What did you think of the parody ad? Let us know in comments.
* "I cringed a bit at the voice characterization of the home-brewing machine"
I actually saw this on tv on Saturday and thought that it was hilarious!
These people need to get a life. So if the voice had been a "white person" this would have been okay?
January 21, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Not at all racist. It didnt discuss race... There was only one white lady in the ad.
January 21, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Agreed about the tastelessness of the "manager", but the earlier gag of getting the name and order wrong worked. Easily the funniest thing on an incredibly dull episode.
January 21, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Hilarious! Good thing, that show has gotten so horrible.
January 21, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Hilarious! I immediately sent the link to my sister who also loved it.
January 21, 2013 at 04:26 PM
I took personal offense at the notion that there is disgusting junk littering the store. But in the name of humor, I suppose that it was an obvious jab. Humorous parody, though. Made me smile more than once.
January 21, 2013 at 08:15 PM
If you go to most of the downtown Chicago locations you'll see that this is more reality than parody.
Grande Latte |
January 21, 2013 at 08:31 PM
If only customers knew what we were saying about them behind their backs.
Venti Urnex Latte |
January 21, 2013 at 10:24 PM
I lost it at Shar Shar. That's pretty funny.
Barista Ben |
January 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Everyone at my store thinks it's hilarious, even my SM. Loved it.
January 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM
The joke about the messy counter including the Sugar in the Raw packet sitting in a puddle of (unrefrigerated cream) was SPOT ON
Steve Face |
January 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Hilarious!!! Really, they've could of done any voice of the sterotypical baristas, I don't get the racism controversy.
January 22, 2013 at 08:50 AM
Yes, the "verismo" voice could have been some skater kid or valley girl, or anyone with a condescending tone. Funny skit.
January 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM
I think they were poking fun at 'black names', and implying Verismo sounds like one.
January 22, 2013 at 04:43 PM
I loved the video. I've shown it to all of my baristas.
January 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I don't get the racism bit at all. Everyone I work with loves it and now when people don't give their names for cups, we write "amorfa" and "shar shar". I don't know if the general public finds this as funny as baristas do, but whatevs.
January 23, 2013 at 06:54 PM
If they had just stuck to how Starbucks often gets names wrong, I would have been amused. But the voices and personalities made me very uncomfortable.
January 23, 2013 at 07:16 PM
I work at a DC store - this is SPOT ON!
January 24, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Who will pay for those embroidered aprons? Turnover is so high that the cost will add up.
And what about laundry? It is easier to have a pile of fungible clean aprons than to have an apron needing to get delivered to one specific person.
Venti Urnex Latte |
January 25, 2013 at 08:52 PM
It was nothing short of hilarious. One of the best fake commercials they've done.
January 25, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Love it. The filthy bar is right on the money. No racism at all. We blacks can have fun too. The machine name is black, after all.
Julicifer McJiggis |
January 28, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Very funny! Sugar in the raw, smashed into a puddle of cream. Halarious!
Gage D. |
March 03, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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