LOS ANGELES September 17, 2012) – This year's Get Crackin' campaign leaves no nut uncracked. The
first phase of the Wonderful Pistachios advertising campaign is sure to fire up conversation among
audiences of all ages, with a nutty cast of characters that appeal to a variety of consumers.
Season four's "P-list" celebs include: 1970s disco phenomenon The Village People; Brobee, everybody's
favorite little green monster and drummer from "Yo Gabba Gabba!"; Sparky and Victor from Tim
Burton's animated monster movie "Frankenweenie" and a sexy Secret Service spoof that's going to have
people talking. In addition to the four commercial spots, set to debut on September 17, five more
commercials are coming later this fall featuring hot talent from the world of music, sports and social
"We wanted to have an all-star cast of characters for the fourth Get Crackin' campaign, and with
celebrities spanning music to kids' entertainment, we are sure to strike green with fans of all ages," said
Mark Masten, vice president of global sales and marketing, Paramount Farms. "Our research shows that
consumers enjoy eating and sharing pistachios with others, so we wanted to keep that spirit in mind
when creating this year's Get Crackin' commercials. Just like pistachios, our ads are also tremendously
social – and with close to 12 million views of our past commercials on YouTube, we wanted to be sure to
create new spots that people want to see, and share."
The highly anticipated 30 million campaign debuts September 17 during primetime favorites like
"Survivor" and "X Factor Results." Another Wonderful Pistachios first includes a 37D "Frankenweenie"
spot that will run in movie theatres in the weeks leading up to the big screen release on October 5.
Now in its fourth season, the iconic Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' commercials highlight how every
character cracks open a pistachio in their own unique way. This year's new crop of commercials
About Wonderful® Pistachios
The Wonderful Pistachios brand features upscale, premium packaging and a bold contemporary look, appealing to a sophisticated, health-conscious consumer. Wonderful Pistachios are grown in Lost Hills, California, part of the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Grown, processed and packaged by Paramount Farms, Wonderful Pistachios are available at retail outlets and grocery stores nationwide and are available in a variety of sizes. For more information about Wonderful Pistachios or the "Get Crackin'" campaign, visit www.getcrackin.com, www.facebook.com/wonderfulpistachios and www.twitter.com/getcrackin.
About Paramount Farms
Part of Roll Global LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Paramount Farms is one of a group of privately owned, affiliated companies that comprise the largest farming operation of tree crops in the world. In addition to pistachios and almonds, Paramount Farms is also the largest producer and exclusive grower of the California Wonderful variety of pomegranates. Sister company, Paramount Citrus, is the largest orange and lemon packing facility in North America, the majority of which come from its own orchards, and the largest grower of Clementine mandarin oranges in the United States.