Star: Patrick Swayze
Product: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
Sample lyric: “I’ve got a taste for living / I’m thinking cold Blue Ribbon “
Patrick Swayze capitalized on his dance training for this early-career spot, which appeared at the same time as his breakthrough film role in Skatetown, U.S.A. and eight years before Dirty Dancing. If you don’t know this is from the ’70s, you’re watching the wrong video. Swayze’s disco moves are the centerpiece of the ad, competing only with close-ups of cold beers and mirror balls. We’re adding the move at 0:43 to our party repertoire.
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