December 6, 2021

John Oliver laments what passes for advertising these days for snacks - posting tweets with tired out and senseless trends and memes. He advises the snack companies and their ad agencies to go back to what actually worked - snack video games, using various mascots like 7Up's red dot, Chester Cheetah and Pepsi Man.

I would like to see them take it even further, with games where the hero fights opponents - Pepsi Man vs the Koolaid Guy, Wendy vs Popeye vs Colonel Sanders vs Ronald McDonald vs Burger King in a giant Rumble Royale type of game,

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