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The first commercial I remember--I was born in 1954 in Puerto Rico--was a Lifesavers ad that featured King Midas. King Midas picks up a hamburger, which turns into gold the moment he touches it. The narrator says: “Everything that King Midas touched turned to gold, and he was sick of it.”
Sure enough, when he realizes that the hamburger is of gold, he throws it away in disgust.
He calls out: “Fairy Godmother!” His fairy godmother appears, and he tells her in a pleading voice: “Fairy godmother, no more gold!” The fairy godmother responds: “Well, Midas, now you'll have Lifesavers”, and with her wand she makes Lifesavers appear. The ad ends with Midas delightedly eating Lifesavers, while the narrator says:
“Y fue feliz el rey Midas comiendo ricos Salvavidas.”
And King Midas was very happy eating delicious Lifesavers. ~Sender Unknown