OSCAR MEYER JINGLE WRITER, RICHARD TRENTLAGE, DIES AT 87
Sep 30, 2016
By Bob Komsic
While you likely never met him, you likely hummed and sang along to a song of his in the 1960s.
With, ”Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,” Richard Trentlage helped solidify the company’s product as a piece of Americana.
The jingle first appeared in a 1963 TV commercial, featuring cartoon children marching along and singing and served as Oscar Mayer’s flagship tune until it was retired in 2010.
Just learning about his passing, but Richard Trentlage died September 21 at the age of 87.
No cause has been given.
Trentlage also wrote jingles for V8 .. ”Wow, it sure doesn’t taste like tomato juice!” … the U.S. National Safety Council ”Buckle up for safety, buckle up!” … and McDonald’s ”McDonald’s is your kind of place!”