Mc Lamé??

What’s with McDonalds, trying to be some kind of trendy coffee house, instead of what they are, a burger joint? Who do they think they are, anyway? And what is up with this adding “é” to everything in sight? It sounds, well, stupid.

Besides, haven’t they noticed, even Starbucks is closing shops around here. The coffee fad has peaked and the winner is, not Mickey D’s, not Starbucks, not even Spot Coffee, it’s good old Tim Hortons.

So this commercial is all the more hilarious and pointless, pathetic and lame. L – A – M – E.

A guy in a minivan, sucking on some sissy McDonalds iced coffee, has a big bad biker pull up next to him at a light. The biker eyes him up and makes a disparaging remark about his minivan.

God has pity on him and gives him the kind of golden opportunity you only get once in a lifetime: it starts to rain.

Does McDad take advantage of this opportunity and come up with some snappy comeback? Maybe something like “at least I’m not sitting out there in the rain.” No. It’s a McDonalds commercial. They have to say something to pay the bills and make it relate to McDonalds and the drink in his hand.

All those professional ad writers getting paid the big bucks ought to have come up with a memorable line. But did they? The best they could come up with was “That’s a mini-vané to you.” (Pronounced mini – van -Eh?, like some kind of Canadian accent joke.)

That’s it? That’s the best they can do? A golden opportunity for the ultimate snappy comeback was wasted.

Now, if that was a real biker, he would have yanked McDad out through the window, tied him naked, spread-eagled across the top of the mini-van and poured that sticky, whipped cream topped iced coffee all over his sissy a$$ and left him for the pigeons. That’s what he deserves for such a lame line.

Posted in Humour, Rants, TV
2 comments on “Mc Lamé??
  1. Matt Gritz says:

    At least they got rid of that ridiculous “I want… I *need*…” song. That commercial drove me to madness. Come to think of it, most McDonald’s commercials do. Those ones a few months ago implying that you no longer had to be a snob to drink lattes because THANK THE HEAVENS MCDONALD’s SERVES THEM NOW come to mind.

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  2. M. Moretti says:

    McLam(ay)? (sp – can’t add the accent) Isn’t that the artistic craft of knotting ropes invented by bored sailors and co-opted by hippies? Just joking. Actually the annoying thing about all the gourmet coffee going on is that most of it is not really gourmet at all. Starbucks got the snob appeal for attempting to copy the European coffee house. They actually have done a very poor job of it. They do however have an excellent product which goes over well near big universities where the foreign students can get a decent cup of coffee close to what they save at home. Their product is overpriced, though, and can be bought by the pound and made at home for a more reasonable price. Better yet, there are many other gourmet brands which are even cheaper.

    I don’t get the coffee full of sugary syrups with whipped cream on top. I picked up one recently at a McD’s thinking I was going to get something similar to a T.H.’s iced capp. Who invented these things? The French and Italians tend to drink either straight hot coffee or have it with hot milk, and that’s that. They probably laugh at us all. Just because you give something a fake French name (excuse me, “faux” French)doesn’t make it sophisticated. If I saw some guy with one of these “girlie” drinks, I would laugh, too. I haven’t seen any American business brave enough to try Turkish coffee. Now that’s what a biker would drink!

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