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  • The best one was the most blatant Pepsi ad, where MacGruber just says Pepsi over and over again

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      On the Saturday Night Live of Super Bowl Weekend 2009, three ads were shown for the first time. One of these ran in the last quarter of the Super Bowl game itself. Saturday Night Live has an ongoing skit that parodies the famous 80’s show, MacGyver, starring Richard Dean Anderson.

      In the skits, MacGruber is in all kinds of perilous situations and must save the day, which he never does. Somehow or another, the silly MacGruber ends up blowing things up. It’s far

      from the happy endings of the MacGyver TV series. Sometimes they’re funny and sometimes they’re not.

      These three MacGruber bits, though, were different in two ways. First, it was heavy on product placement, the product being Pepsi, my favorite beverage. It was obvious that Pepsi had produced these bits because the brand was mentioned in every other sentence, if not more.

      Second, in the first skit, in addition to MacGruber and a female, there’s another man, wearing a long, brown mullet. Yes, MacGyver fans,

      • it was MacGyver himself — Richard Dean Anderson. He appeared as MacGyver in all three spots.

        The best one was the most blatant Pepsi ad, where MacGruber just says Pepsi over and over again. MacGyver accuses him of being a sell out.

        The ads were a clever way to mix in MacGyver with MacGruber, and there’s no telling how much Anderson got paid to do the ads, but I do believe he wouldn’t have done them if he didn’t think he’d have fun doing it.

        He’s pretty selective about what he does these days.

        I’ve read some criticisms of the MacGruber Pepsi Ads, but the truth is, the moment someone spotted that first commercial with Anderson in it, the internet buzzed. They couldn’t get on You Tube fast enough, and they’ve been viewed many times over the last forty-eight hours.

        So, critics can pan the commercials all the want because in the end, they worked. Anderson’s appearance got folks watching. That’s a lot of viewing of Pepsi for the Pepsi Cola Company.

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