To help stage the 1964 World’s Fair, the NYCTA added special trains from midtown Manhattan to the site at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Promotion included this commercial, which is unnervingly chipper.

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The video comes via Gothamist. “Part of the fun of the World’s Fair is the subway special that takes you there!” promises the jingle, as a young couple laughs uproariously about something to which we are not privy. A mere 15 cents! Hop aboard! Step lightly now! You’re going to have a good time at the World’s Fair and by God you’re going to like it or you won’t relish the consequences! Big smiles, everybody!!!