Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Dutch Master?

Although Ernie Kovacs probably never smoked a Dutch Masters cigar in his life (rumor has it, he was partial to Cubans... back in the days when one could legally obtain Cuban cigars in the United States), the makers of that brand wanted Ernie as a spokesperson.

Oh... and this was back in the days when tobacco could be advertised on television. Before the Surgeon General said... well... you know...

Check out Ernie... and then a classic retromercial featuring the voice-over talents of the great Paul Frees in the video widget below:





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