A lavish 1991 commercial for Sizzler presents the restaurant chain in such a glorious light that it’s unclear if the four-and-a-half-minute video is promoting shrimp scampi or freedom. The commercial opens with a stirring jingle featuring a number of choice lines, and, after the jingle, a syrupy voice-over informs us a “quiet revolution” is underway. A revolution that demands quality and value in their “Buffet Court.” And then a lady ridiculously licks her lips. The commercial somehow continues from there.
All across America the song of freedom rings,
The song is growing stronger every day.
It tells us when we listen to the message that it sings,
Let us lift our voices,
We can make the choices,
We will make the most of all the best that freedom brings.
Sizzler is the one that brings us choices,
Reaching out across the USA.
Each and every day,
Get a little freedom in your life.
image via Rachel Redhouse