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"It was a dark and stormy night when the Pescod hove into view. At the wheel was its avuncular skipper, Captain Birdseye. How much do you remember about his career in European TV commercials?"
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You know it's Captain Birdseye because he is in familiar dress. Which of these best describes his attire?
Just like a cruise ship passenger
Like the Flying Dutchman, Captain Birdseye seems destined to sail the seven seas forever and ever, but when did he first hit TV screens?
And, like Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Birdseye has been brought back from "down among the dead men". How did Birds Eye break the news of their captain's demise?
With an obituary placed in the "Times" newspaper
With a commercial that saw him swallowed by a whale
With a firework display in central London
With a town crier sent to every town in the UK
A blaze of lightning further illuminates the Pescod's bridge and you sight Pedro, the captain's pet. Pedro isn't a parrot but what sort of bird is he?
Captain Birdseye has anything but a ghostly crew. Their fresh faces reflect the demographic sector towards which his commercials are aimed. Which of the following best describes his shipmates?
A multi-cultural, cross-age, rainbow coalition
Those on low incomes
There be no scurvy aboard Captain Birdseye's vessel. The Captain and his all-singing, all-dancing crew look supremely fit and healthy. Which product have they primarily been used to promote?
Most sailors are said to have a different woman in every port. Captain Birdseye, it seems, has a different name. In the UK he is Captain Birdseye. In France he is Captain Iglo. In Italy he is Captain Findus. Which European based multi-national company has been the link between these brand names?
Proctor & Gamble
"Have you ever been to sea, Billy?"
The night is rough and now you're seeing double. A second captain has appeared that is almost identical to the first. This one won't be familiar to Europeans but will be to Canadians. Who is he?
Captain High Liner
Captain High Roller
Captain N. Tennille
Captain Birdseye's words drift across to you through the stormy air. Which of these is his well-worn catchphrase?
Clear the plate or walk the plank
Tuck in me hearties
Fresher, fresher, better than treasure
Only the best for the captain's table
The Captain's ship isn't really called the Pescod - it is unnamed in the commercials - but there is a Pescod related link to Captain Birdseye. Which of the following is true?
Pescod is the surname of one of the actors to play Captain Birdseye
Birds Eye products are made from a mixture of cod and PES (Pharmaceutically Enhanced Supplement)
Pescod is the Swahili word for mariner
Pescod was the name of Captain Birdseye's childhood sled
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