OK, so. Most of you are familiar with those campy old-school Mentos commercials. Mentos is one of the few product I’ve bought specifically because I loved the commercials.
On YouTube, you can find plenty of parodies that hope to capturing a bit of the magic of the originals. And a handful are good. But many demonstrate a complete lack of understanding why the originals were so compelling.
One of the parodies had the protagonist’s car break down. His “Mentos resolution” was to take out a gun and carjack someone.
In another one, someone bumps into the protagonist in a school hallway, causing him to drop his books and papers. The resolution was…to take a metal rod and beat the offender to death. Yeah, man. Har, har.