Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ad of the Week

This ad (above) is the one I remember from the 80s. Actually, I remember it from my taped-from-TV version of Muppets Take Manhattan which I watched again and again over the next two decades until its mysterious disappearance of recent years.

Below is a 2007 CGI revisiting of what I always referred to as "a big mac moon tonight," which turns out not to be the actual words. (Despite what the video's youtube title says, this isn't a spoof, it appears to be an honest-to-god advertisement run regionally.)

But I have to say, digital isn't always better.

Edited to add: MonkeyLOLogist sent me to the following video.  Letting me know that this commercial is a reworking of Mack the Knife.


Joanne said...

McDonalds has always had great advertising. I love that ad.

MonkeyLOLogist said...

I just find it interesting that the tune is from Mack the Knife, the story of a murderous highwayman. Not quite the same as happy family dinners at the Golden Arches, eh?

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

I didn't know that!

Kari Marie said...

I remember these commercials. I would end up singing the sing for days...

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