Sunday, February 1, 2009
XXV years of Super Bowl commercials.
The New York Times has a feature today of some of the top Super Bowl commercials of the last 25 years. They also have data--ads by category, what percentage feature celebrities, animals and animal celebrities.
You can view it here. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/01/30/business/20080131_SUPERBOWLADS_GRAPHIC.html?hp
Unfortunately, my big Super Bowl spot came early in my career, back in 1983--a more innocent time. The jingle I wrote for a fast-food chain called Mr. Veal Chop went something like this:
"Grab a satchel of veal-chops,
They're so nice and lean,
Mr. Veal Chop's got 'em,
Oh, you know what I mean.
Have a bucket of brussel sprouts,
They're the perfect side-dish,
Only at Mr. Veal Chop,
Scratch your gourmet itch!
Mr. Veal Chop is open,
Twenty-four and seven,
Mr. Veal Chop's veal chop,
They're a small chop of heaven."
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 5:09 PM