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Campy products from the past

Does anyone remember the Mark Eden bust developer?

Or AYDS candies?

What are your favorite campy products that are mostly forgotten today?

by Anonymousreply 11305/28/2013


by Anonymousreply 105/25/2013


Trim jeans

by Anonymousreply 205/25/2013

That squiggly hose. No, not that one - the one for the backyard. Outside.

by Anonymousreply 305/25/2013

Clap on. Clap off. The Clapper.

by Anonymousreply 405/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 505/25/2013

[quote]Does anyone remember the Mark Eden bust developer?

Simon Cowell swears by it.

by Anonymousreply 605/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 705/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 805/25/2013

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. I had the clearest skin and no blackheads. That green shit was solid gold.

by Anonymousreply 905/25/2013

"campy"? You mean like tents and sleeping bags? What's with the weird responses?

by Anonymousreply 1005/25/2013

Get off my lawn, R10!

by Anonymousreply 1105/25/2013

Oriental Pearl Cream.

by Anonymousreply 1205/25/2013

Hey, Good Lookin', I'll be back to pick you up later!

by Anonymousreply 1305/25/2013

High Point coffee

by Anonymousreply 1405/25/2013

Charles Bronson for Mandom cologne

by Anonymousreply 1505/25/2013

Nothing says "I'm gay" quite like a deep fuchsia lunch box with Martha Raye on it.

by Anonymousreply 1605/25/2013

Wow, R12 s Oriental Pearl Cream! And Kwan! I recall it advertised in print on pulpy pages in the back of magazines.

by Anonymousreply 1705/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 1805/26/2013

Re the "Great Wig Buys" ad, who would need to buy a wig with stretch in it? Now I have more questions than answers.

by Anonymousreply 1905/26/2013

I declare Pearl Cream the winner

by Anonymousreply 2005/26/2013

L'eggs, merely for the container.

by Anonymousreply 2105/26/2013

Shick anti smoking centers

by Anonymousreply 2205/26/2013

I prefer this Pearl Cream commercial

by Anonymousreply 2305/26/2013

r13's link is a hoot!

by Anonymousreply 2405/26/2013

The genius of Betamax.

by Anonymousreply 2505/26/2013

Practice your putting while you take care of your other business

by Anonymousreply 2605/26/2013

Remember those sandwich makers from those infomercials during the early-1990s?

by Anonymousreply 2705/26/2013

The kitchen magician

by Anonymousreply 2805/26/2013

Pocket fisherman!

by Anonymousreply 2905/26/2013

The buttoneer 2. At $4.99, it makes a perfect Christmas gift.

by Anonymousreply 3005/26/2013

Roula Lenska's VO5 hairspray

by Anonymousreply 3105/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 3205/26/2013

Ronco products.

Salad shooters.

by Anonymousreply 3305/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3405/26/2013

"In 10 days you can have a body like Charles Atlas."

"I've fallen and I can't get up!"

"Where's the beef?!"

Miss Cleo.

"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"

Thigh Master.

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!"

by Anonymousreply 3505/26/2013


The garden weasel.

by Anonymousreply 3605/26/2013

I don't remember an elf doing "plop, plop, fizz, fizz." Was this before the '70s?

by Anonymousreply 3705/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3805/26/2013

"Nair for short-shorts, if you dare wear short-shorts..."

by Anonymousreply 3905/26/2013

I see nobody has bothered to answer r10's obvious question. Instead just continued posting of arbitrary products. A joke/troll thread?

by Anonymousreply 4005/26/2013

The steady drip, drip, drip of excess stomach acid

by Anonymousreply 4105/26/2013

[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

by Anonymousreply 4205/26/2013

Jesus. R16, I HAD that lunchbox as a child. That explains everything.

by Anonymousreply 4305/26/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4405/26/2013

r37, yes, before the 70s.

Also, Cora the coffee lady for Maxwell House: "When you find something good, you stick with it."

Kitchen Magician.

by Anonymousreply 4505/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4605/26/2013

I want one of the miracle button sewing kits!

by Anonymousreply 4705/26/2013

[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...

by Anonymousreply 4805/26/2013

Mrs. Olson and her Folgers-

by Anonymousreply 4905/26/2013

Mother, please! I'd rather do it myself!

by Anonymousreply 5005/26/2013

Control yourself!

