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(The Takeout)   Remember back in the 90s when Pepsi advertised a Harrier Jet for 7 million Pepsi points?   (thetakeout.com) divider line
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1170 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Nov 2022 at 5:15 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 3:56:30 PM  
Didn't someone actually get those points and try to redeem it?

/DNRTFA
 
2022-11-28 4:17:57 PM  
I got 2 episodes into that documentary and had to stop. It was already annoying me, you're not getting a god damn Harrier jet but Pepsi will write you a nice big cheque to piss off and leave them alone. But no, you want a jet.

/then Avenatti made an appearance and I was done
 
2022-11-28 4:22:31 PM  
How can I forget, it keeps being written about.
 
2022-11-28 4:38:46 PM  
I remember having the same idea, for about 30 seconds and then continued masturbating to the porn tapes i had stolen from the local video store.
 
2022-11-28 4:58:22 PM  

Rev.K: Didn't someone actually get those points and try to redeem it?

/DNRTFA


Yes. It's a story that is maybe two short paragraphs long if you're being generous. Netflix managed to stretch this into a four episode docuseries.
 
2022-11-28 5:24:43 PM  

Gubbo: I got 2 episodes into that documentary and had to stop. It was already annoying me, you're not getting a god damn Harrier jet but Pepsi will write you a nice big cheque to piss off and leave them alone. But no, you want a jet.

/then Avenatti made an appearance and I was done


So you didn't stick around to see him get dumped.  And then another glimpse of bad judicial decisions, followed by finding out this case is now one that gets studied in law programs.
 
2022-11-28 5:33:10 PM  

MadHatter500: Gubbo: I got 2 episodes into that documentary and had to stop. It was already annoying me, you're not getting a god damn Harrier jet but Pepsi will write you a nice big cheque to piss off and leave them alone. But no, you want a jet.

/then Avenatti made an appearance and I was done

So you didn't stick around to see him get dumped.  And then another glimpse of bad judicial decisions, followed by finding out this case is now one that gets studied in law programs.


Nope. Everyone involved had annoyed me too much. Including the filmmakers for dragging it out so long
 
2022-11-28 5:40:23 PM  
Pepsi sucks donkey ass.
 
2022-11-28 5:41:48 PM  

Phil McKraken: Pepsi sucks donkey ass.


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2022-11-28 5:48:00 PM  

MadHatter500: Gubbo: I got 2 episodes into that documentary and had to stop. It was already annoying me, you're not getting a god damn Harrier jet but Pepsi will write you a nice big cheque to piss off and leave them alone. But no, you want a jet.

/then Avenatti made an appearance and I was done

So you didn't stick around to see him get dumped.  And then another glimpse of bad judicial decisions, followed by finding out this case is now one that gets studied in law programs.


I feel like they could have probably cut out an episode and condensed, but the bit where they went to trial and dealt with Judge Kimba Wood was interesting.

They also had a good explanation of why the marketing company didn't do something obvious like set the threshold at something ridiculous like 7 trillion Pepsi points. Apparently the ad agency started off with a bigger number and one of the Pepsi executives thought the numbers looked too small on screen so they had to cut it from 700,000,000 (which would have been big enough to make the scheme uneconomical) to 7,000,000 points.
 
2022-11-28 5:48:35 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Phil McKraken: Pepsi sucks donkey ass.

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Berke Breathed is right:
Coke and Pepsi taste like malted battery acid.
McDonald's hamburgers taste like masking tape.
 
2022-11-28 5:53:27 PM  
No Coke. Pepsi.
 
2022-11-28 6:04:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: MadHatter500: Gubbo: I got 2 episodes into that documentary and had to stop. It was already annoying me, you're not getting a god damn Harrier jet but Pepsi will write you a nice big cheque to piss off and leave them alone. But no, you want a jet.

/then Avenatti made an appearance and I was done

So you didn't stick around to see him get dumped.  And then another glimpse of bad judicial decisions, followed by finding out this case is now one that gets studied in law programs.

I feel like they could have probably cut out an episode and condensed, but the bit where they went to trial and dealt with Judge Kimba Wood was interesting.

