‘Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?’: The Bizarre Story of the College Kid Who Says Pepsi Owes Him a Fighter Plane

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The docuseries craze is now so rampant—especially on streaming services, which must never stop feeding the insatiable subscriber-base beast—that it feels like it’s only a matter of time before every wild, fantastic, and shocking story receives the multi-part treatment.

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? is a byproduct of that trend, recounting the outlandish and altogether moronic saga of John Leonard, who spent precious years of his life trying to collect on a non-existent prize. It’s certainly a tale unlike any other, although on the basis of director Andrew Renzi’s four-part Netflix affair (which premieres Nov. 17), it’s also a trivial one, even by today’s low nonfiction standards.

The subject of Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? is Pepsi’s 1996 attempt to win the “Cola Wars” against rival Coca-Cola via a promotion dubbed “Pepsi Points,” which promised customers the opportunity to use points—earned by buying sodas—on a variety of branded goods.

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