappointed on Sunday to witness within the program the most comically absurd product placement when, about a minute in the program, one of the doctors says to the other: "This neat curve control thing – – it automatically slows the car down when it senses I'm making a curve too fast." 

And all during that ridiculous quote, there were cutaway shots to the rear and front of the car prominently showing the Ford and Explorer logos. It was about as subtle as a comment from The Hun.

Coincidentally, I happened to trip across this item from the 1960s showing, of all people, Ms. Jane from the Beverly Hillbillies sucking on a Camel cigarette and singing its praises. Disturbing on so many levels.