- It''s Shake and Bake...and I helped!!\
Perverted Mr. Whipple squeezing the Charmin\
Craaaaazy Eddie where prices are insane!\
Honeycomb Hideout (kinky if you ask me)\
New York''s Drake Hotel
- Call Roto-Rooter, that''s the name, \
And away go troubles, down the drain.\
- Uh oh! Forgot to add the fabric softener!
- Hey Anthony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Ancient Chinese secret huh?
- So true R4, in the North End of Boston, Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day!
The peels of cucumbers are kind of bitter, which is why many recipes say peel ''em. %0D\
Just as an aside, the gazpacho recipe I use is from Penelope Casas'' "The Foods And Wines of Spain." The first time I made it I thought, "This doesn''t taste right!" Then I noticed in the notes she was bragging about how this gazpacho was just as good as other versions but lighter because she omitted the olive oil and bread. She''s lying. I put in olive oil and bread and it was perfect!
- Plop plop fizz fizz%0D\
Ring around the collar%0D\
It''s not nice to fool Mother Nature
- The Norwegian Cruise line commercial by Herb Ritts where a pair of hands fondles a male model''s pectorals.
- I love "the worm turns" movies like Carrie. I''ve never seen it but there''s a TV movie called "The Girl Most Likely" (I think) starring Stockard Channing I''d like to see. She plays the ugly girl who everyone tormented in high school who gets plastic surgery, becomes beautiful, and goes back for revenge.
- Mr. Whipple\
"It''s not nice to fool Mother Nature!"\
"Peter.." .Christmas Folgers'' commercial...God, I lusted after him!\
"I''m a Pepper...You''re a Pepper..."\
"What''s the third world?"\
"Where''s the beef?"\
Commercial about pollution with the American Indian shedding a tear at the end.\
Some commercial about education with Abe Lincoln in an unemployment office unable to get a job without a high school diploma.\
"I love NY!" campaigns with Broadway shows\
"I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener..."\
McDonald''s commercialls with Ronald McDonald , the Hamburglar et al. \
Anti-smoking commercial with child imitating father driving.
Bonnie Prince Charlie
- There was a PSA when I was a kid that was supposed to be I guess to tell people to have enough money to heat their homes or something. It involved a mom helping a little boy get dressed up in a snow suit only to reveal he''s doing it to go to bed, not to go outside. \
I''m not entirely sure why, but it just kind of flitted through my brain on my way back from school this morning. And honest to god, I nearly burst into tears. I''d look it up on YouTube to see if it''s as traumatic as I remember, but I''m too afraid.
The Voice of the Night
- "Peter Comes Home for Christmas" - Folgers
- I think it was for right guard... two guys on opposite sides of a wall sharing a medicine cabinet.
- Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.%0D\
I can''t believe I ate the whole thing!%0D\
Gee, your hair smells terrific.%0D\
Where''s the beef?%0D\
- The Ajax knight - stronger than dirt!%0D\
Farfel singing N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best chocolate.%0D\
Josephine the plumber and Madge the manicurist.%0D\
Sky King''s plane spinning and morphing into the Nabisco logo.
- Banana Splits version of Jiff peanut butter with grape jelly swirl.\
My mother told me it would not turn me into a dog or provide me with a souped up mini cart.\
I choose to believe she was a liar.
- "It''s not fraahd, it''s Shake''n Bake!"\
"And ah halped!"
- The big New Coke commercials. I was so excited for New Coke, but it ended up tasting just like Pepsi.
- I remember a lot of the ones mentioned and an anti-drug psa. I think there was a family and there was a son shooting heroin %0D\
- Madge you''re soaking in it. Kool-Aid Kool Aid tastes great Kool-Aid Kool-Aid can''t wait. It''s the real thing, Coke is. Have it your way at Burger King. It''s hard not to think of the Bay. Wonderful, wonderful, Wonder Bra! Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don''t.
- Ooh, PSAs! \
This is your brain on drugs: \
- When I was probably about four we had a little kitten and the neighbor kids got it wet to be mean. It disappeared the next day and when I asked where it went my sister told me it had died. It actually hadn''t, she was just a conniving hateful cunt and my parents had gotten rid of it. Well I thought that it had died because it had gotten wet. So I thought you couldn''t ever get a cat wet or it would die.\
At the time there was a scene in a commercial about families where they wash a little kitten and I remember losing it when I saw that because I just knew that kitten was going to die.
- "I like the Sprite in you." Even as a kid, I noticed the hot guys!
- Christmas coke - hippies on the mountain singing "I''d like to buy the world some coke"
- Remember the Timex commericals where they would strap it to an elephants leg or send it under water. "It takes a licking but keeps on ticking."
