During last week?s episode of 30 Rock, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) expressed his fascination with McDonald?s McFlurry.
This triggered discussions in cyberspace. Many thought that the product placement went too far, making the episode look like a commercial for the fast-food chain. So, did Tina Fey?s Emmy-winning sitcom sell out?
Apparently, no. Fey issued a statement concerning the alleged product placement on the show to put all debates and questions to rest.
Fey said, ?It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the references to McDonald’s in last night’s episode of 30 Rock were in no way product placement. (Nor were they an attempt at product placement that fell through.)?
She continued, ?We received no money from the McDonald’s Corporation. We were actually a little worried they might sue us. That?s just the kind of revenue-generating masterminds we are.
The actress/producer/writer jokingly mentioned, ?Also, the upcoming story line where Liz Lemon starts dating Grimace is just based on a recurring dream I have. Seriously, though, it’s not product placement. Also, whoever is writing my Twitter account is pretty funny, but it?s not me.?