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Mythology and Dr. Pepper…

January 16, 2012

 – – Some Diet Dr. Pepper commercials have recently featured mythological characters, including Sasquatch, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, a leprechaun, an alien, a merman, and others.  The stop-motion features evoke the Rudolph specials of old.  The underlying notion is that it’s as hard to get people to believe in a satisfying diet drink as it is to sell them on the notion of the existence of legendary or mythological figures.

In one version, the unlikely and fantastic characters are seated in a circle of chairs as part of an “I Exist!” support group, listening to Santa complaining about not being believed in by his core constituents…another version re-unites this cast, also bringing forth a unicorn and a merman, the latter introduced as the boyfriend of the tooth fairy…the merman gets so taken with the flavor of Diet Dr. Pepper that he breaks his aquatic container with an enthusiastic rap of his trident!

Perhaps I can find a local chapter of the I Exist support group…heaven knows I need the validation! 

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