- Smacksie the Seal for Sugar Smacks! %0D\
And I had totally forgotten about Sky King and the Nabisco logo.
- all of these
- The old "MOTHER, PLEASE. I''d rather DO IT MYSELF" Anacin commercial.%0D\
This one still seems strange. It featured bitter, visceral anger of a sort that I''ve never again seen in a commercial.%0D\
- I''d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) %0D\
- 1.Sunny Delight Commercials, all sumemr long%0D\
2.Cabage Patch kids dolls commercials%0D\
3. Fancy Feet commercials with voice over work by Dixie Carter?
- I don''t remember what the ad was for, but I loved it -- people in line at a department store returning horrible gifts...\
"Would you believe I already have two of these?"\
"What sort of person would give such a present?"
- "The old "MOTHER, PLEASE. I''d rather DO IT MYSELF" Anacin commercial."%0D\
You left out the part about how she SLAMS the lid of the pot down before excoriating her poor mother, who only asked whether she thought it needed a little salt. The expression on her mother''s face was heartbreaking. I hated that commercial.
- The Teaberry Shuffle.
- The Anti-drug commercial "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?"\
Always made me hungry seeing the fried egg ...
Hey big Kool Aid\
The sugary drink that came bashing through the kitchen wall like your junkie neighbor smoking PCP laced weed.\
Yes get me some of that.
- You''ve got an uncle in the furniture business... Joshua Doore%0D\
Choosy Moms Choose Jif%0D\
The Pepsi Challenge%0D\
I can''t believe I ate the whole thing...
- The Gravy Train commercials where the dog chases the little covered wagon across the kitchen floor, then it disappears into the kitchen cabinet.
- "Mom, do you douche?"
I''m not sure what that says about me...
- I''m old enough to remember cigarette commercials.\
*jingle* A silly millimeter longer, 101.\
The dude''s cigarette was so long it got caught in the elevator doors when it closed.
Benson & Hedges?
- OP, that commercial looks like a scene from The Twilight Zone! I kept expecting the camera to pan to Rod Serling.
- I was in the 6th grade when this commercial for Hi-C aired. My friends and I would always sing it in Sunday school at church. Of course being the good young gay kid that I was, I sang the lead girl''s part. Good times at St. Elizabeth''s Lutheran Church with a bunch of gay kids and girls singing this song.
- Cross at the green not in between\
Give a hoot don''t pollute\
Only you can prevent forest fires\
..and they told two friends, and so on, and so on...
- Looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker.\
Sure... UN-Sure *huff* *huff* \
Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that...\
Mister Owl, how many licks does it take?\
I love fishes cause they''re so delicious! Gonna go fishin.\
I am stuck on band-aid brand cuz germs don''t stick on me!\
Lite-brites, lite-brites; turn on the magical shining light!\
and the Hi-C commercial at link (though I wouldn''t be surprised if I''m the only person who remembers it)\
but, yeah, all the ones I remember are from the late 80s and early 90s because I was born in ''82. \
I also know the old "Let''s give it to Mikey; he''ll eat anything!" commercial just because my parents have quoted it so often.
- This is another song we used to sing in my Sunday school class, much to the chagrin of our teacher. We didn''t actually care about the message to this song, there were just some good parts where we could really "sell it" and belt it very loud. We didn''t care if you did drugs or not, we just wanted to hear ourselves sing.
- The Yardbirds actually did a commercial for Great Shakes.\
This was all I could find. There actually was an LP of all the bands who recorded the Great Shakes tune for the TV ads.
- Tony the Tiger: "Frosted Flakes are GGGGRRREAT!"
- WINK, the SASSY one!\
- My baloney has a first name, it''s O-S-C-A-R.
I love to eat it every day
- "Our home movie became a disaster film when my grandson said..."\
"That''s you, Grandma! I can tell by the wrinkly pantyhose!"
I need ROLLER SKATES to keep up with YOU!
- There was a great 1960''s Christmas greetings commercial for CBS where little cartoon bird would chirp a song on a little cartoon tree while the show drifted. It was very sweet.
- Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo, the original formula without the ''S''!\
My mom used this stuff, it was green and smelled like pine cleanser!
- Here''s one from a series of New England Telephone ads in the late 80s. It was this ongoing soap opera and it was really weird how many people were talking about it.
- The Stetson cologne commercial with Tom Selleck in a towel. [sigh]
- R23''s message made me sad. I hope you got yourself another kitten when you grew up, r23.
