How to sell coffee to a small subset of the population
December 22, 2009
Have you seen that coffee commercial where the dude comes home for Christmas and then his little sister takes him into the kitchen and makes him coffee and they stare at each other in a way that makes you, the viewer, really uncomfortable UNLESS YOU ARE MARRIED TO YOUR FIRST COUSIN?
Here it is:
What is going on with that! Did everyone already know about this commercial? Does everyone go “Oh, it’s almost Christmas! Time for the incest/coffee commercial again, I can’t wait!”?
Why didn’t you tell me about it?
And why did nobody at any point in the commercial-making chain go “WAIT A MINUTE. HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW THIS GIRL OBVIOUSLY WANTS TO DO IT TO HER OLDER BROTHER? WHAT ARE WE SAYING ABOUT COFFEE DRINKERS YOU GUYS?!?”?
The Youtube comments are pretty entertaining, if you’re down for that sort of thing. Basically they split into two groups of people: those who are offended by the “West Africa” reference and those who are offended that others are all “Say, that “You’re my present this year”+romantic doe-eyed gazing part is pretty weird, eh?” – because, apparently, that’s how brothers and sisters are and anyone who questions it hates families and is a bad American.
The weirdest part is how the sister is obviously creepily, sexually obsessed with her older brother, but he’s trying to be all cool! He brings her things from West Africa! Like maybe a lame hat to match the one he was wearing! But the sister TOTALLY WANTS TO BANG HIM, and then the editor cuts to the brother and he’s really torn. Like you can see him thinking “….that is so gross!” and yet also “A man gets lonely in West Africa. Real lonely.”