Category Archives: Old TV Commercials

Jesse “The Body” Ventura Liquor Store Commercial

March 25, 2019

This is great! Jesse “The Body” Ventura, doing a TV commercial for Chicago Lake Liquors in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back in those days, Jesse was a wrestler. As many of you know, he went on to become the 38th governor of Minnesota, serving from 1999 to 2003.

This commercial aired in 1984. I’m not sure of the origin. Many of these “gems” are found when people uncover an old box of VCR tapes in their garage or basement and start going through them. My guess is that someone was recording a television program and just happened to tape the commercial by accident.

In any case, it’s a great flashback to Minnesota as it was in the mid-1980s. The legal drinking age was 19, Jesse was big stuff, and you could still advertise drinking an entire keg of beer!