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February 2, 2010 11:23 PM   Subscribe

1978 はごろも缶詰 シーチキン (SLYT) disco star wars & tuna fish
posted by KokuRyu (35 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this real life?
posted by zoinks at 11:29 PM on February 2, 2010


It's good to know that Japanese advertisers (and consumers) have been clinically insane since at least 1978 rather than simply being a recent phenomenon.
posted by armage at 11:39 PM on February 2, 2010


i wish america would import random cultural phenomena from other countries without context to advertise completely unrelated products.
posted by empath at 11:45 PM on February 2, 2010


ノ⺍(  ̄⦾⌢⦾ ̄)ノ⺍
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:45 PM on February 2, 2010


I... completely... I'm... uh......
posted by hippybear at 12:09 AM on February 3, 2010


The uploader's comment says "I think this isn't Star Wars. Probably." I think this is amazing. Definitely.
posted by DoctorFedora at 12:16 AM on February 3, 2010


C-3PO has visible panty lines.
posted by fearofcorners at 12:22 AM on February 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


That is fucking awesome - and I've never used a swear word in a post before anywhere on the internet.
posted by Monkeymoo at 12:24 AM on February 3, 2010


When 'Chewie' leaps in the air and 'growls' my heart leaps for joy and misses a beat. I have watched it about ten times now. I need to turn it off and relax.
posted by Monkeymoo at 12:29 AM on February 3, 2010


And once again...
One thing people born post-Star Wars will never truly understand is how it touched absolutely every corner of everything.
Everything.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 12:32 AM on February 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


It needs some Yoda.
posted by TooFewShoes at 12:36 AM on February 3, 2010


I don't even know what this is an ad for. Sure, ostensibly it's some godawful potted meat product, but what the commercial makes me want to consume is something difficult to describe -- whatever caused the director to make this commercial, I want to eat that.
posted by clockzero at 1:02 AM on February 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's an ad for "sea chicken", which is apparently some kind of tinned tuna salad (or salad tuna?), and also for psychotic hallucination.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 1:16 AM on February 3, 2010


"Sea chicken" is basically tuna with mayonnaise mixed in.
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:26 AM on February 3, 2010


FearofcornersC-3PO has visible panty lines.

I think we all pretty much knew on some level that C-3PO wore womens underwear. And here is the proof!
posted by Skygazer at 2:55 AM on February 3, 2010


Actually, "sea chicken" is a Japanese euphamism for Gungan. Greenpeace finally got the annual hunts shut down around 1988, but they started up again in 1999 after the release of The Phantom Menace made everybody start demanding more dead Gungans.
posted by PlusDistance at 3:56 AM on February 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


I wonder how much that hukugaijin白人 got paid to be Luke Skywalker? Probably too much - even by 1970's prices..
posted by tbonicus at 4:46 AM on February 3, 2010


Times were tough all around. Chewbacca is Beau Bridges with a beard and lifts.
posted by pracowity at 4:53 AM on February 3, 2010


Is Leia a guy in drag?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:55 AM on February 3, 2010


It needs some Yoda.

1978. Have to wait two years.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:10 AM on February 3, 2010


Did would this be considered to have happened before or after the events of the Holiday Special in the Star Wars timeline?
posted by mazola at 6:10 AM on February 3, 2010


Did would.
posted by mazola at 6:10 AM on February 3, 2010


Was it here that the Star Wars french ballet thing was posted? I'm having a hard time summoning up the link right now, but it's pretty much this, in French, minus the sea chicken angle.
posted by codacorolla at 6:44 AM on February 3, 2010


It's too big to be an advertisment.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 6:58 AM on February 3, 2010


It needs some Yoda.

1978. Have to wait two years.


Ah, I'm showing my age. I was born into a world where Yoda already existed. This commercial is older than I am.
posted by TooFewShoes at 6:59 AM on February 3, 2010


Ah, I'm showing my age. I was born into a world where Yoda already existed. This commercial is older than I am.

Nah, Yoda died aeons before prehistory humanity. You mean that the radio signals that told his story just reached Earth then.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:14 AM on February 3, 2010


One one these days, I'm going to go to Japan and make love to it.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 7:16 AM on February 3, 2010 [1 favorite]




One one these days, I'm going to go to Japan and make love to it.

That really isn't that difficult in Tokyo if you go down a pedestrian street.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:20 AM on February 3, 2010


Also
posted by Toby Dammit X at 7:21 AM on February 3, 2010


I have no sound on my computer right now but I doubt I really need it.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 7:55 AM on February 3, 2010


Why is Donald Duck selling chicken?
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:12 AM on February 3, 2010


Am I the only one who thought the post would link to the disco Star Wars theme?

We had this cassette tape when we were kids. We also danced to Sesame Street Fever.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:40 AM on February 3, 2010


Was it here that the Star Wars french ballet thing was posted? I'm having a hard time summoning up the link right now, but it's pretty much this, in French, minus the sea chicken angle.
These are the droids you're looking for.
posted by Human Flesh at 2:17 PM on February 3, 2010


"Sea chicken" is just a brand name for canned skipjack, yellowfin, or albacore tuna packed in oil or water--basically just like canned tuna anywhere else. The name was due to its taste being similar to that of chicken breast. The term is now synonymous with tuna, sort of like Kleenex is for tissues.

The More You Know *====----
posted by armage at 5:14 PM on February 3, 2010


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