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Rick and Morty Get Stuck in a Pringles Dimension in Big Game Ad

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A Pringles robot is disguised as Morty in off-the-wall Super Bowl spot from Grey and Adult Swim

Rick and Morty Get Stuck in a Pringles Dimension in Big Game Ad

The infinite dimensions of Rick and Morty meet the infinite dimensions of Pringles flavour stacking in the brand’s Super Bowl spot. The campaign was a co-creation from Grey and Adult Swim.

Rick, Morty and his sister Summer star in the spot. A Pringles robot - disguised as Morty - appears overly enthusiastic about the Spicy Barbecue Pizza stack, made using Pringles Pizza, Barbeque and Jalapeno crisps. Rick immediately catches on to his grandson's bizarrely out-of-character corporate jargon, unmasks the Mortybot and comes to the startling realisation that they're trapped inside a Pringles commercial.

"With alternate universes taking a front seat in pop culture with television and movies, we love how ahead of trend Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland were when developing the concept for the show," said Gareth Maguire, senior director of marketing for Pringles. "The Pringles brand aims to do the same with flavor development and product innovations. As a result, when identifying a partner for our ad campaign this year, their forward-thinking attitude combined with the show's popularity and younger audience made this partnership a natural fit."

"Rick and Morty is the biggest comedy show around, so of course we were extremely excited about their first trip to the Big Game," added Jill King, senior vice president, marketing and partnerships, Adult Swim. "With Pringles' fun personality and devoted audience, there's no better partner for Rick and Morty's big debut. There are a lot of Rick and Morty fans out there, and they're all going to go crazy when they see it, but it's going to be so fun sharing it with an even wider audience, who we are confident will love it too!"

The 30-second spot will air during the second quarter of the game. The ad will be supported by a fully integrated marketing campaign including PR, digital, social media, e-commerce and a special, Pringles Pickle Rick edition that fans can find on store shelves beginning in early February. 

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Agency: Grey

Chief Creative Officer: John Patroulis

Deputy Chief Creative Officer: Jeff Stamp

GCD / Art Director: Leo Barbosa

GCD / Writer: Cuanan Cronwright

Senior Writer: Tan Erginay

ACD / Art Director: Robert Jencks

Art Director: Shannon Smith

Writer: Dan Greener

EVP, Global Account Director: Brian Weston

SVP, Account Director: Nicole Nazarenus

Account Supervisor: Amanda Lederman

Assistant Account Executive: Charly Stamps

Executive Strategy Director: Howard Roberts

Senior Planner: Nicolas Pilaprat

Content Architect: Andrew Pattee

Project Manager: Grace Juster

Genres: Animation, Comedy

Categories: Savoury Snacks, Food

Grey New York, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:43:20 GMT