funny Taco Bell commercials

The other day I came across a few Taco Bell commercials, and they’ve had a few classic ones.  Some are funny, and some bring back the memories.  So I’m gonna share a few with you, and they’re embedded in this post, for your viewing convenience.

The first video is a Taco Bell ad from 1989-90 featuring MC Hammer.  It’s actually kinda neat.

There’s a chance that the next ones will be even more generic, so proceed at your own risk.  🙂

This next Taco Bell commercial is from 1979 and it looks and sounds like it.  But the song is actually kinda catchy: “TacaTacaTaco Bell!” — “The Fresh Food Place!”

But wait, there’s more!  This one is from 1984.

Next is one from the early 1990s, and this one brings back the memories of when they had good MexiMelts.

Someday, the next generation of people will look back at 2011 and think our current commercials are generic.

Speaking of generic… you don’t even have to go back a few decades.  The newest Taco Bell commercial features “Buddy Mignon” singing lounge music at a piano, about the new Quad Steak Burrito.  It’s already generic and it’s not even dated yet.  (Perhaps it’s a parody of their old commercials.)

That’s all for now.  I don’t want to overwhelm anybody with too much genericness at one time.  And don’t worry about quality control here — the next post is already in the works and will be even better!

Thank you, drive thru…

warnings for hot dogs?

There’s a vegan advocacy group that is suing 5 of the major hot dog manufacturers, wanting a cancer-risk warning label to be placed on all hot dog packages sold in New Jersey.  (Only New Jersey?)  The lawsuit is on behalf of 3 New Jersey residents who bought hot dogs without knowing that they are (supposedly) a cause of colorectal cancer.  Well, the reason there’s no such warning is that such a claim has never been proven scientifically.  (And that seems like a valid reason.)

The president of the Cancer Project (who filed this lawsuit) compares the health risk of eating hot dogs to the lung cancer risk of smoking cigarettes.   I’m thinking WHATEVER.  Only when science backs that up will I believe such a claim.

If they start putting these warning labels on hot dogs, then we might as well throw the whole bathtub out with the bathwater.  How about this?   I think certain restaurants need a warning label for potential flatulence.   If a particular restaurant tends to give you gas (for example, Taco Bell), that could put your social status at risk.  Suppose you’re about to go in for a major job interview, but you’ve got a rumbly in your tumbly because of eating a few double cheesy beefy burritos.  It happens!  (Sadly, in today’s over-the-top “politically correct” society, I could see such a thing passing…)

neat Star Wars themed commercials

Here’s a crossover commercial featuring Colonel Sanders from KFC, the Pizza Hut girl, and the Chihuahua from Taco Bell as they team up to battle the evil droids from Star Wars.  Can you imagine Colonel Sanders with a lightsaber?  And the three of those people battling an army?  It’s all in the video.

Would you play Darth Vader in a round of golf for money?  It seems like a bad idea.  But these guys tried it, and, well, you can see what happens.  There are several other Star Wars related commercials for Spike TV in this video.

There is much to be learned…

a new flatulence fee

A new ordinance was just passed in San Francisco requiring certain restaurants, such as Taco Bell, to charge a “flatulence fee”, because of damage done to the atmosphere and because methane contributes to global warming.

I tell ya, the politically-correct crowd sure is pushing their over-sensitivities and liberal agendas on everyone else.  While I can’t argue that places like Taco Bell can cause exorbitant amounts of gas (as research* has shown), the government doesn’t have any right to tax us more for eating there!    * no comment.

BTW, this is not actually true, if you haven’t guessed.  It’s April Fools Day, so we’re supposed to make up stuff like this.  Unfortunately, though, some of the far-left in our society are getting so crazy that such a thing could actually happen.  If you haven’t heard, the government is debating whether to charge fees for air-polluting animals, such as cows.  Some are calling it the “cow tax”.  Let’s hope it doesn’t happen.  Not only is it stupid, but it will bankrupt many farmers and cause more meat to be imported from other countries.  And that’s not funny.  (Click here for the full story.)