Toronto Mike

Fairplay with Mario, Tony and Bea


YouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems.  These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

Back in 1988, Shopper's Drug Mart ran a PSA encouraging fair play.  It starred Pittsburgh Penguin great Mario Lemieux, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez and Bea Arthur, who recently passed on.

The premise is faulty, as playing fair doesn't in fact make us all winners, but seeing these three together in one spot make this ad a winner.

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