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tfan



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PostPosted: 03/05/17 12:40 am    ::: Lil' Sweet Reply Reply with quote

So I am baffled by these Dr. Pepper commercials that have "Lil' Sweet on a tiny horse!" talking to "two thirsty cowboys". The Lil' Sweet character (who is supposed to be a glam-rocker) and his horse are optically shrunk down to less than 50% of normal and Lil' Sweet has a Prince look and a gay vibe, while the two cowboys he talks to act like genuine ranchers who don't get into town too often.

Anyway, I did a search and it turns out that Lil' Sweet is played by Justin Guarini, the runner-up on the first American Idol back in 2002. And people did see a Prince resemblance and there were some complaints around his death. I don't remember them, but commercials with that character have been running since 2015.

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PostPosted: 03/05/17 12:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I remember seeing some of the previous commercials. They're all kinda weird.

Never would have recognized Justin Guarini as Lil Sweet.



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PostPosted: 03/05/17 10:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

i crack up every time i see that ad.

a mini dandy on a mini horse, 2 manly brokeback mt ranchers...it's brilliant from content to editing.

lmfao


LIL SWEeeeeeeet!!!!!!


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PostPosted: 03/05/17 6:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
I remember seeing some of the previous commercials. They're all kinda weird.

Never would have recognized Justin Guarini as Lil Sweet.


Yeah, that is one weird-ass campaign.



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PostPosted: 03/05/17 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is the thing on his bolo a pop tab?



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PostPosted: 03/05/17 9:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ex-Ref wrote:
Is the thing on his bolo a pop tab?


Yeah. He's got 2 of them on a chain in the first clip in this video.

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PostPosted: 03/06/17 1:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I keep wanting to believe it's somehow a display of tolerance of....I dunno....little people, gay little people, gay little people with odd voices??

But. It DOES 'REGISTER'. Laughing



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