Monday, July 27, 2015

Toonfomercial: Fred & Barney shill for Flintstones vitamins (1971)

Internet Archive serves up another long lost animated ad.

The other day, we reminded some of you of the defunct Bugs Bunny brand of vitamins produced by Miles Laboratories (now Bayer). The Flintstones had been marketed in vitamin form beginning in 1968, thanks to a licensing agreement between Miles & Hanna-Barbera, continued to this day by Bayer & Warner Bros..

In this spot, which, admittedly, I hadn't seen until today, Fred & Barney (Alan Reed & Mel Blanc) are in a race to retrieve some alphabetic ingredients that Dino has swiped. This ad was produced either before or after the launch of Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm on CBS.


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