In the 1980s, 83-year-old Clara Peller became a star after uttering her famous "Where's the beef?" line for Wendy's. But her decision to peddle spaghetti sauce ground that relationship to a halt.
Anyone running for federal office is required to endorse their own television ads. While it's supposed to make their political statements more honest, it might be having the opposite effect.
A Burger King ad spot, which features child yodeler Mason Ramsey insisting cow farts are responsible for methane emissions, has been criticized for taking a flippant approach to global warming.
The two-sport athlete slammed home runs in baseball and rushed for 950 yards in football, but it was an endorsement deal with Nike that made Bo Jackson a household name.
The kid's meal is over 40 years old, but not even McDonald's is exactly sure who came up with the idea of packaging fast food in a cardboard box with a toy inside.
The onetime leader of the Soviet Union made an unlikely appearance in an expensive commercial shot on location in Moscow. But Gorbachev had one condition: He wouldn't actually eat any pizza.
Dick Wilson, the star of more than 500 Charmin toilet paper commercials, became one of the most recognizable faces in the country.