Cherry Chocolate Rain
November 28, 2007 4:56 PM   Subscribe


 
I'm sorry, but...no.
posted by HuronBob at 5:04 PM on November 28, 2007


Internet meme? Pepsi Blue? One-link Youtube post? No other description?

This post's got it all!
posted by flatluigi at 5:04 PM on November 28, 2007


Oh, and the song's alright too.
posted by flatluigi at 5:04 PM on November 28, 2007


Dr. Peppper chocolate cherry BLUE!
posted by bigmusic at 5:04 PM on November 28, 2007


This is the internet and it's going to kill the internet.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:08 PM on November 28, 2007


15:01
posted by chillmost at 5:09 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Either Tay Zonday has a near-superhuman ability to laugh at himself or he is the fastest sell-out in the history of Pop Music.

Well, he is certainly a Pepper.

(And considering I was pleasantly shocked to discover Dr. Pepper's Cherry Vanila flavor was not bad, dammit, I'm gonna try that stuff.)
posted by wendell at 5:15 PM on November 28, 2007


He and his voice scare me.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:20 PM on November 28, 2007


Looks like Urkel, sounds like Robeson, Tay has the most impressively mis-matched voice since...
posted by wendell at 5:23 PM on November 28, 2007


Man.. I hope the /b/ crowd are getting kickbacks or something from this. I mean, they're more responsibility for his fame than he is.
posted by tittergrrl at 5:26 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


er, more responsible.
posted by tittergrrl at 5:26 PM on November 28, 2007


I think it's wonderful! Imagine if you'd never seen the whole meme, the parodies, the remixes, all that, then, BOOM, Tay Zonday is covered with chocolate, singing about Ohio's agriculture (wait, did I hear that right? No matter, I guess). See, that's why this is so great--we internet geeks can look down upon the confused masses and feel all smug and superior. And that's the best Christmas gift of all.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:31 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


If the US had a holiday single contest-thing, this would win.
posted by jmgorman at 5:34 PM on November 28, 2007


wendell, your right, he does sound like Robeson, I never amde the connection. He should do a cover of "The Four Insurgent Generals."
posted by Falconetti at 5:42 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper sounds good.

And I can't help loving Tay Zonday. He's totally in on the joke.
posted by ColdChef at 5:52 PM on November 28, 2007


Oh. But DIET Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper sounds awful.
posted by ColdChef at 5:54 PM on November 28, 2007


I think I just gave up the idea that the interwebs are somehow more edifying than tv.
posted by Raoul de Noget at 6:06 PM on November 28, 2007


Near the end, during the sequence when chocolate syrup is thrown on Tay, is that the big-balled squirrel making a cameo?
posted by eviltiff at 6:21 PM on November 28, 2007


It's hot.
posted by __ at 6:34 PM on November 28, 2007


Are you fucking kidding? Of course Tay should cash in. Quickly. I'm surprised he waited this long.
posted by fungible at 6:50 PM on November 28, 2007


I lean away from the computer to hyperventilate.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:40 PM on November 28, 2007


I came. Multiple times.
posted by zenzizi at 7:47 PM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper sounds good.

I used to work with a pharmacist who gave up drinking. He still liked to attend parties though, and would bring soda pop for himself to drink. He quickly realized that the drinkers were grabbing his pop and using it for their own mixed drinks. Consequently, he began bringing Canfield's diet chocolate fudge soda, and never again had this problem.
posted by Tube at 7:49 PM on November 28, 2007


Um. Ok.
posted by geekhorde at 7:54 PM on November 28, 2007


i cant tell whats real anymore :(
posted by boo_radley at 7:58 PM on November 28, 2007


Tay is keeping it real.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:00 PM on November 28, 2007


I was there.
posted by hellbient at 8:07 PM on November 28, 2007


Awful and untalented. And that's not even him singing. The voice is dubbed.
posted by wfc123 at 8:31 PM on November 28, 2007


There is no god.
posted by sparkletone at 8:55 PM on November 28, 2007


Either Tay Zonday has a near-superhuman ability to laugh at himself or he is the fastest sell-out in the history of Pop Music.

I don't blame him for this. I blame the people at Dr. Pepper's marketing agency that came up with the initial idea.

They're the ones with the money to burn on this... this abomination.
posted by sparkletone at 8:56 PM on November 28, 2007


I'd never heard of Tay until this FPP -- Thanks for the chocolate ear candy, chrismear. Especially weird is his McFerrin-meets-the-Shaggs-meets-Brady-Bunch-Opening-Titles mashup of Amazing Grace/Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Not surprisingly, the Cherry Chocolate Rain song is the least entertaining. Beside the one where he reads a novel, that is.
posted by not_on_display at 9:35 PM on November 28, 2007


This Chocolate Rain/Radiohead "Talk Show Host" mashup is way more good than it should be.
posted by afu at 10:47 PM on November 28, 2007


Tay Zonday has responded to internet mockery-fame better than anybody else I can think of.
posted by contraption at 10:50 PM on November 28, 2007


way more good than it should be.

and my grammer is way more bad.
posted by afu at 11:11 PM on November 28, 2007


Yes, we know you love chocolate, but there is really no need to incorporate it into an FPP.
posted by Asherah at 11:28 PM on November 28, 2007


Dude is (or was?) a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at U of Wisconsin. Dude is, according to reports, somewhat nuts in certain areas. I don't think I can elaborate.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:00 AM on November 29, 2007


I chuckled. Until I realized it was just a big Dr. Pepper ad. 15.01? That was about 4 months ago.
posted by cashman at 6:37 AM on November 29, 2007


A soft drink commercial? How lame, no worthwhile musician does soft drink commercials.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 7:20 AM on November 29, 2007


I came for the comments. I am disappointed.
posted by Bovine Love at 8:25 AM on November 29, 2007


Chocolate cherry anything sounds good to me... even if we are referring to a person.

Tay in the raw and keeping it real.

I find his deep, sonorous man-voice and semi-androgynous features strangely soothing.

In other news, I'm guessing that when James Earl Jones passes, Tay might be picking up a LOT of voiceover work (under his real name, since Tay Zonday is a pseudonym).
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:00 AM on November 29, 2007


mmmm... I need to go out and find a bottle of this.
posted by hummercash at 12:08 PM on November 29, 2007


I just drank my first sip of this and it tastes exactly like what you think it will...

Artificial chocolate with reddish bubbles on top.

I still love you Tay
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:09 PM on December 6, 2007


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