I suspect they are originally Spanish commercials. I’ve seen the same
commercials on the Spanish TV channels in New Jersey (channel 42 and 47)
and they fit much better there.
Still, after a few Mentos commercials, I started to like them. The
absurd arrogance of a silly blond-headed guy getting into a businessman’s
car to get through it, the shock on the businessman’s face, and then
the businessman smiling back at the young silly-blond-headed man with
a knowing, “Ahh – kids will be kids”.
They’re kinda cute commercial’s really