Mr. Peanut didn’t stay dead for very long. Just days after the 104-year-old Planters mascot was killed off in a fiery car wreck, he was reborn on Super Bowl Sunday.
During the commercial, which takes place at his funeral, a mourning Kool-Aid Man drops a tear onto the ground, which springs forth Baby Nut.
The company has already re-branded their social media accounts with their new spokesnut. According to HuffPost, #BabyNut started trending, reaching No. 5.
An initial roll-out for the advertising campaign was put on hold in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death last Sunday.
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