Wendy’s famously pulled all of it’s ads from which TV sitcom in 1997?
-The Cosby Show
-Married… with Children
Answer: Wendy’s famously pulled all of its advertising from the sitcom Ellen in 1997 after star Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out of the closet on the air. The American Family Association urged sponsors to pull out of the show. J. C. Penney and Chrysler actually decided not to buy ad time during the episode, and Wendy’s stopped advertising on the show altogether. Despite the ban, the episode was an enormous ratings success, garnering 42 million viewers and an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The move from Wendy’s resulted in a boycott from the gay and lesbian community.
This talk-variety show features comic Ellen DeGeneres in the studio performing an opening monologue and interviewing guests who include celebrities, newsmakers and ordinary people with extraordinary talents. Additionally, segments include performances from top music acts, audience participation and … MORE
First episode date: September 8, 2003
Theme song: Today’s the Day
Executive producers: Ellen DeGeneres, Andy Lassner, MORE
Writers: Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Rhodes, Lauren Pomerantz, MORE
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. Wikipedia
Spouse: Portia de Rossi (m. 2008) Trending
Born: January 26, 1958 (age 60 years), Metairie, LA
Height: 5′ 7″
Parents: Betty DeGeneres, Elliott DeGeneres