Hungry, but having already eaten my lunch, I headed to the snack machine in work. Selecting a bag of crisps and a can of Apple Tango, I sat down at my desk and carried on with my work. However, one glance at the can and memories of Orange Tango’s 1990’s TV advertising came flooding back.
Basically, a man painted orange appears on scene and runs around three of men (one of whom is drinking Tango) before slapping the one with the Tango across the cheeks, then the slogan “You know when you’ve been Tangoed!”.
Subsequently, this set off children copying the advert and running up to others and slapping them, shouting “You’ve been Tangoed!”. Only they did it whether you were drinking Tango or not!
I remember very well the red cheeks and subsequent earache after being “Tangoed”!
I don’t think you’d get away with such an advert these days.
Do you remember the “You’ve Been Tangoed!” advert? Are there any adverts from your childhood which stand out or were controversial?