In the event that you've just returned from an extended stay at an ashram in Bangalore, eschewing all creature comforts in favor of a daily regimen of meditation, hot yoga and colon cleanses, Gut Check has news for you: Quill.com, an offshoot of the Staples chain of office-supply suppliers, has gone all heavy-meta, introducing a Dunder Mifflin brand of photocopier paper in a reverse-product-placement tie-in* to the sitcom The Office.
The news set Gut Check to thinkin' about another recent sitcom-related development, the announcement that Arrested Development really is coming back for ten new episodes and a full-length movie sometime in 2013.
Talk about your reverse-product-placement goldmines! It took us all of about 30 seconds to come up with a list of AD-related food items that would look awesome on a grocer's shelf. There were dozens to choose from, but we managed to winnow them down to the top seven.
*Yes, Gut Check is well aware that one man's reverse-product-placement tie-in to a hugely popular sitcom is another man's craven jump-the-shark ploy to cash in on an increasingly stale series that wasn't even original in the first place.
7. Ice cream sandwiches Have a love affair with your ice cream sandwich... The Bluths reference their love of ice cream more than a few times throughout the series. George Sr., though, tops them all and would rather stay in jail if only for the ice cream sandwiches. We think George should make his own.
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