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Subject: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/12/07 at 5:00 pm

With the A-OK from Quirk, and since we love retro advertising and nostalgia, I thought it would be fun to post some youtube links to old commercials. I've been getting addicted to watching them for the past few days and I've found some funny ones, strange ones, and some that bring back memories.  I'll try to keep them short. . . . 30 seconds to a minute long, since I have a short attention span.  :D Post some of your own favorites if you like! Here's a couple to start off.

This first one I couldn't believe was real, but it is! The Flintstones for Winston Cigarettes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYfSopE2JUA

This one is for a Witch Dr. Head Shrinker Kit. Everyone needs one of those!  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43UU0RBLXNs
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: lorac61469 on 03/12/07 at 5:48 pm

Bumble Bee Tuna...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUbeQjd0ZY

Jolly Green Giant, he gave me nightmares.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxW1AZ_klVQ

Shaker Maker...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5sgYJBz2fY
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/12/07 at 10:50 pm

those are awesome! Great idea, Rhonda! :)


Here are some:


Rock Em Sock Em Robots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joDjwtjIQS8

McDonalds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dwc-gUQnLI

LaChoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELxplBcmmc

Trix Cereal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npH1KPr32Gk

Kool-Aid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBeUGqeYsQg

Oster Electric Toothbrush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoINevywyjQ

Adorn Hairspray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZAA8hLutjs

Count Chocula Frankenberry Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZCFsBw94o
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/13/07 at 12:38 am

http://www.geocities.com/godeltsihw/canada.PNG Here's some Classic Canadian Commercials http://www.geocities.com/godeltsihw/canada.PNG


Some of these I hadn't seen myself in many years until just now searching through Commercials on YouTube.  What a blast from the past ...


Leon's Furniture (The guy in the commercial is Patrick McKenna, who would later play Harold on "The Red Green Show")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNhRVgk4z2s

Granada (Now defunct chain of rent to own stores; I'd totally forgotten about this jingle)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iCAbxIbG0A

Canadan Tire (this commercial always made me smile)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkyMM3EScjA

Canadian Tire (Give like Santa, save like Scrooge)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wutkgtIweso

The Swiss Chalet Festive Special
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4mV9a4QuUo

Classic A&W Ad with the Root Bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBEiLw-V7zw

Home Hardware
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZSyQSySYA0

Coffee Crisp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXTyLAymlVE

Bubbly Bubbly Eno (This jingle really sticks in your head)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3VPv3CySgQ

Smarties - "When I eat my smarties, I eat the red ones last"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynk7__yJ6zo

Raisin Bran - Bank Robbery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoMYChl5kTw

A&W Cream Soda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5jzjyFGRWo

ParticipACTION with Billy Newton-Davis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUV9inzcQ8M

ParticipACTION - Don't just think about it ... DO IT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFxYe6vmq0

Zellers commercial featuring Batman and Robin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOxDJwmqQbI

Petro Canada - Talking Motor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cffw4P4Qiv8

Old Dutch Potato Chips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ntNC6bZIuM
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/13/07 at 6:50 am



Shaker Maker...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5sgYJBz2fY

Wow, I had one of those! I don't think they ever turned out the way they were suppposed to!

those are awesome! Great idea, Rhonda! :)






Adorn Hairspray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZAA8hLutjs



Those were great! This one cracked me up though! Bikini brush? What the heck?  ;D

http://www.geocities.com/godeltsihw/canada.PNG Here's some Classic Canadian Commercials http://www.geocities.com/godeltsihw/canada.PNG


Some of these I hadn't seen myself in many years until just now searching through Commercials on YouTube.  What a blast from the past ...


Bubbly Bubbly Eno (This jingle really sticks in your head)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3VPv3CySgQ

Smarties - "When I eat my smarties, I eat the red ones last"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynk7__yJ6zo




Thanks for posting those. I love these two! Are those smarties anything like M&Ms, or like Skittles?
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/13/07 at 7:12 am

Sizzlers Cars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IouZUHVyrs

KISS Makeup  8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_BEIMr6nqU

Mego Elastic Super Heros  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWxuveV5Ajc

Creepy Crawlers (I love this, my brother, sister and I spent alot of time playing with these)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwSfpDqOrG4

Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/13/07 at 1:30 pm


Thanks for posting those. I love these two! Are those smarties anything like M&Ms, or like Skittles?


Smarties are similar to M&Ms yes
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/13/07 at 10:38 pm

More classic cereal commercials ...

Nabisco Shreddies - The Milk Mob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV45WdsANg

Kellogg's Cruncheroos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eLCH5EKoDY

Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/14/07 at 4:53 pm

Jackson 5 for Alpha Bits Cereal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jWY27wt5y4

Another J-5 Alpha Bits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq85FcPOH6Y

Nancy Dussault for Coast Soap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAgM1XNOoZ0

Mary Tyler Moore as Happy Hotpoint--Love, Love, Love this one! So Cute!  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mlHmYDBcvo
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/14/07 at 7:24 pm


Nancy Dussault for Coast Soap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAgM1XNOoZ0


I remember her from Too Close For Comfort.  It's neat to see early commercial works of TV stars 8)
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/14/07 at 7:31 pm


I remember her from Too Close For Comfort.  It's neat to see early commercial works of TV stars 8)

Oh good, because I have lots more of TV stars!
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Dominic L. on 03/14/07 at 8:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrwuPmM9EE


Hahaha... Honda scooter commercial featuring DEVO.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/16/07 at 5:10 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrwuPmM9EE


Hahaha... Honda scooter commercial featuring DEVO.

