Special Treat: A Slightly Weird Commercial

For those of you who missed out on 1950s TV because you weren’t born yet, Wagon Train was one of the hit series of the era. And here are the three stars of the show, still in character, doing a car commercial (Ward Bond, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson).

I find something pleasantly weird about this commercial, although I’ll be dashed if I can tell you what it is.

6 comments on “Special Treat: A Slightly Weird Commercial

  1. The answer, most likely, is nostalgia. Those of us who grew up in that era know what’s missing now – and we miss it.

    1. Good for you, Lee! Enjoy them 🙂 At least we can still watch those old shows.

  2. It strikes me that we are not bombarded with that annoying, repetetive
    “music” that almost overpowers the words, and the message is simple,
    straightforward- just a sales pitch. Nobody is dancing, screaming or any of that.

  3. My first car was a 1954 Ford Fairlane convertible, white with red leather seats. Wowser! I bought it in 1955 and paid a whopping $1,500 for it. Now, that’s nostalgic. I wish I still had it …

    1. My first was a 1970 Pontiac Tempest, blue–what a great car! Boy, did that car take punishment. It was like a Timex watch: just kept on ticking. I believe it was known far and wide: people were always (after 25 years or so) trying to buy parts of it.

      I would have it still today, I think, had my uncle not given me his car, a nice new Ford Taurus, because he couldn’t drive anymore.

      The joys of on-street parking: that car was totalled one night by an idiot speeding home from the bar, drunk as a skunk, during an ice storm.

      Now I have my aunt’s car.

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