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Yesterday morning before work, I went to see the chiropractor in downtown Franklin.
However, as I turned the corner to park in front of Dr. Cutsinger’s office, I noticed that the road was blocked with barriers, big trucks, and two policemen.
I told them I had an appointment, so they let me pull in to park.
Turns out, they were about to start filming a Hamburger Helper commercial for TV!
By the time I came out of the chiropractor’s office, the filming was in full swing…
One of the cops (who made sure I was quiet and standing out of the camera’s view), said that they do 2 takes, then break to re-adjust the lighting, etc. at which point they do it all again until they get it right.
I asked if I could take a picture… He said, “Sure.” So he and I stood chatting while I was shooting photographs of the camera crew and the Franklin firemen who were in the commercial.
He also told me that they were shooting 14 commercials in 12 different locations in Franklin, Tennessee — all in one day.
Whew… that’s a LOT!
Say, do you know about Hamburger Helper’s humble beginnings? Yep, it’s been around since 1970, but check out why…
Here are some other important dates in “food icon” history.
Some Hamburger Helper Humor
Q: What’s another name for a cowhand?
A: Hamburger Helper
Source: Ag Humor
- Mascots We’ve Come To Hate
- The Glove vs The Mitt (see 9/8/03)
- Fight: Arby’s Mitt vs Hamburger Helper Hand
Hamburger Helper “Diets”
Franklin Fire Department Truck
There are a handful of fire departments within the tiny town of Franklin, yet I’ve rarely seen a fire or even a fire truck rushing to a fire — in the many years that we’ve lived here!
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