Hardee’s Road Runner and Ernie

Two lame-o's seeking to capitalize on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT popularity are employed to endorse burgers.

Many, many more Hardee's commercials here.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 24, 2019
     Category: Business | Advertising | Fads | Stereotypes and Cliches | Junk Food | 1970s | Cars

I don't recall ever knowing anything about these yo-yos, but as a kid, the car was probably the second-favorite Matchbox car in my collection. I imagine it came as a kids' meal toy.
Posted by Ross on 02/24/19 at 10:47 AM
I don't know if they were actually part of a racing team or just a couple of burger ad actors. I met them at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN and watched their commercials for about a year.

I doubt they were a real racing team since this webpage is the first one that came up when I did a search for them. If they were real, there would at least be a wikipedia page on them.
Posted by Jeff on 11/16/20 at 05:35 PM

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