Thursday, March 10, 2016

Advertising For Dummies: Would you dance while chewing gum? (1960's)

Clark chewing gum struck a gold mine in the 60's when they co-opted "The Mexican Shuffle", by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, as "The Teaberry Shuffle", named for one of the flavors of chewing gum marketed by the company.

This ad reportedly is from 1967.

The seemingly generic announcer would later become a bit of an icon to millions of children. Danny Dark was the voice of Superman in various incarnations of Super Friends from 1973-86, and had concurrent gigs as a studio announcer, first for CBS, then NBC, succeeding SF castmate and radio legend Casey Kasem in the latter.

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