"ancient chinese secrets, huh?"

MultiCultClassics, a blog about multiculturalism in the advertising industry, points us to this video clip of the classic Calgon television ad from the 1970s that came up with the infamous "Ancient Chinese Secret" line: Ancient Chinese Secret. Mrs. Lee, why you gotta reveal the ancient Chinese secrets to the nosy white lady? Mr. Lee was about to fool her into paying extra. I know this commercial is like thirty years old, but I could totally see it airing today, featuring the same old, maybe even worse stereotypes.

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