In case the link doesn't work, the commercial is basically of Red Riding Hood being confronted by a werewolf. Upon giving the werewolf a Dr. Pepper, the werewolf reverts into a charming man (albeit, he keeps his wolf tail).
That's pretty much it. ^^
Our comic takes place in Fairy Tale Forest (where enchanting things may sometimes happen), so Crystal had the idea that the wolf might turn into a prince after drinking the Dr. Pepper. Of course, Crystal had her tales mixed up, so no luck. ^^ That said, the little wolf isn't part of any fairy tales---he's still growing, not yet big and bad: no powerful wind in his chest or visible claws on his toes, and only one (silly-looking!) fang to boast (he's not even all that mean---he's just rebellious enough to sit on a wall upon which a 'No Loitering' sign is posted).
The mirthworms were worm characters from animation. There were (at least) three Mirthworm specials: A Merry Mirthworm Christmas (1984), A Mirthworm Masquerade (1987), and Mirthworms on Stage (1989). These three specials were produced by Russ Harris and Jerry Reynolds (both men also voiced various characters from the specials).
And, yes, I will eventually draw a Mirthworms ACO. I have a pencil in mind to feature with the card, presuming I can get my paws on the pencil (time will tell).
The featured pencil is among those very strange ones I encounter from time to time on my pencil journey. The pencil is green with white lettering that reads, 'I Stole this From' and then shows a brown 'Dr. Pepper' logo (effectively reading, "I stole this from Dr. Pepper').
The lettering of the logo is similar to the font Dr. Pepper used in the mid 1950s (pre-1958), so the pencil may date back to that time (though I cannot say for certain).
"Your search - 'I stole this from Dr. Pepper' - did not match any documents"
I dunno anything certain about this pencil. I dunno if it was sold in stores, offered as some sort of promotion or ad campaigne, or if it really did belong to to Dr. Pepper's bottling company.
This pencil was included in a small auction lot that also had two sealed-in-package 'Dispencils' (disposable, mechanical pencils sold in individual packages ...very wasteful, IMHO). The other pencils in the lot were junk---I'll never feature them. ^^
Someone else liked this lot, too (several bids were placed)---it was kinda lucky that I won! ^^
Anyway, I thought the Dispencils were funny, and with the addition of the novelty that is the featured pencil, well... how could I say no? This, again, is that odd sort of pencil that says "Feature Me!". Sure, it's not a 19th-century square core or a rare $75 Eagle, but it's fun and is of the sort that goes well with my dumb cartoons. :3