We love commercials here at MWTVG. Well, it’s more of a love/hate relationship. For ever commercial we love, there are probably 10 or 20 that we hate. We are in that time of year too that really brings out the worst in marketing that subjects us to the most awful commercials. We will be doing a list of the worst tomorrow but for now, let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Here is a commercial for McDonald’s Egg McMuffin from 1983. You might recognize the star of the commercial. Pay close attention because you’ll catch a glimpse of another star in this commercial as well.
Before They Were Famous – Megan Mullaly & John Goodman
It just goes to show that unless you are Cameron Diaz (her first role was a huge movie), big Hollywood stars don’t just come from no where. They spend years grinding away before they get their big break. Most who are out there never get their big break but they continue grinding away hoping that one day they will go from a McDonald’s commercial to the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
For John Goodman, his big break came the year after this commercial. You might remember him from a little 80s classic called Revenge of the Nerds. Megan Mullaly had a more interesting time in the 80s. She had bit parts in several big 80s movies including Risky Business, Once Bitten, and About Last Night. Her big break came as a regular on the Ellen Burstyn Show.
No stars come from out of the blue people. They work at it to get there. Pay close attention to those commercials you hate today because the next big stars of tomorrow are going to be coming from those commercials.