Two years ago, I enlisted you, the reader, to go forth and locate the egg council commercials that the classic “You’d better run, egg!” scene from “Homer the Great” was referencing. Well, reader James e-mailed me with the news that he located two of them (maybe the only two?) on AdForum.com.
I can’t embed the videos so you’ll have to click the links:
Here’s a minute-long commercial featuring an egg being sent to the electric chair.
And here’s a 30-second one that starts the same way, but features different types of eggs.
A couple observations: the eggs are noticeably shorter than the guards, and they have no legs; they’re not normal-sized people cosplaying as eggs with normal legs like the Egg Council creep. Secondly, the brand is “California Egg Commission,” not the Egg Council, which appears to be made up.
Boy it feels good to finally have closure on this pressing issue. Thank you, James.