Having a nice, lazy Sunday? 1975 weekend continues now with another pair of commercials from the year.
First up, a fun spot for the Honda 360 with a bank robber theme. Following that, a classic Big Mac jingle from McDonald’s. You know the one, “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun…” Both spots were produced in 1974 and aired in January of 1975.
‘Hey, Charger!’ (Jamie Farr for Dodge Charger, 1975)
Commercial time for a holiday weekend! It’s 1975 (just because) and we’ll start things off with two spots for Dodge Charger.
First up, we find Pat Morita (not yet co-starring in Happy Days) making an appearance. After that, Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H*) shows up as a toll booth operator. Both spots were produced in 1974 and aired in January of 1975.
‘Rubblehuff, if this package isn’t in Peoria by tomorrow. etc…’ (Federal Express commercial, 1979)
“When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.”
Our 1979 weekend continues today with another pair of mind-tickling commercials. Firstly, we have a spot from a long-running series of ads from Federal Express (pre-FedEx days) featuring a “Pass the buck” theme. This one aired in February of 1979.
After that, enjoy a look at La Pizzeria’s frozen pizza from the summer of ’79. You’ll have a hard time finding a box of La Pizzeria in your local store these days. The brand appears to be extinct.