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ChrisPC
12-30-2005, 07:24 PM
I don't know if anyone has seen this, but this SNL skit from last week has become a huge fad on the net. They call Pibb "crazy delicious" with Redvines! :D

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/7/f/7fe62d30c88c25245f7ba4417e057798.jpg

Here's the whole skit:Lazy Sunday (http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=IggTu7kV7No)

P.S. Apparently, they don't know that it's Pibb Xtra now.

Super Jay
12-31-2005, 01:51 AM
that skit is great!

ramonazo
12-31-2005, 04:22 AM
I love SNL!!, is one of my favorite shows!, I watch it every saturday night at Sony Entertainment Television (http://www.canalsony.com) at 10 pm central time, but unfortunately it's only one hour of program here and currently they're playing the previous season...

My favorite part of the show is the weekend update! :D

http://www.fallonfey.com/images/closeup.jpg

[ 12-31-2005, 03:24 AM: Message edited by: Ramón Coca-Colero ]

popologist
12-31-2005, 07:19 AM
what's Redvines?

popologist
12-31-2005, 07:21 AM
oh... just looked it up. it's "licorice" for those who didn't know.

hmm. this is probably the most exposure Pibb has had in 20 years! LOL! smile.gif

DietCokeEnthusiast
01-01-2006, 05:58 PM
Weekend Update is good cos Tina Fey is lead writer for it. (She's lead for SNL in its entirety, but her quality only seems to show through on WU)

ChrisPC
01-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Redvines is a "knockoff" of Twizzlers, just like Pibb is a "knockoff" of Dr. Pepper.

PSOmasterX77
01-01-2006, 07:14 PM
All I've ever seen are the celebrity jeopardy episodes. Those are amazing.

Mr Zabe
01-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Twizzlers (strawberry) are way better then Redvines. LOL

Bill Brasky
01-02-2006, 10:09 AM
Yeah that whole skit was classic.

Parnell is hilarious and that new kid is pretty sick too....wonder who wrote it.

popologist
01-02-2006, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by ChrisPC:
Redvines is a "knockoff" of Twizzlers, just like Pibb is a "knockoff" of Dr. Pepper. LOL! tongue.gif

Hollow Man
01-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Too bad they don't sell Pibb in NYC (where the show, and this skit, takes place).

-HM

popologist
01-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Hollow Man:
Too bad they don't sell Pibb in NYC (where the show, and this skit, takes place).

-HM i think i might've seen pibb somewhere... once... in nyc. it might've been at some obscure soda fountain... or maybe i was just dreaming.

Hollow Man
01-05-2006, 03:44 PM
If so, it's because someone made a special deal to have it there. We simply don't have it here in the Northeast.

-HM

fizzbizz
01-05-2006, 07:25 PM
Coke New York sells Dr Pepper so you won't see Pibb

drpep
01-05-2006, 09:56 PM
Coke sells Dr Pepper where I live but I can get Pibb in Wendys fountains.

fusion
01-05-2006, 10:51 PM
If the Pibb is in a fountain in a chain restaurant, it's coming through their own warehouse or their foodservice company's warehouse, who get it direct from Coke. A completely separate thing from the bag-in-box and tanks that the bottlers sell from their warehouse.

popologist
01-06-2006, 12:03 AM
why doesn't coke just sell pibb... instead of dr. pepper?

why promote someone else's product?

Mr Zabe
01-06-2006, 12:19 AM
Just my guess.
Dr Pepper is a nationally promoted and advertised brand that has a very commited demographic of drinkers. It just makes business sense that Coke stands to make way more money bottling Dr. Pepper.

Pibb appears to be a fill in measure to those markets were Coke does not bottle Dr Pepper.

[ 01-05-2006, 11:23 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

fusion
01-06-2006, 12:40 AM
The skit has even been mentioned on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Pibb

CCE and the other bottlers make too much money selling Dr Pepper to give it up. I don't think it would be unusual for a bottler to make 10% of their sales from brand Dr Pepper.

I'm sure big Coke would be more than happy if the bottlers gave up Pepper for Pibb.

In the areas where a bottler does not have Pepper, Coke has provided a competitive alternative in Pibb. There are some loyal Pibb drinkers, and some who will switch based on what is on sale (similar to those who switch between Coke and Pepsi, 7Up and Sprite, etc, etc).

popologist
01-06-2006, 09:21 AM
what's so pathetic about Pibb is that Coke even ripped off Dr Pepper's packaging/colors (not to mention that it was originally called "MR Pibb"). i mean, why didn't they just call it "Mr Pepper" or "Dr Peppenheusen" or "Pepper, Esq"? smile.gif

[ 01-06-2006, 08:23 AM: Message edited by: popologist ]

ChrisPC
01-09-2006, 09:53 PM
Originally, Pibb was more of a root beer flavor, perhaps to compete with Barq's on its home turf, the South. After Coke bought Barq's in 1990, it became more of a Dr. Pepper clone.

A lot of places here in the South have both Pibb and Dr. Pepper. That's how big the market for Dr. Pepper-style drinks is here.

popologist
01-10-2006, 12:12 AM
well, dr pepper is pretty damn good though. smile.gif

Ram0n C0keah0lic
05-28-2006, 12:48 AM
I just saw today the skit on Sony TV! (a little late, isn't it?) It was really hilarious and funny :D :D :D LMAO! Parnell and the new guy rocks!

And the song is really sticky!

It's the chronic (WHAT?) cles of Narnia!
It's the chronic (WHAT?) cles of Narnia!

:D

golee1
05-28-2006, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by fusion:
The skit has even been mentioned on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Pibb

CCE and the other bottlers make too much money selling Dr Pepper to give it up. I don't think it would be unusual for a bottler to make 10% of their sales from brand Dr Pepper.

I'm sure big Coke would be more than happy if the bottlers gave up Pepper for Pibb.

In the areas where a bottler does not have Pepper, Coke has provided a competitive alternative in Pibb. There are some loyal Pibb drinkers, and some who will switch based on what is on sale (similar to those who switch between Coke and Pepsi, 7Up and Sprite, etc, etc). Doesn't Ozarks Coca-Cola actually sell more Dr Pepper than Coke?