It ain't easy being a soap opera in 2011. In April, ABC announced that two of its long-running soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live, were being canceled after more than 40 years on television. Some soaps are trying to increase their advertising dollars through product placement. Power to 'em, we say—while giggling at the pseudo-commercials. Check out some of the most desperate attempts below.

KY Warming Gel

Midol

Bing

Cheerios

Chex Mix

Wanchai Ferry

Rock Band 3

Nature Valley Granola

Frosted Flakes and Special K

Thanks to Urlesque and @kristenschaaled.