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La Preferida Foods With Harry Caray (Commercial, 1980)

What comes to mind when you think of Harry Caray? If you said Mexican Food products, you'd be correct! Here's a commercial for La Preferida Foods featuring the late, great Sox and Cubs broadcaster.

(Remember, "La Preferida" backwards is "Adireferp Al")

Question for everyone: "If you were a taco, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?" I know I would!

This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, September 20th 1980.

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Who would agree with me in saying that Chicago had the two greatest pitchmen in the history of sports; Michael Jordan of course and Harry Caray.
Comment posted by Spr463 on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 9:10pm.

Spr463: I would agree that Michael Jordan is an incredibly affective figurehead for product advertisement, but he doesn't say a lot during his commercials.

In the case of Harry, by the time he was making his "Cub Fan, Bud Man" commercials he came across as quite distant and slow (and was rarely pressured to speak in taped-for-broadcast commercials). I am quite pleasantly surprised by how well Harry performs in this commercial. He seems quite together.

Comment posted by Melk on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 11:18pm.

May not be Falstaff Beer,but it's still classic Harry!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 9:38am.

As you can tell from some of the old play-by-play clips on this site, Harry was among the best broadcasters in sports before his stroke. It's sad that some people remember him only as the slow, colorful old man he was in his later years.
Comment posted by kba on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 11:26am.

HOLY COW! WHAT A CASE OF THE TROTS!
Comment posted by BadGurl404 on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 10:56pm.

heh Harry looked 10x hipper than that fake kitchen.
Comment posted by BabyBear on Sunday, April 6th 2008 at 3:20am.

"If you lived in the Stone Age, would you have a saber-toothed tiger for a pet? I know I would--I'd name him Mittens!" :D
Comment posted by 70s80s on Sunday, April 6th 2008 at 8:14am.

That's awesome that Harry says "Holy Cow! What a meal" with a mouthful of tostadas.
Comment posted by horacio_27 on Monday, April 7th 2008 at 10:49am.

"Holy Cow! What a case of the trots"

ROTFLMAO.

Thanks BadGurl404.

Comment posted by jeffreyk on Sunday, December 14th 2008 at 5:07pm.

You're welcome, Jeff!
Comment posted by BadGurl404 on Sunday, December 14th 2008 at 11:20pm.

"Adireferp Al" . LOL
Comment posted by cskwiatkowski on Sunday, February 15th 2009 at 7:58pm.

In terms of baseball announcers famous for commercials, there was the case of 1957-98 WPIX Channel 11 (New York) Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto, who for many years was the ad spokesman for The Money Store. YouTube has many examples of such ads from the 1970's into the '80's.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, May 8th 2011 at 3:18pm.

Aw man, Harry Caray shouldn't have been talking with his mouth full.
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, August 12th 2011 at 6:38pm.

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