Free Raccoon With 20-ounce Pepsi!

For a very limited time, these Tulsans got a bonus with their soda:  Two caffeinated raccoons, followed by a “skunk whisperer” named Bruha (ha!) who called it “refreshing” but blew his chance to call it “the choice of a new generation.”



  1. i_wuvs_puttins says:

    Awww, Pepsi bandits!

  2. Aww, I’d pay $1.50 for one of those for sure!

  3. Poquitos Banditos!

  4. Paunchie says:

    Hee hee! Those little varmits! They are so cute when they little like that!

  5. Paunchie says:

    PS what’s with that “Hung” ad? It’s kinda gross for a Cute Overload. Think of the children!

  6. The little bebe raccoon chuckling noise made me squee out loud. <_<

  7. Sunshine says:

    Squee! ^_^

    I love how the raccoons are all, “Enh enh ennnnnnnnnh put me down!” Trying to wriggle out of his hands.

  8. Babalucci says:

    Kids won’t know what “Hung” means. I wouldn’t worry about it.

    I think these raccoons were trying to take the Pepsi challenge! badoom boom cha!

  9. balamuthia says:

    Aw, Ned’s pretty hot- loving the hat and the sensitive animal saving vibes.

  10. Paunchie says:

    But I bet they know what HO and PIMP are.

    I just think it’s kinda gross. I don’t really have my puritanical panties in a twist so please y’all don’t hate me for nuffing.

  11. “No Pepsi. Next time, just ask.” ROFLMAO!!!! The chitter sounds nearly killed me.

  12. firefinch says:

    What’s all this brouhaha? Brouhaha? Hahaha.

  13. kibblenibble says:

    Sweet story, happy ending. Poor bebehs were probably so scared.

  14. edmundh says:

    I love the Skunk Whisperer’s shirt with the paw prints running across!

  15. 260Oakley says:

    Can I have a ResQte, please? I’d also like a diet Pepsi with a raccoon chaser. Thanks.

  16. Raccoons make appearances almost every night at Shakespeare in the Park. They stop the show.

  17. thicktortiethintabby says:

    Chitteringks! I love the little masked bandit bebehs!

  18. Heather says:

    The little raccoon chirps!! The beady eyes! The dainty paws and fluffy tails!! The moist nosicles! AND a hot guy that wants to save cute widdle aminals?!?! *dies from cute overload*

  19. peachfish says:

    He kind of looks like a less toned Woody Harrelson. Ned, not the raccoons.

  20. Silly raccoons. Go for the Coke next time.

  21. dyana56 says:

    Pepsi bandits, sentenced to life in a good home. (I hope)

  22. The paws that refreshes?

  23. Brook! Ha!
    I forget what I was gonna say. Had it, pffft.

  24. SoccerSue says:

    There’s an “Over the Hedge” joke in here somewhere (think beginning of the movie).

  25. MamaDawn says:

    Yay Tulsa! I have a friend who’s licensed for wildlife rescue here… I’ve taken her bunnies and squirrels and have even gotten to help care for them. There are some good people out there!

  26. Mary (the first) says:

    It’s amazing how critters can get into the strangest places.. and then not know how to get out.. . I’m glad they were rescute! They go to rehab, neighbors get their pepsi machine back.. all is well!

  27. they are so cute

  28. Now, next time you see a raccoon foaming at the mouth, you’ll know why!

  29. I love it when he’s all “No Pepsi! Next time just ask.”
    Now we all know that in real life, Racoons. probably shouldn’t have Pepsi. But in my fantasy forest creature land I would carry around a picnic basket of Pepsi’s for the lil’ bebbeh racoons.

  30. Sasha's mum says:

    SoccerSue: That’s exactly what I thought. They’d obviously just seen the movie and were trying to re-enact it. (Too young to have absorbed the moral of the tale, obviously.)

  31. No Coke, Pepsi. Cheezboiga, cheezboiga, pepsi. They must have been watching really old Saturday Night Live reruns.

  32. michelle says:

    “No Pepsi. Next time just ask.” That kills meh. XD

  33. Biscuit Tin says:

    I was outside a General Dollar store this past winter on a frigid, incredibly windy night and a momma cat and her nearly grown kitten (he looked like a 30 year old son that won’t leave home) were wandering in the parking lot. They wouldn’t come to me, and I was very worried about them. Only they weren’t wandering, they were headed for the RC machine. They went behind the machine and vanished inside it. Pretty darn smart, I thought. The machine was in a protected spot backed up to the building. They were completely out of the wind, and since the machine was lit up and running, I assume there had to be a degree of warmth, and they could snuggle. Resourceful kitteh is resourceful.

  34. awwww… I love the noise they make. Mini-sized Meekos!

