I came across that commercial while streaming on Hulu and thought it was pretty funny. I immediately recognized the tune and knew it was from the 1980s, but I couldn’t place the product. Then it hit me — “…with Big Redddddddddd!!!!”
Here’s the original jingle (obviously the lyrics are different) in this Big Red commercial from 1988:
This is the Big Red commercial I remember most. Pretty funny seeing that guy nearly tripping over the bushes and getting left behind by the carpool and I’m pretty sure this particular commercial aired for a number of years and maybe even before 1988.
Kudos to Verizon for giving us a throwback. I wonder how they worked though? Did they need some type of clearance from Wrigley’s or the ad agency that came up with the jingle?