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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 11:16 AM 

I just saw the episode of the Dinnerparty, and george say alot of Pepsi.

I remember a episode (The Beard) where Kramer say he can't cook without Tupperware.

Maybe I am naief, but is this on purpose,?

And does someone know the story behind al this sponsering,

and does anybody knows which companies are real sponsors?


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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 11:35 AM 

There's a question. That's a question.


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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 12:30 PM 

You got T-Fal?


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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 4:42 PM 

You're naief.

Crazy Eyez
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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 7:18 PM 

they mention:

J Peterman
Calvin Kline


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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 7:47 PM 

Cadillac (and the NorthStar system -- even though Jerry's dad doesn't use it...)


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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 11:20 PM 

And Snapple...thought it's too fruity for me.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: September 6, 2005 11:20 PM 

I mean though.


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PostPosted: September 7, 2005 7:18 AM 

We're not gonna go through all of these again, are we? For the love of God, NO!

Yev Kassem

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PostPosted: September 7, 2005 8:54 AM 

Oh, we're goin BABY! Yes, I'm using your baby's now.

100,000 Grand Bar
Ring Dings
Kenny Rodgers Roasters
Blackjack Gum (licorice gum! What'll you think of next?)
Doublemint Gum
Today Sponge

on and on we go- where we stop... Wink

Yev Kassem

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PostPosted: September 7, 2005 8:56 AM 

Saddle up and ride.


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PostPosted: September 10, 2005 9:12 AM 

- dunkin' donuts
- today's sponge (elaine's birth control)

and as a french i noticed that kramer has to get mustard from "dijon" (a city over 200 miles from paris)


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PostPosted: September 10, 2005 12:19 PM 

To seriously answer the original question. It seems there was a lot of discussion (in the news) at that time about the saturation of name-brand products appearing in movies and television. There were, and still are, many critics of the continual, so-called "brainwashing" intended by these corporations... not to mention the Taco Bell "Batman" and "Judge Dread" type of movie advertising in product commercials.

I've always thought (just my opinion) that this may have been the show's intentional jab at this trend, especially the way the characters always had to ad their little slogans and additional info about the products whenever they appeared, making it blatently obvious that there was a name-brand product being featured.

Brilliant (if it was, indeed, intentional)

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PostPosted: September 10, 2005 1:51 PM 

Another damn plug for Guinness....

Condo Board President

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PostPosted: September 10, 2005 2:28 PM 

My dentist told me to cut out the Skittles. When he pulled that needle out, I let the expletives fly.


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PostPosted: September 10, 2005 2:30 PM 

Alright, let's just stay calm here.... don't get all crazy on me!

Crazy Eyez
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: September 12, 2005 4:36 AM 

some info about this:

Crazy Eyez
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: September 12, 2005 4:43 AM 

sorry, this one is better


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PostPosted: September 12, 2005 7:25 AM 

That was very interesting to read. But it still doesn't explain whether Seinfeld made any deals with sponsors, or included products simply to make fun of others who make deals... or perhaps did it for no real reason at all but for laughs. I still think they were making fun of that whole movement, myself.

Yev Kassem

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PostPosted: September 12, 2005 8:36 AM 

Is this about me? Then I've lost interest.

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PostPosted: September 12, 2005 8:42 AM 

Well, it did say that they received money from the Junior Mints people, after being turned down by other candy representatives. But still, I'd also like to believe that they did it just for mockery, while still receiving money from these so-called 'sponsors'.

On a side note, it's not 100,000 Grand Bar! It's either 100,000 Dollar Bar or 100 Grand Bar. 100,000 Grand would be a million. I've never heard of a Million dollar Bar.

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