The Rolling Stones' 1964 Rice Krispies Commercial—As Almost Seen on 'Mad Men'
While backstage at a concert, Don and Harry run into a couple of female fans who scoff at the idea that the Stones would sell out and do a commercial. Cool guy Don replies that they already did an ad in England. Take that, co-ed!
Knowing that show creator Matt Weiner is a stickler for authenticity, fans may be wondering what commercial the Stones actually did. Wonder no more. You can watch it below:
Back in 1964, the mega-band did a commercial and tune for Rice Krispies, of all things. You don’t actually see the band (instead, the black-and-white ad features contestants on a pseudo game show), but you do hear the Stones. "Wake up in the morning, there's a snap around the place, wake up in the morning, there's a crackle in your face. Wake up in the morning, there's a pop that really says Rice Krispies for you..." And so on.
It's not exactly "Satisfaction," but we've heard jingles that were a lot worse. "Five Dollar Footlong," anyone?