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2017-04-21 01:58:13 AM  
Man, Demolition Man called the whole loving retroncommercials and eschewing physical contact for computers thing, didn't they?
 
2017-04-21 02:09:26 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjK1aUU2Dx4
This one is still my favorite, by far.
 
2017-04-21 02:27:35 AM  
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2017-04-21 02:58:36 AM  
This is stupid. The "nuclear daisy" ad won't be remembered by anyone under 50 (or even 60) and the Life, Palmolive and Mean Joe Green ads won't be remembered by anyone under 40.

And no one remembers the "crying Indian" ads. It's the ad equivalent of Woodstock.

/Old enough to remember derpes_simplex's AYDS ads.
 
2017-04-21 03:21:51 AM  

BretMavrik: This is stupid. The "nuclear daisy" ad won't be remembered by anyone under 50 (or even 60) and the Life, Palmolive and Mean Joe Green ads won't be remembered by anyone under 40.

And no one remembers the "crying Indian" ads. It's the ad equivalent of Woodstock.

/Old enough to remember derpes_simplex's AYDS ads.


Yeah that was a crappy list of ads supposed to be from the 80s.  Hey, remember this one?

i.ytimg.com
 
2017-04-21 03:54:07 AM  
I think the "anyone under 30" thing may have been more for the FOUR HOURS of 80s commercials in the first video.
 
2017-04-21 04:33:26 AM  
Oh, I get it, subby.The joke is pretending there are any people under 30 on Fark.
 
2017-04-21 04:40:04 AM  
I am fairly ashamed to admit that I remember most of these.  There are a lot of Tulsa local commercials and brands in here that don't mean anything to me, but the national ones are all very familiar to me (born in '81).
 
2017-04-21 04:45:31 AM  
I remember most of those ads, except for the real old ones and the kids' ads from the 1990s.

I'm not familiar with Crazy Eddie, but in SoCal, Crazy Gideon had some rather interesting commercials.

Crazy Gideon Commercial - IF YOU DON"T BUY FROM ME!!!...
Youtube QbVkTk9nvt0
 
2017-04-21 04:49:26 AM  
If you grew up in SoCal during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you should also remember these commercials:

1984 Cal Worthington Ford - Long Beach, CA. commercials
Youtube Vi_BHHY5A8M


/pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow
 
2017-04-21 06:55:37 AM  

Lorelle: If you grew up in SoCal during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you should also remember these commercials:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vi_BHHY5A8M - 480x360]

/pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow


LOL! I grew up in Anchorage and we had Worthington Ford too.  I also remember David Green Furrier commercials (back before fur was "murder").

I also remember this company called "Dinner dispatch" (I think) that would have a commercial of a guy in snowshoes tramping through a snow covered field with a pizza, he'd come up to the camera and say "When hunger calls, we deliver".  I still think that's an awesome catchphrase.
 
2017-04-21 07:21:07 AM  

Lorelle: I remember most of those ads, except for the real old ones and the kids' ads from the 1990s.

I'm not familiar with Crazy Eddie, but in SoCal, Crazy Gideon had some rather interesting commercials.

[YouTube video]


We got Crazy Eddie commercials in upstate NY, mostly because we got WPIX.

/his prices are innnnsane!
//so was he, apparently
 
2017-04-21 07:23:14 AM  
Under 40 30
 
2017-04-21 07:48:40 AM  
i remember most of these
this is my all time fav ads

Earl Scheib will "PAINT ANY CAR for $99.95" - 1979 Chicago TV ad
Youtube Auvf7DDw5z0
 
2017-04-21 08:02:57 AM  
Discount Tire - Little Old Lady
Youtube TE1dFHmFCRk
 
2017-04-21 08:06:03 AM  

wxboy: [YouTube video]


I think they still use that one
 
2017-04-21 08:13:38 AM  
I'm old.

The only one I don't remember is Nuclear Daisy (because it probably aired after my bedtime, I was 6).
 
2017-04-21 08:16:31 AM  
Mama mia, thats-a spicey-a meat ball!

/Where's the beef?
 
