Do You Know #FlashbackFriday?

Well, you should!

Yesterday, on Throwback Thursday

Small portions and huge cashback bonuses make you wonder why you don’t have a Discover card in a series of 1995 advertisements.

Today, on Flashback Friday…

We continue with the theme of credit cards that give back with this 1970s advertisement that comes to us from 1001 Classic Commercials.  In the 1970s, American Express began a series of advertisements featuring someone whom you may not know by face, asking you “Do you know me?” while only giving you hints as to who they are.  Take for instance, the star of today’s commercial…


Do you know him?

You should!  He’s the voice of Bugs Bunny, and many other characters, but when he goes out, he has to bring his American Express card, because if he didn’t, he’d have to work for a living!

Doing impressions of his famous characters.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

So, who is he?


That’s right, this guy is voiceover actor Mel Blanc!

And this is the number you can call to sign up for the card all of the unidentifiable famous people already use!

And as Mr. Blanc is all to happy to tell you…


“Don’t leave home without it!”

I love finds like this.  I also love that jackets like that were high fashion in the 1970s.

And now, by pushing play, you can listen to Mr. Blanc tell you all about the card he trusts!

And as we close out another Flashback Friday with the smooth stylings of the O’Jays…you know what?  We’ll just leave it at that.

Because we can.

Have a great Friday (or whatever day you read this), and a great weekend (or week, again, depending on when you read this)!

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