- Dates: January 25, 1987 - September 1987
- Type: Television Commercial
This commercial features a guy (Michael J. Fox) in his apartment when he hears a knock on the door. He opens the door, and it's a beautiful blonde (Gail O'Grady) who just moved in next door and wants to "borrow" a Diet Pepsi. Fox is intimidated by this woman, but runs to the kitchen to get her drink. His 2-liter bottle of Diet Pepsi is empty, so he asks if she wants something else, but she doesn't. He decides he's going to run down the block to a vending machine to get her one - the only problems is, he's got to climb down the fire escape in the rain. He fights through the traffic and the rain, but there is a motorcycle "gang" hanging around the Diet Pepsi machine. He remembers the woman and his apartment and decides to walk through the gang anyway. He finally gets the soda, makes his way back through traffic, climbs up the fire escape, but finds that the window has shut while he was gone. He breaks it and gives the girl her drink.
They then hear another noise, and the girl says, "That must be my room mate, Danny." Fox is upset he went to all that trouble for a girl who already has a boyfriend, but then "Danny" comes around the corner and it's actually a hot brunette whose name is "Danielle". She also wants a Diet Pepsi, so the guy has to go through that all again...
O'Grady: Hi, I just moved in next door, and I was wondering - could I borrow a Diet Pepsi?
Fox: Diet Pepsi? Sure. Come in. Don't move. How about something else?
O'Grady: No, that's okay. Listen, if you don't have a Diet Pepsi...
Fox: No! No, no, I got it.
O'Grady (in a memory): Could I borrow a Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, Pepsi...
O'Grady: You okay in there?
Fox: Here's your Diet Pepsi.
O'Grady: That must be my roommate, Danny.
Danny: Hi, I'm Danielle. You got another Diet Pepsi?
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