Friday’s ad is for Heineken, from 1976. In the later 1970s, Heineken embarked on a series of ads with the tagline “Heineken Refreshes the Parts Other Beers Cannot Reach.” Many of the ads were in a sequential panel, or comic strip, format and they were intended to be humorous.
In this ad, a two-panel format, a Concorde jet is looking a little tired and suffering drooping nose. But after a fill-up from the Heineken fuel truck, the plane’s nose is no longer dropping, but is raring to go. The plane, somehow, is now smiling, too. I wonder why it never caught on to refer to beer as “jet fuel?”