Commercial Break: Doctor doctor, I feel like smashing a can of Dr Pepper with a cricket bat...
If you enjoy the taste of whatever it is that they put in a can of Dr Pepper, prepare to have your loyalty severely tested by this ghastly advert that the Pepper people have puked out over in the States.
It’s another flash mob ad, a lazy device that advertisers increasingly use when they haven’t got any real ideas. But this one, set on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, isn’t even in the true spirit of a flash mob, where hundreds of strangers converge on a place to carry out a pre-planned act at a given time.
This is just some bad singers and some shit dancers bellowing their way through the Dr Pepper song as innocent bystanders stand by looking bemused and afraid.
They could have just made a sock puppet and got him to sing the song in a funny voice up a tree and it would have been a more memorable ad. Bleurrggh!