- SHUT THE FUCK UP FRAU
That squiggly hose. No, not that one - the one for the backyard. Outside.
- Clap on. Clap off. The Clapper.
- [quote]Does anyone remember the Mark Eden bust developer?
Simon Cowell swears by it.
- The Water Wiggle, r3? That thing was evil. The first time I tried it I was smacked in the face. Then the thing wiggled away, landed on the ground, and stalled on the porch, smiling at me. It's cousin, the Slip n Slide, was pretty brutal, too.
- Surprised Flowbee wasn't the second item mentioned behind the Thighmaster.
I recently read reviews on it and apparently a lot of people swear by it. Go figure.
- Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. I had the clearest skin and no blackheads. That green shit was solid gold.
- "campy"? You mean like tents and sleeping bags? What's with the weird responses?
- Get off my lawn, R10!
- Oriental Pearl Cream.
- Hey, Good Lookin', I'll be back to pick you up later!
- High Point coffee
- Charles Bronson for Mandom cologne
- Nothing says "I'm gay" quite like a deep fuchsia lunch box with Martha Raye on it.
- Wow, R12 s Oriental Pearl Cream! And Kwan! I recall it advertised in print on pulpy pages in the back of magazines.
- Re the "Great Wig Buys" ad, who would need to buy a wig with stretch in it? Now I have more questions than answers.
- I declare Pearl Cream the winner
- L'eggs, merely for the container.
- Shick anti smoking centers
- I prefer this Pearl Cream commercial
- r13's link is a hoot!
- The genius of Betamax.
- Practice your putting while you take care of your other business
- Remember those sandwich makers from those infomercials during the early-1990s?
- The kitchen magician
- Pocket fisherman!
- The buttoneer 2. At $4.99, it makes a perfect Christmas gift.
- Roula Lenska's VO5 hairspray
- Ronco products.
- I thought the Pocket Fisherman was a Ronco product. That's the first thing that popped into my mind. I can't believe Ron Popeil is still alive and the Ronco company is still around. The products aren't as exciting as his old ones. I also think he invented the "hair in a can" product. In NINE different colors.
- "In 10 days you can have a body like Charles Atlas."
"I've fallen and I can't get up!"
"Where's the beef?!"
"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
The Calgon devil in the dishwasher.
The old Cadbury chocolate commercials.
...Like this liquid sinks into this chalk. Come on Herman...for some product, can't even remember the darn product, just the hippie-like actress and that line.
"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."
This cologne blends with a man's body chemistry.
"Care for a flick of my Bic?"
"Take it off, take it ALL off."
Sung by an elf-like puppet: "Plop, plop, fizz fizz oh what a relief it is!"
The garden weasel.
- I don't remember an elf doing "plop, plop, fizz, fizz." Was this before the '70s?
- The woman who sold those little grill-like ovens, who also sold the gadget that attached rhinestones to clothing. The commercial for the grills was esp. annoying because of the doofy guy who was supposed to be in awe of the griller/oven thing.
- "Nair for short-shorts, if you dare wear short-shorts..."
- I see nobody has bothered to answer r10's obvious question. Instead just continued posting of arbitrary products. A joke/troll thread?
- The steady drip, drip, drip of excess stomach acid
- [quote] I don't remember an elf doing "plop, plop, fizz, fizz." Was this before the '70s?
That's no elf! That's Speedy Alka-Seltzer
- Jesus. R16, I HAD that lunchbox as a child. That explains everything.
- [quote]I see nobody has bothered to answer [R10]'s obvious question. Instead just continued posting of arbitrary products. A joke/troll thread?
Apparently it switched from camping products to 70s TV commercials around r2.
- r37, yes, before the 70s.
Also, Cora the coffee lady for Maxwell House: "When you find something good, you stick with it."
- I always liked tv commercials that illustrated medical problems. A cartoon stomach was filled with gas bubbles, but when the proper medication was taken, it coated the stomach and popped all the gas bubbles. I still visualize bubbles in my stomach when I have gas.
