I always thought the best part of this one was the commentary. I kept a copy of it:
“Hey, Kool-Aid!” Explained to Non-US Personnel and non-GenXers
Anyone who didn’t grow up in the US in the 70s and 80s may not get this one, but I’ll explain. There was a ubiquitous series of commercials on kids TV shows selling Kool-Aid brand pseudo-fruit-flavored non-nutritive sweetened chemically-colored beverage mix. In every commercial, the plot was the same:
1) Kids engage in activity which causes thirst.
2) Kids remark to each other on the fact of their thirst.
3) Kids shout (in unison) “Hey, Kool-Aid!”
4) Giant talking pitcher of aforementioned beverage crashes through the nearest brick or cinderblock wall and says, “Oh yeah!”
5) Giant pitcher delivers glasses of itself to thirsty kids, apparently oblivious to the messianic imagery.
6) Kids, having partaken of the bodily fluids of their savior the Kool-Aid pitcher, then engage in some social reinforcement ritual appropriate to the times, usually a high-five. I never saw any of them cross themselves, but I tried not to watch too closely.
Obviously, I failed.
I second the assertion that the commentary is the best part. The strip, while not bad, is no Screaming Woman–but that commentary is comedy gold, Rob.
This would’ve made more sense to me if the guy in the tank said “OH YEAH!” but I guess you can’t count on everyone to make that kool-aid leap on their own. Maybe something like “Please don’t yell OH YEAH again, it’s not a damn kool-aid commercial”
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