Happy Birthday MTV! Eight Food Commercials Revolutionized by Music Videos
Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we went from snappy jingles to ads that could pass for music videos.
This wasn't always a good thing.
Kraft tip-toed the copyright infringement line. Miracle Whip it good!
Oingo Boingo wasn't angry about the New Wave-ization of advertising. Not only did it write a Budweiser jingle, it starred in the video.
We have no idea who the beach rockers singing for Shasta are. And we're good with that.
You can do it! You can do the Pac-Man! Not to be confused with "Pac-Man Fever." Or the video game. This is all about breakfast.