2017-04-21 08:17:20 AM  

Lorelle: If you grew up in SoCal during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you should also remember these commercials:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vi_BHHY5A8M - 480x360]

/pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow


Also:

Pete Ellis Dealers (Dodge, Renault/Jeep, Ford/Toyota
Youtube J3Ezn8eLfm8


And now back to the KTLA Family Film Festival (with Tom Hatten showing Popeye cartoons and a Pippi Longstocking movie for the 40th time).
 
2017-04-21 08:17:30 AM  
Oh, and the list fails without:

Alka Seltzer (I can't believe I ate the whole thing, Try this, you'll like it)
Volkswagen with Dustin Hoffman
A-1 (First, there was salt...)
Big Wheels stunt commercials.
 
2017-04-21 08:54:45 AM  
Television ads? You mean that new fangled picture box?
I was lucky if I could get shadows around the fire.
 
2017-04-21 09:00:15 AM  
I remember this one running all the time

Big Bill Hell's
Youtube 4sZuN0xXWLc
 
2017-04-21 09:02:05 AM  
FedEx commercial with John Moschitta
Youtube NeK5ZjtpO-M
 
2017-04-21 09:02:36 AM  
I do actually remember these commercials though

Levi's Brand Name - Robert Abel and Associates 1977
Youtube OjmLPe7YkjQ
 
2017-04-21 09:03:59 AM  
Oh, and just for fun, because it parodied all the Crazy Eddy commercials (not safe for work):
Used Cars Ad
Youtube UH7vl_iuY_k
 
2017-04-21 09:30:08 AM  
I loved the Joe Isuzu commercials back in the day.
 
2017-04-21 09:38:16 AM  
"Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?"

Still say "I must be in the front rooow" a lot
 
2017-04-21 09:41:54 AM  
This one played in the Detroit area way back when.  It's one of those jingles that would stay in your head for hours.

Joshua Doore furniture commercial (1970s)
Youtube ljb0-08HW1g
 
2017-04-21 09:51:57 AM  
Frankie and Johnny's Furniture: See the Special Man
Youtube XI7jC57GuZM


This one used to run when i as a kid in New Orleans.  I say I say I say!
 
2017-04-21 10:24:53 AM  
images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com

Iron Eyes Cody (born Espera Oscar de Corti April 3, 1904 - January 4, 1999) was a Sicilian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films.[1] He also played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television PSAs, "Keep America Beautiful".[2] In 1996, Cody's half-sister said that he was of Italian ancestry, but he denied it.[2][3]
 
2017-04-21 10:26:54 AM  
Anyone that watched cartoon network in the 90s has that damn Sears air conditioning spot permanently tattooed in their brain.  Who the hell were those targeted at during kids programming?

/I'll call tomorrow
//You'll call TODAY
///Another scorcher!
 
2017-04-21 10:37:21 AM  
Sam Behr "Lug Nuts'' Commercial for Allied Discount Tires
Youtube gvUIm0BcRMk

Hand torqued nuts

Actually had a friend who would go to Orlando to buy big shoes from Sam Behr
 
2017-04-21 11:29:33 AM  
I'm sure this one is also largely forgotten, but it is still the funniest I've ever seen:

Batman snickers ad
Youtube GPRscxQZs8E
 
2017-04-21 01:16:58 PM  

StrikitRich: [YouTube video]
Hand torqued nuts

Actually had a friend who would go to Orlando to buy big shoes from Sam Behr


lol....Allahd Discount Tahrs.  That one I remember...

/knew 'em all, except for the Daisy ad.  That one was just about the time I was born.
 
2017-04-21 01:26:09 PM  

Lorelle: If you grew up in SoCal during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you should also remember these commercials:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vi_BHHY5A8M - 480x360]

/pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow


Hiya, friends! Ralph Spoilsport, Ralph Spoilsport Motors, the world's largest new used and used new automobile dealership, Ralph Spoilsport Motors, here in the City of Emphysema. Let's just look at the extras on this fabulous car! Wire-wheel spoke fenders, two-way sneezethrough windvent, star-studded mudguards, sponge-coated edible steering column, chrome fender dents, and factory air-conditioned air from our fully factory-equipped factory. It's a beautiful car, friends, with doors to match! Birch's Blacklist says this automobile was stolen, but for you, friends, the complete price, two thousand five hundred dollars, in easy monthly payments of twenty-five dollars a week, twice a week, and never on Sundays ...
 