- Ruba dub dub three men in a tub%0D\
and stuffd up with colds are they%0D\
So they rubba dub dubbed with Vick''s Vapor run and rubbad their colds away.%0D\
For some cereal - "Give it to Mikey, he''ll eat anything."
- Bayer maybe? When told his friend can''t come out & play, the most adorable little boy ever says, "Does she hurt % have a temperature?" It looked like his little 4 year old heart was breaking.
- I remember many of them, including this one-
- "That''s a spicy meatball!"%0D\
"I can''t believe I ate the whole thing."%0D\
Both Alka-Seltzer commercials.
- An unforgettable line reading from an actress playing a woman sitting in front of a mirror spazzing out. "Why did I cut my hair? I look like a squirrel."\
My all time favorite is the one for Tiger Paws tires.
- Anyone remember the trippy Utica Club beer commercials from the ''60s? I especially remember the one with go-go dancers. Couldn''t find them on YouTube, but here''s the song:
- Probably local, but...\
No Tommy cannot come out and play. He''s practicing the piano.
- my film studies teacher showed us a whole series of these old, incredibly sexist Goodyear tire commercials "WHEN THERE''S NO MAN AROUND..." -hilarious!
- Does anyone remember ''Harry, what''s the story?'' from the early 70s. %0D\
Can''t remember what it was for. May have been a NYC area only ad.
- My favorite used to be a Reunite commercial where a couple carrying a yellow balloon were wandering around the city and then stopped to have lunch and a glass of Reunite. All through the commercial the %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CReunite on ice, that%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s nice%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D jingle was playing, but it was done in a smooth jazz. At the end, the yellow balloon floats away%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%A6
- "Bayer maybe? When told his friend can''t come out & play, the most adorable little boy ever says, "Does she hurt % have a temperature?" It looked like his little 4 year old heart was breaking."%0D\
Oh r58, I so remember that one. The little boy was so cute and the way he said it just make you want to cry.
- R66 I remember those ads. I used to think Reunite seemed so elegant until I actually had some. Same with General Foods International Coffees.
- Don''t cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!\
It also seems like there was a chef boyardee commercial where some Italian mom is screaming for her son to come home for dinner so he can eat his crappy canned ravioli.\
Anna Maria Alberghetti did a commercial for Good Seasons salad dressing - I just remember that because her name was distractingly long for someone still in diapers to comprehend.\
GO see Cal, Go See Cal, Go see Cal.\
earl scheib and his $99 car paint - such a deal!
- "An unforgettable line reading from an actress playing a woman sitting in front of a mirror spazzing out. "Why did I cut my hair? I look like a squirrel."\
I saw the uncensored version of that commercial at The Ritz club (now Webster Hall), it showed her making out, topless, with another woman. I forgot her name. The Ritz used to show videos and TV ads while the DJ played records before and after the bands played. \
It was hilarious, I wonder if she even knew this clip was out there!
- The "I''m a Pepper" commercials with Dancin'' David Naughton.
- "I can''t seem to forget you. Your Windsong stays on my mind."
- Woman: Mr Lee? How Do you get the shirts so clean?\
Mr Lee: Ancient Chinese Secret!\
Wife (behind curtain): My Husband, some hot shot! Here''s his "Ancient Chinese Secret"- Calgon!
Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?
- "I''d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony..." for Coca-Cola.
- The Newlyweds while the wife (Alice Playten) decides her next recipe experiment.\
- I found the ''squirrel haircut'' TV ad, it''s for Johnson & Johnson''s Baby Powder.\
It''s here on this compilation. In the version I saw, the two women take off their towels and start kissing each other. Of course, it was an improve.
- A campy but not necessarily queer man dressed as a giant piece of fruit waddles in and calls out, "Hi kids, Big Fig here!" then does a few awkward dance moves while singing:%0D\
Ooey, gooey, rich and chewy inside/ Golden flaky, tender cakey outside/ Wrap the inside in the outside/ Is it good? Darn tootin''!/ It''s a Big Fig Newton . . . one more time, the Big . . . Fig . . . Newt-o-o-o-on!
- There was this cute commercial years ago with this cute teen guy on an airplane. He was fumbling with some music or equipment or something. There was this black lady sitting next to him lookin at him strangely and he just put the headphones on her ear and smiled.%0D\
I can''t remember what commercial that was or what product was being sold but I did like the add.
- I loved that I''m a pepper ad too.%0D\
Does anyone remember the ads for Ouchless Band Aids?
- I still have nightmares over this fucking commercial from the 90s.
- r 65: That was "So, Jerry - Whassa story?"%0D\
"Dats the STORR-REE!" (and he''d lean back and show his big gut)%0D\
I have NO idea what the product was, though....
