Diet Dr. Pepper Hudson Riverdance (commercial, 2001)

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Dr. Pepper stages a showing of the fictional "Hudson Riverdance" featuring fat men wearing tank tops and kilts dancing in a vaguely Gaelic manner. The takeaway is that not all spinoffs can be as good as the original. But Diet Dr. Pepper is, since it tastes most like the original (non-Diet) version (according to Dr. Pepper). Audience reaction to the show is mixed, with the man in the commercial thinking this is destined for a Tony Award while his better half isn't convinced. This spot aired on FOX during a showing of Malcolm in the Middle on Sunday January 14th, 2001.