Coca-Cola Was Invented Using Cocaine (feat. Bill Hader & Jenny Slate) – Drunk History


ABOUT THE INVENTION
OF COCA-COLA, AMERICA’S
FAVORITE SOFT DRINK. [giggles] SO, LIKE, IN THE 1800s, JOHN PEMBERTON WAS TRYING
TO MAKE PATENT MEDICINES. BASICALLY,
THEY WERE FAKE MEDICINES, AND MOST OF THEM WERE JUST,
LIKE, HERBAL WHOSIWHATS. WHO EVEN CARES? WE WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE
ANYTHING THAT WOULD SELL. WE WAS LIKE,
I WANT TO MAKE A FAKE MEDICINE THAT MADE WOMEN THINK
THAT THEY’LL NEVER BE NERVOUS OR HAVE FARTS… AND MAKE MEN THINK
THAT THEY CAN BE SMARTER. SO HE DECIDED TO USE
A NEW INGREDIENT, COCA. COCA IS FROM A PLANT. THE SOUTH AMERICANS
WOULD CHEW IT, AND BE LIKE,
WE HAD SO MUCH ENERGY, AND WE WEREN’T EVEN HUNGRY,
AND WE HIKED THE WHOLE ANDES. [laughs]
BUT REALLY, THEY WERE
JUST ON COCAINE. JOHN PEMBERTON WAS LIKE,
OH, I SHOULD PUT THIS INTO MY NEW POTION
THAT I’M MAKING. AND BASICALLY, HE COPIED
SOMEONE ELSE’S RECIPE, CALLED, LIKE,
“VIN MARIANI.” HE WAS LIKE,
WELL, I HAVE WINE. I PUT COCA IN THERE,
A LITTLE OF THIS KOLA IN. THE KOLA NUT RELEASED
A LITTLE BIT OF CAFFEINE. AND HE–HE BASICALLY
WAS LIKE, WHAT I GIVE YOU
IS WINE WITH COCAINE– [laughs]
CAFFEINE. THEN, PEOPLE IN ATLANTA
WERE LIKE, NO, NOBODY CAN SELL ALCOHOL
BECAUSE OF TEMPERANCE. HE WAS LIKE,
OKAY, WELL, FINE, I’LL JUST MAKE
A TEMPERANCE BEVERAGE. HE WENT BACK
INTO HIS LABORATORY, AND HE DECIDED TO JUST PUT
THE COCA AND THE KOLA TOGETHER, BUT THEY WERE SUPER BITTER
WITHOUT THE WINE, SO HE ADDED
A TON OF SUGAR, AND THEN, HE MADE IT INTO,
LIKE, A DRINK. YOU KNOW, HE THOUGHT, OH, WELL,
PEOPLE WILL LOVE THIS. IT WASN’T LIKE HE WAS LIKE,
I MADE A SODA, PBBT! ‘CAUSE NOBODY
EVEN HAD THAT YET. HE HAD A FRIEND
NAMED FRANK…ROBINSON… [laughs]
WHO WAS LIKE, OKAY, WELL, I’LL HELP YOU TO SELL YOUR,
UM, MEDICINE SODA DRINK THINGY. FIRST OF ALL,
YOU SHOULD, UM, CHANGE THE “K” IN THE “KOLA”
TO A “C,” AND JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS,
“COCA-COLA,” AND THE TWO “C”s WILL LOOK
REALLY NICE NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AND WHO WOULDN’T
LOVE THAT? SO THEY WOULD JUST
ADVERTISE COCA-COLA AS A MEDICINE
FOR YOUR BRAIN. THEY WOULD SAY IT’S INVIGORATING
AND STIMULATING AND HEALTHY
FOR YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM. USING THE EXOTIC EXTRACT OF THE COCA AND KOLA NUT… [laughs]
TO MAKE YOU SUPER ALIVE AND READY
TO FACE YOUR DAY. THE FIRST YEAR…
HE ONLY SOLD 25 GALLONS. – 25,000 OR 25–
– 25 GALLONS… – OKAY.
– IN A YEAR. HE GAVE IT TO PHARMACIES. THEY HAD, LIKE, SODA FOUNTAINS
AND FUN THINGS, AND PEOPLE DID LIKE IT,
A LOT. OH, THIS IS, LIKE,
A GREAT DRINK. THEY THOUGHT THAT IT MADE THEM,
LIKE, INVIGORATED AND AWARE. PEOPLE ARE BASICALLY
DRINKING LITTLE COCAINE SODA. [laughs] ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!
I NEED MORE. I WISH I WAS ALIVE THEN TO DRINK
THE COKE–COKE–COCA-COLA. [laughs] – [laughs] – OH! GOD, I MISSED SO MUCH FROM
NOT BEING IN THE OLDEN TIMES. [laughs] THE NEXT YEAR,
HE SOLD 200 GALLONS A MONTH! [laughs]
THAT’S SO MUCH MORE! 12 MONTHS. [dog barking] [short bark] [dog barking]
[gasps] REGGIE, STOP IT.
[short bark] TWEL–
[short bark] REGGIE, GOD DAMN IT. HOLD ON. OKAY, I GOT HIM. 12 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR.
HE SOLD 2,000 GALLONS A MONTH. NO–YES?
GOD DAMN IT. HE’S ON HIS DEATHBED
DYING OF STOMACH CANCER, AND HE’S LIKE, OUT OF ALL
OF THE PATENT MEDICINES THAT I’VE TRIED TO MAKE, I’VE FINALLY MADE
A SUCCESSFUL PATENT MEDICINE, BUT WHAT HE NEVER KNEW
WAS THAT HE ACTUALLY MADE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DRINK THAT HUMANS
WILL EVER DRINK, EVER. GOD, HE WAS SO SUCCESSFUL,
AND HE DOESN’T KNOW, AND HE’LL NEVER KNOW,
EVER. THEY STILL USE COCA LEAVES IN MODERN-DAY COCA-COLA, SO DO THE MATH
ON THAT ONE. EVEN IF THEY DON’T
HAVE COCAINE IN THEM, THEY STILL USE THE LEAVES
AND THEY TOOK THE COCAINE OUT. THEY’RE PUTTING IT
SOMEWHERE ELSE. [laughs]