2017-04-21 01:46:11 PM  
The stupid My Buddy jingle is now stuck in my head and I didn't even click the video.
 
2017-04-21 02:01:01 PM  

Ambivalence: Lorelle: If you grew up in SoCal during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you should also remember these commercials:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vi_BHHY5A8M - 480x360]

/pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow

LOL! I grew up in Anchorage and we had Worthington Ford too.  I also remember David Green Furrier commercials (back before fur was "murder").

I also remember this company called "Dinner dispatch" (I think) that would have a commercial of a guy in snowshoes tramping through a snow covered field with a pizza, he'd come up to the camera and say "When hunger calls, we deliver".  I still think that's an awesome catchphrase.


He had dealerships in the Bay Area too. It was funny at college to find the Northern CA and Southern CA kids all knew the same jingle but with different streets. (UCSB '93-'95)

In Santa Cruz we had our own local dealer with cheesy commercials of "Big Hearted Bob Dee" flying like Superman. Then it hit the news that employees showed up to the dealership one morning and all the money had been drained from every account, and even the safe, and Big Hearted Bob Dee was nowhere to be found. But his massive debts remained.
 
2017-04-21 04:04:06 PM  
The Bob Uecker ad in TFA was one of my Dad's favorites.

I must be in the front rooowww.

Two Dogs Farking: Oh, and just for fun, because it parodied all the Crazy Eddy commercials (not safe for work):
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UH7vl_iuY_k?start=12 - 480x360]


Or this one.

Car Dealership Commercial
Youtube QDFeIPwrDrs
 
2017-04-21 05:55:12 PM  
Didn't have Crazy Eddie or Carvel, but they didn't have Tom Peterson.
Tom Peterson & Gloria's Too Summer Sale
Youtube vwZ80FEEZQo
 
2017-04-21 06:51:20 PM  
Let's see if I can do the commercial for "new" Scarios from memory.

Sister: iiiiii'm scaaaaared!
Brother: Ghostio's going to fly into your hair! WATCH OUT... for Loony Moon and Pump-i-kin!
Sister: Well Sharky's gonna bite your ear!
Brother and sister: Ooooooooo!
Mother (in background): Lunch!
Brother and sister : Yaaaaay!
Announcer: Scarios, new from Heinz. Spooky spaghetti in tomato sauce, and tomato sauce with beef. Play with them on the label, and gobble them up in the bowl!
Brother and sister: (giggling)
 
2017-04-21 06:54:44 PM  
1978 General Mills Trix cereal commercial.
Youtube nPa5fCtNMiE
 
2017-04-21 08:59:07 PM  
pepsi puppies short version commercial
Youtube YTOWMsm6W6w

/my happy place to this day
 
2017-04-21 09:31:00 PM  

nicoffeine: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/J3Ezn8eLfm8 - 480x360]


Almost forgot about those commercials (and Bowzer too). 

And now back to the KTLA Family Film Festival (with Tom Hatten showing Popeye cartoons and a Pippi Longstocking movie for the 40th time).

His theme song was "Reminiscing." I loved it when he showed the really old Popeye cartoons from the 1930s.
 
2017-04-21 11:23:56 PM  
Aside from the Ancient Chinese Secret commercial, the other one I thought was missing was this one:
Purina Puppy Chuck Wagon Dog Food TV Commercial HD
Youtube st6AKENGN8I
 
2017-04-22 02:40:55 AM  
Never had Crazy Eddie, never had a few of the others (because they were regionals), but we did have (courtesy of WGN) the infamous Empire adverts about thirty years before they got inflicted on the rest of the Midwest:


Empire Carpet - You Know That Phone Number 588-2300
Youtube YVynAI1EZpo


Bill Collins Ford more locally, but haven't been able to find any of the 80's era or 70's era adverts online.
 
2017-04-22 12:00:15 PM  
What color Orange Ford do you want?

Albany car dealer, 1970's
 
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