Commercial Break: It's my Favourite tie
Perplexing bit of vintage commercial here from 1971. For Favourite, a brand of ties. Did people REALLY have a preferred brand of tie back then? Don’t you just go to somewhere that sells ties, point at it and buy it?
How about other everyday items – like bandages? Imagine the scene as a carpenter works on your home (as they often did in 1971)
CARPENTER: “Aaaargh, I’ve sawed my arm and it’s gushing blood. Have you got a bandage?”
YOU: Certainly. It’s a Henderson bandage. That okay?
CARPENTER: A Henderson? You can stick that up your arse pal. I only wear Cougar bandages. I’m a Cougar man till the bitter end.
YOU: Oh. I see. Will you be okay?
CARPENTER: Yes, but I expect there’ll be a lot of blood spurting about the place until I pass out. You’d better cover up that tie.
YOU: Yes, I’d better. It’s a Favourite.
CARPENTER: Thought it was [Faints.]