Ah memories. Michael Jackson was still black and Pepsi’s “New Generation” premise was accepted without ironic interpretation. No one could see the darkness falling as the prince of pop converted prepubescent youth to his soulful freak-beat. The dancing kid is apparently “Carlton” from Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Jackson is said to have forced overnight visitors to Neverland to reneact this very commercial, except the Pepsi is replaced with wine and the 80’s street gear with skivvies.