Here's the famous alka seltzer commercial where an animated stomach and Its owner seek counseling. Gene Wilder was the stomach.
- I want one of the miracle button sewing kits!
- [quote] Also, Cora the coffee lady for Maxwell House: "When you find something good, you stick with it.
That was Margaret Hamilton, everyone's favorite Wicked Witch of the West...
- Mrs. Olson and her Folgers-
- Mother, please! I'd rather do it myself!
- Control yourself!
Sure, you have a headache. You're tense, irritable. But don't take it out on him!
- Are there only two people posting in this thread? I find it hard to believe otherwise. It's not funny anymore.
- I used to love wax mustaches and wax harmonicas. I don't know why wax harmonicas were associated with Halloween. Because they were orange?
- I remember how secretly thrilled I was when my sister got the Bedazzler for Christmas. One time when my parents went away for the weekend, I went into my mother's closet and Bedazzled her favorite pair of jeans. She was not thrilled when she got home and saw my dazzling handiwork.
- Like r52 said, answer the question in r10, otherwise this is just a private chat thread.
- OP's at fault for not being concrete. And he doesn't care about intent.
camp2 [kamp] Show IPA
something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
camp·y [kam-pee] Show IPA
adjective, camp·i·er, camp·i·est.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by camp: a campy send-up of romantic operetta.
1955–60; camp2 + -y1
- The great Stan Freberg made ALL products campy.
- Here's something quaint you don't see much anymore.
This American icon used to consistently do some of the best advertising around, decade after decade.
In this series, I think the original music was absolutely perfect. I wish I could get the whole track from somewhere, :30s and :60s.
All I've ever been able to find out after all these years is that it was done at a custom music house in NYC called Crushing Music.
To quote Jeri Blank: "You're gay. You know that, right?"
- Here's another treatment of the Kodak music:
- I guess I'm one of the two people posting on this thread, but it amuses me. Me velly solly!
Here's a hairstyling thingie for lil hoes in training.
- Set it and forget it and the paint spray to cover bald spots
- "Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque."
I don't know about the mask, but the company seems to still be in existence, I still see the Queen Helene cholesterol condition in drugstores.
Anyone remember the pudding product you'd mix with water and shake, it was really gross, I remember that from my childhood,
I also remember Great Shakes, a gross malted type concoction which you had to mix in a special shaker, bought separately, of course.
- I remember the shake pudding product, but I don't think my mother ever bought it. I don't understand why it was so unique because that's basically what instant pudding is. Just add milk and it's set in no time at all. It was probably the water that made it gross.
- The Clapper.
- They were selling guns with 10 shot magazines to children LONG before kids were shooting each other with REAL guns!
- Shake 'n' Bake! 'N' I halped!
What did Princess Luciana Pignatelli shill all those years ago?
- I still have my Queen Helene mint julep mask. Don't they make it anymore? Cause I'm about out.
- Was that the pudding that set into three different levels of texture (pudding, mousse and jello), R63?
- r36, Brylcream reminds me of my dad and his greasy-looking hair
- While the product itself isn't very campy, this commercial certainly is!
- Campiest product ever -- in more ways than one!
- Have fish last night, dear? I thought George gave up cigars...
- Pearl Drops where the girl would lick her teeth and Camay soap where a blindfolded girl's boyfriend would apply a drying bath soap to one of her cheeks while applying Camay to the other.
You're soaking in it. In dishwashing liquid?!!!
- Take Sominex tonight and sleep, sleep, sleep.
You can't sleep because you are all wound up...and they featured a vertigo-like spiral.
Ads for sea monkeys. What the heck were those, anyway?
- $50 dollars for this new scarf. Think he'll notice? Something like that. I can't remember the product, maybe a mouthwash or toothpaste.
- Pulvawized peaws in dis peaw cweem. Other ancient Chinese cweem? They bullshit.
