It Came From YouTube: John Cena punches a lime in his first Fruity Pebbles commercial

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Things I learned from this brief commercial for Fruity Pebbles featuring John Cena:

1. John Cena absolutely hates limes (“Too many limes! Too many limes!”) and will punch any that come anywhere near him while he’s trying to enjoy breakfast.

2. The people at Post knew that just having John Cena appear in the commercial, mug to the camera, and wave his hands around against a blue screen was enough; so they put minimal effort into the commercial. I was so hoping for John to help Fred thwart Barney’s disguised efforts to get his hands on Fred’s cereal. Maybe next time…

3. Kids like bright, flashing random patterns in the backgrounds of their commercials- the kind that might give some other kids seizures, or temporarily blind their parents.

4. John Cena has a spiffy new shirt and cap combination to promote his favorite cereal. Rise Above Froot Loops!

5. The cereal itself looks so bright that you could read a book in the dark by your cereal bowl.

6. Some ad guy working for Post got paid to come up with the line “The Chomp Is Here!”. Ugh…

7. Nothing will ever beat this classic Fruity/Cocoa Pebbles commercial from the mid-1980’s:

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8 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: John Cena punches a lime in his first Fruity Pebbles commercial"
  1. CBCB says:

    Super Cena hates limes because they remind him of kryptonite.

  2. TK says:

    Wow bonus marks for sharing that awesome Xmas ad too that I do recall as a kid. Even Fred cut Barney slack from time to time, as I doubt Cena would have and likely either make some poop jokes about coming down a chimney, or somehow Alberto Del Rio would have driven Fred’s car into Santa (again) so Cena could avenge Santa.

  3. Paul says:

    8. Fruity Pebbles is John Cena’s dandruff.

  4. anon says:

    I hope nobody ever explains to these execs what five knuckle shuffle is slang for. Something tells me we wouldn’t get lines like “five knuckle shuffle them into your face” if they did.

  5. Jimbolian says:

    You know, if cigarettes weren’t as demonized as they are today and WWE was still in the TV-14 phase, Cena could’ve one upped Fred Flintstone again by starring in an ad like this one:


  6. 80's Guy says:

    What I’d like to know is why they’re rewarding a burglar (Barney) with a bowl of Pebbles?

    Doesn’t Santa have a naughty or nice list? Wouldn’t Barney be on the naughty list for breaking and entering and, thusly, undeserving of said bowl of Fruity Pebbles?

    Too many contradictions, too many questions that bear answers….. Maybe that’s a fake Santa, and an accomplice of Barney’s because he knew Fred would be awake and wouldn’t get the Pebbles otherwise?

    Call Jesse Ventura, I think there’s a conspiracy theory here.

  7. 80's Guy says:

    Oh, and as for Cena beating up the lime? Be a star, John. Stop bullying fruit.

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