80's Cold War Culture and the Infamous Wendy's Commercial

How’s this for a flashback to 80s Cold War culture…

While there are a few discrepancies as to when this Wendy’s commercial aired (1985 or 1987?)… it’s a stark reminder how politically incorrect we were during the 1980s. Still… by looking at it… you just have to laugh, because it IS funny.

The commercial, aptly named “Soviet Fashion Show”, features the sterotypical “russian” violin music plays, a heavy woman in a blue dress and kerchief strutting the stage in a number of seemingly identical outfits.  The voiceover says, “having no choice is no fun…that’s why at Wendy’s, every hamburger isn’t dressed the same.”

Brilliant marketing for the time. Ahh… I remember it well. How about you?

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