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Sunday, April 15, 2007


Have any of you borne witness to the horror that is the current ad for Berries and Cream Starbursts? It opens with two stoned-looking (and I should know!) dudes hanging out at a bus stop, munching on the new flavor of Starbursts fruit chew candies, and when one of them mentions the berries and cream goodness, this guy suddenly appears from out of nowhere:

"Did you say berries and cream?" shrieks the Little Lord Fauntleroy homunculus, bedecked in his foppish finery. The stoners look at him like he just stepped off the mothership. and he compounds the bizarreness by launching into a singsong bit where he's clapping his hands like a Capuchin monkey on crystal meth and singing "Berries and cream! Berries and cream! I'm a little lad who loves berries and cream!" while rhythmically capering in place.

There's a brief pause as the stoners look utterly gobsmacked by this:

The camera cuts back to Foppy McDouchebag who ups the ante by somehow becoming more manic, repeating (!!!) his song and adding a heel-clicking leap of joy before doing a Jolsonesque jazz hands finish as he squeals "Berries and CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAM!!!" The End.

Exactly what the fuck does that ad mean? I was waiting for Carson Cressly to savagely kick the guy's ass on general principle, but no such luck. Can anyone explain this one to me? This horror can be seen at and simply has to be seen to be disbelieved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, when I first saw this commercial a few weeks ago, I might have been a bit buzzed, too, so it didn't register right away just how stupid it was. Then I saw it again a few days ago and was like, huh? It does not make sense and I had an urge to slap that berries and cream fairy. Its not funny, its not cute, just plain old dumb.