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Thread #88297 Message #1655136
Posted By: Once Famous
24-Jan-06 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Meaning and origin of Hamm's Bear
Subject: RE: Meaning and origin of Ham's Bear
Hamm's Beer is known throughout the midwest, but was most famous during the 50's & 60's when it sponsored the Chicago Cubs on WGN-TV.
Their commercials featured a cartoon character known as the Hamm's Bear and his mostly mis-adventures. The song above was played throughout the commercial. The Hamm's Bear in Chicago was as well known as any other cartoon character was, and the commercials were kind of a cartoon treat in between innings of the Cubs' broadcasts. The animation was as good as any other regular cartton done by Warner Bros or Terrytoons from that time.
The Hamm's Bear lives warmly in the nostalgic heart of kids from that era in Chicago.