- I see the "missing ingredient" in Anacin was cocaine.
- "50 cents off the lemon????" \
Dunkin Donuts commercial.\
No one remembers but me.
- "It''s too big ''a eat!"
- I found it. It was *Winchell''s* Donuts.\
And it was 75 cents off.
- The Coronet comercial witg Rosemary Clooney - "Extra value is what you get,when you buy Coronet!."\
"It''s not nice to fool Mother Nature" It''s Chiffon.
- Hi Guy
- It was a cigarette TV jingle. Forgot the product of course: "It''s not how long you make it...It''s How...you make it long!"%0D\
Taryton smokers would rather fight than switch (black eye)!
- Looking at OP''s Anacin commercial makes me wonder if they used to put valium in Anacin.%0D\
Others I remember from the 70s:%0D\
Hamburger Helper Helps Her Make a Great Meal!%0D\
I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you''re a man, ''cause I''m a WOMAN! Enjoli!%0D\
A is for Apple, J is for Jacks, cinnamon toasted Apple Jacks!%0D\
My friend was in the Baby Alive commercial and I was so jealous every time it came on. Baby Alive, soft and sweet, she can drink and she can eat. Then my friend''s line was "I love you Baby Alive."%0D\
- No longer politically correct but the one I remember most from my childhood:\
"Ai-yi-yi-yi! Oh, I am the Frito Bandito"
And I also used to run around singing "Oh I wish I was an Oscar Meyer weiner". This clip sings a little different but they must have changed to "wish I was" later on. I still like a good piece of quality meat :-)
- Billy''s mom made liver too....%0D\
The inimitable Toppie Smellie%0D\
Pia Zadora Dubonnet commercials.%0D\
Martini and Rossi, Asti Spumante%0D\
Fashion Plates, doo doo doo do...%0D\
The Jordache look...%0D\
Oooh, la la, Sassoon.%0D\
Milk Plus 6, it''s even got beer in it - but don''t drink it, just shampoo.%0D\
At McDonalds, we do it all for you....%0D\
Remember when commercials didn''t take themselves so seriously?
- The linked commercial (though re-edited with a new soundtrack) used to TERRIFY me as a child.%0D\
It featured a woman being queezed out of a tube of Brylcream hair product, arms undulating like a succubus. Then you see her hands grip an unsuspecting man byt the shoulders from behind.%0D\
I''m convinced this is what made me gay. That and my insatiable need to suck cock.
- From the 80s...Carvel
- Ancient Chinese Secret, huh?
- I drink Dr. Pepper and I''m proud!
- I''d like to buy the world a coke!
- "red juicy chunks"
- R90...it may have been politically incorrect, but I loved that song as a kid. I''ve never forgotten the lyrics.
- Playtex Cross Your Heart Bra -- it lifts...and SEPARATES!
- The world''s most racist commercial
- It''ll hurt if I swallow.....
- Every Canadian who was a kid in the 1970s knows this jingle (also the very first bra commercial in North America to actually show a woman wearing a bra)
- Another Anacin commercial which verges on abuse :-)%0D\
"Helen PLEASE! I just got home...DON''T RUSH ME!!!"%0D\
Maybe the June Cleaver 1960''s weren''t such an idyllic time after all.
- "Buckle up" PSA for seat belts. "I don''t wear them because they wrinkle my dress".
- Those commercials were filled with women who later became well known actresses: the late Mary Frann in the Thrill peach scented dish washing detergent, Audrey Landers in a BrightSide shampoo ad (I don''t remember that brand at all), Susan Sarandon in a Yardley cologne ad, Brenda Vacarro in a Polaroid ad (she was probably acting at the time) and so many others.
The "I Love New York" campaign, which repainted the scary city as a glamorous, safe, well lit place to visit.\
Genius, lying genius
A dog food commercial with a crazed dog chasing a miniature stagecoach across the kitchen floor into the cupboards, where it (the stage coach disappears)\
Ghosts in the kitchen.
- I loved the Enjoli, Jean Nate and Charlie commericals:
- I remember a 35 year old commercial that starred Valerie Bertinelli for Corn King Bacon. She sits silently on the porch swing of a typically quaint white farm house surrounded by cornfields.\
Dozens upon dozens of cornstalks suddenly emerge from the porch and engulf her as she expresses a look of surprise and concern. \
It also came with a jingle that went "Corn King, Corn King, pure and crisp as a country morn" that may have been the intro.
