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EXCLUSIVE: Mean Joe Greene & Coca-Cola Kid Revisit Iconic Super Bowl Ad 36 Years Later

by Raphael Chestang 5:03 PM PST, February 02, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Mean Joe Greene & Coca-Cola Kid Revisit Iconic Super Bowl Ad 36 Years Later

The stars of the most famous Super Bowl ad ever reminisced with ET about the first time they met.

Thirty-six years ago, 9-year-old Tommy Okon shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steeler "Mean" Joe Greene in their classic 60 second ad. Now Okon is all grown up and met up with the NFL legend at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas for the two-hour CBS special, Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016.

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"Look at you!" Greene told Okon, impressed with how tall he's grown. "I don't have to look down here anymore."

In the commercial, Okon sees Greene hobbling through the tunnel, dejected, after a game and offers him his Coca-Cola. Greene gets a shot of rejuvenation after downing the drink and tosses Okon his jersey, saying, "Hey kid, catch!"

Okon described what it was like to meet Greene as a child.

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"First contact was probably a little scary," Okon said. "He was a big guy. His name is 'Mean.'"

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016 airs Tuesday on CBS and is hosted by Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee.

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