I started singing the Frito Bandito song the other day and the person I was with had no clue what I was doing. (I think they must have been out of the country for a couple of decades.)
I explained how the commercial was seen as HIGHLY RACIST!!!! They asked if it was offensive as the Lucky Charms commercials that still run today.
The Frito Bandito is widely panned as “racist” and the commercial, nor the jingle, is nowhere to be found.
If you’re Irish, however, you’re still seeing Lucky Charms commercials. Whatever is found offensive in a corn chips commercial is somehow lost when spoofing the Irish.