Sunday, November 25, 2018

Advertising For Dummies: Drinking Canada Dry won't make you a song & dance man, but.....(1980's)

Here's a long lost Canada Dry ad that hasn't seen the light of day in years.

Before Quantum Leap launched his career into the stratosphere, Scott Bakula was just another actor looking to be discovered. The soft drink maker's ad agency cast him in this ad, directed by Bob Giraldi, with choreography by Michael Peters ("Beat It"). I guess they thought they found their answer to Dr. Pepper's singing pitchman, David Naughton.

Judge for yourselves.


magicdog said...

This is AWESOME!

I don't remember seeing this particular commercial but I love how animated they used to be. Bakula truly was/is a song and dance man!

Oddly enough, Bakula was also in a weekly TV series in the late '80s - "Gung Ho", which was a TV adaptation of the film (1986). Bakula played Hunt Stevenson, the character originated by Michael Keaton in the film. It was also the first time I can recall when he did his Elis impersonation - before doing it again on Quantum Leap.

hobbyfan said...

Quantum Leap followed a couple of years after Gung Ho, and, you know, the rest is history.