Cold War Fast Food Commercials Eick April 19, 2008 Advertising, Fast Food, YouTube 3 Comments Wow, were all commercials during the Cold War so odd? This one from Wendy’s is called “Soviet Fashion Show.” The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 3 Responses Editz April 21st, 2008 C’mon, that one was a classic! Reply "Choices" June 4th, 2008 Having lived during the cold war, poking fun at them was what helped keep us all from holing up in our bomb shelters and never going out or doing anything. It was common perception in America at the time that choices were limited or non existent for those who lived in the Soviet Union. It was also common perception at the time that the Soviets had a whole bunch of missiles aimed right at us, and that they were ready to press that button and blast us off the planet any minute now. This commercial basically amounts to whistling in the dark, it sought to help us laugh at our fears that if they didn’t blast us all, they might invade and make us live that way. While helping us to blow off steam about it, the spot also celebrates what Americans cherish most, our freedom of choice. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.