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Dr. Pepper "Stacy's Mom" ad
Men's News Daily ^ | Monday Jan 24, 2005 | Fido969

Posted on 01/24/2005 6:53:57 PM PST by Fido969

Did anyone catch the Dr. Pepper ads shown during the playoffs yesterday?

The first ad features the song "Stacy's mom" (...has got it going on), which, if you have heard it, is sung by a hormone-driven teen who flirts back and forth with his girlfriend's mom. The Dr. Pepper ad shows a group of boys about 10-12 years old playing in a park when a mini-van drives up. Very close shots of the driver as she gets out of the van, a sneaker, keys jingling, a "tease" as the wind blows her blouse a few inches above her belt. Subtle, sexy stuff.

The kids stop and look as she pulls the side door open and pops the top on a cooler of Dr. Pepper.

The kids smile and race to the cooler.

The last few quick shots have the words from the song "I'm in love with Casey's mom..." one child gazes reverently up at the woman, who gives back a knowing smirk.

It was just CREEPY. Gender test! I can't imagine this commercial with a leering guy and some pre-pubescent girls. Ewwww.....

Anyway, the "Diet Doctor Pepper" commercial shows a fellow screaming as he tumbles down a mountain on a snowboard. He crashes in a heap in front of a couple of teenagers, one who says "I think your getting it, dad". Dad, flat on his face and covered with snow, manages to move only his hand in a "thumbs-up". Just another incompetent clumsy dad ad.

Anyway, I was struck by the contrast of the two ads.


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This is just something that struck me and I posted it to the MND forum. I did a websearch of the topic, and to my surprise, found out I wasn't the only one who felt the same way about the commercial.

Freeper's thoughts?

1 posted on 01/24/2005 6:54:00 PM PST by Fido969
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To: Fido969

Well, as a young teenage boy, a few of the kid's moms were hotties but it ain't for commercial TV.


3 posted on 01/24/2005 6:55:47 PM PST by pissant
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To: Fido969

The Dr Pepper ad bothered me too. Yeah, the 12-year-olds will love her when she opens her stash of Dr Pepper, but in 4 years or so, she's going to have to buy kegs for them -- if she wants to stay on their "Cool Mom" list.


4 posted on 01/24/2005 6:57:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: al baby

Jacklin Smith, Cindy Crawford and Uma Thurman


5 posted on 01/24/2005 6:58:12 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Buying Kegs. That definitely qualified as a cool mom in my yut!


6 posted on 01/24/2005 6:59:06 PM PST by pissant
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To: TheBigB

Stacy's Mom ping


7 posted on 01/24/2005 6:59:37 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Fido969

Sounds like an abandoned, horrible advertisement. Symptomatic of a very disturbed culture. The one with the dad I don't mind. Sounds like the dad comes out more of a good sport than a hapless idiot.


8 posted on 01/24/2005 6:59:37 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: Fido969

It's the MK Laturneau audience they are after.


9 posted on 01/24/2005 6:59:42 PM PST by marty60
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To: Fido969

I found it a little creepy too.


10 posted on 01/24/2005 6:59:59 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Fido969

The woman in the ad wasn't a public school teacher, was she?


11 posted on 01/24/2005 7:00:26 PM PST by skip_intro
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To: Fido969

I think both ads are inappropriate. Yet another reason we don't have TV.


12 posted on 01/24/2005 7:00:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (Wielder of the Dread Words of Power, "Bless your heart, honey!")
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To: Fido969
Dr. Pepper commercials are always stupid.
14 posted on 01/24/2005 7:01:15 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: Fido969

I hope to one day have problems as small and meaningless as you do. Maybe then I'll worry about things like a Dr Pepper commercial like this.


15 posted on 01/24/2005 7:02:22 PM PST by Ramius (Gregoirovich Nyet!)
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To: Fido969

I saw that ad and it hit me as "creepy". The ad people really need to take a look at the election results. The nation, as a whole, isn't interested in seedy innuendo during family t.v. viewing.


17 posted on 01/24/2005 7:03:03 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: Fido969
Fountains of Wayne Stacy link

Scroll down, on the right to view the video.

18 posted on 01/24/2005 7:03:09 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Fido969

The way the media has sympathetically portrayed Mary Kay LaTourneau, this commercials message doesn't surprise me at all.

Had a 30 something MALE teacher did the same thing with a 12 year-old girl, he would have (and should have) been burned at the stake.

But if a woman uses an immature, adolescent male for sex, most folks don't see it as much of a crime.


19 posted on 01/24/2005 7:05:00 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: COEXERJ145

Dr. Pepper commercials are always stupid.

Oh, not the ones with the country stars! (OK, maybe they are, but I like lookin' at the male country singers in them!)


