1/20/2006

You dipped your chocolate in my peanut butter

Do you remember the old commercials for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? The commercial re-enacted the legendary discovery of chocolate and peanut butter, mixed together. It showed two big, burly, macho construction workers snacking at the work site. One guy would be eating peanut butter (because that's what construction workers eat on the job, apparently). The other guy was eating a chocolate bar. Fate had the two latent homos bump into each other (we could only assume it was accidental), and their snacks (chocolate and peanut butter) collided, forming that delicious concoction of chocolate-covered peanut butter.

The two guys would stand off with one another and grunt the following dialogue:

Latent homo #1: “Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!”

Latent homo #2: “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!”

Then they'd taste the serendipitous concoction and discover that it was even more delicious than either snack alone. Either the sugar buzz or their forbidden lust for one another accounted for the gleam in their eyes.

That's where the commercial ends, but where the romance begins. You know that sticking a chocolate bar into a jar of peanut butter is a transparent metaphor for gay sex. And how about the two characters in those commercials? These guys could have been understudies for the Village People. (Insert Brokeback Mountain innuendo here).

Don't take my word for it. Ask a gay fella. Reese's commercials? Huge gay overtones. In fact, in gay circles, Reese’s are known as “the fabulous candy.” Gays eat that stuff up. And don't ask me how I know that. I just do.

43 comments:

kari said...

Okay. But where does the Hershey Highway go? That's what I wanna know.

Elaine said...

I shall never look at a Reeses in the same way again....again, your observations are so dead on, it's frightening.
We interrupted this comment for a Brokeback joke....

Jake walks up to Heath and asks?
"What do you think gay horses eat man?

Heath looks at him in disbelief and answers:
"HAAAYYYYYYYYY."
(badum dum)

Wow. That was so bad I just upchucked my Reeses.

Shannon said...

LOL!! Now I am hungry.. ughhh, and I just bought a whole bag of those Reese's cups.. now they take on a whole new meaning! =)

Heather said...

You are too funny, LBB.

Edgy Mama said...

How do you know this stuff? God, yes, I remember the commercials. Though I personally would never mar a decent chocolate bar with peanut butter.

Teaspoon said...

You know, there are so many ways that I can go with this I think that I have to leave it alone as it stands so well by itself.

StringMan said...

A memory stirs: I went to a Halloween party a few years back and two guys, who I assumed to be gay, showed up: one as peanut butter, one as chocolate. I didn't get it then. Now I see ...

Spinning Girl said...

I miss those commercials almost as much as the two huge lions in the Kit Kat commercials.

Gay metaphor--you're right! Damn, you are so right.

nongirlfriend said...

Again with the Brokeback Mountain reference.

Vicente keeps talking about it, too.

Smartypants said...

Can anyone really know the heart and mind of construction workers at lunch?

Now explain the Mentos commercials to me.

PlatinumGirl said...

Ever notice how the mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups taste different than the regular sized ones?

Bigger IS better.

ChickyBabe said...

Excuse me, Aussie chick asking here, is the ad for real??

And I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! We can't always find them in Sydney but they're yummylicious!

Toni said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are the greatest duo EVER.

Sharon said...

I never thought about it like that. Huh.

As usual your powers amaze and enlighten.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

reese's has gone mad with all their NEW types.

Makes me want to try them all!

Katherine said...

hahahaha!! I remember "playacting" the whole accidental chocolate in my PB commercial - by myself. So, does that mean I want to play both roles??

Lyvvie said...

I remember thinking the same thing about those ads...and then running to the cupboard for the jar of Skippy and a spoon.

Molicious said...

You just ruined Reeses for me. Thanks, my thighs are thanking you.

Chad said...

Disturbing. Sometimes, I think I shouldn't read your stuff for fear of what fond childhood memories will be destroyed. But then, I remember how funny your writting can be.

I wish I knew how to quit you.

Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle said...

That's funny! Hell yeah I remember those! I make reference to those old commercials from time to time, yet no one remembers the commercial - so the joke is lost!

I never noticed the gay undertones or overtones. So its like Wilie Wonka and the Brokeback mountain, huh? I never woulda guessed!

NWJR said...

If Brokeback Mountain featured a Lightning Bug as one of the main characters, would you give it a "glowing" review?

Bobby said...

when did I stop getting the gay memos?

i don't even like reese's. do I have to eat them?

ok, i scrolled back up to tell you this, the word verification is outclst. seriously.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

What's really bad is the low-quality peanut butter in these bugs butts. That homo bar is not worth your endorsement.

jules said...

Again, you amaze me with your vast knowledge of trivia. And dammit, I remember the commercials, which only shows my age more...

The Orchestrator said...

Hmmmmm...I wonder how the Almond Joy was crafted? Ewwww "latent orgy."

Peter said...

The thought did cross my mind to ask, but as you said not to I won't.

Anonymous Shannon said...

AAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKK! I was trying to repress those childhood memories of those 70' early 80's commecials! Thanks a lot LBB! (as she she rocking back and forth and twitching her eye)

Junebugg said...

Oldhorsetalesnake, "low-quality peanut butter in these bugs butts"? I didn't know bugs butt had peanut butter in it!! Is it chunky or smooth?

poopie said...

How do you remember all this crap??? I can't even remember what I ate for dinner last night.

As always... Rachael said...

I'm pretty sure skittles are gay too... taste the rainbow?

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

I love me some Reese's. Now that I think about it, it must be because of the homosexual undertones.

You have a theory on Butterfinger?

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Sadly, this will not keep me from scarfing down every single peanut butter cup that happens to cross my path...;)

Laundering Jew said...

Okay, I'm really getting sick of you discovering all our secrets and broadcasting them to the Breeder world! Stop it, would ya?!?

(Okay, my word verification is "yuysz" which is plural for "you" in my hometown of Baltimore.)

SugarHigh said...

that must be why i always feel the need to sing, "hurts so good" whenever I eat reeses cups. you know which song i speak of, right?

"Hurts so good... Come on baby make it hurt so good, sometimes love don't feel like it should, *grunt* you make it hurt so good..."
gay anthem, so I'm told.

Kim said...

Oh jeezzz.... I had forgotten about those awful commercials!

actonbell said...

Um, those guys weren't attractive to anyone else, were they?

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that one of you mentioned LBB's memory of commercials. I've known LBB for almost 30 years, and I've never met anyone with a more vivid memory. He can remember stories from hiugh school and tell you what the people in the story were wearing.

Bennet said...

Hey, I love Reeese's but not for these homosexual implications obviouvly.

Now Mike & Ike Candy is quite obvious to the fact.

Although I have often thought something about M&Ms was gay when I saw the little M&M guys patting each other's ass just a bit too often.

Moogie said...

LOL...I do remember those commercials. What does that say about California Raisons?

Dave Morris said...

Heh heh heh... you said "gay circles." Isn't that another term for Richard Simmons' asshole?

Oh great One said...

My how I've missed you!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Sweet burn, Dave! Man, how did I miss that?!

It's Me, Maven... said...

Dunno dunno... see, I've never seen a gay man wear orange... not many people can pull off the color of orange; makes some of us look all sallow. Plus orange only goes with itself. Hmmm, I think if Reeses were truly gay fab, perhaps it might be packaged up in a more complementary color.