Yo quiero Taco Bell

A lawsuit filed in 1998 by Joseph Shields and Thomas Rinks alleged Taco Bell failed to pay them for use of the Chihuahua character they created. The men alleged that Taco Bell had breached payment on a contract after they worked with the restaurant chain for a year to develop the talking Chihuahua for use in marketing. The talking Chihuahua became a hit with the first advertisement, in which the character bypasses a female Chihuahua for a Taco Bell taco and declares: “Yo quiero Taco Bell.”

In commercials, the dog was made to speak through special effects. His advertising catch-phrase was “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!”. There were thought to have been two equally valid translations for this Spanish phrase: “I want Taco Bell!” and “I love Taco Bell!” However, in the commercials, the subtitle “I want some Taco Bell” and did not acknowledge the dual meaning of this phrase because for it to have meant “I love Taco Bell” the phrase in spanish would have to have been “Yo quiero a Taco Bell” and the original phrase missed the preposition.

Chevy Chase won’t fall for Aflac

Aflac Incorporated sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. In the United States, Aflac is known for its policies which “pay cash” to supplement or replace a policyholder’s income when an accident or sickness prevents the policyholder from working.

One of [Chevy Chase‘s] early, and most memorable trademark moves were his pratfalls during many of the show’s opening skits, which often poked fun at President Gerald Ford. Chase opened most SNL shows with “The Fall of the Week,” after which he would exclaim “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”. It was during one of these skits (during the second season) when he was injured on an unpadded podium, which bruised a testicle and forced him to broadcast two of the show’s segments live from his hospital bed.

Bud Light Sausage Talk

The existence of the Czech beer of the same name has caused problems in some markets. A long-standing agreement with the Czech brewery divided the rights to the name “Budweiser”, so that the Anheuser-Busch product is marketed as “Bud” (in France and elsewhere) and “Anheuser-Busch B” (Germany), where the Czech beer has the rights to the name. Anheuser-Busch has made offers to buy out the Czech brewing company in order to secure global rights to the name “Budweiser” for both beers, but such offers have been refused.

Sausage is a logical outcome of efficient butchery. Sausage-makers put to use meat and animal parts that are edible and nutritious, but not particularly appealing, such as scraps, organ meats, blood, and fat, and that allow the preservation of meat that can not be consumed immediately. Hence, sausages are among the oldest of prepared foods.

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.

I’m thinking Arby’s Riverdance Chimps

Arby’s was founded by Forrest and Leroy Raffel in Ohio in 1964, who were determined to own a fast food franchise based on a food other than hamburgers. The brothers wanted to use the preferred name of “Big Tex”, but that name was already being used by an Akron businessman. They eventually decided on the Arby’s moniker, based on R.B., the initials of Raffel Brothers, thus Arby’s, LLC, was born.

Irish stepdance is a type of performance dance originating in Ireland from traditional Irish dance. Irish stepdancing has been recently popularized by the world-famous show “Riverdance” and its followers. Irish stepdance is performed in most places with large Irish populations, though not all stepdancers are of Irish ancestry.

The first use of the name “chimpanzee“, however, did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from a Tshiluba language term “kivili-chimpenze”, which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as “mockman” or possibly just “ape”. The colloquialism “chimp” was most likely coined some time in the late 1870s.

A&W Cream Soda is a Star of the First Magnitude

A&W Cream Soda is a cream soda product introduced by A&W Root Beer in 1986.

Cream soda is a sweet carbonated soft drink. It varies from country to country, but its most usual property is its vanilla flavoring. Its name originated, at least in the United Kingdom, from “ice cream soda” as it was traditionally served with a dollop of ice cream floating in it.

William Sanderson is an American character actor (born January 10, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.). He portrayed “Larry” in the American TV show Newhart from 1982 to 1990, famous for the catch phrase, “Hi, I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.”

Mr. Shifter Shifts PG Tips

PG Tips is a brand of tea in the United Kingdom; its manufacturers Unilever UK claims that Britons drink 35 million cups of PG Tips a day. Since 1956, in the longest running advertising campaign for any brand, PG Tips often advertised using chimpanzees dressed as humans and drinking tea: the “Tipps family”.

One of these adverts, called “Mr. Shifter” holds the world record, for the advert shown most times on British Television. A whole range of figurine chimps were made as collector’s editions for PG Tips, and some are very rare. All the chimps in the adverts were featured (including Kevin Tipps and Mr. Shifter).

Michael Robbins (November 14, 1930 – December 11, 1992) was a British actor known for his television work. Formerly a bank clerk, he became an actor after appearing in amateur dramatic performances in Hitchin in Hertfordshire, where he lived at the time. Primarily a comedy actor, he is best known for the role of Arthur Rudge (the persistently sarcastic husband of Olive, who was played by Anna Karen) in the popular sitcom On the Buses.