20 posted on 01/24/2005 7:05:00 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Fido969

After the steady run of "male enhancement" ads on these games, this one almost seemed wholesome. But, I do agree with your point. There are no small kids in my house. I don't know how those of you who have them deal with it if they want to watch the game -- hitting the mute button? Channel-surfing during the ads? Don't let them watch sports?


21 posted on 01/24/2005 7:05:45 PM PST by speedy
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To: Fido969

How many young men and values of our society will be sacrificed on the altar of self indulgence?


22 posted on 01/24/2005 7:06:17 PM PST by keving
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To: speedy
After the steady run of "male enhancement" ads on these games...

Spike TV runs ads for "natural male enhancement" (with some idiot named Bob) all the dang time. Even worse, they always run two at a time.

23 posted on 01/24/2005 7:07:07 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: Fido969

Heh... You're wrong on both ads. First... It IS NORMAL for teen boys to admire beautiful women.

And lighten up about clumsy dad... dad's aren't under attack here, they are trying to be young.


24 posted on 01/24/2005 7:08:49 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life!)
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To: MisterRepublican
But if a woman uses an immature, adolescent male for sex, most folks don't see it as much of a crime.

I have 4 young boys. I'd use the shotgun, and go to jail, if necessary.

25 posted on 01/24/2005 7:09:09 PM PST by Tax-chick (Wielder of the Dread Words of Power, "Bless your heart, honey!")
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To: Fido969

What's an "ad"?

TIVO everything!


26 posted on 01/24/2005 7:10:05 PM PST by petercooper (Liberalism = Idealism; Conservatism = Realism)
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To: Fido969

What creeped me out was how unattractive and asexual the mother was. The commercial made no sense at all becuase no kid would ever be hot for this mom,


27 posted on 01/24/2005 7:10:30 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Fido969

I saw the Dr. Pepper Stacy's mom ad, but was disappointed because the mom in the commercial was not all that hot. The mom should have been smoking hot.


28 posted on 01/24/2005 7:11:05 PM PST by TBall
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To: Kirkwood
What creeped me out was how unattractive and asexual the mother was. The commercial made no sense at all because no kid would ever be hot for this mom.

Exactly, the woman in the commercial isn't attractive at all. It's just another dumb Dr. Pepper commercial that makes no sense.

29 posted on 01/24/2005 7:12:55 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: Fido969

>>>Freeper's thoughts?

If you ever go to Europe, don't watch TV. You will be offended.


30 posted on 01/24/2005 7:13:18 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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To: Fido969
didn't strike me as any more offensive than the game that it interrupted. but I wouldn't guess that it would sell very much Dr. Pepper, either.
31 posted on 01/24/2005 7:13:25 PM PST by smonk
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To: Constitution Day
People taking offense at a Dr.Pepper comercial. Good grief. It's BLATANTLY obvious that the kids are portrayed to love the drink; they are not sexually attracted to the "Mom." There is absolutely nothing that's offensive about it.

Some people see anti-family messages in a bowl of cheerios.

32 posted on 01/24/2005 7:13:57 PM PST by TheBigB (Life is good. It'd be better if Jaime Pressly was here naked with a pizza. But it's still damn good.)
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To: Tax-chick
I have 4 young boys. I'd use the shotgun, and go to jail, if necessary.

Not if I were on your jury.

33 posted on 01/24/2005 7:14:10 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: COEXERJ145

These ads seem to be a staple of sports talk stations, too. I guess it's the demographic -- lots of hair-replacement ads too -- but lots of kids are tuned in to this stuff. I know, it's an old story. Geez, I remember when Playtex Living Bra ads were the raciest things on TV.


34 posted on 01/24/2005 7:14:46 PM PST by speedy
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To: Fido969
Yeah, I found the ad pretty screwed up too. The looks between the mom and kids along with the words of the song is too weird.Wonder if they'll do one of a softball dad showing up in his mini van stocked with Dr. P and he leers at the little softball girls to the rousing sounds of Tull's Aqualung?

Sitting on a park bench...eyeing little girls with bad intent...

35 posted on 01/24/2005 7:15:09 PM PST by Dissident Aggressor
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To: Fido969

in the song, Stacy's mom is a hottie. This commercial actually has a not-hot mom, but she's got it going on because she has Dr. Pepper.

I thought it was stupid since the song, as they used it, doesn't fit. It could have been edited to fit.

This commercial was more dumb than offensive. The idea was pretty good...Stacy's mom 'has it going on' because of the Dr. Pepper. Kind of like the Bud Light commercial to counter the Miller lite ref commercials, where they uncover the ref is taking the bud and replacing Miller not because Miller's better, but because they wanted the bud light for themselves. This a weak attempt at that kind of shifted meaning.


36 posted on 01/24/2005 7:16:15 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Tax-chick

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

Well, we do have a TV monitor, but just for select videos or DVDs. No cable, no antenna. I'm not going to invite that dreck and sludge into my house.


