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Sunday, January 17, 2010

And now a word from our sponsor (as if I really get paid for doing this)...


"My baloney has a first name:
It's O-s-c-a-r
My baloney has a second name:
It's M-a-y-e-r
Oh I love to eat it every day
And if you ask me why I'll say:
'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way
With b-o-l-o-g-n-a.
How's that???"

Nobody who was around back in the day didn't see this commercial. This ran for several years. I had the above play fishing set he's holding, btw. It was quite common.

8 comments:

Ally said...

I remember this. Your post made me do some research. The ad campaign was created by J. Walter Thompson in 1974. In later years Andy Lambros (four-year-old kid in the commercial) opened an exotic pet store in Woodland Hills, California; and ran CyberWeb and AnimalWeb, two Internet-based companies.

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

Ally said...

PS I remember that fishing set!

joe said...

Not that I'm whining, but I hated fishing and i hate fish, so what do my folks get me??? a fishing set.
Sometimes i think they did that on purpose....

Marissa said...

I was JUST singing this song last week and my 15 year-old said "What the heck are you singing?"

joe said...

Singing what song????

joe said...

KIDDING!!! ;^)

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

It was a very catchy song, but I was more into P,B & J.

AddledWriter said...

My cousin taught me this version while we were visiting out aunt in the late 70s:

My president has a first name, it's j-i-m-m-y
My president has a second name, it's c-a-r-t-e-r...
(I don't remember the next few lines) and it ended:
'cause Jimmy Carter has a way of messing up the USA!
(Note; This does not reflect our political views. We were 6 and 4!!)

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