- The commercial for a Norelco shaver that slides down a hill in the snow with an elf riding it. LOVE IT
- Remember the original Black Flag commercial with Mary Jo Catlett?\
"Roaches! And I can''t afford an exterminator!"\
And, in my little elementary school aged, privileged, middle class brain, I thought, "What kind of freak can''t afford an exterminator?"
- This one loses a lot, not having Dolly Parton's accent, but on her variety show with Faron Young, they sold laundry detergent called "Breeze" with little bonus packets of washcloths or towels in the boxes. I can still hear Dolly saying, on every show, while holding up the stupid box, "But you can't buy 'em. You can only get 'em from specially-marked boxes of Breeze."
A good Dolly story about Faron (and Elvis Presley):
"Parton wrote %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CI Will Always Love You%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D about her professional breakup with Wagoner, though considering how acrimonious the split became (he sued her for $20 million for breach of contract, and settled for $1 million) she easily could have followed it up with %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CI Will Always Hate You, Porter Wagoner, You Fucking Asshole.%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D
"What Parton doesn%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99t write about Wagoner says a lot more than what she does, although she does get in the occasional jab.When manager Sandy Gallin mentioned on Dolly%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s ill-fated variety show that it%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s amazing how Kermit The Frog can sing with a hand up his ass, [b]Dolly quips that that%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s nothing; she did the same thing for seven years during her stint on The Porter Wagoner Show.[/b]
"According to show-biz lore, Elvis Presley wanted to cover %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CI Will Always Love You,%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D but Parton flinched at giving him and Colonel Tom Parker half of the song%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s publishing rights, as was customary for anyone who wanted Presley to sing one of their songs. Considering the fucking fortune she made off the Bodyguard soundtrack, that was a wise decision. They don%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99t call Parton the %C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9CIron Butterfly%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D for nothing."
- A little kid in a high chair. A man comes by and smells his porridge takes it and starts to eat it. The kid yells "I WANT MY MAYPO"%0D\
Charlie says "Love my Good n Plenty, Really rings the bell...."%0D\
Bernadette Peters in a Playtex bra commercial in the mid 60''s with another actress playing her jewish mother just before an audition
- "The old "MOTHER, PLEASE. I''d rather DO IT MYSELF" Anacin commercial."\
That''s what I came on to post; I didn''t remember the product though. I see it made an impression on many people here.
- And the Bayer aspirin one noted above. We always thought the little boy was saying "Does it hurt and have a temperature?"
Epilady, hair removal/torture device.\
"But doesn''t it *hurt*?"\
"No pain, no gain, right?"\
This is a 1990s version of the TV ad, but the product has been around longer.
- I''ll borrow my Mom''s earrings, her scarf, but my mother''s tampons\
Not on YouTube
- Brilliant Starburst parody of Lionel Ritchie''s creepy video "Hello", which also plays in the background.
- How about ajax is so powerful it lifts you right out of the kitchen
- "The commercial for a Norelco shaver that slides down a hill in the snow with an elf riding it. LOVE IT"
That was SANTA riding on the shaver. That commercial ran for years, they just updated the featured shavers each year.
My proto-gay self thought that the play on words - NOELCO - was very clever.
- "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should", which then morphed into "AS a cigarette should", which became "what do you want? good grammar or good taste?"
- The animated Alka-Seltzer commercial circa 1966, where a man is being chastized by his talking stomach (voiced by Gene Wilder) for having eaten a pepperoni pizza.
- "Calgon, take me away!!!!!!"
- I was really little, but I'd jump around and sing it every time it came on.
- Oscar Mayer had another one too. My bologna has a first name, it's O. S. C. A. R. My bologna has a second name it's M. A. Y. E. R. I love to eat it every day and if you ask me why I'll say, that Oscar Mayer has a way with B.O. L.O.G.N.A.
- A very young John Travolta with those other dudes in the shower-wasn't it one of those "I'm stuck on Band-Aids" commercials. In light of recent revelations it's retroactively creepy.
- If it says Libbys Libbys Libbys on the label label label you will like it like it like it on your table table table.
- "Shake-shake-shake A-Puddin'"
"Mystery Date. Are you ready for your Mystery Date"
Cracker Jack commercials with Jack Gilford
Edie Adams MURIEL CIGAR commercials("Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometimes")
Way too many cigarette ads to mention
The HAMMS Bear ("From the land of sky blue waters")
- Oil of Olay, twice a day...
- does anyone remember a frozen mini-pizza-like product called "Piccadilly Circles"? The commercial featured Dear Abby, with her sibilant "S" all over the place....used to have me rolling on the floor.
- Anybody who grew up in New Orleans in the 60s remembers this Jax Beer ad with Mike Nichols and Elaine May:
- "Coffeemate, tastes great..... Coffeemate, makes your cup of coffee taste, Coffeemate makes your cup of coffee taste great!"
