Some of these files have retained the commercials that were aired during the show's original broadcast, while others have had the commercials edited out. I'm currently working my way through Have Gun, Will Travel from around 1960, files for which generally retain the commercials. Apparently one of the sponsors of Have Gun, Will Travel was Pepsi. During 1958-1961, Pepsi wanted to remind would-be customers that Pepsi was a "sociable" drink. Here is one of their commercials:
If you don't want to listen to the MP3 file, here are the complete lyrics.
Be sociable. Look smartMuch has been said about how commercials try to prove to people how their product will make you more attractive, more desirable, whatever. Still, something about these lyrics just struck me as over-the-top. It's a cola, for crying out loud! To think that I'll be "young and fair and debonair" because I'm drinking a cola sounds a bit absurd, doesn't it?
Keep up to date with Pepsi
Drink light refreshing Pepsi
Stay young and fair and debonair
Be sociable. Have a Pepsi
Truly, there's nothing new under the sun....