PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s been nearly 40-years since the iconic Super Bowl commercial featuring “Mean” Joe Greene and a kid with a bottle of Coke first aired.
Ahead of Super Bowl 50, the two are reuniting in a new video honoring the ad and their bond.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf: $24M In Funding Available To Address Gun Violence
People Magazine has a clip of the segment which is slated to air during a Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 special on CBS.
Pittsburgh Steelers legend “Mean” Joe Greene and an all-grown-up Tommy Okon are reunited at a football stadium in Texas.
The legendary commercial debuted in October of 1979, but gained its fame after airing during Super Bowl XIV in 1980.READ MORE: West Virginia Lowers COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Because Some Data Counted Twice
“I think the people that created it wrote a great commercial that really tells a story … that commercial’s kind of what Joe is: tough, football player, who’s a nice guy,” Greene said via People.
Greene gets sentimental when he and Okon re-enact the commercial in the new video. “Still special, after all these years,” he said.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board To Vote On Forming 'Education Crisis Intervention Committee'
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 will air on KDKA-TV on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. ET.