At The Dissolve, the staff is collecting most hideous VHS/DVD/Blu-ray box art, with a special focus on the most extreme disparity between the quality of the film and the quality of the packaging. This was my contribution; head there for the rest.
Guys, guys: everyone knows the most extreme film-to-packaging disparity is this monstrosity from the “Special 15th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray of Groundhog Day.
Remember this scene in Groundhog Day, guys? The scene where Bill Murray stares right into the camera with dead, vacant eyes while pointing at a clock where another, littler Bill Murray is the hands of the clock? Remember when Bill Murray shrunk down and went inside a clock? And also Bill Murray’s hands looked really weird, as if they were someone else’s hands that had been poorly Photoshopped on top of an equally poorly Photoshopped image of Bill Murray’s face?
In honor of this week’s release of The GoogleThe Internship, see if you can spot the product placement in this clip from Jack & Jill. You’ll have to watch very carefully. “This must never be seen. By anyone.” Indeed.
Remember how outrageous the classic product placement spoof in Wayne’s World felt in 1992? Not anymore. From “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” to an offer he actually could not refuse in just 39 years! —Matt Singer
The Wife: If we met on a reality show, would you have picked me?
Me: We met in reality and I picked you.
The Wife: Yeah, but that’s not as good.
Me: It’s not?
The Wife: You didn’t have 25 other women to choose from at the time.
Tonight’s conversation, after The Wife finished watching a reality dating show.
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