100 Replies to “Coca-Cola Was Invented Using Cocaine (feat. Bill Hader & Jenny Slate) – Drunk History”

  1. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Imagine a world where the government is like “hey you can’t put alcohol in this!!” And then they’re like “the cocaine is fine though.”

  3. Jenny slate: you will never see this but I fucking adore you.
    Sincerely, a mostly straight (I don’t know you calling I got digits ah who caresimfinewhatever) woman.

  4. i just love hearing her voice come out of his mouth so much especially when she goes “people will love this” on 1:58

  5. Jenny Slate is such an expressive storytellee that it makes the lip syncing so much fun to watch. I love the Jenny episode (s)!

  6. You are telling me that wine and beer which have been around for thousands of years are less popular than a drink that has been around less than 150-175 years? Someone needs perspective.

  7. Nah, they don't put any type of coca leaves in Coca-Cola anymore. As far as I know, when cocaine became illegal, they just changed the formula so it tasted the same while upping the still legal caffeine content. I doubt oldschool coke with actual coca in it and modern coca-cola are that much different. I think the oldschool coca coca-cola had far less caffeine. I know a friend who DID climb parts the Andes in Peru to see ancient ruins in the mountains and eventually Machu Piccu, and he purchased coca leaves (which are legal) on the advisement of the guides, telling him it would help him with altitude sickness, and help him to keep up. The guides showed him how to chew it, and and my buddy did it constantly and described it to me like caffeine from some energy drink or Mountain Dew. But, he didn't get altitude sickness, he could keep up with local guides (who were also chewing massive amounts of coca) and saw what he wanted. So unless it's refined into cocaine, coca is pretty much like caffeine.

