From the Abington Journal:
According to Mari R. Potis, Membership Director, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Prop Drop” for NBC’s “The Office” July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Boardroom, 222 Mulberry Street, Scranton, for any business that would like to submit promotional products to possibly appear in the 8th season.
Requested items include, coffee mugs, ink pens, refrigerator magnets-decor, and other related items. Desktop items are preferred and have the best chance of making it onto the set. Please note the Chamber will not be sending clothing items. All items should be submitted in triplicate, otherwise they will not be considered to appear on the show, according to Potis.
For details, call 570. 342.7711.
This reminds me of Talladega Nights when Ricky Bobby sells his windshield to Fig Newtons.
But I understand it can help the local economy of Scranton…charity product placement.
That sounds cool, what an interesting idea!
I love how the show treats real business props. Though Chili’s and the Orbit stroller were often accused of being product placements, they were actually unpaid AFAIK. The writers just used them for the sake of realism and fun! I don’t think The Office ever used paid product placements?
I grew up in Scranton, and I love seeing all the local props on “The Office.” Now, I live in Seattle, and take a lot of vacations to Portland, Oregon. The TV show “Portlandia” also uses a lot of local props, as it is filmed right in Portland. It would be really cool for “The Office” to go on location to the Scranton area… at least once.
Tanster, tell ’em to get Pam in a t-shirt from whichever Scranton college she went to! PLEASE!!!