Friday, November 21, 2008
With a nod to Larry Dalke's weekly Dance Party (his entry this week is truly hilarious, check it out at http://ldahlke.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/friday-dance-party-5-the-tantrum/), please enjoy the above clip. The commercial was shot in 1970, when it was extremely rare for a star to appear in TV ads. At the time, with a budget reportedly well over 160 grand, this was the most expensive commercial ever produced. Everybody loved the spot but hated the product, which disappeared soon after this commercial ran.