Sure, you have a headache. You're tense, irritable. But don't take it out on him!

by Anonymousreply 5105/26/2013

Are there only two people posting in this thread? I find it hard to believe otherwise. It's not funny anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5205/26/2013

I used to love wax mustaches and wax harmonicas. I don't know why wax harmonicas were associated with Halloween. Because they were orange?

by Anonymousreply 5305/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5405/26/2013

Like r52 said, answer the question in r10, otherwise this is just a private chat thread.

by Anonymousreply 5505/26/2013

OP's at fault for not being concrete. And he doesn't care about intent.

camp2 [kamp] Show IPA noun 1. 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. Origin: 1955–60; camp2 + -y1

by Anonymousreply 5605/26/2013

The great Stan Freberg made ALL products campy.

by Anonymousreply 5705/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5805/26/2013


To quote Jeri Blank: "You're gay. You know that, right?"

by Anonymousreply 5905/26/2013

Here's another treatment of the Kodak music:

by Anonymousreply 6005/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6105/26/2013

Set it and forget it and the paint spray to cover bald spots

by Anonymousreply 6205/26/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6305/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6405/26/2013

The Clapper.

by Anonymousreply 6505/26/2013

They were selling guns with 10 shot magazines to children LONG before kids were shooting each other with REAL guns!

by Anonymousreply 6605/26/2013

Shake 'n' Bake! 'N' I halped!

What did Princess Luciana Pignatelli shill all those years ago?

by Anonymousreply 6705/26/2013

I still have my Queen Helene mint julep mask. Don't they make it anymore? Cause I'm about out.

Dippity Do.

by Anonymousreply 6805/26/2013

Was that the pudding that set into three different levels of texture (pudding, mousse and jello), R63?

by Anonymousreply 6905/26/2013

r36, Brylcream reminds me of my dad and his greasy-looking hair

by Anonymousreply 7005/26/2013

While the product itself isn't very campy, this commercial certainly is!

by Anonymousreply 7105/26/2013

Campiest product ever -- in more ways than one!

by Anonymousreply 7205/26/2013

Have fish last night, dear? I thought George gave up cigars...

by Anonymousreply 7305/26/2013

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?!!!

by Anonymousreply 7405/26/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 7505/26/2013

$50 dollars for this new scarf. Think he'll notice? Something like that. I can't remember the product, maybe a mouthwash or toothpaste.

by Anonymousreply 7605/26/2013

Pulvawized peaws in dis peaw cweem. Other ancient Chinese cweem? They bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 7705/26/2013

LOL@ R23 s campy version of Oriental Pear Cweeem.!

by Anonymousreply 7805/26/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 7905/26/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 8005/26/2013

The Pet Rock owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8105/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8205/26/2013

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"

by Anonymousreply 8305/26/2013

Sta-Dri Peeny Pads

Jewess Jeans

Colon Blow Cereal

Shimmer Floor Wax/Dessert Topping

The Bass-O-Matic

by Anonymousreply 8405/26/2013

Cardboard fireplace.

by Anonymousreply 8505/26/2013

I do not think you people understand what "camp" really is.

by Anonymousreply 8605/26/2013

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".[6]

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. Television

Luciana's Camay commercial starts @4:11

by Anonymousreply 8705/26/2013

Not really a campy product but did anyone buy this guy's innocence about hitting on his girlfriend's mom?

by Anonymousreply 8805/26/2013

Ever had a penis dump before?

by Anonymousreply 8905/26/2013

Conversely, here's campy people of the past discussing us.

by Anonymousreply 9005/26/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9105/27/2013

Jello 1-2-3

by Anonymousreply 9205/27/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 9305/27/2013

Thank you R72, you just made my day!

by Anonymousreply 9405/27/2013

"Double your pleasure, double your fun, try JUICY FRUIT, JUICY FRUIT, JUICY FRUIT gum!!!"

by Anonymousreply 9505/27/2013

Luciana Avedon? Was she married to photographer Richard Avedon?

by Anonymousreply 9605/27/2013

Here's the Queen Helene mask.

by Anonymousreply 9705/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 9805/27/2013

R95, that's Doublemint gum.

by Anonymousreply 9905/27/2013

Inflatable weight loss exercise shorts.

by Anonymousreply 10005/27/2013

Those vibrating-belt fitness machines that didn't do shit but were all the rage at Gloria Marshall Figure Salons.

by Anonymousreply 10105/27/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 10205/27/2013

dancing flowers, bendable california raisins, trolls, garbage pail kids

by Anonymousreply 10305/27/2013

Nobody remembers "the heartbreak of psoriasis?"

I couldn't find anything on You Tube either.

by Anonymousreply 10405/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10505/27/2013

The Carouso Molecular Hairsetter!

by Anonymousreply 10605/27/2013

Lustre creme shampoo - used by four out of five top movie stars!

by Anonymousreply 10705/27/2013

The Webmaster IS Rula Lenska, and her EYES are VIVID BLUE.

by Anonymousreply 10805/27/2013

Frownies are still around - the Vermont Country Store catalog has them (along with countless other retro "beauty" products).

by Anonymousreply 10905/28/2013

You take that back, R108!

by Anonymousreply 11005/28/2013

"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

by Anonymousreply 11105/28/2013

Quisp and Quake breakfast cereals.

by Anonymousreply 11205/28/2013

112 responses and no one has mentioned the ads for TICKLE, the dick-shaped deodorant for women?

("TICKLE... with the BIG WIDE BALL...")

by Anonymousreply 11305/28/2013
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