Mr. Peanut gets roasted in death with nutty memes and jokes

CNET | 1/22/2020 | Staff
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Rest in pieces, Mr. Peanut. Salty, crunchy, delicious pieces. On Wednesday, Planters nuts revealed an ad that will run before Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in which the company's monocled mascot, Mr. Peanut, apparently sacrifices his life for actors Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh.

In an email, a Planters spokesperson said that an ad featuring Mr. Peanut's funeral will air during the game's third quarter. So yeah, they're going all in on this peanut death -- kind of like Bud Light during last year's Super Bowl, when the beer brand had the Mountain from Game of Thrones kill off the Bud Knight mascot.

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The nuttiness of the impending mascot death made social-media users a little salty.

Some started thinking about the unnerving fact that an anthropomorphic peanut had spent years encouraging humans to eat others of his kind.

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"Mr. Peanut is in ****," tweeted comedian and writer Patrick Monahan. "He spent decades as the smiling face of a company that sold the boiled and roasted corpses of his people as a snack."

Mr. Peanut's apparent death started some people musing on other food mascots that encourage humans to eat their own kind. "Who will now assume his mantle of Great Betrayer?" wrote one Twitter user. "All of his other peers were vanquished, most by his very hand."

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