Skittles “Plant”

Skittles has given viewers all sorts of bizarre “taste the rainbow” spots over the years. This one perhaps should have been saved as an extra-special Mother’s Day message. A boy with a candy tree growing Alien-style out of his torso asks, “Mom, do you think after the Skittles harvest we can call the specialist?” Mater, seemingly exasperated by what is surely a repeated request, reminds the poor kid of the “miracle” the family’s been given with the appendage that keeps on giving. A tickle from momma gives him a fleeting diversion from his plight, as he accepts his fate and enjoys the Skittles shower his laugh shakes loose from the tree and, of course, his mother’s endless love. –Eleftheria Parpis