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The Piels BrothersPiels Brothers - Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency created the classic team of Bert & Harry (a.k.a. The Piels Brothers), the fictitious animated owners and pitchmen for Brooklyn's Piel Brothers brewery (now defunct). Their voices were provided by the comic talents of Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding. Bert (Ray) was a loudmouth and Harry (Bob) was the soft-spoken one who always had to calm down Bert when something went wrong on the TV spot.

The first Harry & Bert commercials aired December 1955 and ran until 1960. The campaign was reactivated in 1975. The TV cartoons were drawn by Jack Side Botham, Jr.

Bert and Harry, the Piels Brothers and Mascots
for the Piels Beer Company


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