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August 4, 2009 9:14 AM   Subscribe

I'm at the Pizza Hut! What? I'm at the Taco Bell! What? I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell!
posted by stresstwig (78 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Didn't Electric 6 pretty much do this shtick like 5 years ago?
posted by item at 9:18 AM on August 4, 2009


PepsiCo Blue.
posted by grouse at 9:18 AM on August 4, 2009


Oh, I see. Well, you kids enjoy yourselves.
posted by jbickers at 9:19 AM on August 4, 2009


Uh, it's called a Taco Hut. Sometimes a Pizza Bell. Never a combination-anything.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:19 AM on August 4, 2009


Well I'm at the combination Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/Long John Silver's.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:19 AM on August 4, 2009


Best of the web.
posted by Aquaman at 9:19 AM on August 4, 2009


Is this something I would need a fixie, a white belt, sun dress and giant plastic bangles to understand?
posted by Faux Real at 9:20 AM on August 4, 2009 [8 favorites]


Excuse me - I'm off to rinse my ears out with hydrogen peroxide in an attempt to get that out of my head.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 9:22 AM on August 4, 2009


It's no "I Saw Beyonce at Burger King."
posted by Bookhouse at 9:22 AM on August 4, 2009 [6 favorites]


Swiss Chalet / Harveys.
posted by srboisvert at 9:24 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just when I had gotten that out of my head.
posted by statolith at 9:24 AM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


There are some in the Midwest where you get a KFC in there too, which is the legendary and rarely seen KenTacoHut.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:24 AM on August 4, 2009 [5 favorites]


This song wins so hard.

The only problem is trying to decide which quiet residential neighborhood to blast it in.

I think I'll start with my own and work outwards from there.
posted by Spacelegoman at 9:25 AM on August 4, 2009


Skip the original; go directly to the remix; do not collect 200 scene points.
posted by defenestration at 9:25 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed this. Does that mean I am hip? I think I would enjoy being hip. NB: I don't yet own any Reeboks.
posted by everichon at 9:27 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


There are some in the Midwest where you get a KFC in there too, which is the legendary and rarely seen KenTacoHut.

That triple threat used to be called 'Chews' here in Texas. Get it? Chews? Choooose!
posted by item at 9:27 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Skip the original; go directly to the remix

You and I differ on this matter.
posted by everichon at 9:29 AM on August 4, 2009


Around here they have combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/KFC stores.

...and a lot of fat people.
posted by lordrunningclam at 9:31 AM on August 4, 2009


I am non-ironically enjoying the syncopation.
posted by DU at 9:31 AM on August 4, 2009


I'm at your band's MySpace Page?
posted by Naberius at 9:31 AM on August 4, 2009


I thought the recession was slowing down the flow of money from parents to children in Brooklyn.
posted by wcfields at 9:33 AM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Can I buy remote control cars and all purpose remotes there?
posted by Artw at 9:33 AM on August 4, 2009


This song by these two guys is pretty stupid.

Therefore, I hereby condemn everyone who has ever listened to indie music, lived in Williamsburg or Silver Lake, or dressed in something besides a football jersey or "Big Johnson" t-shirt.
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:34 AM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Did you immediately conceive of it as having a sociopolitical context? Are you commenting on American over-consumerism and corporate proliferation? Is this a joke that everyone thinks is a graduate thesis, or vice versa?

H: EVERYTHING WE DO HAS A SOCIOPOLITICAL CONTEXT. THIS IS THE BURDEN OF THE MINORITY MAN. DID YOU KNOW THAT 1/3 OF ALL THREE-YEAR-OLDS IN URBAN AREAS ARE OBESE? I'M ALMOST POSITIVE I READ THAT ON THE INTERNET.

V: WHY ARE YOU VALIDATING THE FALSE DICHOTOMY OF JOKES VS. SERIOUS SHIT? WHY ARE WE TYPING IN CAPITAL LETTERS?


THEY MUST BE FROM METAFILTER
posted by DU at 9:34 AM on August 4, 2009


Does that mean I am hip?

No. They've been featured by the New York Times, so, no.

No, no, no.

