"The Blues" is a commercial from 1996, promoting the then-new blue M & M's.

Commercial First Aired: March 15, 1996

Commercial Last Aired: May 20, 1998

Voice of Yellow: John Goodman

Voice of BB King: himself

Voice of Tom Hanks: himself as the director

Voice of Red: Jon Lovitz


Blue M & M's: (singing) Yes it's true, we're totally blue, yeah!

Yellow : I wanna be in this commercial.

Red : You ain't gettin 'this job because you're not blue!

Yellow: Great. Well look at that.

Red: Wow, they've even got BB King singing the blues.

Yellow: I wanna be blue.

Red: Wait! [Whispers]

[Both Laughing]

BB King: (singing) I got the blues, man.

Red: Take me home, BB

Yellow: Hurt me, get funky!

Tom Hanks: Cut, cut! They're not blue.

Yellow: Uh-oh.

[Both Muffled Shouting]

Yellow: The blue M & M's?

Red: Mr. King ate them. One bite, saw it with my own eyes.

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M&M's - Blue Blue Blue (1995, USA)

M&M's - Blue Blue Blue (1995, USA)


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