McVitie’s BN Biscuits – Owl

Advert: McVitie’s BN Biscuits – Owl
Music: The Muppets – Mah Na Mah Na (re-record)

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This TV ad for McVitie’s BN sandwich biscuits, part of the £12 million ‘Sweeet’ campaign, features more small animals crawling out of packets – this time fluffy owls – which may be cute or creepy, depending on your opinion. The song featured in the ad is Mah Na Mah Na (or Mahna Mahna), which was originally written by Italian composer Piero Umiliani for a 1968 documentary film soundtrack, and was subsequently used in the UK in The Benny Hill Show. But the song found widespread popularity after being performed first in Sesame Street, and then in The Muppet Show, which debuted in 1976. There have been various Muppet versions, but the song is most often performed by the character Mahna Mahna and his backup singers The Two Snowths. The version in the ad is a re-record, but you can download the Muppets Original Motion Picture Soundtrack version of Mah Na Mah Na by Mahna Mahna and the Two Snowths from iTunes.

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