Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE COFFEE IS STILL DAMN FINE!


In the dwindling shadow of last week’s little discussion of David Lynch’s Dune comes this link via the all-seeing, all-powerful, all-wonderful David Hudson to a site called io9 where four Japanese television commercials, directed by David Lynch in 1993 and featuring several Twin Peaks cast members in character, can be found and discussed.

According to Lynchnet:

“These commercials were done for the Japanese canned coffee, Georgia. The series was set in Twin Peaks and featured many of the cast from the series. In the ads, a Japanese man searches for his missing wife. Each commercial added more clues to the mystery, until the final one where Cooper rescues her from the Black Lodge. Originally a second series of four were planned, but the coffee company, unhappy with the first series, canceled them.”

In the interest of minimizing the risk of click-induced index finger-related carpal tunnel syndrome, I have embedded the ads for you here. So without further ado, return with us now to the peculiar dreamscape of Twin Peaks, Washington, where something special is happening in a can (that’s Georgia Coffee!) and something strange is happening (where else?) in the Black Lodge…

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Many thanks to David Hudson and of course to the good folks at io9 for passing these along. Anyone for cherry pie?

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5 comments:

Edward Copeland said...

Way cool. Anytime you can add something to the storehouse of Peaks trivia taking up space in the brain of a Peaks freak like me is a great day indeed. Thank you Dennis and thank you David as well.

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Ed, it's great to hear from you. So glad I could somehow contribute a smile to your day. Isn't it amazing how quickly those spots plunge you back into the unique feeling of that world?

p.saga said...

ohmyfreakingod, Dennis. These are the best ads EVER. Cooper's maniacal endorsement of Georgia makes me giddy, and I love that the Log Lady shows up every time! How could the company be unhappy with them? How could ANYONE be unhappy with them?

Gunz Mongleman said...

No one in Georgia drinks "Georgia", according to wiki. In the U.S. in the asian markets I've only seen "Mr Brown". I wonder if part of the appeal is the difficulty in saying the name "Georgia" for a japanese speaker. I've noticed much of their entertainment and porno is about punishment and pain.

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