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updated 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

I have to admit, I got kind of caught up in those Tour de Lite commercials in which a mob of bicyclists including Woody (Cheers) Harrelson, Run-D.M.C. and Joe Klecko race crosscountry for beer. I am on principle opposed to serialized ad campaigns—I mean, if you can't manipulate consumers in 30 seconds, then give it up. But this one was kind of fun and piqued my interest. Right up until that incredibly lame ending in which Harrelson wins by climbing out of a manhole cover at the finish line. You mean I got strung along all these weeks for this? What a shaggy, flea-bitten dog.

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