I might not be a native New Englander, but I've lived in Boston for five years now and it's become my adopted home. And anyone around here will tell you that you can't adopt Boston as a home without also adopting Dunkin Donuts as your coffee drink of choice. But I do have one problem with the chain: its commercials.
When you see a Dunkin commercial on TV, it might as well be a Starbucks commercial, based on the crowd. Where are all the construction workers getting their coffee at 5 a.m. before work? Where are the college kids waiting in line right behind their professors? Where are all of the train operators getting their mid-shift donuts?? Thankfully, the good folks at "Saturday Night Live" also saw the glaring error here and decided to take matters into their own hands by making an updated, realistic Dunkin commercial.
Massachusetts native Casey Affleck stars as a "real customer" who just wants to let the world know, "I f--kin' love Dunkin, guy. What are you talking about?" And yes, this is all said in the thickest, most aggressively luscious Boston accent ever (hey, it grows on you once you've been around it for years).
Dressed in a Carhartt jacket, Bruins baseball cap and ready to go with an extra-large coffee and a pack of Parliaments, this is the Dunkin customer we all know and expect to see in a commercial for the chain. Perhaps the only problem with the commercial is the end, when Affleck throws a coffee at a businessman's car and tells him to "go back to Starbucks!" Didn't anyone ever tell you Casey? America runs on Dunkin. It's for everyone!
Watch the full commercial below (preferably with a cup of coffee and a donut from Dunkin in your hand).