Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mother's back

Throughout the 1970s, the heyday of TV advertising characters and mascots, "Mother Nature" starred in a long-running series of commercials for Chiffon margarine.  This was one of the first, launching as well as the catch-phrase, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature," that had its own brief moment in '70s pop culture:

Of course, in modern advertising, everything old is new again, and everything square is cool again, and so it's probably no surprise that Mother Nature is once again shilling in commercials.  Still middle-aged, still a bit of a know-it-all, and apparently, still being easily misled:

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