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Thread started 08/06/16 11:15pm

mnluvsprn

Does lil sweet make anyone else sad?

I use to get a kick out of the Lil Sweet commercials, but now they are just a painful reminder that he is gone. Anyone else feel this way? Or am I weird?
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Reply #1 posted 08/07/16 12:48am

MIInsane

I've had a few people tell me that he reminds them of Prince. If anything, Lil' Sweet is based on eighties glam rockers, and not Prince.

That is just my opinion...

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/16 12:55am

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MIInsane said:

I've had a few people tell me that he reminds them of Prince. If anything, Lil' Sweet is based on eighties glam rockers, and not Prince.



That is just my opinion...


Same! It was actually my dad who first pointed lil sweet out to me and he assumed it was supposed to be a Prince like character. My take was glam rocker too. I asked my brother his opinion and his first thought was Prince. So now lil sweet makes me think of Prince anyway, and yes, OP, seeing him does make me feel a little sad
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Reply #3 posted 08/07/16 1:10am

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nope... he's the love child of Steven Tyler & Prince, those commercials crack me up! Also, that dude ate shit for a lot of years, glad he found a way to make some $. It's not his fault he's annoying lol he can still sing, lol


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Reply #4 posted 08/07/16 8:44am

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You're weird. lol There were singers and actors who had this type of glitzy sex-machine persona in the 70s, way before Prince started moaning in falsetto.

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/16 8:48am

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Ohhh that guy. I never drew the connection, I always thought he was supposed to be a Poison/Cinderella/Motley Crue type singer.

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Reply #6 posted 08/07/16 8:51am

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TrivialPursuit said:

You're weird. lol There were singers and actors who had this type of glitzy sex-machine persona in the 70s, way before Prince started moaning in falsetto.

Yeah, 80s glam rock was kind of a throwback to 70s glam artists like David Bowie, the band "Sweet", Marc Bolan, New York Dolls, etc.. I love Prince but he wasn't originating this style, he was one of the artists who incorporated some of this pre-existing style into his act. Though he never really sang like a glam rocker imo, he just adopted some of the look.

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Reply #7 posted 08/07/16 9:26am

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No. I thought he was funny way before Prince died. The story of the guy that plays little sweet makes me sad.

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/16 9:33am

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I always got that lil sweet was supposed to be be Prince. He is tiny, he does the falsetto, he's smooth with the ladies, and he wears the purplish clothing. Isn't the guy that plays him white, and they make him look like a light skinned black dude. I also noticed when P first died, the lil sweet commercials disappeared for awhile. I started seeing them again a month, maybe 2, after his passing.
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Reply #9 posted 08/07/16 10:51am

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mnluvsprn said:

I always got that lil sweet was supposed to be be Prince. He is tiny, he does the falsetto, he's smooth with the ladies, and he wears the purplish clothing. Isn't the guy that plays him white, and they make him look like a light skinned black dude. I also noticed when P first died, the lil sweet commercials disappeared for awhile. I started seeing them again a month, maybe 2, after his passing.

yeahthat Totally Prince, from the 1st viewing on! It is definitely playing on his late-70s persona. It usually cracks me up! Sa-weeet!

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Reply #10 posted 08/07/16 10:58am

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mnluvsprn said:

I always got that lil sweet was supposed to be be Prince. He is tiny, he does the falsetto, he's smooth with the ladies, and he wears the purplish clothing. Isn't the guy that plays him white, and they make him look like a light skinned black dude. I also noticed when P first died, the lil sweet commercials disappeared for awhile. I started seeing them again a month, maybe 2, after his passing.


The guy that plays Lil Sweet is Justin Guarini and he is biracial.
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Reply #11 posted 08/07/16 11:02am

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Seen that commericial once since. But I've always seen him as a combination of all or a lot of 80s rockers, not just Prince. But Prnc is there mostly by voice.
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Reply #12 posted 08/07/16 11:47am

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So that's what happened to Justin Guarini...

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Reply #13 posted 08/07/16 2:38pm

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OK--according to Entertainment Weekly's 2015 interview with Justin Guarini http://www.ew.com/article...-lil-sweet, Li'l Sweet is a hybrid Glam-Rock character.

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Reply #14 posted 08/07/16 6:54pm

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Germanegro said:

OK--according to Entertainment Weekly's 2015 interview with Justin Guarini http://www.ew.com/article...-lil-sweet, Li'l Sweet is a hybrid Glam-Rock character.


