Starkist Tuna – Tunas That Taste Good

1970s, Food, Misc 4 372

Charlie the Tuna must’ve been a horrible tasting tuna. Instead of becoming 100% prime fillet eaten by children, he attempts to impress Starkist by painting for them. I wonder what he painted. Perhaps it was a self-portrait, served in a bowl mixed with mayo, celery, pickle relish, and hard boiled egg. Yum!

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Adam

Adam is an enigma, folded gently into dough, wrapped inside of cellophane, and hidden on the top shelf where he peers at passersby. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife and two dogs.

4 Comments

  1. Harry Minot June 12, 2010 at 11:13 am -  Reply

    Wasn’t that Herschel Bernardi as the voice of Charlie the Tuna? Bernardi once did a satirical send-up parodying a commercial recording session titled “Blooper Soap”.

    • Best Old TV Commercials August 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm -  Reply

      Yep – it was Herschel as the original voice for the original hipster mascot. 🙂

  2. Val July 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    What was the old commerical with folks on a liferaft sharing a tunafish sandwich together, until one woman eats all of it, licks her fingers, and everyone is staring at her, still starving? Wasn’t on tv very long, but it was funny! Can’t find it anywhere.

    • Best Old TV Commercials July 19, 2012 at 6:41 am -  Reply

      I’m not sure, Val – but if you find it, please do pass it along!

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