They also had a good explanation of why the marketing company didn't do something obvious like set the threshold at something ridiculous like 7 trillion Pepsi points. Apparently the ad agency started off with a bigger number and one of the Pepsi executives thought the numbers looked too small on screen so they had to cut it from 700,000,000 (which would have been big enough to make the scheme uneconomical) to 7,000,000 points.


It should have been a single 90-minute episode. There were so many obvious things to cut out. It was interesting, but incredibly bloated.
 
2022-11-28 6:43:44 PM  

RolandTGunner: How can I forget, it keeps being written about.


... and popping up in my Netflix suggestions
 
2022-11-28 6:49:01 PM  

Phil McKraken: Pepsi sucks donkey ass.


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2022-11-28 6:58:25 PM  
Na Uh!
My sugar acid tastes better than your sugar acid
 
2022-11-28 8:06:59 PM  
I made it through the whole thing.  Pepsi screwed up, lied and did a bunch of other underhanded stuff as normal business practice.  They should have been on the hook for a jet the way they messed it up.
Only likable characters for me were the "kid" who discovered their mistake and the rich dude who was along for the ride.
It should be illegal or heavily regulated to target under 18 folks with advertising. 19 y/o me was too busy tripping balls and chasing tail to look at the ad and think I could get the jet but I thought it was real prize at the time.
 
2022-11-28 10:28:04 PM  
I watched it and thought it was pretty interesting although probably could have been at least one episode shorter.

The kid was a pretty interesting character though. Would have liked to see more of his current life. Because he seemed surprisingly mellow for a guy who was offered possibly a million dollars as a teen turned it down and then ended up with nothing. That would probably turn a lot of people into George Costanza.
 
2022-11-28 11:20:27 PM  
I remember the stupid Pepsi Challenge of the 90's. They were farking everywhere for a while, and all so they could attempt to compete with Coca Cola.
 
2022-11-29 12:08:03 AM  

Russ1642: I remember the stupid Pepsi Challenge of the 90's. They were farking everywhere for a while, and all so they could attempt to compete with Coca Cola.


Luckily Pepsi leaned into Mountain Dew, which is much better than Mellow Yellow.
 
2022-11-29 7:21:23 AM  
Iwatch the whole thing, yes the kid was stupid, yes we still dont know where the finace guy gets his income, yes Mike A is still an ahole
 
2022-11-29 7:35:37 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Russ1642: I remember the stupid Pepsi Challenge of the 90's. They were farking everywhere for a while, and all so they could attempt to compete with Coca Cola.

Luckily Pepsi leaned into Mountain Dew, which is much better than Mellow Yellow.


Coke really tried to make "Surge" a thing because let's be honest: a soda named after leftover piss was never going to sell.

Coke did a huge promotion where they gave away free Surge to high schoolers
and those coupons got traded around like currency.
 
2022-11-29 8:47:04 AM  
That's what Netflix is going to become, isn't it? Just a series of documentaries about weird stuff from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. Maybe next they can do a documentary about Dunkaroos, Choco Tacos, or Crystal Pepsi.
 
2022-11-29 8:04:03 PM  

cfreak: Mad_Radhu: Russ1642: I remember the stupid Pepsi Challenge of the 90's. They were farking everywhere for a while, and all so they could attempt to compete with Coca Cola.

Luckily Pepsi leaned into Mountain Dew, which is much better than Mellow Yellow.

Coke really tried to make "Surge" a thing because let's be honest: a soda named after leftover piss was never going to sell.

Coke did a huge promotion where they gave away free Surge to high schoolers
and those coupons got traded around like currency.


Never heard of it.
 
2022-11-29 8:38:53 PM  

Russ1642: cfreak: Mad_Radhu: Russ1642: I remember the stupid Pepsi Challenge of the 90's. They were farking everywhere for a while, and all so they could attempt to compete with Coca Cola.

Luckily Pepsi leaned into Mountain Dew, which is much better than Mellow Yellow.

Coke really tried to make "Surge" a thing because let's be honest: a soda named after leftover piss was never going to sell.

Coke did a huge promotion where they gave away free Surge to high schoolers
and those coupons got traded around like currency.

Never heard of it.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surge_(drink)
 
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