There goes the king

Budweiser overthrows its king and declares a republic.

Budweiser overthrows its king and declares a republic.

OK, here’s my pitch:

The commercial opens with a long shot of an inpenetrable, red-white-and-blue Wall being built along the U.S.-Mexico border. A Wall made of … wait for it … cans of America.

Pop. Hiss. Slurp. Clink. Pop. Hiss. Slurp. Clink.

In the background, Pink Floyd: “All in all it’s just another brick in the Wall.”

And finally, the scroll: “There’s is no other one. There’s only something less. America: You’ve been canned. Trump 2016.”

Pay me.

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20 Responses to “There goes the king”

  1. Stan Thomas Says:

    Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto find a magic lantern. They rub it and out pops the genie who grants three wishes, one to each. Trudeau declares that he loves Canada and wishes that it will always be a land of freedom and liberalism. Trump decalres that he wants America to be free from foreign influence and immigration and wishes for an impenetrable wall to be build around it. Nieto turns to the genie and asks “tell me more about this wall”. “Well it’s impenetrable, nothing can get in or out.” the genie replies. “Then” says Peña Nieto “fill it with water”.

  2. Sharon Says:

    Budweiser is owned by a Belgium and Brazil company. The irony that foreign InBev bought an American company and now wants to change name for marketing. Can’t make this stuff up!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Lord, it’s an itty-bitty world, iddn’t it? Seems like whatever they don’t own, Diageo does. Thank God for Bear Whiz Beer and The Firesign Theatre.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      And if I remember the stock price correctly, McLame’s wife made a cool $5 megabucks when Inbev bought A/B out. That’s why he can’t remember how many houses he has.

  3. Medium Rick Says:

    BUDWEISER – Created by a German. Owned by Belgians. Loved by many Mexicans. “The King of Beers”, (even though we have no royalty in the US) Lets call it… “America”. Sounds about right.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Reminds me of the Irish Pub in Pueblo, Colorado. Irish name, built by a Jewish fella, and run by an Italian when I was in town. A fair number of Mexicans, Slovenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians and whatnot among the customers, too. In short: an American success story.

  4. Libby Says:

    When I think of Budweiser’s plan it makes me sick. It’s creepy and weird. Thank you for providing a scenario that functions as an antiemetic and gives me a laugh. Well done!

  5. carl b duellman jr Says:

    ‘your ‘america’ beer can won’t get you into heaven anymore.’ sorry mr. prine.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Shoot, it won’t even get you a beer anymore. Budweiser? Barf, etc.

      The only reason I regret giving up the hooch is the recent proliferation of really interesting craft booze, from beer to wine to whiskey and vodka.

      I should’ve quit drinking when I was in college and started up again about 10 years ago. But as you know, I will never be smart.

  6. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Good beer is proof that god loves us. American Budweiser is proof that the US has a large corn subsidy. Adjunct junk. Plus Inbev acquires other good brands, closes the breweries associated with it, and fills those brands with the same shitty Dudweiser. They killed Rolling Rock this way.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Samey same with newspapers and magazines. Once-proud local news/enthusiast publications staffed by folks with a vested interest in their communities get snatched up by soulless conglomerates and the holes around the ads (if any) are plugged with generic copy not far removed from the 55-gallon drums of one-size-fits-all “gravy” used to hide the rat parts in “Mom’s meat loaf” at the corner “diner” (owned by Yum!).

  7. carl b duellman jr Says:

    funny, the budweiser name was stolen from the budvar brand in czech. america was named after the italian
    guy that drew the map.

  8. carl b duellman jr Says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser_trademark_dispute

  9. sherkat Says:

    I’m waiting for the America Light ads…

  10. HurbenHurben Says:

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