- LOL@ R23 s campy version of Oriental Pear Cweeem.!
- "Sea monkeys" were just brine shrimp eggs that you put in water(saline?) and watched them "grow". I brought them to my science teacher in the third or fourth grade.
- Egads the ads for the bust developer were made a year before God and photoshop ......they were so bad and fake looking. I didnt care, I was so flat chested as a 13 I wanted one anyway. My fat SIL to be tried ayds..she ate the whole box at once
- The Pet Rock owns this thread.
- I tried Ayds, too. They were strange. You had to drink a cup of hot water (or coffee or tea) with them to "activate" the secret weight loss ingredient.
- Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific
Tabu no smear lipstick
Feminine Deodorant Spray (FDS)
sung: "Go for the best! New Stayfree Super Maxi."
"You wouldn't put Eau de Toilette in the toilet!"
Kathie Lee hawking Carnival Cruises to the tune of "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
- Sta-Dri Peeny Pads
Colon Blow Cereal
Shimmer Floor Wax/Dessert Topping
- Cardboard fireplace.
- I do not think you people understand what "camp" really is.
- R67 In addition to being a spokesperson for Camay soap she was an author:
As Princess Luciana Pignatelli, she was the author of The Beautiful People's Beauty Book (McCall, 1970), which was described as "a straightforward approach to narcissism".
As Luciana Avedon, she was the author of The Beautiful People's Diet Book (Bantam, 1973) and Luciana Avedon's Body Book (Henry Holt, 1976).
All three books were co-written with Jeanne Molli.
Luciana's Camay commercial starts @4:11
- Not really a campy product but did anyone buy this guy's innocence about hitting on his girlfriend's mom?
- Ever had a penis dump before?
- Conversely, here's campy people of the past discussing us.
- [quote]Anyone remember the pudding product you'd mix with water and shake, it was really gross, I remember that from my childhood,
Shake-A-Puddin'! That and Jello 1-2-3 were the height of 'fancy' to my adolescent mind.
- Jello 1-2-3
- Are Frownies still around? It was basically a face tape product!
I remember my mom using those things and she didn't even have wrinkles at the time! You put these small tape pieces on your forehead and at the ends of your eyebrows before you go to sleep to flatten out your wrinkles.
I guess if Frownies truly worked, you'd end up looking like Rob Lowe's character in the HBO Liberace movie!
- Thank you R72, you just made my day!
- "Double your pleasure, double your fun, try JUICY FRUIT, JUICY FRUIT, JUICY FRUIT gum!!!"
- Luciana Avedon? Was she married to photographer Richard Avedon?
- Here's the Queen Helene mask.
- R95, that's Doublemint gum.
Inflatable weight loss exercise shorts.
- Those vibrating-belt fitness machines that didn't do shit but were all the rage at Gloria Marshall Figure Salons.
- Why would the webmaster delete my comments about Rula Lenska not once, but twice? I didn't even say anything bad, just remarked how glamorous I thought she was when I was a child watching the VO5 commercials!
- dancing flowers, bendable california raisins, trolls, garbage pail kids
- Nobody remembers "the heartbreak of psoriasis?"
I couldn't find anything on You Tube either.
- My Grandmother had a fitness belt machine. I was dying to try it but she wouldn't let me.
Maybe because having psoriasis is still heartbreaking, R104.
- The Carouso Molecular Hairsetter!
- Lustre creme shampoo - used by four out of five top movie stars!
- The Webmaster IS Rula Lenska, and her EYES are VIVID BLUE.
- Frownies are still around - the Vermont Country Store catalog has them (along with countless other retro "beauty" products).
- You take that back, R108!
- "Frownies are still around - the Vermont Country Store catalog has them (along with countless other retro "beauty" products)."
They also have Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific
- Quisp and Quake breakfast cereals.
- 112 responses and no one has mentioned the ads for TICKLE, the dick-shaped deodorant for women?
("TICKLE... with the BIG WIDE BALL...")