Dr. Pepper Cherry Commercial
Dates: June 2010 - September 2010
This Television Commercial plays Calling Dr. Love
Unlike most commercials which use background music, this ad actually features KISS performing (likely lip syncing) their own song.
The commercial begins backstage at a concert of a door with KISS's logo on it. Members of the band (Gene Simons and Paul Stanley) burst through the door. They start walking forward talking to the camera while two girls walk past into the backstage area. Gene Simons holds up a can of Dr. Pepper Cherry. Instead of popping the tab, he rips of the entire top of the can in one swipe. They get closer to stage area near some scaffolding and someone on the crew hands him a glass with ice. He pours the red colored soda into the glass and takes a big sip. They then show "KISS" on stage behind a curtain, but you can see their silhouettes. The curtains open, and you see instead of the real band, the band "Mini Kiss" is on stage in full KISS black and white makeup and goth gear. The members of this band are dwarves (aka midgets), and are a real (and quite popular) Kiss coverband. The real KISS band members join them on stage and they play together. The matching members mimic each other, play and sing together including with the dual battle axe guitars. Fire is blasting up from the stage and Gene Simons holds another can of Cherry Dr. Pepper. Paul Stanley: This is ??? Gene Simons: And this is Dr. Pepper Cherry. It's amazingly smooth, because it's got a little kiss of cherry flavor. Paul Stanley: This isn't going to work. Gene Simons: Oh, it's gonna work. A "little KISS" of cherry. KISS: They call me Dr. Love! Gene Simons: You can't beat a little kiss. Trust me, I'm a doctor. KISS Dr. Pepper Cherry SMOOTH drpepper.com