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|Jason47||Jun 2 2009, 06:41 PM|
UPDATED thanks to information below:|
In an unusual occurrence, "Days" viewers in America did not get to see a 55-second scene that was aired in Canada on Monday, June 1. The scene was a product placement ad for the cereal Cheerios, and had Peter Reckell (Bo) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope) discussing the benefits of the cereal. Since the taping of the scene on April 29, the Food and Drug Administration on May 12 issued a warning letter stating that advertising for Cheerios violates federal law with promises to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. General Mills, which makes Cheerios, was ordered to fix the issues or risk product seizure, so "Days" had to edit out the scene from its American broadcast. The FDA warning does not apply in Canada, so the scene was included in the Canadian feed.
Below is a transcript of the "missing" scene, which aired just before Henderson walked into the Brady Pub.
PETE (carrying a box of Cheerios): Hi, Hope. Caroline asked me to give this to Bo if he came in. She said he left them here this morning.
HOPE: Thanks, Pete.
PETE: You're welcome.
BO: Henderson's still on the phone.
HOPE (takes out the box of Cheerios): Cheerios?
BO: Oh, yeah. Things have been so crazy I haven't had a chance to tell you. My physical the other day, the doc said I have to watch my diet, so I was doing some reading and the studies show that eating Cheerios can lower your cholesterol, so gonna give it a shot.
HOPE: Sounds great to me. But, you know, you didn't have to buy them. They're Ciara's and my favorite. I always keep these in stock, and the banana nut -- delicious.
BO: Yeah, I know. Well, from now on, it's share and share alike.
HOPE: Well, I'll check with Ciara and get back to you on that.
HOPE (seeing Henderson standing outside): Who do you suppose Henderson's on the phone with?
BO: Victor, but since this is off the books...
HOPE: Here he comes.
Edited by Jason47, Jun 2 2009, 08:48 PM.
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