Friday, November 25, 2016

Remember Wesson Oil? (1980)

Back in the day, Wesson cooking oil was posited as a top competitor to Crisco, which at the time was part of the Proctor & Gamble family, while Wesson was part of---wait for it---Hunt-Wesson Foods, which was later sold to current manufacturer ConAgra Foods.

For 20 years (1976-96), singer-actress Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch and its later spin-offs and sequels, save for the animated Brady Kids) was the "face" of Wesson, if you will. There was at least one or two ads she did with fellow actor Ronnie Schell (ex-Gomer Pyle, USMC), but this was the first one I found in memory of Henderson, who passed away at 82. This ad comes from 1980.

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