Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time to make the donuts...

There were many, many Dunkin' Donuts commercials in the 80's and 90's. During this time a star was born and his name was Michael Vale, otherwise known as "Fred the Baker". We all felt his pain when this sleepy-eyed mustachioed Dunkin' Donuts worker had to wake up early and say the famous catchphrase, "Time to make the donuts..."

He played this role for 15 years from 1982 to 1997 and I'm sure he loved every second of it. Johnny from The Outsiders was correct when he said that "nothing gold can stay", because the legend Michael Vale passed away on December 24, 2005 due to complications from diabetes at age 83.

In this commercial Fred the Baker is being rewarded for his 99 cent croissant breakfast sandwiches that he graciously baked for all of America. Here's to you Fred!

Video Title:  (1988) Dunkin' Donuts Croissant Sandwiches - 80's TV commercial #1 
Product: Dunkin' Donuts
Original Air Date:  1988

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