Talk:America Runs On Dunkin'

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Hey CapitalQ!

Thanks for putting this page up. I'm sure some wandering Google-searcher wondering who does the Dunkin' Donuts commercials will stumble on this page and find it quite helpful. - Overjoy

I was thinking something along those lines, also. That and I love organization. :D -CapitalQtalk ♪ 20:34, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Hehe. I, too, love organization. This page kicks butt in mutiple ways. - Overjoy

With a Capital Q: sexy TMBW paaaage
Necco WaferThin: and sexy page
With a Capital Q: yay
Necco WaferThin: i like the dunkin pic there
With a Capital Q: I like it, tooooooooo

Good times. -Ecks

So, I guess that you decided that it's fine to put the leaked song up, huh? -TDK 05:39, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

It's been "up" the whole time, we're just not putting it on the podcast. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:41, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I guess what I meant is that you decided that it's fine to post it on the wiki itself and thus mass distribute it. -TDK 10:19, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
Wow, honestly, you're really overreacting this time. You're talking about the soundtrack to a television commercial, something that was never going to be sold in any form, and something that John and John could not possibly lose any money and/or respect for if some of their fans hear it before the airdate. Not only that, but the commercial would be put on this website anyway after it airs, which should be shortly considering the fact that the ID3 tag says "AROD Round 2". I really don't understand what you're trying to accomplish right now... -CapitalQtalk ♪ 19:41, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
It's as simple as this; it's a leak, and this (or any) website should not be distributing leaked material. NO EXCEPTIONS. The fact that you give out studio material at all is bad enough. Disagree all you want, what you can't argue with is the fact that the music was not supposed to get out, except in the (edited) form of a commercial soundtrack. I never thought that I would have to remind you that it's never been about TMBG losing money.. and it's not about anyone hearing it before any airdate. It's about respect, pure and simple, and can only lead to similar and more malicious acts of disrespect. Duh. -TDK 15:01, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Wow. Though my position on this issue hasn't changed, I'd like to think that I've become a little more jaded over the years and thus mellowed out a little. I'm sure there are plenty of more examples of me acting like a dick on various discussion pages, and it's probably a good thing that I don't participate on tmbw anymore. Sorry about being so harsh; if nothing else, the 'duh' at the end was certainly unnecessary. -TDK 14:08, 20 May 2012 (EDT)

New Ads?[edit]

According to this post in, it sounds like there could be a couple of new tmbg ads out there. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled! --Duke33 13:13, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Hate These Commercials[edit]

Does anyone else hate these? Not necessarily the songs, but the commercials themselves at least? Just wondering if I'm alone in this.--Anextrafacelol 20:32, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, I've always been one to believe that commercials should use their time to inform and convince possible buyers of the advantages and uniqueness of their products, but I've gotten used to catchy and unrelated instances of just enough entertainment to pull in a target audience and drill the name of the product into its collective head. Yes, they are pretty stupid, and even blatant in their outreach to the average thing-liking-to-do middle class-er (or lately, in "Moving" and "Blowout", a younger contingent), but I don't feel one way or the other about the commercials. I reserve such passions as hatred for the political arena. ~ magbatz 21:18, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree with magz on the reservation of such a strong emotional response. These are commercials. And this is TMBG. The media and makers require you not to be so serious. They're fun and pointless. Frankly, I enjoy them. Little musical sketches vis a vis Fingertips. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, many tmbg fans need to reach delicately into their no-sun-zones to pull the large stick that must be painfully lodged in there. Life's better without assticks.--Luke 04:35, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Well everything magbatz said is pretty true, but these commercials tend to cross into a new area of ire with me just because The Giants are involved, I don't like being bombarded with annoying, obnoxious things that happen to feature my favorite band in them. Plus, I originally heard some of the jingles before I ever saw the commercials themselves and thought they might be cool, but seeing the mongoloids they hired as actors lip-syncing to the songs just make me mad on a level that normal bad commercials don't achieve. I can't help it.
And I was just saying "hate" because it's easier to type than anything else. There's nothing wrong with throwing the word "hate" around in reference to trivial things, it's not like I'm going to organize a group to get every copy of these commercials burned. Why do people gotta complain about that, I HATE that!--Anextrafacelol 01:14, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I wonder if a Dunkin Donuts coffee would be helpful for such a mundane task as removing an asstick?

Eh, if you do it the right way, the act of removal will keep you awake much much more effectively than a non-traumatizing caffeinated beverage. ~ magbatz 01:47, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Possible New Future Dunkin' Songs[edit]

Found these on BMI's site. The titles sound like they could potentially be Dunkin' Donuts songs...just thought it was interesting:

--Duke33 17:51, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Either they're new, or they were rejected. I know I encountered at least a couple of those last fall when I was snooping around for credits and clues about the 123s tracks. I have no idea, however, of how long it takes to go from having a song to having a produced and filmed commercial. ~ magbatz 22:19, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I heard Snack Machine several times on the radio back when they started. I'm sure I mentioned it somewhere around here. --badqueso 05:48, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Could Do You Smell Something Burning be Burning Coffee? SamuelMan36 22:26, 28 November 2011 (EST)
Here are a few more possible ones with the same general BMI number-range: Whole Extended Family (oh no, family reunion, how are we gonna keep them all happy), 8 AM (aka "I Need"), Out of the Office (and onto the caffeine superhighway), Jimmy the Mechanic (look, dirty people like our product), and possibly Crumbs (DD sells food!) and Crowded Beach (man I hate this crowded beach but I love this iced drink from Dunkin Donuts). Oh yeah and Pork Rinds could be obliquely DD-oriented. ~ magbatz 13:29, 3 April 2012 (EDT)

How widely have these commercials been broadcast?[edit]

I've been a TMBG fan since I was a kid and instantly recognized their music in the two new commercials which have been getting serious air time. I came across this site checking to see if there were any more coming out and was shocked to see a two year long ad campaign which has not been shown at all (hardly) in the Milwaukee/Madison area. "Fritalian" was the only one I had seen other than the two new ones. (And I kicked myself for not recognizing TMBG the first time I saw the commercial) Has anyone noticed this in any other markets?

Mow The Lawn[edit]

The final song on the "Songs About Coffee" video doesn't seem to be on this wiki. "It's super hot out yet I will mow the lawn" 10:55, 16 November 2020 (EST)

Indeed, many of the "Songs About Coffee" didn't air and don't have TMBW pages yet. They'll be added shortly, probably along with some layout updates on this page. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:20, 16 November 2020 (EST)
I think Linnell quietly recycled the bit of "Yet I will mow the la-a-a-wn" for "Who are The Electors". {Mongoose}