Monday, July 09, 2007

"Naturally we called our stuff Gatorade"

For months and months and months I've listened to this old codger tell me that naturally they called their stuff Gatorade. I've vexed about why it was natural (I know they're the Gators, but couldn't they call it Florida Juice? Gator Water? Is "Gatorade" all that natural?). Cruelty-Free Mommy thinks he sounds like Cleveland on Family Guy. Every time the commercial is on I wait for the zany old man to to tell me "Naturally we called our stuff Gatorade." For some reason listening to him say "Naturally we called our stuff Gatorade" just sounds beautiful to my ear, like listening to the soundtrack to Wicked or Julia Louis-Dreyfuss calling somebody a "jackass" or the sound of MacBeth's "To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow" speech. I would like that man to follow me around and narrate my life. "Naturally you need to take a left turn." "Naturally you should have an iced latte." "Naturally it's time to use conditioner."

I like you, "Naturally we called our stuff Gatorade" guy. I like you a lot. May you continue naturally calling your stuff Gatorade forever and ever.


  1. i like any commercial that lets us have fun while we learn.


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  3. Anonymous10:20 AM

    I found this blog searching for confirmation that the man in the commercial is Robert Cade, the inventor of Gatorade, who died today. I've yet to find hard proof, but I'm pretty sure that's the guy.

    :( RIP.

  4. you called your stuff gatorade?? I think that it is a little bit too commercial LOL I am just kidding my friend, I hope you have happy holidays

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