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We Hope It’s Chips!

Posted by Big Boo on July 20th, 2009

we hope its chipsHere’s a little bit of a poser for you.  Remember this TV advert from the early 1980’s?  A van is leaving a building site.  Inside the front seat passenger starts to sing:

Will it be chips or jacket spuds?  Will it be carrots or frozen peas?

His mates in the back of the van, a scary looking bunch it has to be said, then start to join in:

Will it be mushrooms?
Fried Onion Rings?
You’ll have to wait and see.
Hope it’s chips, it’s chips.  We hope it’s chips, it’s chips.

I’m sure you must recognise the advert by now, but do you remember what it was advertising?

Nope, it wasn’t chips, though you’d be forgiven for thinking it was.  This advert was actually for beefburgers, specifically Bird’s Eye Steakhouse Grills, a bigger thicker burger which you “cooked liked a steak and served like a steak”.  OK, they were quite nice as I recall, but they certainly didn’t taste like a steak, being made of minced beef instead of a thick slice of cow.

Need some reminding.  Alright, here’s the ad for your viewing pleasure.  And if you don’t remember that one, what about the other similar one with all the school kids lining up to have the school photo taken?