Monday, April 25, 2011

Two all beef patties...

C'mon, you can sing it: Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsauce...something? Fill in the blanks!
The Big Mac was a mighty big deal when it came out in 1967 (the year I was born), but it really took off in 1974 thanks to jingles reciting its ingredients. As kids, we were too little to get this kind of a giant burger, and we weren't fans of things like sauce and onions, so we stuck to the basic burgers. But we sure learned the song. My husband Rob actually can sing it backwards, which was something his kid friends learned to do and he somehow never forgot.

There are nearly 600 calories in one of these suckers, although Don Gorske, the Wisconsin guy who ate one EVERY DAY and was featured in "Super Size Me" is actually rather trim. He has eaten 22,000 of the things, and has written a book about it.

But there are no calories in the jingle. Did you learn the jingle? Can you still sing it?


1 comment:

Trasherati said...

TwoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklseonionsonasesameseedBUN!

Didn't even peek at the commercial.