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The bits that made it into the video included Joe as Gary the Cola Preacher.
The Dr. Science sketch also appeared, much of which ended up being improvised because of some unanticipated problems, such as my brother dropping the bottle of Coke he was supposed to sample.
And then there was the small matter of the scientific experiment going horribly awry (who knew that Pepsi was fatal?)
And of course, the Pepsi Storm Troopers made the final cut, including this brilliant parody penned by Mark, "Springtime for Pepsi," sung to the tune of "Springtime for Hitler."
I cut in, "Ignore everything he just said. Just say no to PepsiCo! Just say no to PepsiCo!"
Mark bopped me on the head and I fell over dead.
"This rally is now over," he declared. "Thank you, and have a pleasant Pepsi afternoon."
That's not where the footage ends, although only a small portion of it made it into the final cut of The Coke-In. The cameras stayed on for a good while afterwards, while we MPS members joked around and got silly.
One of the cameras even ended up with us at the HUB afterwards, where I shot some extra footage of everybody gathered around the table, eating and talking. More silliness, of course. Mark talking about taking over the universe, Holli playing with Bernhard's prop gun, which made noises and flashed lights.
For contrast, I shot some footage of the tables around us, where students sat quietly, seemingly bored, making their way through what was otherwise a drab, gray, thoroughly awful day.
I think about it now, that's what the MPS was for me: a group of friends,
gathered around a table, with flashing lights and strange noises and
plans of universal domination.