November 14th, 2006
|09:32 pm - people under 23, you're just going to have to take my word on this one, it's GOLD|
You say you're getting tired of lettuce and tomato hamburgers in this town that don't quite make it?
Well, here's an obstensibly coked-up Jason Alexander to the rescue, touting McDonald's NEW McDLT, where the hot -- *snap snap!* -- stays hot, and the cool -- *snap snap!* -- stays cool!
Try one today with a refreshing New Coke!
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)|| |
If they brought back the McDLT, I'd seriously break my three year McDonalds exile. That was the best burger they ever made. If they brought back Shamrock Shakes, I'd be a regular customer.
Well, he was a Broadway figure starting around the mid-80s (heck, he won a Tony in 1989 for Jerome Robbins' Broadway) so I'm kinda hoping that really is him singing in the ad, considering the singing voice has got the mark of a Professional Dynamic Jingle Singer all over it.
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)|| |
I see your Dr. Cosby and raise you Captain Kirk pimping the VIC-20
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)|| |
Re: I see your Dr. Cosby and raise you Captain Kirk pimping the VIC-20
Oh. My. God.
It was such a great idea, but OH how it was mocked.
And who on earth calls them "lettuce and tomato hamburgers"?!
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)|| |
I dunno, around here "vegetable hamburger" is pretty commonly used to describe the same thing, except with pickles and onions as well. But any more I don't know if they mean "beef patty with vegetables on it" or "Boca burger." Given it's shit-town Iowa that I usually see the description, it's pretty safe to assume the former.
Oh god. The flashbacks those clothes provoke.
And hey! Jason Alexander had hair! Who knew?
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)|| |
So, YouTube is down right now for scheduled whoosies and whatsies. But just your post alone sparked a memory of the entire commercial in my brain.
I'm not sure where else it could have been sparked, really, but I'm very disturbed that I can remember the entire commercial all of the sudden. What other pop culture wonders are hiding in there?
Seriously, what the hell did we do before YouTube? It was only, like, a year ago. And yet it is now an important part of my life.
ARRRRGH THE BRIGHT PASTEL COLORS OH JESUS MY EYES THEYS BLEEDIN
I wonder if this ad (so clearly inspired by West Side Story, which seems to pop up whenever hot! and cool! are juxtaposed) was the inspiration for the Gap West Side Story series of ads from a couple of years ago.
And it should be no surprise that I WAS A SUCKER FOR THAT EXCESSIVE NON-BIODEGRADABLE STYROFOAM McDLT PACKAGING. It was my first "big" burger at McDonald's.
It would have been so awesome if the Hot Stays Hot side and the Cool Stays Cool side had a choreographed knife fight. But I guess that was axed from the final version due to budget constraints, or something.
I have to say that as a kid, I too liked the horrible horrible styrofoam packaging McDonald's used in the 80s. Mostly because once you were done with your burger or your McNuggets or whatever, you could stick your straw in the little hole where the box latched shut and, hey presto, you had an instant tank ready for army battles! VRRRRRMMMMM PCHEW PCHEW PCHEW
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)|| |
If anyone ever doubts that the '80s were chock full of people doing cocaine, all we have to do is show them a few commercials of hyper people dancing in the streets, signing about a burger or a beverage
is that the dog from duck hunter?
Yes, yes it is.
And I never wanted so badly to shoot a videogame character as I did that smug, smirking dog.
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)|| |
I was working for McDonald's when those were introduced. They were a lot of fun to make... and yes, we made them on the quarter pounder grill.