Chester the Cheetah Brings Weird to Super Bowl
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Cheetos has decided to join the Super Bowl action this weekend with a :30 featuring oddball, Chester the Cheetah. The commercial, which, again, centers around Chester encouraging a person to defy convention, will air during the first half of the game.
Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the commercial continues the freakiness which began with that weird commercial in which two women, one old dude and a Patrick Stewart-voiced, mischievous Chester Charlie who's there but not really hang out in a laundromat.
While we love the Cheetah, it's not going to be easy to outdo the weirdness of that original Laundromat commercial.
Topic: Super Bowl 2009
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The Cheetos commercials do not encourage a person to "defy convention," they encourage a person to be mean. There's a big difference. And you should know that.
I like Cheetos. I cannot be on a long car trip without them. But even I am having second thoughts about supporting this product. These commercials are a huge mistake.
It seems like they're going for a BK King style creepiness. Personally, I think "kids" when I see Cheetos. But these orange corn sticks are trying to be the Sprite of the chips: the rebellious and mean-spirit choice.