Thread: Anyone remember the 80's Diet Coke mascot with the can for a head?

    • 8 years 10 months ago
    • Posts: 2
    I know of bits of nostalgia that are hard to find. We take the internet for granted that it
    would shoow us anything but still some things are still remain mere phantoms in peoples
    memory.. the "Crackmaster", the "Monroe Getting Raped episode", and pre-internet, the Star
    Wars Holiday Special. Well to date, on my list of things I'm baffled to find on the internet is any remnant of this odd, short lived mascot for Diet Coke that was in the 80's. (I think it was also for Coke as well).


    He was a live action man in a suit. But his head was a giant Coke-can. The can-head had no
    face, but it sported a pair of silver one-peice sunglasses. He spoke in a voice that was
    kinda like Ben stein or Garfield, but maybe had a slightly sleazier streak.


    I remember one Pepsi commercial where they blasted him. Two "hip" young guys were in a room and Can-head appeared on the TV and one guy turned the TV off and went on about "I choose my drink for how it tastes, not how it looks like on a guys head" one of the reason I am trying to call up these ads is I am wondering wether or not Coke-can-head was actually made by Pepsi as part of a bizarre form of marketing.


    Now it may be questionable how thorough I didi my search, but I cant find any information
    about this character. Not in Wikipedia. Not in Youtube. Not in Google. The closest thing I
    can find so far are "CCDC glasses". During the time of this ad campaign Diet coke was
    giving out sunglasses similar to the ones Can-head wore. I have found these glasses, with
    the Diet Coke packaging on sale on ebay (or something like ebay). Other than that, its like
    this guy didnt exist. I wonder why.

    Perhaps this guy has a name and I forgot it.

    Perhaps he was so disliked or ridiculed that Coke did a thorough job of "erasing" him. i.e,
    they destroyed all copies and originals of the ad, any merchandise and any evidence of his
    existence, all the while keeping him under tight copyright threatening all other media owners from mentioning him.

    Perhaps I just dreamed him?

    Anyway, can anyone help me out?
    • 2 months 20 days ago
    • Posts: 392
    Quote by anonomega
    I know of bits of nostalgia that are hard to find. We take the internet for granted that it
    would shoow us anything but still some things are still remain mere phantoms in peoples
    memory.. the "Crackmaster", the "Monroe Getting Raped episode", and pre-internet, the Star
    Wars Holiday Special. Well to date, on my list of things I'm baffled to find on the internet is any remnant of this odd, short lived mascot for Diet Coke that was in the 80's. (I think it was also for Coke as well).


    He was a live action man in a suit. But his head was a giant Coke-can. The can-head had no
    face, but it sported a pair of silver one-peice sunglasses. He spoke in a voice that was
    kinda like Ben stein or Garfield, but maybe had a slightly sleazier streak.


    I remember one Pepsi commercial where they blasted him. Two "hip" young guys were in a room and Can-head appeared on the TV and one guy turned the TV off and went on about "I choose my drink for how it tastes, not how it looks like on a guys head" one of the reason I am trying to call up these ads is I am wondering wether or not Coke-can-head was actually made by Pepsi as part of a bizarre form of marketing.


    Now it may be questionable how thorough I didi my search, but I cant find any information
    about this character. Not in Wikipedia. Not in Youtube. Not in Google. The closest thing I
    can find so far are "CCDC glasses". During the time of this ad campaign Diet coke was
    giving out sunglasses similar to the ones Can-head wore. I have found these glasses, with
    the Diet Coke packaging on sale on ebay (or something like ebay). Other than that, its like
    this guy didnt exist. I wonder why.

    Perhaps this guy has a name and I forgot it.

    Perhaps he was so disliked or ridiculed that Coke did a thorough job of "erasing" him. i.e,
    they destroyed all copies and originals of the ad, any merchandise and any evidence of his
    existence, all the while keeping him under tight copyright threatening all other media owners from mentioning him.

    Perhaps I just dreamed him?

    Anyway, can anyone help me out?
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    • 2 months 20 days ago
    • Posts: 392
    Check DeviantArt.
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