There are few things we hold in higher esteem than David Lynch, hot coffee and Japanese pop-culture. Which is why, rather than being disappointed to learn that Lynch sold out by producing a series of coffee commercials for Japanese TV back in the ’90s, we’re actually a bit excited.
The premise of the four commercials echoes the events of the television series, with FBI Agent Dale Cooper striving to solve a mystery that involves a missing girl, some cherry pie, the Black Lodge, and plenty of opportunities to drink what we hear is a sub-par canned coffee brand.
The ads also echo, retrospectively, Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation, which follows a Hollywood actor making a quick buck on a cheesy commercial they believe won’t ever air back home. Which is just another reason to get on board.
Some kind soul has edited the series, in all its backwards-talking strangeness, into the below supercut. Damn fine TV, even if it isn't great coffee.