"Thank You Easter Bunny!" M&M's TV Commercial
It's Easter Sunday, and here in Chicago we have snow on the ground. So I'm trying very hard to think warm thoughts about Easter traditions. There weren't too many Easter themed TV specials that I can remember besides the Charlie Brown one, and Rankin Bass' "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" (which hasn't fared the years all that well, I'm disappointed to say). One unexpected Easter TV tradition is this classic commercial for M&M's candies.
I don't know when the ad started running - the scuttlebutt says 1982, but I think that it may be earlier. It played for years after. I think that I saw a version of it just a few years ago, which I thought was just great. One could nitpick that the fashions are out of date, but who cares? It might seem weird to be nostalgic over a TV commercial, but then again Christmas just isn't Christmas until you see Santa sledding around in the head of a giant electric shaver, right?
Happy Easter everybody! Bawk! Bawk!