Sprite Introduces Its 2016 Lyrical Collection

This is a cool commercial from Sprite, created by Wieden+Kennedy. A young man goes into the cooler of a convenience store to grab a Sprite. The cans have lyrics from different hip-hop song lyrics written on them. There’s “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” by Missy Elliott, 2Pac’s “Keep Ya Head Up”, and J. Cole’s “Grown Simba.” Every time the teen touches the cans, the song plays and soon he’s scratching like a DJ, until the shopkeeper (played by rap legend Rakim) tells him to pick one. He picks the 2Pac can, and we hear “Keep Ya Head Up” again. Good stuff, Sprite.

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Tuesday Throwback: That Sprite Ad With The Terrifying Sun Fizz Mascot

So surreal and so funny. This one must have been a blast to make.

Tuesday Throwback: Sprite And Jooky Junk

I have a habit of remembering things from the past randomly, which is probably one reason I write Tuesday Throwback. At work today, I started thinking about the commercial with Jooky Junk. It took me a minute to recall that Jooky Junk was part of a Sprite ad campaign lampooning other soft drinks’ incentive programs, like Pepsi Stuff with the Harrier Jet (which interestingly enough was the subject of a dismissed lawsuit). The Jooky Junk spot featured hilariously silly prizes…a Jooky sock, Jooky halibut, Jooky sea captain, Jooky hornet’s nest, Jooky chainsaw, and best of all, a Jooky hernia belt!

Bonus video: YouTube also directed me to Sprite’s parody “Sun Fizz” commercial. Oh man. Amazing.

Tuesday Throwback: Sprite Cools Down Summer Hoops

And we’re back! I thought about this commercial today as I was drinking a can of Sprite. I’ve already written about a Sprite commercial on Tuesday Throwback, so I guess they have really memorable retro ads. Anyway, I think I remember this one playing a lot in the summer. ’06-07 maybe? It says it was uploaded in October 2006, so that might be right. I really like the visuals. You can totally see the sweltering summer sun and heat in that urban basketball court. I hope that’s water they’re jumping into, not Sprite. That would be sticky. Of course, the commercial is made by the chill, smooth song. It’s “Falling Away” by Hugh Wilson. I always thought it was “Falling Awake” (i.e. I’m falling awake with you), but apparently not.

Tuesday Throwback: Grant Hill Drinks Sprite

Well, seeing as how the last two Tuesdays were Christmas and New Year’s, I guess Tuesday Throwback has been thrown back for a few weeks (har har har). Here’s one from the ’90s. Grant Hill did so many Sprite commercials, but I remember this one in particular being hilarious. Image is nothing. Thirst is everything. Obey your thirst. Sprite.

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