  8. It seems like the creator just wanted to make money, but it's pretty funny if he had made it for health reasons, considering how unhealthy it is.

  9. Story time: I have this friend who’s from Italy. She’s pretty gullible, we were able to convince her for a brief period of time that Coca Cola has Cocaine in it. When she got sugar high, we would tell her that that’s the cocaine giving her the energy. We tried to convince her she was becoming a drug addict. 😂We still mess with her sometimes but none of us will order Cola around her. She’s still not sure if we’re lying or not 💀💀

  10. Not a lot of people know this, but cocaine is actually incredibly healthy when consumed in its natural dosages (coca leaf). It's better for you than pretty much any prescription drug or pain killer. It comes from a leaf, and when consumed at appropriate amounts, it's similar to caffeine. It's actually way better for you than caffeine, because if you consume too much of it, you don't die a very violent death. To actually OD on it the natural way, you would have to eat like literally barrels of leaves. Probably several barrels too idk how much exactly. You all think cocaine is so fucking awful for 2 reasons. Reason 1: people extract it and take it in unsafe dosages. Fun Fact: If you did that with caffeine you would die instantly. So for those of you who think cocaine is so fucking awful, i'd love to hear 1 actual fact making cocaine worse than caffeine. Reason 2: It's medicinal and could replace a lot of prescription drugs, and it's a plant so it's cheap. Therefor pharmaceutical companies and the corrupt FDA keep it (and many other NATURAL remedies) on lock-down to continue profiting from killing people by the tens of thousands per year with synthesized heroin (opioids). The irony is all of you people think cocaine and heroin are awful (they really are when EXTRACTED and used in unsafe dosages) but meanwhile your doctor and dentist prescribe you a heroin derivative which is literally the same damn thing as heroin, they just altered it slightly so they could PATENT it to corner the market so only they could produce and sell it, and you all think that's okay. Everything I just said is 100% fact and I went for about 30 years in this country having no idea. They have everything hidden and manipulated so you really have to do a lot of research and know a lot of shit to realize this. There are a lot of very rich people keeping it this way. There are a lot of lazy sheep who won't read this whole comment, or some might read it and will just write me off as a nutjob or w/e (that's what I would have done 10 or 20 years ago if I read this probably). The worst part is this isn't the only shit like this going on. This is why marijuana has such a bad reputation. Same with kratom, and many other natural remedies. Plants are cheap, but patented synthetic extracts can be controlled and they can drive the price up and no one can do anything about it.

  11. Actually what they said was all true. "It would be invigorating and stimulating, and healthy for your nervous system" it actually is. You keep giggling and laughing like they were full of shit, but they weren't. They didn't do a damn thing wrong. They weren't extracting heavy doses of cocaine, they were just using a tiny bit from the leaves. That's actually incredibly healthy and gives you a lot of energy. Read my other comment if you want to wake up from the bullshit lies you currently believe. Cocaine is legal in a couple of countries still and they are doing perfectly fine. They sell coca tea, and actually a lot of tourists from U.S. and many other countries drink it while they are visiting those countries. A little bit of cocaine is the same as a little bit of caffeine, probably far healthier though. Extract a whole spoon of cocaine, and that's the cocaine you're thinking of, where people snort lines of it and all that. Try doing that with caffeine, you'll die instantly. Caffeine is FAR more deadly than cocaine. I have a canister of it in my room and if I were to walk over and eat a spoon of it my heart would beat violently and pretty much explode, killing me in one of the more painful ways. Actually a guy did that recently because he didn't know how to properly measure it. He put a spoon of it in his protein drink and died. If you do that with cocaine you'd probably just get really fucked up.

  12. The girl in the video keeps giggling about it like it's a fucking drug. It's actually not. Read my other comments…god that's fucking annoying. It's so sad that not a single person who participated in this video knows the truth about the coca leaf.

  13. The funniest part of this “comedic” video was the fact that it actually taught people about how Coca Cola was made😂

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