Sorry.
posted by longsleeves at 9:35 AM on August 4, 2009


I grew up near a place we call McTaco Hut.
posted by peeedro at 9:36 AM on August 4, 2009


Wait a minute--is there some junk-food-nerd subculture that delights in going to the KFC/Taco Bell, then pouring their Pintos-n-Cheese into their Famous Bowl or, or going to the Burger King/Pizza Hut and topping a Personal Pan Pizza with some Chicken Fries? Because if so, I don't want to know about it.
posted by box at 9:36 AM on August 4, 2009


In the midwest, we called them Kentacohuts. (KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco bell combos.)

Now, we have Long John Silvers and Taco Bell, which disturbs me greatly for some reason and they call it Silver Bells.
posted by Bueller at 9:37 AM on August 4, 2009


Wake me when there's a Taco Bell / Sheetz partnership.
posted by crapmatic at 9:38 AM on August 4, 2009


Taco Bell gives me the sheetz.
posted by exogenous at 9:40 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


The rest of that internet is brill too. I'm definitely checking these guys out. Also, "oeuvre".
posted by DU at 9:40 AM on August 4, 2009


Internet? Yes, the rest of that internet IS brill, but what I meant was interVIEW.
posted by DU at 9:41 AM on August 4, 2009


Get it straight, Bookhouse. He didn't see Beyonce at Burger King. He seen Beyonce at Burger King.

And she was eatin'. (What?) And she was eatin' (Oh.)
posted by Thin Lizzy at 9:41 AM on August 4, 2009


Wake me when there's a Taco Bell / Sheetz partnership.

What I really want a Home Depot / Taco Bell that also sells beer.
posted by peeedro at 9:41 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Next step:

Raid the Pizza Hut/Taco Bell at Jamaica and reenact the scene, flashmob style.

Where's improveverywhere at?
posted by scrutiny at 9:42 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


There is definitely a partnership going on between Taco Bell and the sheetz.

this guy over here knows what I'm talkin' about!
posted by orme at 9:44 AM on August 4, 2009


dammit!
posted by orme at 9:44 AM on August 4, 2009


I felt obliged to check
posted by Jofus at 9:51 AM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't care about the song one way or the other, but can't Matt or pb just blacklist myspace?
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:54 AM on August 4, 2009


my sheetz always happens after i start to feel gassy.

wow. we are slow as hell these days; anil seenit last month.
posted by the aloha at 9:56 AM on August 4, 2009


Having never seen the KenTacoHut I was skeptical of some of these comments, but it is true.

I can't find any other three way combinations, but flickr isn't make it easy with their new and wonky search feature.
posted by kiltedtaco at 10:07 AM on August 4, 2009


Is it 'cos I is black?
posted by dhartung at 10:07 AM on August 4, 2009


My first apartment after college was about 100 yards from this kentacohut.
posted by nomisxid at 10:26 AM on August 4, 2009


The only PizzaHut presence in San Luis Obispo County is a Hut/Bell combo in SLOtown where they aren't even allowed to have a Drive-Thru. So if you don't want a pizza from a local, non-franchise operation (which we have a lot of), you gotta deal with Papa John.

There's also a Hut/Bell with Drive-Thru in the rest-stop-on-Highway-101 town of Buellton, across the highway from Anderson's Original Split Pea Soup Restaurant. (definitely NOT Drive-Thru, and yes, the eating's kind of weird in parts near here).

The most notable fast-food combo operations 'round here is where Carl's Jr. (pioneers in 1200-calorie burgers and friends of Paris Hilton AND right-wing wackos) added their acquisition The Green Burrito (one of the burritos-the-size-of-your-head chains but not as good as Chipotle or Baja Fresh IMO) to their menus at some locations. You don't have to be 300 lbs. to eat there but it helps.

And for the record, Pepsi no longer owns KFC/PizzaHut/TacoBell/LongJohnSilver; it's a seperate corporation that unironically calls itself YUM! Brands (the ! is part of the company name... like Yahoo!)

Now if you'll excuse me, there's a Two Free Tacos Coupon promotion today at Jack in the Box (Jack's tacos are the southwestern answer to White Castle Sliders in the pseudo-food category), and I'm trying very hard to avoid it.
posted by wendell at 10:30 AM on August 4, 2009


In the next town over from us, there's a combination Long John Silvers and A&W. It looks just like this one.
posted by amyms at 10:31 AM on August 4, 2009


Old-people-singing-in-the-kitchenfilter: Larry David and his wife like it.
posted by benzenedream at 10:36 AM on August 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


Metafilter: The rest of that internet is brill

/inevitable
posted by gompa at 10:37 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dammit! The GF and I had *just* stopped sending snippets of the lyrics to each other in attempts to induce earworms, and now I get it from MeFi.

