Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Bunch of McDonald's Commercials from the '70s

Hello everybody! Welcome back to the blog, and a belated Happy New Year! Sorry it took so long after the holidays to get back here, but things is busy right now. I had a great Christmas season, and I hope you did too.

January is a month of new beginnings and fresh starts, and also a time to get back to basics. I've decided to do that here at the blog by dipping into a reliable well of entertainment--trippy McDonald's commercials from the 1970s. I've featured such commercials before, and I recently found several more that I love. It's great to see the McDonaldland characters at their earliest--and weirdest.

Behold, all your favorite McDonaldland characters, including Mayor McCheese, Big Mac (voiced by Lurch himself, Ted Cassidy of The Addams Family), and an even uglier than normal Hamburglar.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

December's Underappreciated Music: Shirley Ellis, "You Better Be Good, World"

December's Underappreciated Music is a Christmas tune, but an unusual one.

"You Better Be Good, World" is recorded by Shirley Ellis, who is most famous for "The Name Game." This song, however, is much heavier in tone. The music is literally offbeat, if upbeat, and the lyrics are a bit foreboding, warning the human race to get its act together for Christmas and the new year, and not let "the hydrogen bomb go boom boom." Shirley is direct and to the point!

Considering the harrowing times we're in, this song from 1965 is unfortunately still timely today. I wouldn't recommend this song be added to your Christmas party playlist, but it is worth a listen for its bold take on a holiday tune.

Enjoy! Don't let the hydrogen bomb go boom boom!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday's Overlooked TV: Count Duckula, "A Christmas Quacker"

The last Tuesday's Overlooked TV before Christmas is a holiday-themed episode of the brilliant 1980s British animated series Count Duckula!

In "A Christmas Quacker," Duckula and company are greeted by Jolly Ol' Saint Nick. Santa soon regrets it.


Monday, December 18, 2017

The Honeymooners, "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

One week to go. ONE. WEEK.

Don't panic, but do be sure you've tied up as many loose ends as possible. And when you rest at the end of this day, be sure to check out today's Christmas goodie--the Christmas episode of the 39-episode run of The Honeymooners!

In "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Ralph frets about his gift for Alice after a neighbor gets Alice the same gift Ralph did. He scrambles to get the money to get Alice the perfect gift, and Ralph waxes poetic about the joy of Christmas at the end of the episode. How sweet it is!



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