I was the only 5 year old who wanted to drink coffee because of that stupid jingle.
- Marvel the Mustang!
- "It's Palmolive, you're soaking in it."----Madge
The Charlie perfume commercials.
"'Cause I'm woman...Enjolie!"
The Budweiser Clydesdale Christmas commercials.
"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"---some margarine
- Wash your hands, Roger!
- Lite Brite*
- I don't want to grow up; I'm a Toys 'r us Kid
Salon Selectives shampoo
The old toothpaste commercial in the 80's, I think it was called Pearl brand or something...the actress runs her tongue seductively over her teeth purring, "mmmmm, it's a GREAT feeling!" I always got excited.
- Doxidan, gentle Doxidan
When nature needs a helping hand
Get overnight relief with Doxidan
As sure as the sun rises!
- Nancy Sinatra singing about the virtues of Royal Crown Cola.
Also, a 2 1/2 minute extravangza where Ann-Margret promoted Canada Dry. If you want to persuade me, don't champagne or lemonade me!
- To my long-term terror, and in honor of the Barber of Cranbrook, mean Mitt Romney:
'Hey kid, how about a Hawaiian Punch?'
- I remember "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" the most.
Pantene Bitch Lady
- Don't know if anybody mentioned this one or not, but the music in this perfume commercial haunted me as a kid:
- Nivea, Nivea, Nivea!
From your fingers to your toes,
You've got just one set of permanent clothes,
And with a little daily care,
It will last for years of wear,
(Years of wear!)
- The Hamm's bear
- This Jell-O "Make some fun" commercial, not only because the jingle itself is so memorable but because so is the grandfather's unhappy facial expression when he hears his adult daughter say she hasn't made dessert.
- Hello...I'm Rula Lenska.
- Lithium. It's the mood-stabilizer recommended by doctors!
- I remember lots of stomach commercials.
I remember the drip, drip, drip of excess stomach acid. I thought there was an actual faucet in my stomach.
I remember Pepto Bismol coating the stomach
I remember medication putting out fires in a stomach
I remember medication absorbing all the bubbles in a stomach
I remember a man and his stomach arguing in a therapist's office
- "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?"
"But of course."
- [quote] There was a great 1960's Christmas greetings commercial for CBS where little cartoon bird would chirp a song on a little cartoon tree while the show drifted. It was very sweet.
The animation was done by the guy who did the Alka seltzer talking stomach commercial.
- Judging by the way you 'mos are getting the AIDS again, it must be condom commercials that scare you.
- when you think you're ready
Go down to Crazy Eddie
The man who's got most everything in stereo sound
And so the story's told
Acrost the whole wide woy-old
Crazy Eddie will not evah be unduh-sold
- Phillip Morris Cigarettes. Midget hotel page walking through a swanky hotel lobby calling out: "Call for Phillip Morris."
- Doris Day singing "See the USA in your Chevrolet, American is waiting for you to call..." I think the year was 1959. Also, The commercial for Gillette Razors on the Friday Night Fights. The jingle: "Look sharp and feel sharp too, The razor that's made for you....,etc."
Older 'n Dirt
- [quote]Doris Day singing "See the USA in your Chevrolet, American is waiting for you to call..." I think the year was 1959.
I think the singer was Dinah Shore!
- "Pop pop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is." Alka Seltzer
"Crazy rabbit, Trix are for kids."
"Lucky Charms are magically delicious."
"You can't drink it slow if it's Quik don't you know."
I was born in 1960 and my father, now 80, still tells the story of me at about 3 years old, the precocious brat that I was, being scared by one of those overly dramatic commercials about "the misery of psoriasis." Apparently I had a bit of dry skin on my arm or something and told my dad in my worried kid voice that I have "the misery of psoriasis." I read fluently by age 4, but no, I didn't become a doctor. I did grow up to work in advertising though -- and 'm still in it.
- I'm one little pimple as lonely as can be
Say brother pimple, I'll keep you company
Hey fellow pimple, can three make a crowd?
All together pimples sing real loud.
- This is what made me gay ...
The Budding Beauty Vanity -- by Marx!
- R158, I think it was "the *heartbreak* of psoriasis" in the old Tegrin commercials.
- Here's one for you 'mos
Dusty, Dusty, Dusty, riding Nugget, Nugget, Nuggest
They're riding east, they're riding west
Time to stop and take a rest on Nugget, Nugget, Nugget
- [quote]"Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?"/"But of course."
