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Mountain Dew and Doritos Bring a Celebrity Lip-Sync Battle to the Super Bowl

Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman square off in a new double-commercial

The latest slice of Super Bowl ad absurdity comes courtesy of PepsiCo, the company that owns ultra-potent snack product Doritos and its equally extreme fizzy beverage sibling Mountain Dew.

In this rare joint ad, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage walks through a spooky mansion lip-syncing to Busta Rhymes’s verse in Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” while munching on Doritos Blaze as flames shoot from a roaring fireplace behind him. By the end of his strut through the hall, all of the furniture is on fire. Meanwhile, on the other, much cooler side of the gothic parlor, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is sipping on Mountain Dew Ice while lip-syncing to Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On.” All the furniture freezes as he walks by, and giant ice shards fall from the ceiling.


At the end of the commercial, Dinklage and Freeman stare each other down from their respective hot and cool sides of the hallway. The best parts of this clip, though, are the shots of Busta and Missy as stationary works of art that briefly come to life to express their awe at the sight of the lip-sync battle unfolding before them.

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This ad will make its broadcast debut — along with a slew of other ridiculous food commercials — during the big game on Sunday. Stay tuned for updates on the rest of the bonkers Super Bowl food ads throughout the week.

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