It’s Wednesday. We’re halfway through a July work week. For those of you putting in hours while the rest of the world is at the cabin, this is for you.
I blundered across a cigarette commercial (please don’t smoke) from the ’60s. It features the Flintstones. We all know that high-caliber actors like Fred and Barney don’t come cheap, so the tobacco folks must have spent a fortune producing this ad for kids watching this popular children’s show.
This commercial made me wonder if I could find any honey advertisements that have appeared on television. But first, here are the Flintstones, lighting up, in 1961:
So, I dug around looking for honey commercials. Didn’t find much. That’s likely because there’s more money in smoke than in honey.
That was pretty cool. Here’s another well-made commercial. I saw it on YouTube but maybe it was on television, too. Not sure, though:
This one is a genuine TV commercial and rather funny:
There aren’t many honey commercials made for TV, but bees make some appearances in cereal and candy ads:
And then there are the non-honey commercials where honey has a starring roll:
Since we’re doing Honey Nut Cheerios commercials, here’s their first one, from 1979, when the cereal was invented:
Candy companies also got into the honey thing with this ’60s surfer dude:
Finally, one more cereal ad to get you dancing this morning: