Oscar Mayer Bologny Kid -
Sporting a halo of brown curly hair, four-year-old child actor
Andy Lambros starred in the classic Oscar Mayer commercial
The TV spot had the little boy holding a small fishing rod in his right hand,
a bologna sandwich in his left, and singing the jingle:
My bologny has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologny has a second name it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh! I love to eat it every day
And if you ask me why, I'll say
Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.
As the commercial ends, the boy stops singing, says "How's that?" and takes a
bite out of his sandwich. The ad campaign was created by J. Walter Thompson in
1974. In later years Andy Lambros opened an exotic pet store in Woodland Hills,
California; and ran CyberWeb and AnimalWeb, two Internet-based company.
An earlier Oscar Mayer campaign introduced on radio in 1963 and later on a 1965
animated cartoon contained the lyrics:
Oh, I love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I'd Truly like to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Ev'ryone would be in love with me!
In 1968 the Vienna Symphony Orchestra performed the tune in a commercial that
ended with a little boy clapping at the orchestra's performance and then taking
a bite out of a wiener. An announcer closed by saying "The Oscar Mayer wiener—a
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