So I'll be the first to admit that the new 90210 is ridiculous to begin with... and yet I still watch it of course. I mean, how can I live my life without knowing what will happen to Adrianna's baby, or if Silver is going to end up in a mental institution, or if the writers will manage to seamlessly weave in a Fast and Furious-esque drag race plotline again??
But what this is really about is that 90210 has basically evolved into a game of "spot the Dr. Pepper product placement". Yes, apparently, Dr. P and the Bev Hills gang are in cahoots:
After this past Tuesday, though, they must have decided that we are just not getting the message. I am sorry that I don't have video of this or even screenshots, but let me just quote for you a couple scenes.
Ok, to set the stage, Annie and her adopted brother Dixon (pretty much the new Brenda/Brandon-ish bro & sis duo) are taking a road trip on their spring break to find Dixon's birth mother. Ooooh drama! Sounds like an opportunity for a thirst-quenching beverage!
Dixon and Annie are in the car, arguing over the music.
Dixon: The driver get to pick the music- it's the rule. Annie grumbles. But you get to be in charge of the snacks!
Annie reaches into back seat. Shot changes to close up of a cooler. She opens it, and balanced on a bed of ice are six cans of Dr. Pepper arranged in two rows, all label-side up.
They pull into a rest stop and get out of the car.
Dixon: Maybe if you didn't drink so much Dr. Pepper, we wouldn't have to stop...
Annie: We're on a road trip, Dixon! Drinking Dr. Pepper is WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
Blah blah turns into a dramatic moment. Then- cue commercial for... surprise... Dr. Pepper!
# of times Dr. Pepper was mentioned by a main character in the episode: 3
# of Dr. Peppers featured in the episode: like 20
# of times I have wanted Dr. Pepper since seeing the episode: a lot... crap... it's working.
Posted by my name is karen.
at 3:18 PM