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The Frito Bandito was the cartoon mascot for Fritos corn chips from 1967 to 1971.
The Frito Bandito campaign included a song sung to the tune of the well-known traditional Mexican song "Cielito Lindo":
WORDS TO THE FRITO BANDITO SONG:
Ay, ay, ay, ay! oh, I am dee Frito Bandito. I like Frito's Corn Chips. I love them, I do. I want Frito's corn chips, I'll take them from you.
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Later ads used an alternate verse:
Ay, ay, ay, ay, oh, I am the Frito Bandito. Give me Frito Corn chips and I'll be your friend. The Frito Bandito you must not offend.... (see rest of song HERE.)
The character was voiced by Mel Blanc, who used an exaggerated Mexican accent not unlike another character of his, Speedy Gonzales.
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