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Liquid Slam Takes ’90s Commercials to the Extreme

Every 90s Commercial

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By Nick Romano

What were some things that defined every ’90s commercial? According to this video spoof, sugary drinks with names like Liquid Slam, moms giving that “oh, you kids” look, at least one famous athlete, and a horrific monster that terrorizes kids. Apparently the good people over at CapriSun didn’t tell us what happened after kids went all Alex Mack.


In this spoof ad from Rocket Jump, the ’90s-era campaign for Big Game’s food product line goes horribly wrong when three kids ingest its Liquid Slam drink only to reform as a spliced mutant monster. I guess everything went fine in four out of five cases, but that one probability risk doesn’t seem worth the sickly sweet payoff.

The lives of these kids and the poor footballer are forever changed as lil’ Timmy (let’s call him Timmy, because doesn’t he seem like a Timmy?) won’t be coming home to enjoy any more Liquid Slam drinks. But that’s OK, because that means more Big Game Pizza Pizza Pigskins for everyone else! Everything’s much better when it comes in mini-pizza form … until the hybrid monster returns and drives its tentacled arm right through Mrs. D’s torso!

We don’t know about you, but we don’t remember ’90s commercials being this hysterical…or tragically gruesome.

Want more ’90s? Check out our list of what ’90s movies would look like if they were made today.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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