My last post shared a cute little booklet, “Don’t Buy Cookies from an Aardvark.”
I didn’t know any backstory about the booklet until reader Arielle Masters contacted me. She said there had been a TV commercial with this theme, but that she couldn’t find a clip online.
There’s a challenge I can’t resist!
After some searching, I found that Arielle was correct. Here’s the full commercial from 1976:
In fact, this is one commercial in a series that has animals pushing sub-standard cookies, including a rooster,
and a panda.
There are many vintage cookie commercials online, why not share them with your troop?
©2017 Ann Robertson
5 thoughts on “Don’t Buy Cookies from an Aardvark, part 2”
Thanks for posting these. Do you know when they were originally made?
Ann in California
I believe in 1976.
Thank you for tracking these down, Ann! So cute 🙂
Here’s the tiger/camel one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRlvby5W3Ks
This isn’t one with animals, but I like the way it starts (“What’s cooking? Democracy, self-reliance, good citizenship.”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHGjgQFcpg
Do you happen to know who the narrator of the animal ads was? His voice sounds very familiar.
Nope, sorry. I found a small notice about the ads in the Nov/Dec 1975 Leader magazine, but no name.