Friday, June 1, 2007

America's Most Misunderstood Blog Post

Two lists, both directly related to Dr. Pepper. First, the history of slogans used to advertise the drink:
  • "King of Beverages" (1889–1914)
  • "Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2, and 4 o'clock!" (1920s–1930s)
  • "The Friendly Pepper Upper" (1950s)
  • "America's Most Misunderstood Soft Drink" (1960s)
  • "The Most Original Soft Drink Ever" (1970s)
  • "Be a Pepper. Wouldn't you like to Be a Pepper too?" (1977–1985)
  • "Hold Out For the Out of the Ordinary" (1986–1997)
  • "It's Dr Pepper Flavour, Silly!" (1997, in Australia)
  • "Now's the Time. This is the Place. Dr Pepper Is The Taste." (1997)
  • "Dr Pepper, It Makes the World Taste Better" (2000)
  • "Just What The Dr Ordered." (2000–?)
  • "Dr Pepper, so misunderstood" (2001)
  • "Be You" (2002–2004)
  • "Solves All Your Problems." (2002–present, in Europe)
  • "Dr Pepper: What's the worst that could happen?" (2004, in the UK)
  • "One Taste & You Get It" (2005)
  • "Can You Handle The Taste?" (2006, in Denmark, Finland and Netherlands)
  • "Authentic blend of 23 flavors" (2006, in Canada)
  • "Dr Pepper, Nothing Better" (2006)
  • "The Dr. knows the right touch" (2006, in parts of Europe)
  • "There's more to it" (2006)
  • "I Want It All" (2006)
Bad concluding pair. "There's more to it" plus "I Want It All"? That's megalomania.

And secondly, I present a list of all the Dr. Pepper knock-offs ever to grace supermarket shelves.
  • Dr. Path (sold in PathMark Supermarkets)
  • Dr. Topper (Rocky Top and Clover Valley)
  • Dr. Dazzle (ALDI Inc.)
  • Dr. Slice and Dr. Faygo (Faygo Family Beverages Inc.)
  • Dr. Hy-Top (Federated Group)
  • Dr. Smooth (President's Choice) — like the porn star?
  • Dr. Chek (Winn-Dixie)
  • Dr. IGA (IGA)
  • Dr. Perky (Food Lion) — worst OB/GYN ever
  • Dr. Bash (Bashas)
  • Dr. Bob (Stop & Shop) — as in, "I was raped by Dr. Bob"
  • Dr. Weis (Weis Markets)
  • Dr. Celeste (The Pantry, Inc.) — as in, "This homeopathic medicine Dr. Celeste gave me does isn't curing my diseases."
  • Dr. Spice (Target)
  • Dr. Hy-Vee (Hy-Vee)
  • Dr. Publix (Publix) — too easy
  • Pepper, MD (Path Right)
  • Dr. Fresh (Marsh)
  • Dr. Rocket (K-mart)
  • Dr. Radical (Adirondack Beverage Company) — an old burnout who runs a skate shop
  • Dr. Shaw's (Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.)
  • Dr. Wild (J G Meyer First Choice)
  • Dr. Wow (Topco). — as in, "I was up all night because my roommate scored some Dr. Wow."
  • Dr. Riffic (Eckerd)
  • Dr. Skipper (Safeway)
  • Dr. Bold and Dr A+ (Albertsons)
  • Dr. B (H-E-B)
  • Dr. K (Costco, Kroger and Fred Meyer)
  • Dr. M (Meijer)
  • Dr. W (Wegmans)
  • Dr. Shasta (Shasta)
  • Dr. Thunder (Wal-Mart) — A.K.A. "colon blow"
  • Mr. Pibb (Coca-Cola)
[ source: The Wikipedia ]

1 comment:

  1. Originally, Sgt. Pepper was to be called Dr. Pepper until the Beatles learned that it was also the name of a brand of soda pop. Thank goodness they changed it. And the guy who sang and danced in those early Dr. Pepper commercials lost his contract with them because he allowed his derriere to be filmed naked in An American Werewolf in London. Just a couple of stupid Dr. Pepper facts.