Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Red Rose Tea! Red Rose Tea!



Remember the Red Rose Tea commercial with the wild jazz band chimps? These guys were The Marquis Chimps, Charlie, Enoch, and Candy. In 1960, they were in three TV commercials. One showed them as cowboys, another playing golf, and the most famous was the Red Rose Tea commercial.
In 1961-62, these chimps starred in the comedy called the Hathaways. They also made guest appearances on numerous shows such as The Kraft Music Hall and The Jack Benny Hour.
I bet you loved this commercial as much as I did!

10 comments:

ethelmaepotter! said...

Well, you got me! I honestly do not remember this one, but I love it! Thanks!

askcherlock said...

Oh, you brought back some great memories with this one. The Red Rose Tea commercial always brought laughter!

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Victoria Hart said...

Sweet, thanks for sharing; I've never seen this.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love those chips they advertise for tetley in the UK so cute

sarah said...

I noticed the spam post. yeah I lived on the streets for while and that was the food of choice. The only think I liked about spam was the little key to open the tin

ethelmaepotter! said...

Just had to tell you what a help this post was to me; a day or two after you posted this, I was working a crossword puzzle (new York Times or LA Times Sunday) and one of the clues was for Red Rose Tea! I would never have gotten it had it not been for you. Thanks!

Jai said...

I loved the Red Rose tea Commercials! That was great!

Gigi said...

I remember all of them...You have a good blog and loads of memories.
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Joy said...

I remember a chimp in the Hathaway's... Candy was the girl chimp. me and my brothers used to act like the chimps... my one brother would pull his ears out and we called him 'Candy'.