Early Jolly Green Giant or Satanic Imp in a Toga?

This spot was made for the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, which later re-named itself Green Giant after the great success of the mascot created by Leo Burnett (the Don Draper of his times). This particular commercial, however, was not a success, quickly removed from television amidst fears that it was too scary for young viewers. I totally agree with them, too, if you replace the words "too scary" with "pants-dampeningly horrifying" and "young viewers" with "every sighted person on planet Earth."

 

 

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