Carl’s Jr. with Wimpy
Remenber how I previously mentioned that Carl’s Jr. did had a line up of gimmick commercials. Well this is one of them, which is bascially clips of Wimpy eating burgers follow by an ad for their featured burger. I would love to have done their other gimmick filled commercials including the three stooges and the banned Playboy celebrities commercials. Unfortunately I neither her have the commercials or screenshots of them at this point of time. So I’m settling for this one cause, it uses the same formula as the Three Stooges one. Which Carl’s Jr. got permission from Paramount to pain stinkingly pick several clips of Wimpy eating a burger. I don’t even want to know who’s job it was to find all of those clips cause there’s 231 different theatrical Popeye shorts and a 1960 TV show which either had Wimpy or didn’t had Wimpy. Now for the ad’s summary to begin.
The commercial starts with a montage of clips of Wimp eating a burger. I would like to name the shorts these clips came from, but that would take me forever plus I’d have to watch every single Popeye short film in exsistence, which I don’t have the time to do. We hear an annoucer tells us that wimpy has eaten 15 burgers a day, everyday for the last 73 years. And then we hear Wimpy’s trademark quote “I’ll pay you a Tuesday for a hamburger today”. Kids today wouldn’t even know what that quote even means, well according to Urban Dictionary it means “The phrase implies the underlying feeling that the person will unlikely actually pay for the hamburger (or whatever) on Tuesday (or ever, for that matter).” If you were puzzled by that quote for years, well now you finally know it’s meaning. Then we hear the annoucer tell us excatly how many burger wimpy eaten for 73 years which is the exact total of 399,675 burgers. But then the annoucer tells Wimpy that he might want to brace himself. Which we are then shown the Gracumole Burger exclusively from carl’s jr., ending with Popeye appearing on the Carl’s Jr. logo like in the openings of his cartoons.
Let’s go over that again: 15 burgers a day, for 73 years = 399,675 burgers! Let’s say all of those burgers were a Famous Star with Cheese(since we’re doing a Carl’s Jr. article), so if Wimpy ate 15 of those every day for 73 years it would equal to 271,779,000 calories, 15,587,325 grams of fat, 5,595,450 grams of saturated fat, 31,974,000 milligrams of cholesterol, 4.8,760,350 milligrams of sodium, 22,781,475 grams of carbs, 1,199,025 grams of dietary fiber, & 4,796,100 grams of sugar! Wow that means Wimpy ate 10,551.42 pounds of sugar, which is like emptying 581,547 sandbags. Keep in mind that what I just said to you might come in handing for your math class. But make sure your teacher will approve fast food as an example of for multiplication problems.
My thought on this ad, it was educational that’s for sure. Specially for someone who like the taste of beef for any occation. The style of the commercial is similar to some other ones for Carl’s Jr. Will I do articles on those, like I said if I don’t have the ad or atleast the screenshots, I won’t make on without either of those two requirements. For next week will be my first year anniversary article which will be about an old PSA about a Crying Native American and the warnings of littering our highways and streets. Wow, it’s been a whole year now, how about that? Until then enjoy the commercial below.