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So, not too long ago, some friends and I had a girls' movie night with Dirty Dancing and a cute movie I had never seen before called Shag*. The copy of Dirty Dancing was a little old (as in, from when the movie was released on VHS the first time), so all the previews were ancient, and the commercials managed to encapsulate everything that was wrong with the 80s. But one commercial caught our attention because of who it featured.

It was a Mountain Dew commercial from the days before their marketing firm decided that their particular lemon-lime soft drink was EXXXXTREME, so it wasn't quite over-the-top enough to deserve a second look. So, why did we have to rewind the tape to watch it several times? Shirtless Brad Pitt, of course.

Now, I'm sure you're thinking, "Eva, you can see Brad Pitt shirtless in any number of quality movies." And you're right. But where else can you see shirtless Brad Pitt wake-boarding behind a horse? No where, that's where.

Sadly, there is not a copy of this ad available online, or I would totally be embedding right now. Instead, have a '89 Pringles commercial with shirtless Brad Pitt:



*Don't look at me like that. Shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and that's what this movie is about. Dancing. Though, I admit that if, like me, you learned a different definition of "shag" first, it adds an extra dimension of comedy. Especially since they talk about shagging at least once a scene, and two of the main characters enter a shag contest.

It helps to be secretly twelve.
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