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Birdseye Steakhouse Grills

You remember the one. It featured a load of hungry builders in the back of a van, singing the immortal lines, to the tune of ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘will it be chips or jacket spuds/will it be salad or frozen peas/will it be mushrooms/fried onion rings/you’ll have to wait and see/hope it’s chips it’s chips/we hope it’s chips.’ Yes, what a great advert for McCain Oven Chips that was. except, in a baffling case of mass delusion, everyone’s now forgotten that the commercial was, in fact, for Steakhouse Grills, presumably on the basis that seeing as they were singing about chips, they must have been advertising chips.

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  1. Paul

    August 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    “in a baffling case of mass delusion, everyone’s now forgotten that the commercial was, in fact, for Steakhouse Grills”

    I feel obligated to mention those Creature Comforts ads for the gas board…

  2. Richard Davies

    June 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I remember another ad for these where a cabby takes an American tourist back to his house to be served the above products, after being told to take him to the best steakhouse in town.

  3. Joanne Gray

    May 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    When my youngest sibling had a stomach bug, me and the other sibling took great delight on replacing the word “chips” with “sick” every time that ad came on – just to see how long it would take before the “patient” reached for the sick bucket again.

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