Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kool-Aid Man Makes a Comeback

Increasingly, one of my interests is the intersection of popular culture and the media.

And one of my Lovemarks is the Fox television show Family Guy, which is rich with non sequitur references to popular culture. Multiple episodes have made reference to the Kool-Aid Man bursting through the wall saying, "Oh yeah!"

The Kool-Aid Man is a recurring theme, and a recent episode had me laughing out loud. Great memories from my childhood.

In a courtroom setting, the judge announces his verdict, and everyone shouts "Oh no!"

At which time, the Kool-Aid Man bursts through the wall and shouts "Oh yeah!" [which has happened in the court before].

Then the judge says, "Can I ask everyone to please stop saying 'oh no' in this courtroom, because the f*****g Kool-Aid guy's gonna keep showing up."


What is more interesting is that sitting here this morning, here is the Kool-Aid Man on a new commercial for Kool-Aid. The retro guy made of a pitcher is now cool enough for kids again. In fact, if you Google "Kool-Aid", the No. 1 link is "Welcome to KOOL-AID® Man's House!"

And I can only help but think that Family Guy played a role.

Luckily there's a Family Guy!

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Blogger Tim Laubacher said...

Dane Cook.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Samuel D. Bradley said...

The Dane Cook bit was pretty funny, too!

2:51 PM  

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