Dunder Mifflin: 'Office' paper now real. Can it top these fiction-to-fact products?
Dunder Mifflin paper – the product at the heart of NBC’s hit comedy “The Office” NBC Universal – is now a real product. It's even on sale, $34.95 for a 20-pound carton, at online office supplier quill.com and the NBC online store. Manufactured by quill.com, the paper bears the Dunder Mifflin logo and slogans “Limitless paper in a paperless world” and “Quabity first." Dunder Mifflin paper is the latest in a long line fictional TV and film goods that turn into successful products. Will "The Office" office paper do as well as these Top 6 items?
6. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (“Forrest Gump,” 1994)
Inspired by the fictional shrimp company that made Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) an unwitting seafood mogul in the eponymous Oscar-winning film, the first Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant opened in 1996 in Monterey, California. The venture was a partnership between the production company Viacom and restaurateurs Scott Barnett and Gordon Miles. Today, the family-friendly seafood chain has 33 locations worldwide, serving mainly Southern and Cajun-inspired shrimp dishes. Quill.com will have to sell a lot of Dunder Mifflin paper to match that level of success.
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