Commercial Break: Have a cake. Have a heart attack.
Today’s ad is just 20 seconds long but there isn’t a moment of it that isn’t utterly glorious. Hailing from 1984, it stars Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough as Cissie and Ada.
There’s excessive gurning and the hitching up of a stray, drooping tit from Dawson’s Ada while Cissie busies herself bragging about her exotic French holiday. In front of the pair lies a luscious fresh cream gateau.
Because that is what the ad is for. Fresh cream cakes. Not a particular brand of cream cake, but ALL OF THEM. That’s how it was back then. You’d be as likely to catch an ad like this in 2009 as you would be to see one outlining the delights and benefits of injecting heroin.
It’s got us all gagging for an éclair here though.