Tuesday, April 11, 2006

70's Commercial Throwback. . .

Considering in our busy lives we don't have the opportunity or desire, to sit in front of the boob toob anymore, I decided to take you back on some old school commercials, which were really, the best of the best.

Coca-Cola. . . Remember they used to run this ad around Christmas, and all the folks would be holding up candles, or something like that, singing "I like to BUY the world of COKE, and keep it company - That's the song I sing", and then the sung it over? Great commercial!

Calgon - When the lady went to the cleaners and commented on how clean erry-thang was, and the guy was going on and on, and then the lady bursts out the back door and says "We need more CALGON!" Then of course, the classic moment - "Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?"

Palmolive: I didn't know what she was doing in particular, but I knew that I was DYING for my mother to bring home palmolive diswashing liquid so I can what. . .Yes, ladies and gentlemen, SOAK my hands (in a clear bowl, no less), in some palmolive diswashing detergent, just like MADGE the manicurist did for the other women. Don't ack like y'all didn't either want to, or didn't. Please!

Parkay: Well, of course, two commercials come to mind: The first one is the one where the jars of margarine are talking to each other and one is saying "Parkaaay!" and the other one is saying "Butta". I didn't know what the hell that meant when I was child, why would I know the difference between margarine or butter? Then, of course, the other one, which somewhat scared, me was when the woman (in all of her angelic glory - or was it bewitching), saying "It's not NICE to fool with Mother Natcha!"

Pearl Drops Tooth Polish - Y'all betta be glad I can't find that lady. I know you're smiling, you're thinking of the same lady and anybody over 30 is lying if they say they are not! DON'T ACT LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE SAID, EITHER! Need I say more? It's a race to who gets to say her slogan first in the comments section!

This one needs no introduction: "I can bring home the bacon (Enjoli), fry it up in a pan (Enjoli), and never, ever, ever, let you forget you're a man, cuz I'm a woooman, ENJOLI!" Me personally, being all of about SIX years old, didn't understand what she mean when she said bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, hell I was thinking "Isn't that what she is supposed to do with bacon?" And why is she so dressed up cooking BACON!?!"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Mr. Whipple and Charmin,
  • How man Licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll (I can go ALL kinds of places with THAT one, but I won't),
  • Libby Libby Libby, on the Label, Label, Label, (you get it),
  • Mr. Clean
  • (Ho, Ho, Ho) Jolly Green Giant
  • OJ Simpson and the AVIS commercial (running through the airport).
  • That fine ass man that used to be on the Army commercials saying "Thanks first seargeant, Good Morning!"
  • Mean Joe Green and the little boy drinking coke, and he gets his jersey. Yeah, that one.
  • Kim Fields and Mrs. Butterworth (who I have a VERY difficult time accepting that she could not talk)

I know y'all got some more. . .Are any on here your favorites? Have any from the 80's you want to talk about?

Live, this is P, reporting to your from K-PAT FM, the Pattyopolis Network. . .


Cool AC said...

I was born at the end of the 70's so, I will have to go with the 80's. You know the one that sticks outin my mind is the Michael Jackson Pepsi ones!

Whirlwind said...


Oh, and thank you for not accepting the fact that Mrs. Butterworth couldn't talk....as an adult, I don't buy the syrup cuz' I would hate for anyone to see me staring at the bottle hoping, just hoping she would talk to me!

Supa said...

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese...(mumble mumble) on a sesame seed bun.

Or, some shit like that.

The Bic Mac commercial! Or was it Quarter Pounder?? damn, my memory is failing....

T. Cas said...

I think most of these are from the 80's
I used to like that Scrubbing Bubbles commercial.
The Kool Aid commercials when the Kool Aid man would come busting through the wall.
Dunkin Donuts -It's time to make the doughnuts
That FED EX guy that talked real fast.
Bartles and Jaymes thank you for your support.
And this was a NY thing, but Crazy Eddie's and Carvel Ice Cream commercials were the shit.

Miss Ahmad said...

