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Wouldn't You Like to Beat a Pepper, Too?

4/8/2008 7:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who became famous with a Dr Pepper commercial -- as in "I'm a Pepper, You're a Pepper...." -- has pleaded no contest to domestic battery.

The incident occurred right outside Vegas shortly before midnight on January 28, when David Naughton -- who was so famous from the 1978 commercials he went on to star in "An American Werewolf in London" -- Hot Mugs -- click to launchgot into it with his wife of five months. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, the 57-year-old actor was arguing with his wife on the phone, which escalated when he came home, allegedly "grabbing her arms and throwing her around."

According to the police report, Naughton was arrested for "Domestic Battery, 1st offense ... due to the fact that he used willful and unlawful force against his wife by placing his hands upon her, grabbing her in a forceful manner and throwing her around."

The bad Doc, who scored the disco hit "Makin' It" in 1979, was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Of that, 28 days were suspended. He served one day when he was popped, and served his second day in the clink on Monday.

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bucky    

Good research, TMZ. You overlooked the fact he was also the star of the horror classic "American Werewolf in London." How did you miss that one?

2303 days ago
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Norwalkgirl    

Midnight Madness = Best Movie ever!!!




2303 days ago
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Ashamed    

I googled it... David did star in three episodes as Jack Kinkaid on " My Sister Sam" . How on earth did anyone remember that???!!! Anyway, he obviously sucks now.

2303 days ago
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Julie-J.B.    

Uh, Bucky, how did you miss that they DID mention AAWIL in the article above?

2303 days ago
80.

Toomuch    

Kelli...I was actually enjoying your "back down memory lane" songs...don't let em get you down girl! hahahhaha
Not Enough Tears....you are strange! LOL

2303 days ago
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LOL    

I remember that commercial - I was living in Montreal at the time and that commercial didn't get a lot of air time. The reason for that was the term 'pepper'. It's a slang word the English used to describe French people. So anyway some of the thinskinned French folks got their shorts in a knot and complained... and the ad got yanked from the English airways. We still got to see the ad from WCAX in Burlington, Vt.

Sweet revenge! :)

2303 days ago
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tuna marie    

he was in more than 3 episodes, go watch the beginning credits, he was part of the cast, i should know i have the show on VHS.

2303 days ago
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karencarpenter    

he should have just killed her so she couldn't get to the police. duh.

2303 days ago
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Mike Thaman    

Why doesn't he spend some of his Dr. Pepper fortune and take anger management classes?

2303 days ago
85.

Martoon    

I don't care what he's done - he hit his wife, and that makes him a bully and a loser. Period. End of story.

2303 days ago
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Gazderpha    

Just listened to "Makin It"
1) DAWG, YOUR PITCH WAS OFF
2) UMM, YOU MOVED ME, WHAT CAN I SAY
3) YOU WERE OK, JUST OK, NOT MEMORABLE, WHO DRESSED YOU?

2303 days ago
87.

Dan    

If she just learn to shut up, this would never happen

2303 days ago
88.

canamm    

This guy (rightfully so) gets thirty days for roughing up his wife and my psycho ex's boyfriend beats the crap out of two of my children and gets of scott free. Something's messed up here......

2303 days ago
89.

steffie    

hey einstein..there are not 2 sides in domestic abuse..its illegal..case closed

2303 days ago
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bob    

Another Hollywood icon!

2303 days ago
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