Pete Davidson is working to end food waste, thanks to mayonnaise—and football star Jerod Mayo—in a new Hellmann’s commercial.
In a play on his name and the shortened title for the condiment, Mayo frequently tackles individuals about to throw away food that can still be repurposed into other dishes using mayonnaise. However, before throwing down Amy Waters Davidson—Pete’s actual mother—the “Saturday Night Live” star replies, “Whoa, whoa, mom’s already tackling food waste, Mayo,” as the pair stand in front of a table of repurposed dishes.
Though Mayo tackles Pete anyways in a humorous twist, the actor is dressed for the part. Davidson wore a tie-dye green and blue hoodie and matching sweatpants, coordinating with his often relaxed and colorful personal style.
The commercial ends with a “Make Taste, Not Waste” statement—directly referencing Hellmann’s goals of reducing food waste. The brand works with Food Reform for Sustainability and Health, which aims to reduce food waste and losses, as well as promotes the use if “flexipes”—recipes that can revamp leftovers using its mayonnaise.
Hellmann’s has jokingly released its own statements on social media, affirming that no “tall, irresistible comedians”—directly referencing Davidson’s viral “BDE” and relationships—were harmed during the commercial
For the record no men, women, grandmas or tall, irresistible comedians were harmed in the making of our commercial 💁♂️💁♀️👵😬 pic.twitter.com/Tem9tLC3Md
— Hellmann's (@Hellmanns) February 14, 2022
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