Thursday, July 21, 2016

Advertising for Dummies: Chunkamania? (1986)

Here's a commerical that I can honestly say I never saw before today.

The then-World Wrestling Federation was landing merchandising endorsements for a number of their wrestlers in the 80's. You had King Kong Bundy doing print ads for Commodore computers. I think there was a commercial with Tony Randall and George Steele for the same product. Paul Orndorff, whom we'll see in the following video, shilled solo for Absorbine, Jr. (do they still make that stuff?). Hulk Hogan, of course, was shilling his own brand of vitamins, which, for all we know might've come from the folks at Miles Laboratories, since they might as well have been rejected Flintstones vitamins...!

Here, Orndorff and Roddy Piper duke it out over the best way to eat Campbell's Chunky Soup. Jesse Ventura is the commentator.

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