If you lived in the Chicagoland area in the late 80s & early 90s you will no doubt remember perhaps the most brilliant spellbinding series of commercials ever made. And by brilliant and spellbinding, I mean campy, trashy and downright tacky (welcome to my world).
The Eagle Insurance commercials were a guilty pleasure, featuring busty women in low-cut tops and crispy 80s perms being stalked by a creep in a cheap eagle costume. Now being recognized by Maxim online (talk about tacky) as one of the worst commercials ever, and enjoying a new life on YouTube, these commercials bring me back to my drug-fueled, irony-drenched youth.
The clip below is the original, in which two South Side gal pals get a surprise from Eagle Man – but don’t seem to notice, as Maxim points out, that male birds can’t lay eggs:
Another tacky, arguably sexist, version contained a sexy lady holding two of Eagle Man’s eggs over her chest, proclaiming, “You can’t beat these.” The low rates, you dirty bird! The low rates. Jeez!
SIDE NOTE: The CGI egg-laying you see in this commercial was not in the 80s original. The technology simply did not exist. Someone has pulled a George Lucas!!