Before the Fonz, the 50s greaser had been revived as the Teen Angel in a series of adverts for 7-Up. These were very successful.
The actor Mandy Patinkin (1952-) was just graduating from High School in 1970 when the adverts were shot.
The story is explained in the following video
Atomicflash5004 years ago
this commercial was so popular in 1972 that it made you want to go back to the 1950s and drink Coke cola ,so they had to quickly make another commercial where he says “We would of had a 7 up to but with Betty lu it was always cola & fry’s”…The didn’t realize that the 1950s nostalgia was just coming into play…They dropped this concept right after second one …I remember this well ..loved this commercial
enfield065 years ago
He said”…wearing a bicycle clip on your chinos.” small metal bands wore round pants cuff to keep it out of chain or crank on bicycle. Really squaresville in 1957!!!
joltinjack3 months ago
I remember seeing this ad in the evening on a CBS affiliate … loved it. I liked Sha Na Na too…..greaser music from my Dad’s decade. Never knew until this week that this guy was the actor who starred in Chicago Hope.
Amras Pellanen4 years ago
I loved these commercials! I was 15 in 1972 and was nuts for the 50s, so these commercials were exactly what I was looking for!
TheMikester3073 weeks ago
I was about 11 or 12 in ’72! My family went to a lot of drive-in movies. I thought a ghost kid pulling up in a ghost car was cool back then!
POSTED November 2017.