If you grew up in the late '80s to early '90s and had a TV in your house, we're betting you'll recognize these commercials. General Foods International Coffees is a line of instant coffees that were first introduced in the 1970s. By the late '80s, they'd seemingly identified their target audience: middle-aged women who love to laugh and reminisce... and drink instant coffee.
These 30-second spots had an exact formula down: "This reminds me of something," one of the characters would say. "Vienna," or "Paris," or "Prom," the other would reply. Then they'd pour a hot cup of Suisse Mocha or Cafￃﾩ Vienna, and sail off into a past redolent with giggles and powdered caffeine. You know, like this:
If that still doesn't jog your memory, we bet the jingle will. It's really hard to pick a favorite, but it's pretty hard to watch them and not hold onto, "Jean-Luc!"