Monday, April 17, 2006

Dairy Queen Dreams

Saw this new Dairy Queen commercial featuring a pregnant Asian American couple eating the new DQ DreamPie Blizzard the other night and thought I'd share. [Okay, fine, it was during "Dr. Who" on SciFi, what did you expect, I'm a big nerd.]

14 comments:

Ji-in said...

Hee hee! I saw this while geeking out to Star Trek TNG reruns. I mean... um...

Kristen said...

Yeah. I saw this one I think. Ack.

Didi said...

Am I the only one that immediately thought about lactose intolerance?

Adam said...

I actually thought the commercial was pretty funny. An Asian-American couple with a funny concept behind the commercial.

papa2hapa said...

I found it funny...but really..."Lee"?

And plus, aren't most Asians lactose intolerant?

daddy in a strange land said...

Dude, that's why we buy big bottles of Lactaid at Costco. I ain't giving up my ice cream and lattes. ;)

Adam said...

I didn't have a problem with his name being Lee in the commercial. I mean, it is statistically unlikely that his name would be something like "Goodman", my last name. Believe me, that weirds people out.

papa2hapa said...

My last name is Scottish. So when people see my name, they think..."okay...is that name Asian?"

Daddy in a strange land...stop that lactaid pill popping! I'd recommend soy ice cream. Soy? You have to try the mocha almond fudge. Very tasty.

L. said...

On the name stuff: my last name is anglicized Lithuanian, but when people find out my husband is Japanese, lots of people just assume it`s a Japanese name -- which is hilarious, because it`s not even remotely Japanese-sounding.

daddy in a strange land said...

Papa2hapa, sorry dude, but there's no substitute for the real thing (and my mild lactose intolerance is a relatively recent development, damn genetics!). ;)

I make my own ice cream from time to time, and I just can't see putting soy milk in my ice cream maker. Yummm... My fresh mint ice cream with dark Scharffen Berger or Valhrona chunks would make you reach for the lactaid. :)

And I've always made my coffee drinks lighter than me (and I'm hapa) plus lots of sweetener, so...

But thanks for thinking of me! ;)

daddy in a strange land said...

BTW, Papa2hapa, glad to see you've started getting some stuff up on your blog. :)

And re: the phenomenon of hapas/TRAs/intermarrieds with non-Asian-sounding last names (whatever that means--how many Filipinos with Spanish surnames do you know who get asked if they're Latino?), am I the only one who is amused by the sub-phenomenon of hapas and others, mostly in the media, who adopt the professionall use of an ethnic middle name, or their Asian mom's maiden name as a middle or surname, for "authenticity"? :)

InstantYang said...

Saw this ad and thought it was hilarious. Also, thought it was noteworthy that it showed an Asian married couple yet made no direct mention of the fact that they're Asian. (On the other hand, there's a little extra kick in there for peeps watching who are Asian...Asian dad dreaming of a boy, Asian mom getting her turnabout-is-fair-play fantasy on...felt real to me.)

Maria said...

My boyfriend and I laughed pretty hard when we saw this add -I have to say.

anonymous said...

LMAO the commercial was hilarious ;D