Sunday, January 4, 2015

Toonfomercial: Mr. Magoo for Stag Beer (Really) (1958)

We all know that Mr. Magoo for a number of years was used in commercials for General Electric, and later, after the passing of his original portrayer, Jim Backus, for Blue Shield. But, did you know that Backus was asked to record a series of commercials starring Magoo

'Tis true. While The Flintstones were sponsored for a time by RJ Reynolds Tobacco (Winston cigarettes), a little known brewer out of St. Louis that was a rival to the Busch family (Budweiser) commissioned UPA to do this series to promote Stag Beer.

There is just no way this would air in the daytime, would it now? Oh, Magoo, you've done it again!


magicdog said...

Never knew Magoo was a shill for beer!

hobbyfan said...

Like, neither did I until I did research.