Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How can an uncontrollable cough make a man go on a rampage? (1967)

Here's a pair of very rare Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup ads from 1967, both featuring wrestler-turned-actor Harold Sakata, better known, of course, as Oddjob from the 1964 James Bond movie, "Goldfinger".

In the first spot, Sakata is on his way home battling a cough that results in his reflexively karate chopping everything in sight, much to the chagrin of his wife. In the second ad, the couple are in a crowded elevator, but this time, Formula 44 cough discs are being advertised.

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