37 posted on 01/24/2005 7:16:57 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism failed. Bush won. Wellstone is dead. Get over it, DUmmies!)
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To: TheBigB

>>>> Some people see anti-family messages in a bowl of cheerios.

Don't know about that - but I have had some profane alphabet soup...


38 posted on 01/24/2005 7:16:57 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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To: Tax-chick

The first Cathouse visit with a wink from dad used to be the practice in a lot of America for generations(thank goodness my kid likes girls),, I doubt too many teen girls would have gotten the same wink,,,,


39 posted on 01/24/2005 7:16:59 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Ramius

Relax. It is January 24th, you know. Go here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1327751/posts


40 posted on 01/24/2005 7:17:12 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: COEXERJ145
"Dr. Pepper commercials are always stupid."

Not so. One of the current ones is done to the tune of Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything For Love, But I Won't Do That."

Scene 1: Guy is in a grocery store, carrying a box of tampons to the counter, while looking out at his car, where his girlfriend is waiting for him. He takes a drink of Dr. Pepper while the clerk is asking over the intercom for a price check.

Scene 2: Same guy is in the laundromat with his girlfriend, folding laundry with her. He holds up a pair of her lacy underwear and is folding it. I think he takes a drink of Dr. Pepper again.

Scene 3: Same guy, participating in a yoga class with same girlfriend, contorting into all sorts of positions, yet he smiles at his girlfriend next to him. Dr. Pepper can prominently displayed on the floor next to them.

Final scene: Guy laying on couch with girlfriend laying against him, watching movie. She absently reaches for his Dr. Pepper and is about to take a drink. Next thing you know, he has stood up, and she is looking at him with a surprised expression on her face. He leaves the room, and she follows him out onto the street, where he is running away. Guy takes a drink of Dr. Pepper.

Funny stuff.

41 posted on 01/24/2005 7:18:33 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Fido969

They should've gotten Mary Kay LeTourneau to star in this ad.


42 posted on 01/24/2005 7:19:14 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Fido969

Welcome to Free Republic.
So, what do you think about that flaming homosexual, SpongeBob SquarePants?


43 posted on 01/24/2005 7:20:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RabidBartender

Haven't seen it but sounds like it might actually be funny.


44 posted on 01/24/2005 7:20:37 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
Ciudad Acuna or La Grange?
45 posted on 01/24/2005 7:21:45 PM PST by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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To: TheBigB

yup.
All them rings with 'holes' in the middle.
Somebody SURELY can extract something naughty from that to rant about.


46 posted on 01/24/2005 7:22:56 PM PST by eccl1212
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To: Fido969
There is an undercurrent of casually sexualized pedophilia in the social zeitgeist. It is creepy.

A few years ago we were dealing with more straightforwardly sexualized pedophilia in underwear ads -- that was easy to compartmentalize and isolate off in the out-of-normal band. This is an attempt to normalize, to stay in band of normal behaviour.

As you suggest it may have been authored by a homosexual to promote pederasty by means of a female switcheroo -- which runs in the same vein as happened with Sex-in-the-City and Desperate Housewifes.

I think it more likely a South Park social cynic libertarian punching out at the hypocrisy in the MTV renditions of "Stacy's Mom" and subconsciously tuned into the same gesalt as the recent flurry of adult woman teachers hooking up with young boys.

47 posted on 01/24/2005 7:23:05 PM PST by bvw
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To: Fido969
Nobody has posted the lyrics?

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on

Stacy, can i come over after school? (after school)
We can hang around by the pool (hang by the pool)
Did your mom get back from her business trip? (business trip)
Is she there, or is she trying to give me the slip? (give me the slip)

You know, I'm not the little boy that I used to be
I'm all grown up now, baby can't you see

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want and I;ve waited for so long
Stacy, can't you see you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
Stacy's mom has got it goin' on

Stacy, do you remember when I mowed your lawn? (mowed your lawn)
Your mom came out with just a towel on (towel on)
I could tell she liked me from the way she stared
And the way she said, "You missed a spot over there"

And I know that you think it's just a fantasy
But since your dad walked out, your mom could use a guy like me

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on
She's all I want, and I've waited so long
Stacy, can't you see you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong,
but I'm in love with Stacy's mom


48 posted on 01/24/2005 7:23:10 PM PST by willieroe
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Eeew! That said, my dad tells a funny story about how he and his uncle used to drive cattle trucks into St. Louis, when Dad was in his teens, and his uncle wouldn't let him try out the room "with comforts" at the truckers' hotel where they stayed. This was around 1952.


49 posted on 01/24/2005 7:23:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Wielder of the Dread Words of Power, "Bless your heart, honey!")
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To: Fido969

Posting your comments from another message board isn't really breaking news.


50 posted on 01/24/2005 7:23:41 PM PST by countess
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