This Old School Sprite Commercial Is a Reminder of Why We Still Hate Brand Mascots

We always love when our commercials get self-aware, right? This gem is a commercial for a mass-produced sugary drink that mocks another mass-produced sugary drink, particularly that drink’s marketing tropes. Back in the ’90s, it was a common technique in advertisements for mass-produced sugary drinks and foods to use creepy animated characters. I mean, wouldn’t you react the same way these kids did if the logo on whatever you were trying to consume burst out of the label and started singing its own praises? You can take your own guess, but I’m betting this here is a potshot directed at Sunny D.

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