The Super Bowl has inspired Procter & Gamble to pay homage to a classic big game ad. Grey’s “Stinky” for P&G’s Downy Unstopables remakes the “Mean Joe Greene” Coca-Cola spot that aired during Super Bowl XIV in 1980. The player remains the same—retired Pittsburgh Steelers star Greene—but the “kid” is now played by comic actress Amy Sedaris. And rather than air during Sunday’s game, the ad will run during NBC’s pregame show, between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Original Mean Joe Green Coca-Cola Ad