Frak all y'all.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:48 AM on August 4, 2009


>Old-people-singing-in-the-kitchenfilter: Larry David and his wife like it.

*headsplode*
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:55 AM on August 4, 2009


I like Pizza Hut.
I like Taco Bell.
But that song fucking blows.
posted by spilon at 11:24 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


And for the record, Pepsi no longer owns KFC/PizzaHut/TacoBell/LongJohnSilver; it's a seperate corporation that unironically calls itself YUM! Brands (the ! is part of the company name... like Yahoo!)

I did know this, but I thought that mentioning it would lessen the impact slightly.
posted by grouse at 11:27 AM on August 4, 2009


This is spot-on:

Your PR materials insist that you "have a great deal of street cred." I am frankly skeptical. Can you elaborate?

H: My dude, we can take a walk around the corner right now. Pause.

V: Rick Ross was a corrections officer, Ice Cube was the son of two college professors, Tupac was a theater kid in high school, Drake was on Degrassi, De La Soul are from the suburbs. The Clipse, Andre 3000, and Kanye have written and spoken openly about not having street cred, etc. I just mentioned like a dozen people with one biographical note about each of them that goes against the archetypal understanding of them, but I still didn't actually describe who they were. These were all real people with long and complex lives who made/make real and effective art that has had an impact on black people and white people, rich people and poor people, Americans and the rest of the world. Bob Dylan was a college-educated Jewish man singing like a dustbowl sharecropper, and he got booed offstage when he went electric for sullying his folk purity, as if he had any to begin with. Do people get mad at Martin Scorsese for making gangster movies even though he hasn't "lived the lifestyle"? I'm not arguing that context is useless for understanding art—on the contrary, there is no way to understand anything without context. My argument is for a less static and qualified idea of what "purity" is.
posted by naju at 11:39 AM on August 4, 2009 [10 favorites]


Das Racist formed at Wesleyan

Whenever my alma mater comes up in the media (NYT), my involuntary response is to cringe.
posted by medeine at 11:48 AM on August 4, 2009


That Village Voice article was hilarious--both of these guys are clearly very intelligent and well-spoken, so even though I can't listen to the song at work I approve of this FPP based on that link alone.
posted by nonmerci at 11:55 AM on August 4, 2009 [5 favorites]


In high school I worked at a KarmelKorn in the local mall. That job was awesome, except my older sister was the assistant manager (she got me my job), and when her and I worked together she made me do all the work while she awkwardly flirted with the manager of the shoe store across the hall from us.

I don't remember what happened at the corporate level, but either KarmelKorn got bought out by Orange Julius or Orange Julius got bought out by KarmelKorn, and the two chains started opening combination KarmelKorn/Orange Julius stores. The franchise owners of the KK I worked at were livid about this, and broke away from the KarmelKorn company. They started their own popcorn shop called "Pop-pourri" - like potpourri, but about popcorn. That was endlessly confusing to customers. We'd get calls all the time, "Do you sell potpourri?" "No, we sell popcorn, we just have a stupid name."

Anyhow, I see KK/OJs all over the Midwest, now, and I wonder what it would've been like to work at one.

AND- on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus, there's a combination Arby's/Sbarro's. My friend's mom worked at the Arby's when she was in college. They did not have a Sbarro's there yet. I always kid him that his mom invented the concept of combining fast food chains in one building, but that's not actually true.
posted by elmer benson at 11:57 AM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm at The Hut (what)
I'm at The Bell (what)
I'm at the combination Hut and Bell



See, Yum Brands? See what happens when you try to re-brand your restaurants? It RUINS SONGS!
posted by Spatch at 12:02 PM on August 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


People in the street eatin Chicken and Meat
posted by freq at 12:02 PM on August 4, 2009


Twin Cities campus, there's a combination Arby's/Sbarro's.

Please tell me it's referred to as "Sbarby's"
posted by tristeza at 12:05 PM on August 4, 2009


DU: Internet? Yes, the rest of that internet IS brill, but what I meant was interVIEW.

