Three Weird Halloween Commercials From Our Youth
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Like Christmas Halloween season means that there are lots of special themed commercials on TV. For me the Halloween commercials always seemed to stick out.
Like this from McDonald's. We knew it was going to be a good year if we were able to get our hands on one of these trick-or-treat Happy Meal buckets. And was there anything scarier than those nugget puppets?
Hey remember Mr. Bill? He was a little man made of clay that would star in funny short films in the 70s and 80s. He's always end up getting smashed because of the work of his friend(?) Mr. Hand. Bill got his start on Saturday Night Live in the 70s.
Well, trying to capture some of that elusive 1970s nostalgia that was floating around at the end of the 90s, Pizza Hut has a series of commercials that stared Pizza Head. he was a piece of pizza with a face that would get smashed. The spots were done in a Mr. Bill style. In this Halloween one from 1987, havoc reigns when Pizza Head tries to get a Goosebumps kid's pack thing.
I found this Woolworths commercial while I was looking for that McD's one. It's 40 years old, from 1977, and paints a bleak picture of the real world that Pizza Head was trying recapture.
You got your Six Million Dollar Man costume, which could also be Generic Man #2 costume. The Steve Austin mask sure looks a lot like the Bionic Woman. Don't forget about that new fave Holly Hobby. Stock on some of that candy too! They have lollipops, bubble gum, and other wrapped candies. It was a weird time when saying your candy was wrapped was a selling point.