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IHOP streusel commercial November 13, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.

OK, I just saw the IHOP streusel coffee cake pancakes commercial on TV, and I just want to go on record as saying I find it pretty insulting. My ears start bleeding every time he says “Danke schön” in his horrible fake accent. It isn’t worthy of a TGIF. But judge it for yourself… Although I have to say, the pancakes look pretty darn yummy.


1. Santee - November 15, 2008

I ‘ve never eaten at IHOP so I don’t care about the food they’re advertising. I just love the chubby guy in it! He’s so happy and he’s friendly to little old ladies. It just makes me smile.

2. jillsommer - November 15, 2008

I am not a regular at IHOP. I can count the number of times I’ve eaten there on one hand, but I ate at an IHOP in Orlando the night after Halloween and had one of the best evenings in a long time. It was 3 am and our waitress had us in stitches. I had tears running down my face! And the food was good. I actually had the coffee cake pancakes that night. They were quite good.

3. Eric - November 18, 2008

The “chubby guy” happens to be a friend of mine. In real life, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more jovial person.

4. jillsommer - November 18, 2008

I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but the fact remains that the people who made the ad could have easily hired a German actor with an authentic accent. I have the same complaint about the stupid VW commercials with the talking Beetle.

5. Karl Erwig - November 20, 2008

this is an insult to the german language, one never ever says Gesundheit after a Danke schoen!!!

6. Bob Chilcott - November 21, 2008

Oh!!! I thought he said “Pocket Change”

7. the $cuN>l - November 21, 2008

Why the hell does she say “bless you” at the end of the video?

8. jillsommer - November 21, 2008

Because the makers of the commercial used the only two German words most Americans would recognize? Correct usage be damned… I hate this ad more and more. I find myself flipping the channel when I see it.

9. Marita Marcano - November 28, 2008

Peinlich, peinlich! I agree with Jill, these were probably the only two German words they thought Americans would recognize. And then the pronounciation “Strüsel”, voll daneben! Autsch!

10. Chii - December 12, 2008

I Really wish I knew who that “Chubby guy” was i would Love to find out Eric 🙂 he did do a good job ❤
Yes and I agree- the Gesundheit at the end was very stupid- and made no sense- an insult to the German language and Deutschland itself, i believe- no offense~
But overall I love this commercial (but only because of the Guy <3) hahaha

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