Now the 'mos would be like
"Pardon me do you have the AIDS
"But of course"
- There was the one with the three boys and one was all like
"Suck me" and the boy was like "No, you got the AIDS, I don't wanna be getting none of that."
And the first 'mo says, "Let's get Mikey, he'll suck off anything."
So they have Mikey suck them off and Mikey then demands a quarter and the boys are like, "Mikey...He's worth a quarter."
- People actually waste brain space remembering commercials?
I don't buy anything I'm forced to watch a commercial for.
- Thanks R161.
- [quote]does anyone remember a frozen mini-pizza-like product called "Piccadilly Circles"?
- Every day in every way, you're OK with US!
- Off-peak returns can save up to four bob in the pound.
- Anybody remember the gondola in the toilet bowl or was that an urban legend? Seems like Jerry Della Femina mentioned it in his book, but I have never been able to find it.
- I remember wanting one of these so much!
- Hey, Jerry, what's the story?
- R170..... These ads were so corny!
- A public safety film from the UK in the 1970s.
I've seen big budget horror films less scary than this one:
- Last year I was sitting at an outdoor restaurant with the bf and a guy came over and sat down next to us (one table separated by a divider in the middle). He kept staring and I found it uncomfortable. It seemed obvious he wanted to chat. But I just wanted to eat my burger and go. Finally, he made a comment and I looked directly at him, and responded. Turns out it was the Underwood Deviled Ham kid from the 60s. "Are you famous?" I asked. "Used to be," he said. Truth is, I felt a little sad for him. Nice guy. Has a bar on the Lower East Side now.
- This one's for 163/4. Because we know you are. Just. Like. Us.
- Funny Face is fun
Funny Face for everyone
Especially the politically incorrect Chinese Cherry and Injun Orange.
- Wow R178, I remember Funny Face, but don't recall ever seeing commercials for it.
- Plop, plop; fizz, fizz; oh, what a relief it is
Where's the beef?
That's-a some spicy meatball!
It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature!
Hsve it your way
You deserve a break today
I can bring home the bacon
Fry it up in a pan
And never never never let you forget
You're a man!
'Cause I'm a WOMAN (Enjoli)
Elder, with memories
- Hermione Gingold's ad for Coco Goya Colada was surreal. The spot was cheap as hell looking and I really dont understand the thinking about using some old English music hall star to promote a product that was for Latinos. But my near obsession with the ad should have been my parents first clue that their little boy was a going to be a puff. I have not seen this ad in, damn, probably over 30 years, but I remember the lyrics as well today as I did then
I always hob nobba with society snobba
there's one thing they'll never adopt.
Coco Goya Colada is the cream of Colada
It's the cream of the cream of coconut
The cream of the cream of coconut
- 6:25, all you can eat, eggfooyong, pickled herring, who could decide? So I ate EVERYTHING! Not a little bit of everything, but EVERYTHING! They had to wheel me out! I took two Alka Seltzer.
- R14 - On one of the sides was the couple Sid and Mona. We names our fish after them.
- Right Guard -- the medicine cabinet opens and, "Hey guy!"
- I couldn't have been more than 7 when this ad ran for maybe a month, perhaps less. I never forgot and and was thrilled to see the video is archived. Does anyone who lived in the NYC area in 1986 remember it?
- Yummy, yummy, in the tummy
They're both so gooooooooooood!
(Can't find actual commercial so link below just references them)
- The Ritz Thrift Shop ad. Anyone who lived in the NY market knows this ad. They ran if for thirty years! For real, I think eventually it got landmark status.
- "Open the door for YOUR ... Mystery Date!"
The girls would squeal in horror over the scruffy dud, while I wanted to be his ... friend.
I recall the Ritz Thrift Shop ad after seeing the clip, but hadn't ever thought about it.
- I think this is the perhaps the most brilliant jingle (and campaign) ever created.
- Mikey does not "eat everything." He "hates everything." That is why his surprised brother shouts "He likes it! Hey Mikey!"
- Juicy Fruit, the taste is taste is taste is gonna mo-ove ya!
- This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?
Which I would inevitably and consistently reply, "yes, I have a question. Where can I find some drugs?"
Even my parents thought it was funny when I would say that.
Little did they know...
- I remember watching tv with my friend one Saturday morning and the first Underoos commercial came on. Kids dancing around in their underwear and singing.
We both almost pissed ourselves from laughing.
- Poor Charlie, the suicidal tuna.
"Sorry Charlie, Starkist doesn't want tunas with good taste, we want tunas that taste good."
- I nearly reposted R17.
I did buy a Mini Cooper because of them so Fuck You, Mom!
- [quote[This Anacin commerical from the mid-1960s used to scare me as a kid
Did you grow up to be retarded?
