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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Classic Commercials!!

Oh boy! I have been hooked on YouTube for the past week, and in doing such I found a bunch of classic commercials I haven't seen since I was a kid. Many of them bring back such awesome memories! Even something as simple as a station identification commercial now is a prize to me from way back then! Many of them are not even played anymore and to hear them now they sound so different. They sound innocent. Nothing like the commercials we have today. You notice something, there are NO commercials for prescription medications!!!! I like that! What I favor are the Christmas commercials. They used to be so good back in those days. Today, they barely capture the spirit of the season. Maybe it's because I was a kid in those days that that is how I saw them. I don't know, but it seems that today's commercials are not as fun and innocent. They all have kids on skateboards moving to heavy metal or rap music. It SUCKS!!!!

This is what Anna and I are trying to do. We have a few old commercials from the mid-to-late 80s and early 90s, and we are trying to preserve them on DVD disks. I even have some from the late 90s. Back then, all my shows always came on while I was still asleep, so I had to record them commercials and all. It wasn't until 5 years later that I realized how much fun it was to watch commercials that turned out to be classics! Especially the ones you don't see anymore. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that one commercial (for Foldier's Coffee) that ran back in 1999 is still running today!! I have the original version (it's changed just slightly enough to notice). Some commercials I guess are timeless. One commercial that is a classic that I hope I never see again is that damn commercial for tootsie pops!! The dumb one where the kid goes up and says "Mr. turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" And then the turtle directs him to Mr. Owl. It was the owl who discovered it only took 3 licks. Anyway that commercial SUCKS for a classic!!! I've had to view that damn commercial every year, and every commercial break throughout my life!! I hate it!! But last night I did see some commercials I enjoyed. Many I haven't seen since I was a kid!! Some I even remember how they got their icons! LOL!

Well, here's a few samples of commercials I've found. This first one is a collection of commercials from the 70s, 80s and today:




Here's another set of commercials from the 1980s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX9pgmleDgQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEYiY-BWqj4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA5CVR_Dda8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qB2dMNfEOE


These are a series of commercials from 1986. Kinda long.



From 1987:


From Christmas of 1987:


From 1989 (or 1988):


From 1986:


From 1988:


From 1989:


Also from 1989:


Commercials from 1987 to 1988:


From 1988:


From 1988 (I'm no tiger!! Except when it comes to being lazy!)


From 1987:


From 1986 and 1988:


From 1987 and 1988:


From 1987:


From 1987:


From 1987:


From 1987:


From 1987:


From 1987:


From 1989:


Now for some earlier commercials:


From 1983. "Timtarts", now I have a new nicky for Timmy! hehe! He'd probably hate me for this one! LOL!

From 1983. Sorry, there is no embed feature:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJgAOqQqpZ4

Now for some of my favorite Christmas commercials:

This one ran from 1987 to 1989, and then I never saw it again:


This one began in 1990, and I found out it still comes on to this day!


This is actually from the 70s, and ran until the early 80s:


What a stroll through memory lane!!
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