The Peanuts Gang Sell Ford Falcons In The 1960s

In the late 50s and 60s, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz was offered a contract by Ford Motor Company with an interesting offer – have the kids sell cars. The ads for the new compact Ford Falcon aired on TV from 1960 to 1964, with print ads across America.

But Schulz had complete control over the cartoon, and the words, which are pure Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest of the gang. Charlie Brown tells Lucy, “I just love the new Ford Falcon,” to which she replies “Ha! You don’t even know what it means to love!”