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Ernest P. Worrell Drinks Mello Yello, Antagonizes Auburn and Alabama Mascots in Vintage Commercial

Tell you three things about myself as a kid? Sure.

No. 1— Auburn football was my life.

No. 2—I wore an Ernest P. Worrell hat an entire summer, entertained my family with spot-on abidiyah, abidyah, abidyah impressions, and never returned a VHS copy of Hey Vern, It’s My Family Album—it’s still in my possession, still warped from the heat of mom’s Oldsmobile—rented from the Mountain Brook Video Express in 1986. We’re already up to four things.

No. 3—I was on fire for the gospel of Mello Yello, preaching its superiority over Mountain Dew to every child Over The Mountain with an ear to hear.

So yeah, Bama pennant notwithstanding, finding this on YouTube—how had I never seen it? or, if I had, not remembered it?—was like finding out that Elvis wrote a song about the 1957 national championship team or something… JUST FOR ME. (And that he drank Mello Yello.)


Related: Or kind of like finding out that Bjork hung out in Jordan-Hare Stadium one afternoon in 1988.

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About Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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