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Mahna Mahna on Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper commercial

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by bats1990, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. bats1990

    bats1990 Member

    I was just watching ST:TNG on TNT and playing with my kids when I heard Mahna Mahna come on the TV. I looked up and it was a commercial for Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.

    The Muppets did not appear just the song. It was still cool though.

    Keep your eyes out for it.
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Very cool. It's always neat how the song continues to have a following decade after decade.
  3. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    I was sitting in the office, and I heard the song on the TV in the other room, and I was so excited that I was actually tripping over my own feet trying to get there fast, lol. :)
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Cindy just saw the commercial on ABC. Here's a summary...

    A guy and a girl are on a first date in a restaurant. And he is talking about working for a children's hospital and that some people would quit after winning the lottery. At that point, the waiter brings her a Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. She is admiring it. And she says, "Yum... Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper."

    Then Mahna Mahna begins. The camera pans through the restaurant and everyone is singing "do do do do do." The guy date proclaims "Mahna Mahna". This interchange goes back and forth.

    And there you have it.
  5. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Wow, I can't wait to see the whole thing! :D And, who's Cindy? :flirt:
  6. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    Cindy is Phillip's wife and she's on Muppet Central too!

    By the way,That looks like a really interesting commercial! :) :excited:
  7. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member

    Really? Well there's a same tune/different words incident over in the UK at the moment. In the new IRN-BRU ads, people sing 'Phonomenal' to the tune of Mahna Mahna. What terrible coincidence.
  8. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    They did something similar to that on Muppets Tonight with Sandra Bullock. They used the word "pheonomena" (sp?)
  9. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    That's neat how the song as kinda come back. I haven't seen the commercial but the drink ain't so bad. Question about the Muppet's Tonight. Wasn't it the Snowths do doing, when they did the song with the word Phenomena (how do you spell that?)
  10. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I'm excited about the song, but even more curious to try Cherry Dr. Pepper.
  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a good commercial. Hopefully, they'll air it during the Super Bowl.
  12. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    I've been saying that, since the movie Phenomenon (SP?) with John Travolta came out. :D lol. Anybody remember the "200 bucks" rendition of the Mahna Mahna song? I think it was for a bank.
  13. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    I saw the commercial and I have to ask, is the song the same recording the Muppets used (with Jim Henson as Mahna Mahna). It sure sounds like it. If so, I take it that Disney gots some money from these commercials.

    FISH'N'WOLFE Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it is the same one.
  15. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it went something like this. Sandra was a psychiatrist, and Kermit came in for a session. He said he sees these weird creatures whenever he says the word "Phenomena". The Snowths then pop up to do the "do-do-do-do-do". Then Sandra gets into the act and starts channelling Manha Manha himself with the scat part.
  16. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Heard it last night, that made me feel good, especially 'cause it was Jim.
  17. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    yeah its a great little muppet bit, but i hate seeing it used this way,

    all i can think is that jim must be rolling in his grave, :attitude:
  18. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    I thought he was cremated.
  19. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    figure of speech dude, I do not think that it is something that Jim would have approved of, takes something i really loved as a kid, and cheapen and degrades it into some stupid marketing campaign, cheaping the artistry of the piece.
  20. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I just saw it a little while ago, pretty cool. :D

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