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More Unsavory MBTA Advertising From Legal Sea Foods

As the hardtsking staff has noted on numerous occasions, Legal Sea Foods owner Roger Berkowitz has a penchant for ads that are equal parts puerile, tasteless, and banned by the MBTA. (Our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town have their own … Continue reading

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Legal Sea Foods: We’re No Chain, Gang

Legal Sea Foods, the local restaurant chain whose menu is largely as tasteless as its ad campaigns, is biting back with a new series of TV spots. From Thursday’s New York Times: Call It What You Like, but Not a … Continue reading

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Instead Of Being Stupid Themselves, Legal Sea Foods Ads Say YOU’RE Stupid

Storied Boston restaurant chain Legal Sea Foods is the Benneton of eateries, constantly issuing offensive and – not good for a restaurant – tasteless ad campaigns. Previous taxitop ad: Previous TV campaign:   Now comes a new campaign with the … Continue reading

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Legal Sea Foods Leaves A Bad Taste (II)

Some of you splendid readers might remember the hardworking staff’s tsk-tsking of Legal Sea Foods’ latest ad campaign a couple of weeks ago, especially this ad that ran adjacent to the Boston Globe’s obituary pages. Turns out, Henry Wheeler was … Continue reading

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Legal Sea Foods Leaves A Bad Taste

Ad in Monday’s Boston Globe Metro section, one page before the obituaries: Yes, Legal Sea Foods has a long and spotty history of controversial advertising. And yes, any publicity is good publicity, as they say. But this ad is a … Continue reading

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Legal Sea Foods In Hot Water With Enviros Over New Ads

They say fish is brain food, but Legal Sea Foods advertising has sometimes been a little too smart for its own good. Like this campaign from 2008 that ran on taxitops: and on MBTA cars: The campaign got Legal a … Continue reading

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Legal’s Latest Ad: Hook, Line, And Stinker

Those madcap boys at Legal Sea Foods have another one of their die-laughing ads in the Boston Globe today: Call me the Mayor of Fogeyville, but these ads are profoundly unfunny. And the TV spots are no better:   Rule … Continue reading

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Bernie & Phyl Ads Get Phunky

Furniture mavens Bernie & Phyl are like baked beans & cod – New England traditions. For decades the couple – and their kids – have produced the most toe-curling commercials on Boston television. Representative sample:     But now – what should we call … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

Well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • About a week ago, the Boston Globe ran a story about CBS’s decision to stop broadcasting the … Continue reading

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Is McDonald’s Violating Massachusetts Law?

From our Late to the Party desk (via Time.com): Two weeks ago, the Center for Science in the Public Interest served McDonald’s “a notice of its intent to sue, fulfilling a legal requirement of several states in which CSPI might … Continue reading

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