Jackson 5 make a cameo for alpha bits cereal, and their special prize inside: stuff to pimp your bicycle.
These ads would totally not run today, like ever. But disregarding that, the idea is so simple it's kind of crazy how simple it is.
For those not well-versed in ethnic stereotypes, cops in America used to be Irish. That's only true now in Boston, parts of New York, and Television Land.
By the way, this blast from the past came out in 1964.
"Hello Amigo...I'm Chiquita Banana, and I've come to say
Bananas have to ripen in a certain way.
And when they are flecked with brown
and have a golden hue,
Bananas taste the best, and are the best for you.
You can put them in a salad. You can put
them in a pie - aye.
Anyway you want to eat them it's
impossible to beat them.
But bananas like the climate of the very,
very tropical equator.
So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator."
It didn't matter if you were a model, a secretary or a homemaker, in the late 1960s the only thing on a womans mind all day was What should I make for dinner?. KEF and Colonel Sanders to the rescue with a 2 for 1 sale.
In this ad from 1969, Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders wants a word "with these folks" and he means you the viewer through the TV. He even introduces himself with his full name.
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