Ha! I love it!  :)

Here's an oldie from Coppertone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmTYQBV-k0o

Apparently, Brylcream will help your love life!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRcRIbExrfg

One of Erins Retro Icons of the week! Mr. Clean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi4Wp6Wrnto



Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/16/07 at 9:13 pm

Another Coast soap commercial featuring Terry Keiser (It's Bernie Lomax LOL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMpgAR_33Y
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/18/07 at 2:51 pm


Another Coast soap commercial featuring Terry Keiser (It's Bernie Lomax LOL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMpgAR_33Y

I remember that one. I didn't know he later did Weekend at Bernies.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 03/18/07 at 6:29 pm


I remember that one. I didn't know he later did Weekend at Bernies.


Terry is perhaps best known as Bernie Lomax, but to me, he's also Craven, the annoying news reporter on Night Court and the guy on Three's Company who wanted to kill Jack, but ended up eating Spicy Linguine  ;D
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 03/20/07 at 7:38 am

Here are a few with some familiar faces

Christopher Knight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Day7vLthW1k

Farrah Fawcett for Schick, but it sounds like she's saying something else  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veB52xIc2aY

The Monkees for Kool Aid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FdTlfSKPw

A very young Kurt Russell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv4iMhMhf7o

Barbara Feldon for Top Brass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXqoSqWC7t0
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/23/07 at 5:38 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrwuPmM9EE


Hahaha... Honda scooter commercial featuring DEVO.
I totally remember that, they also had a Honda Scooter ad with Lou Reed.

I also remember really wanting one of those scooters when I was a kid, I especially thought the pop-up headlight was really neat. I've thought about trying to find one on eBay, but on the other hand if I rolled up to work on one of those things, the guys that ride their Harleys to work would never let me live it down.  ;D ;D ;D
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Dominic L. on 04/23/07 at 11:47 pm


I totally remember that, they also had a Honda Scooter ad with Lou Reed.

I also remember really wanting one of those scooters when I was a kid, I especially thought the pop-up headlight was really neat. I've thought about trying to find one on eBay, but on the other hand if I rolled up to work on one of those things, the guys that ride their Harleys to work would never let me live it down.  ;D ;D ;D


I think it's funny that they're talking about individuality while they're all dressed the same.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: karen on 04/24/07 at 10:41 am



Granada (Now defunct chain of rent to own stores; I'd totally forgotten about this jingle)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iCAbxIbG0A




They were also in the UK.  I can remember one of their jingles to the tune of That's Amore!
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 04/26/07 at 5:00 pm

A few more

Chocks Vitamins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_tB-yzYtoU

Barbie 1960s---I had this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF9dZdm8x94

Mystery Date Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDK-xd7RgWg&mode=related&search=

Don't squeeze the Charmin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bl9uwFiXFY
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Paul on 04/26/07 at 5:14 pm


They were also in the UK.  I can remember one of their jingles to the tune of That's Amore!


Granada TV rentals...a staple on every high street in Britain!

(They also had a range of motorway service stations, rather bizarrely!)

The tune isn't 'That's Amore', but it sounds like it...
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: whistledog on 04/26/07 at 8:48 pm


They were also in the UK.  I can remember one of their jingles to the tune of That's Amore!



Granada TV rentals...a staple on every high street in Britain!

(They also had a range of motorway service stations, rather bizarrely!)

The tune isn't 'That's Amore', but it sounds like it...


Wow!  I had no idea.  Do they still exist in the UK?

Did they use the same jingle in the UK adverts as in the clip I posted?
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Tia on 04/27/07 at 12:31 am


Farrah Fawcett for Schick, but it sounds like she's saying something else  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veB52xIc2aY

mm, i like the short-haired brunette, she's dreamy.

i'm sorry... what gives you the most to work with? cut! cut! let's try again.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Tia on 04/27/07 at 12:37 am

in speaking of retro kurt russell (and that commercial is awesome!), ever see "the computer wore tennis shoes"?

retro live-action disney rules my universe. obviously. :-[ my parents always wanted to watch 60 minutes and wouldn't let me watch wonderful world of disney because it was on at the same time... and now i have all these issues because of it.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Tia on 04/27/07 at 12:43 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_4VdV5KvgU&NR=1

i met a girl in college who was in a pepper commercial. she was tall and gorgeous, really groovy chick too. you'd think anyone who'd been a pepper would be all stuck on herself but she was really laid back.
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Tia on 04/27/07 at 12:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IPww8udloc&mode=related&search=

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i totally remember that toy, too. never had one, i was a green machine man, myself. but... innuendo much? daaaaaaaaaag.

Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: karen on 04/27/07 at 4:09 am



The tune isn't 'That's Amore', but it sounds like it...


Close enough.  Did you recognise the TV installer man?


Wow!  I had no idea.  Do they still exist in the UK?



I'm not sure.  It isn't that common to rent a TV set any more.  In the 70s there used to be three places in my town where you could rent sets, now I don't think there are any (unless the washing machine rental place does TVs)
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: Paul on 04/27/07 at 2:18 pm


Wow!  I had no idea.  Do they still exist in the UK?


The 'rental' side of the business doesn't, but Granada (via a merger with another company) is the big player in commercial TV here...
Subject: Re: Youtube Retro TV Commercials
Written By: gemini on 04/27/07 at 7:27 pm


in speaking of retro kurt russell (and that commercial is awesome!), ever see "the computer wore tennis shoes"?

retro live-action disney rules my universe. obviously. :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IPww8udloc&mode=related&search=

o.
m.
f.
g.

i totally remember that toy, too. never had one, i was a green machine man, myself. but... innuendo much? daaaaaaaaaag.



;D  ;D  "Ride up & down & up and down" . . . . . ummmmm ok?