If Historical Figures Did TV Commercials #12

If Historical Figures Did TV Commercials #12

It all started as the old Lowenbrau jingle suddenly turning up in my brain. This led to me looking up some classic commercials from the 70s and 80s on YouTube. Then, I was like, I should be able to make a good IHFDTVC out of this. Researching the Lowenbrau company, I found out they've been around for centuries, they have an old brewery and pub in Munich, and they are indeed still making beer (just not in the USA anymore). Knowing that Munich was a major cultural hub in Germany, I looked up what famous names were associated with the city... and one of them was Richard Wagner. Finally, I decided to tie it all in with Cassie's wedding (That one small part of "Lohengrin"? You might know it better as "Here Comes The Bride") and actually include Cassie and Philip in this one, meeting Wagner at the premiere of his "Tristan & Isolde" opera in 1865.

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - "If Historical Figures Did Television Commercials" #12 [1865: CW and PW are visiting Munich – and come across Richard Wagner after the first production of "Tristan & Isolde"] (Voiceover, singing) Here's to good friends… tonight is kinda special… (PW) "Excellent production, Herr Wagner!" (RW) "Thank you, sir!" (VO) The beer we'll pouuur… must say something more somehow… so toniiiight… (CW) "Would you like to join us for a round of beers?" (RW) "I'd be delighted to!" (VO) Toniiiight… Let it be Lowenbrau…(PW, being served a tankard from a German barmaid) "I've always wanted to try a Lowenbrau beer… Straight from the original brewery, no less!" (VO again, this time spoken) When you want the taste of a truly great German beer… (CW, as PW sips on his tankard of beer) "I believe that 'Lohengrin'… or one small part of it anyway… will become wildly popular in America someday!" [That "small part" will probably be played at CW's wedding – as it is known better as "Here Comes The Bride"] (RW) "It sounds hard to believe, but I'll take your word for it!" [Tonight, let it be Lowenbrau.]

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