Oh wait you paid $18 to post that. So I answered my own question.
- [quote]Did you grow up to be retarded?
This coming from the loser who cant even properly punctuate a sentience or format a block quote.
- I think I'll share...truly ooly ooly ooo
Going waaaay back, This is a restricted neighborhood? Well, we aren't interested in buying here.
The crying Indian and the polluted river
Can Can, can you do the can-can... from the Shop-Rite commercials.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony....
The Carpenters singing for the bank, it became a hit I think it was weve only just begun
- Stiller and Meara and the little blue nun ads
- [quote]The Carpenters singing for the bank, it became a hit I think it was weve only just begun
No -- it was written by Roger Nichols (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics), thelatter who sang the jingle for Crocker Bank (a way cool bank long gone from LA.)
- Bon JOur jeans are sexy....punk rock 80s.
I go through the dishwasher spotting and streaking glasses and dishes.
Palmolive. You're soaking in it now.
- "Who's Jimmy?"
(see if anyone gets this)
- Getawasherdryer, getastereoortelevsionset, getavcr, and GET IT NOW!!!
Prices so low we're practically GIVING it all away!
- Crisco'll do you proud ever time!
- PSA: "If you have schizophrenia, you are not alone!"
We answer to a higher authority.
"Wow! Thanks, Mean Joe!" (said with the love of a true fan)
Four out of five dentists surveyed recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum (the fifth has retired to the Caymans)
"Tonight...tonight is kind of special, the beer we'll pour, must say something more, somehow..."
"...but an incredible simulation!"
"Dick get the deal in Dallas..."
"That'll be $22,000...."
"I also love the easy-opening can."
"You deserve a break today."
- When it says Libby's Libby's Libby's on the label label label, you will like it like it like it on your table table table...
- For some reason I remember the Plymouth Duster commercials featuring "Mean Mary Jean".
I also remember all the Zest, LifeBuoy, and other bath soap commercials, but I know the reason that I remember them.
- "Manly," R207?
- The Irish Spring Commercial -- with all the "Irish" people.
Later I learned that Roma Downey tried out for the spot but was told she didn't sound Irish enough.
She was the only Irish actor there.
- No more ring around the collar.
- I remember an old Special K commercial with a father struggling to close a suitcase and the kid says, "Why don't you get Mom to sit on it?" and the two of them burst out laughing not knowing she heard the whole thing.
- The Rice Crispies opera one. "I LOOOOVE the Rice Crispeeees!"
It's got that character actor who is making Woody Allen write bad jokes in Annie Hall.
- This Anti-Smoking commercial:
- I'm really glad they made the Children's Aid Society
- When I was a little kid, the Johnny Smoke anti-smoking commercial scared me to death.
- Light Brite. Making things with light.
- Charlie perfume. I still can't believe the line from one of the commercials- "Can I smell your Charlie?"
- rub a dub dolly.
- "These have always brought me LUCK!"
- You 'mos must love the AYDS commercials.
- "Here's the tricky part!"
- I remember a Cracker Jack commercial that went kind of like this:
At night, a kid on a bicycle (a delivery boy, I guess) comes up to dark, spooky house. I think a light comes on in the house (I'm not sure about that). Looking scared, he leaves a box of Cracker Jack at the door or gate, I don't remember. From the house you hear heavy, plodding steps seemingly coming downstairs, and heavy breathing. The kid gets on his bike and hightails it out of there. The door or gate opens and a hand comes out, a kind of hairy male hand. The hand takes the box of Cracker Jack inside; for one moment there is silence, heavy breathing. Then the hand puts the box back outside; the box is now empty and mangled. The heavy breathing resumes, the light goes out (I think) and the plodding, heavy steps start back upstairs.
I think this commercial was shown around Halloween. I remember it to this day.
- I always felt bad for the hosts on television who had to do dog food commercials live on the air. I think they starved those dogs.
- Does anyone remember the Me and My RC commercials, I'm looking for girl on motorcycle lyric....was really cool commercials can't find it on utube. Does anyone have the link?
- I remember that commercial about RC. She's riding and at the end she sings me and my RC eeeeeeeeee!!!
- "I'd like to teach the world to sing...in perfect harmoneeeeee......."
- I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you're a man cus I am woman....enjolie.
Pearl white commercial.
The original shake n bake commercial with the little girl with the shoulder length hair with a Kentuckian accent. I remember because I was that age and looked just like her and my 6 siblings, of whom I was the youngest, teased me constantly.
- Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate.
No, you got chocolate on my peanut butter.
- This anti-smoking commercial.