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.
Cheetos are a crunchy, cheese-flavored cornmeal snack made by Frito-Lay. They were invented in San Antonio, Texas by Fritos inventor Charles Elmer Doolin along with a potato product called “Fritatos”.
A self-service laundry is a facility where clothes are washed and dried. They are known in the UK as launderettes or laundrettes – and in the USA as laundromats or washaterias.
Felicia Day (born June 28, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama) is an American actress.
Patrick Hewes Stewart, OBE (born July 13, 1940) is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated English film, television and stage actor. He is perhaps most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as Professor Xavier in the X-Men films.
Reese’s Pieces are a peanut butter-flavored candy manufactured by The Hershey Company. They are circular in shape, and covered in candy shells that are colored yellow, orange, or brown. Because of this coloring, Reese’s Pieces are commonly used in autumn themes (for decoration, promotion, etc.). They can be purchased in plastic packets, cardboard boxes (Canada), or cup-shaped travel containers. The candy was introduced in 1978, and launched throughout the United States in 1980.
[The Hershey Company] was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. Hershey’s candies and other products are sold worldwide.
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.
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.