..... Ohh-h! I thought that was just how the cool kids were saying "web page" these days. "Yeah, I saw that on some guy's internet the other day." Works for me.

peeedro: What I really want a Home Depot / Taco Bell that also sells beer.

Damn. I would *never leave.*
posted by webmutant at 12:25 PM on August 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Old-people-singing-in-the-kitchenfilter: Larry David and his wife like it.

I am very disappointed that that is not actually Larry David.
posted by cosmic osmo at 12:26 PM on August 4, 2009


It's no "I Saw Beyonce at Burger King."

Hey my friend's song is relevant here - I saw Tupac at McDonald's
posted by hypersloth at 1:10 PM on August 4, 2009


You forgot A&W, which sometimes appears in combination with KFC or the Bell. And has the added advantage of being freakin' awesome.
posted by majick at 1:21 PM on August 4, 2009


Stresstwig, thank you, this is EXCELLENT.
posted by noway at 1:27 PM on August 4, 2009


A&W, which sometimes appears in combination with KFC or the Bell

There's a K&WFC not too far from me. I drove through there about a year and a half ago for some fried chicken and cole slaw. I eat fast food maybe once a year. I've never been to an A&W before. I don't know what's on their menu.

Apparently they have something called "cheese curds." I don't know what the fuck that is. But when I got to the pick up window, apparently, my entire order was cheese curds.

I don't know if there was a language disconnect, if somebody was pranking the drive through crew, or if it was an honest mistake, but this lady was 100% sure that I wanted: a) absolutely no fried chicken; b) definitely no cole slaw; and c) endless cheese curds. Even once I convinced her that I had ordered chicken and slaw, before she would let me drive away, she asked, "do you still want these cheese curds, or not?"
posted by uncleozzy at 1:36 PM on August 4, 2009


I've already taught this song to my 2 year old.
posted by DU at 2:27 PM on August 4, 2009


What is a cheese curd?
posted by Bonzai at 2:48 PM on August 4, 2009


However I believe what A&W sells is a fried cheese curd.

Which is kind of evil.
posted by Bonzai at 2:53 PM on August 4, 2009


Haven't had the A&W ones, but if the county fair ones are any indication, fried cheese curds are goddamn delicious.
posted by box at 3:02 PM on August 4, 2009


My wife and at least 2 of my children now hate this song. And I love it more every time I hear it. (Over 5 times now.)
posted by DU at 3:56 PM on August 4, 2009


My wife and at least 2 of my children now hate this song.

Wife: Are those the only lyrics?

Me: Yep.

Wife: I'm leaving.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:16 PM on August 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


My top five favorite poetic devices of all time are repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, and plagiarism.

They win for that line right there.
posted by feckless at 4:17 PM on August 4, 2009


i've been obsessed w/ these guys for a while now. chicken & meat is a great tune. i wrote to them and they sent me the lyrics... may be of interest to any lyrics boffins out there.
posted by jcruelty at 4:24 PM on August 4, 2009


oh , and this may have been obvious to 'heads' but i didn't realize-- "black cop, black cop black cop / you don't even get paid a whole lot" is a quote from KRS-1
posted by jcruelty at 4:27 PM on August 4, 2009


That's KRS-ONE. Because Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.
posted by box at 6:09 PM on August 4, 2009


I was playing this on loop on my ipod and in my mind a few weeks back but didn't post it on Metafilter for fear of being called a PepsiBlue hipster. It's a great catchy song hiding behind if-they're-this-dumb-they-must-be-clever lyrics, like that one Bloodhound Gang song and pretty much everything by Electric 6. I hadn't seen that interview, so thanks for linking to that, and thanks for being braver than me.

Electric 6 is awesome.
posted by painquale at 6:27 PM on August 4, 2009


The first time I listened to Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell I turned it off after halfway through. Now I'm obsessed.

Also, their other songs are damn good too.

painquale: Electric 6 is awesome.

Preach it, brother!

posted by Kattullus at 7:23 PM on August 4, 2009


Ice cream and cakey cake!
posted by aquafortis at 11:42 PM on August 4, 2009


Get it straight, Bookhouse. He didn't see Beyonce at Burger King. He seen Beyonce at Burger King.

And she was eatin'. (What?) And she was eatin' (Oh.)


We can't go to Burger King ever again.
posted by pupdog at 10:08 AM on August 5, 2009


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