  35. Raccoons on caffeine — McYikersons!!!

    “They tried to make me go to [wildlife] rehab,
    I said, ‘Nyerhe, nyerhe, …
    enh. Free food and no predators?
    Okay, I’ll give it a chance.”

  36. GIGGLE “No Pepsi. Next time just ask.” GIGGLE

  37. Mommay, I would like that Coon-day bar please!

  38. I really want one of those shirts with the little paw prints all over it.

    Can I just say that that’s the first pic of Thomas Jane that doesn’t look like an LA version of Christopher Lambert? And I thought “Hung” was a new tag for the CO bats & possums like this guy

  39. Got a funny story to share.

    One night my husband and I were out and when we returned home we found raccoons ruffling around in the trees. So we jump back into the car not knowing what to do. We were not sure if it was safe. So we both decided that we would run for the door. Well, my husband was so worked up over these two coons that he ended up closing the door on me and left me outside. Of course after I beat on the door he opened it…..but still lol

  40. hon glad says:

    An interesting promo from Pepsi.

  41. @ MamaDawn That is good news – thank the Gods that there are good people like that in the World – thank you for that post – little critters have a friend in you and that is good to know

  42. Bruja is spanish for witch BTW.

  43. jackie31337 says:

    Paunchie PS what’s with that “Hung” ad? It’s kinda gross for a Cute Overload. Think of the children!

    Cute Overload had nothing to do with the ad, and neither did the Associated Press. It came from Ads by Google, and was associated with this video based on the video’s YouTube tags. I got a much more relevant and appropriate ad for “Animals of the World: A fun illustrated guide to learn about animal endangerment” on mine. I would guess the sex ads got there by keyword spamming so it would get associated with as many keywords as possible.

  44. Free The Raccoon Two!

  45. Google ads are weird. When i used to have them on my site they would pick up on words in the text eg “Saint” and “Holy man” in a send up of hagiographies, and give me an ad for Christian singles, who aren’t exactly the target market for satires on religion. No wonder nobody ever clicked on the things.

  46. I live in Tulsa. Heard about this on the local news and see The Skunk Whisperer driving around town. His truck is covered in paw prints lol. Plus, he’s got a list of all the animals that he can rescue across his back window. Takes up the whole thing. ^.^

  47. metsakins says:

    Ya know, the last time I was in a motel and wanted a diet pepsi, not only were they out of it, but they didn’t have any babeh wildlife to compensate for the disappointment I was suffering. sigh.

  48. Katiedid says:

    I’ll take 2 please!!!! 😀

  49. Kitteh Toez says:

    Haha! We had two squirrels living in the candy vending machine outside work. We kept having them relocated to some trees… but they kept coming back!! They sure liked candy!

  50. Beats Pepsi. Anytime!

  51. i’d name them Moxie and Pepsi for sure

  52. thicktortiethintabby says:

    :: cracking up at @Brook’s comment ::

  53. Katrina says:

    And now, the sounds of two tiiiiny racoons burping!

    Our Wildlife Controller is a really nice guy, and he did a very fine bunch of stuff for us.

  54. Kristabelle says:

    Aw, those little guys are adorable!!!

  55. Awww. they are sooo cute when theyre little.P.S that hung ad is disgusting.

  56. Said the Skunk Whisperer:
    “We’ve noticed that lately you’ve been having a lot of problems, and you’ve been going off for no reason, and we’re afraid you’re going to hurt somebody, and we’re afraid you’re going to hurt yourself. So we decided that it would be in your best interest if we put you somewhere where you could get the help that you need.”

  57. chanpon says:

    They were probably thinking “Dang, I thought this was the snack vending machine!”

  58. I’ve been lucky enough to be around a very young male raccoon for a week last year. He suckled my pinky. (Of course it was my left pinky, I’m right-handed.) Amazing critters to watch. He splashed around and ate grapes in our very shallow baby pool. They’re so deft with their paws. There’s no need for eye/paw coordination, they’re all paw coordination. And he is a brave swimmer and climber. Terango is his name.

  59. And then the raccoons go “wait, what are you talking about, WE decided? MY best interests? How do you know what MY best interest is? How can you say what MY best interest is?”

  60. ant man bee says:

    I think it’s terrific that Woody Harrelson took time out of his super busy Hollywood schedule to rescue these two little raccoonios.


  62. ashagato says:

    “MY BEST INTEREST??????”
    lol PG! 😉

  63. Ashagato, I’m not crazy.

  64. Raccoons do the best critter chitter-chatters.

  65. damn…Ned, dude, call me

  66. essensual says:

    Can’t beat the skunk whisperer’s testimonial, “It is really refreshing!.”