What about the Hey Kool Aid commericals? That one was near and dear to my heart since my mother wouldn't let us have Kool Aid!

Then the Mikey commericials for some cereal which I can't recall...get Mikey to eat it, he'll eat anything!

Nichelle said...

Remember that Mother Nature commercial? She used to freak me out as a little girl! LOL!!

P said...

@ Cool AC:

Girl, yeah, everybody remembers that, particularly when he caught on fire as a result! Do you think that's when we went off the deep end?

@ Whirlwind:

I was so obsessed with Mrs. Butterworth, I used to look at her when I was a child in the grocery store JUST WAITING for her to stop talking.

@ Jamal: It was Big Mac. I don't think there has ever been a commercial for a quarter pounder.

@ TCas: We had a Carvel Ice Cream place out here, too. Who didn't want a carvel party?

@ Miss Ahmad: Girl, it was the LIFE cereal that Mikey was a part of.

Everybody seems to love the HEY KOOL - AID. How could I forget?!?

@ Nichelle: Girl, you know we wuz scurred of that lady, too. . .

Lāā said...

Big Mac, Filet O Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fries, Icey Coke, Thick Shakes, Sundaes and Apple Pies!

This caffeinated coffee tastes so good, cause they took the bitterness out! I don't know what brand that is.

I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, we're a pepper; wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

A is for apple, J is for Jacks. Cinnamon toasty Applejacks...

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds don't.

My baloney has a first name; it's O-S-C-A-R. My baloney has a second name; it's M-A-Y-E-R. Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say, cause Oscar-Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.

Plop plop, fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.

Pardon me; do you have any Grey Poupon?

As you can tell, I watched a lot of TV when I was little. That was my babysitter, being a latchkey kid.

Msnhim said...

LMAO.. this was great but I think everyone covered the favorites.

P said...

@ LAA:

Girl, you brought it on that one. Better than mines! I love them.


Blah Blah Blah said...

Oscar Meyer weiner commercial....
My band-aides stuck on me!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

That Girl Tam said...

I am mad...

You left out the cleaners commercial..."Hey...how do you get this stuff so WHITE?"

"Ancient Chinese secret..."

Ok, and what about the Connect Four commercial??

"I WON!"
"Where? I can't see?"
"Diagonal...RIGHT HERE!"

Or that commercial I fucked you up with last night...

"Hey! I got a great new record in the mail!!"
(in comes the music) "Close yoouuurrr eeyyyeeeess..."
"Hey man, do you think I can barrow that?"
"No MY BROTHA! You gots'ta get ya own!"

P said...


Hello, I DID NOT leave out the cleaners commercial. . .

It was CALGON. . .

As a matter of fact, click on the red link. . .


That Girl Tam said...

ok, my bad...thought it was BIZ...and why the hell would they use the same name for bubble bath later..."Calgon take me a away" that's some bullshit...

Miss Ahmad said...

Okay but can I mention a current commerical that kinda messed me up?!

has anyone seen that Bally's gym commercial with the two black kids dressed up like they are in Kanye's band that magically appear in a white couple's bedroom?

it's dead wrong..on like 12 levels!

Cocoa Girl said...

"That Windsong stays on my mind..."

Remember that cheesy commercial for that cheap perfume called "Windsong." I remember that one....

mrs.tj said...

Funny Stuff...My fav was that little old lady who would say..."Where's the beef!" HA! My mind was always in the gutter as a child so, you know what I was thinking.
Have a great Easter Holiday.

bunny said...

Ok this one I remember because I was taunted by the neighborhood kids with it. You know us with the dark skinnded crap.

N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestles makes the very best...CHOCOLATE.

They used to call me chocolate and I hated that damn candy bar. Didn't start eating em' til I got to college because it brought back such horrible memories.

Yall know kids is cruel.

Oh and the old Burger King commercials. Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it your way. Have it your way at Burger King

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

what better way, how bout a temple message and a figure four leg lock folled by a message of your sacrum from the inside of your corpus - u know i roll words-lol