Coca-Cola's Diverse "America the Beautiful" Ad

  • Aired:  02/03/14
  •  | Views: 222,398

Conservatives bubble with outrage over a Coca-Cola ad that has "America the Beautiful" sung in multiple languages. (6:04)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)Stephen: HEY, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO "THEREPORT"!

GOOD TO HAVE YOU EVERYBODY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WHOO!

WHOO!

WELCOME!

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOLKS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM,EVERYONE IS STILL BUZZING ABOUT

THE BIG GAME LAST NIGHT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)I MEAN, PEOPLE WERE TACKLED.

(LAUGHTER)BALLS WERE KICKED.

DOWNS WERE FOURTHED.

(LAUGHTER)AND IN THE END, THE SEATTLE

SEAHAWKS SEA-STOMPED THE DENVERBRONCOS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)IT WAS A ROUTE FROM THE

BEGINNING STARTING WITH PEYTONMANNING'S OPENING SNAP.

(LAUGHTER)NOW, DUE TO FEAR OF BEING SUED

BY THE N.F.L., I CANNOT SHOW YOUTHE FOOTAGE BUT IT FELT

SOMETHING LIKE THIS: THE(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NOW, ADMITTEDLY, THAT FOOTAGEHAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

FOOTBALL, BUT IT FELTA LOT LIKE THAT.

(LAUGHTER)SO, FOLKS, THE REAL REASON I

WATCHED THE GAME WAS TO SEETHE ADS.

YOU HAD ALL THE BIG NAMES,BUDWEISER, FORD, RADIO SHACK.

REALLY ONLY ONE COMMERCIALMATTERED, A TRULY NUTTY AD THAT

--(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THAT DROVE THE COUNTRY NUTS.

I'M TALKING, OF COURSE, ABOUTCOCA-COLA.

THEIR COMMERCIAL CERTAINLY GOTMY FELLOW CONSERVATIVES' BLOOD

BUBBLING.

>> HOW ABOUT THAT COCA-COLACOMMERCIAL?

DID YOU HEAR THE COCA-COLACOMMERCIAL?

>> THE COKE COMMERCIAL SPARKEDCONTROVERSY.

>> THE COKE COMMERCIAL WAS ASLAP IN THE FACE TO AMERICA.

>> YOU TICKED OFF A LOT OF COKEDRINKERS, YOU TICKED OFF A LOT

OFAMERICANS, COKE, YOU BLEW IT

WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE.

>> THEY BLEW IT WITH ME AND IDIDN'T EVEN SEE THE AD.

BUT FOR SOME REASON THEY RAN ITWHEN THE GAME WAS ALREADY OVER

-- THE SECOND QUARTER.

(LAUGHTER)IN FAIRNESS, GIVE ME A TASTE.

♪ OH BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS♪ SKIES

(SONG CONTINUES IN SPANISH)♪

(SONG CONTINUES IN ANOTHERLANGUAGE)

>> Stephen: (SCREAMING)(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: (SCREAMING)(LAUGHTER)

THEY WERE SINGING "AMERICA THEBEAUTIFUL" IN FOREIGN TALK!

COME ON, ONLY ENGLISH CAN GIVETHAT SONG ITS CERTAIN JE NE SAIS

QUOI.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, FOLKS, THE LAST THING I

WANT TO BE IS A PRIMA DONNA HEREBUT I AM FULL OF SHAUDEN FREUD

DA OVER THIS.

(LAUGHTER)AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO'S

OUTRAGED.

EXCONGRESSMAN AND FORMEREMPLOYABLE PERSON ALLEN WEST

ANGER BLOGGED "IT STARTED RATHERPATRIOTICALLY WITH THE WORDS OF

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL THEN THEWORDS WENT FROM ENGLISH TO

LANGUAGES I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE."

(LAUGHTER)YES, THIS MAN ONCE REPRESENTED

FLORIDA AND THEN SERVEED INIRAQ.

HOW WAS HE SUPPOSED TO RECOGNIZESPANISH AND ARABIC?

(LAUGHTER)AND THE WEB SITE THEBREIT

BART.CA'S MICHAEL LEAHYCAPTURED WHY WE'RE SO ANGRY

SAYING THAT THE COMPANY USEDSUCH AN ICONIC SONG, ONE OFTEN

SUNG IN CHURCHES ON THE 4TH OFJULY THAT REPRESENTS THE OLD

E PLURIBUS UNUM VIEW OF HOWAMERICAN SOCIETY IS INTEGRATED

TO PUSH MULTICULTURALISMDOWN OUR THROATS.

YES, THE OLD E PLURIBUS UNUM.

THAT'S LATIN FOR "SPEAK-A-DAENGLISH."

(LAUGHTER)AND AS LEAHY POINTS OUT, IT'S

NOT ENOUGH THEY SANG A DEEPLYCHRISTIAN PATRIOTIC ANTHEM, THE

AD ALSO PROMINENTLY FEATURES AGAY COUPLE.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)FOR PETE'S SAKE, SINCE WHEN ARE

GAYS ALLOWED TO GAY UP "AMERICATHE BEAUTIFUL?"

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, IF THE WOMAN WHO WROTE

THE SONG, KATHERINE LEE BATESSAW THIS AD, SHE WOULD BE

DISGUSTED AND SO WOULD HER LIFEPARTNER KATHERINE CO-MAN WITH

WHOM SHE LIVED FOR 25 YEARS INWHAT WAS THEN REFERRED TO AS A

"BOSTON MARRIAGE."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, THAT WAS NOT A GAY

MARRIAGE, IT WAS THE 19thCENTURY.

WOMEN COULD NOT BE LESBIANS BACKTHEN, OKAY?

THEY COULDN'T EVEN VOTE.

OR, AS LESBIANS CALL IT,SCISSORING.

(LAUGHTER)WELL, THAT'S IT, AMERICA.

I AM OFFICIALLY REMOVINGCOCA-COLA FROM THE ALL-AMERICAN

MEAL WHICH WE ALL KNOW ISHOT DOG FOR ENTREE, A SIDE OF

BASEBALL GLOVE, APPLE PIE FORDESSERT AND, OF COURSE, MOM WHO

STANDS FOR MONO OXIDASE METHYLHYDRATE, THAT GIVES THE APPLE

PIE THE SUSTAINED FEELING OFWETNESS. COKE, OF COURSE,

WAS THE VEGETABLE.

NATION, I KNOW -- COKE'S AFRUIT, NO LETTERS.

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