In 2009, Folgers coffee unveiled a new holiday commercial “Coming Home” in which we see a taxi drop off a young man who has apparently just returned from volunteering in “West Africa.” His sister excitedly opens the door and the two share a cup of freshly-brewed Folgers coffee while their parents are still asleep. He hands her a small present… she peels off the red bow and sticks it on his shirt…. “What are you doing?” he asks. “You’re my present this year,” she responds.
She glances shyly at him. He smiles lasciviously back.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?
Are they…. a couple? It’s all just so wrong, on so many levels.
Let’s revisit below.
You weren’t the only one who found it all a bit disconcerting. Most people picked up on the incest-y vibe. A parody video soon made the internet rounds featuring “an extended cut” in which the parents burst in on them… and it’s HYSTERICAL. Watch that below.
Weirdest holiday commercial ever?