Yeah they aren't going to admit to him being based off of Prince. Prince would've had a fit.
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Reply #15 posted 08/08/16 11:10am

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mnluvsprn said:

Germanegro said:

OK--according to Entertainment Weekly's 2015 interview with Justin Guarini http://www.ew.com/article...-lil-sweet, Li'l Sweet is a hybrid Glam-Rock character.

Yeah they aren't going to admit to him being based off of Prince. Prince would've had a fit.

Heh--yeah. You see and hear stuff that Prince would do in that character, and then you see other stuff that the glam rockers will do, so I can accept the hybrid description. There is an awful lot of Prince in Li'l Sweet, though!

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Reply #16 posted 08/08/16 11:23am

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mnluvsprn said:

Germanegro said:

OK--according to Entertainment Weekly's 2015 interview with Justin Guarini http://www.ew.com/article...-lil-sweet, Li'l Sweet is a hybrid Glam-Rock character.

Yeah they aren't going to admit to him being based off of Prince. Prince would've had a fit.

How old is Lil Sweet? I like to see Lil Sweet sing Kiss... smile

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Reply #17 posted 08/08/16 11:27am

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I've always hated this commercial cuz he's obviously supposed to be Prince. I also noticed how they stopped airing it after he passed. The commercial is in poor taste anyway... Wonder if P ever saw it?
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Reply #18 posted 08/08/16 8:07pm

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I've always hated this commercial cuz he's obviously supposed to be Prince. I also noticed how they stopped airing it after he passed. The commercial is in poor taste anyway... Wonder if P ever saw it?

I liked the commercials because they were based off of Prince. I don't think they were rude or disrespectful, so I had no issue with them. I am sure he saw them. Maybe he got a kick out of them too. I hope he did.
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Reply #19 posted 08/08/16 8:26pm

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I think that you guys can see Prince in anything. I don't think that he was based on Prince at all. If anything, I think he is based more on Justin Hawkins from The Darkness.

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Reply #20 posted 08/08/16 8:55pm

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So, who was White Gold based on in the milk commercials, I wonder. lol

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Reply #21 posted 08/08/16 9:22pm

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mnluvsprn said:

Germanegro said:

OK--according to Entertainment Weekly's 2015 interview with Justin Guarini http://www.ew.com/article...-lil-sweet, Li'l Sweet is a hybrid Glam-Rock character.

Yeah they aren't going to admit to him being based off of Prince. Prince would've had a fit.

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Reply #22 posted 08/08/16 9:26pm

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P had a good sense of humor, likely thought it was funny. My fave is, "Lil' Sweet slidin' down the banisterrrrr" lol
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Reply #23 posted 08/08/16 9:42pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

So, who was White Gold based on in the milk commercials, I wonder. lol




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Reply #24 posted 08/08/16 9:45pm

mnluvsprn

CalhounSq said:

P had a good sense of humor, likely thought it was funny. My fave is, "Lil' Sweet slidin' down the banisterrrrr" lol
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My fave is the one where he is riding around in the power wheels car.
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Reply #25 posted 08/08/16 10:01pm

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mnluvsprn said:

CalhounSq said:

P had a good sense of humor, likely thought it was funny. My fave is, "Lil' Sweet slidin' down the banisterrrrr" lol
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My fave is the one where he is riding around in the power wheels car.

Hmm, I don't remember seeing that one!! I only see commercials when I watch sports, otherwise it's dvr/skipping those shits alllll the time lol I'll look for it biggrin
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Reply #26 posted 08/09/16 1:27pm

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CalhounSq said:

mnluvsprn said:


My fave is the one where he is riding around in the power wheels car.

Hmm, I don't remember seeing that one!! I only see commercials when I watch sports, otherwise it's dvr/skipping those shits alllll the time lol I'll look for it biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 08/09/16 5:19pm

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nursev said:

I've always hated this commercial cuz he's obviously supposed to be Prince. I also noticed how they stopped airing it after he passed. The commercial is in poor taste anyway... Wonder if P ever saw it?

I didn't really like them at first when they started airing on tv too. I also noticed for several weeks after he passed they stopped playing them. But after his passing for some reason it doesn't really bother me anymore. My favorite one is the lil sweet laudry commercial.

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Reply #28 posted 08/09/16 6:23pm

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mnluvsprn said:

CalhounSq said:
Hmm, I don't remember seeing that one!! I only see commercials when I watch sports, otherwise it's dvr/skipping those shits alllllll the time lol I'll look for it biggrin
https://youtu.be/0vZtfQLMW1c

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