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BS: ...after this commercial break

Allan C. 10 Sep 99 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 04:08 PM

Dave Swan's remark in another thread about hearing the Gillette march in his head got me thinking about some of the many commercial songs which have been drummed into our heads over the years.

Speaking of drumming, I am hearing a tom-tom and a chorus of men's voices:

"From the land of sky blue waters,"
(Does someone know the next line?)

Anyone have some other commercials from long ago and far away?


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bbelle
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 04:11 PM

It's a beer commercial and I can see the bear and the rolling brook ... Is it Rolling Rock Beer? moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bob schwarer
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 04:17 PM

Hamm's


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 04:23 PM

I'll give you a two-fer:
From the Land of Sky Blue Waters (waters)
From the land of pines, lofty balsams
Comes the beer refresing
Hamm's the beer refreshing
Hamm's.

or, (different tune)

From the Land of Sky Blue Waters
Capturing the frosty refreshment (?)
Hamm's Beer
Refreshing Hamm's Beer.
I've got some good Blatz and Schlitz commercials, if you want more....
-Offer, the Joe that made Milwaukee famous-


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 04:42 PM

Remember Trouble as in "I've got Trouble, all day"? It was a men's cologne, out about the same time as Hai Karate (there's another one for ya). I was working in Health & Beauty in a discount store...still have the "Trouble" calendar and a button that says, "I've got Trouble all day". Wander who was the brilliant one who dreamed that up?!

And, I can barely remember the one that said "He's an Aqua Velva man".

Also, had an English teacher who used the "Winston tastes like a cigarette should" to illustrate the improper use of "like". I think she tainted me on commercials for all time; I became hypercritical of them and think the MUTE button was one of the best inventions EVER!

But this is phun!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Peter T.
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 05:12 PM

He smashed the Mac at 105
Reduced the road to rubble,
25 dead who had been alive
But his face was free of stubble ---
Burma shave.

oneof a series of BS (speaking of BS) parodies we created 25 years ago on a slow day on the road.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bbelle
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 05:18 PM

Click on TVLand occasionally ... it's worth it to see the retrommercials... moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Banjer
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 10:59 PM

Plop goes the tablet that gives the fizz,
It's that feel-better feeling,
That Alka Seltzer gives!

Or how about the old Pepsodent toothpaste commercial?

You'll wonder where the yellow went when yu brush your teeth with Pepsodent!

N E S T L E S, Nestle's makes the very best.....
Chocolate.....

Oh please, somebody give me a life!!(not a commercial, my own plea!)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bbelle
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 11:23 PM

See the USA in your chevrolet da da da da da da


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 11:38 PM

"Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener..."

'Nuff said.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Sep 99 - 11:54 PM

" For the first time in your life
Feel Really Clean!
Get that Zest glow
From head to toe
Z-E-S-T Zest!!"


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 12:00 AM

you'll stop paying the elbow tax when you start cleaning with ajax ba ba ba ba ba bom and wash those germs right down the drain !


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 12:04 AM

This one is for you 'Spaw:

Mikey likes it!

tatatata..data..tatadata..dadatata (something like that) Good to the last drop!

Plop, plop
Fizz, fizz
Oh, what a relief it is!

Two, click, click two mints in one!

Did any of you every read the book Elephants in the Living Room, Bears in the Canoe? Great real stories about a family with a large farm who took in unwanted, unusual animals, such as a baby elephant, who lived in the house as she was growing up. Anyway, they had the bear that was in the Hamm's beer commercials. In the book, he tells of the care and training that went into, first, talking a grizzly bear into going in a wobbly craft on the water, and two, actually shooting the commercial with all actors versed in safely being around the *bear*. It is a very good read. Later, when the elephant grew big, they were out throwing snowballs at one another. The mother in the family was very pregnant; the elephant learned to roll and throw her own snowballs. When the husband started throwing them back at her, she ran to *hide* behind "mom". Sounded like a pretty funny sight!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 12:05 AM

So how many of the rest of you sing to "1812?"----

"This is the cereal that's shot from guns"

Or to "Jingle Bells"----

"Norelco is the shaver gift gift to give on Christmas day."

'Course there isn't any singing, but I've often thought that Irish Spring soap and the Massengill folks oughta' get together.....The girl could say, "I just LOVE the new shape." And the "Big Mick" could say, "Ahhh, and what a fine, fresh scent!"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Sourdough
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 11:41 AM

My beer is Rheingold the dry beer. Think of Rheingold whenever you buy beer. It's not bitter or sweet, It's a dry flavor treat Won't you try, won''t you buy Rheingold beer?

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 03:03 PM

Methinks there be many, many old folks on this site.

"Brusha, brusha, brusha, use the new Ipana," Buck Beaver for a toothpaste I no longer see.

This one may have been West Coast, only...
"Feed him Dr. Ross Dog Food do him a favor,
Its got more meat and its got more flavor.
Got more meat to make him feel the way he shou-uld
Dr. Ross Dog Food is dog-gone good." mid 1950s

John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Wally Macnow
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 05:18 PM

Nabisco sponsored a radio program when I was young, the name of which I can't recall at all. But the sponser's jingle is still with me after all these years.

N A B I S C O Nabisco is the name to know For a breakfast you can't beat Try Nabisco Shredded Wheat

Can anyone name the program? My suspicion is that it was a western since the jingle was done to the rhythm of a tom-tom.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 05:31 PM

to the tune of "Betsy from Pike"

"I'll tell you a story you'll never forget,
A story about you, and your cigarette.
Enjoy smoother smoking, choose wisely, choose well.
Relax and enjoy yourself: Light a Pall-Mall.

.....Pall Mall, Pall Mall,
.....Smoke longer and finer and milder Pall Mall.

I can also do Rayco Seat covers, ...Jello, from the Baby Snooks era...whole binch of others...(yep...we ARE showing our age here)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 05:39 PM

Nabisco Shredded Wheat sponsored the Straight Arrow radio program. S. A. was a Comanche Indian who posed as a white rancher, and donned the war paint to right the wrongs in the territory. His horse's name was Fury, I believe.

Boxes of the cereal had dividers which had Indian woodcraft lore and camping tips which were titled Injunuities or somesuch. I had the premium plastic arrowhead whic had a compass, magnifying glass (to start a campfire from sunlight) and whistle. Are they worth anything, now? Oh well.

The commercial began (to TomTom beat) N-A-B-I-S-C-O, Nabisco is the name to know. etc. (which means I forgot the rest.)---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Sourdough
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 05:44 PM

I'd forgotten those Straight Arrow dividers in the Shredded Wheat boxes. Ther were three pillows of shredded wheet to a layer and I could only eat two pillows for breakfast so it was a special day when I got a new indian lore tip.

Between Straight Arrow and Mark Trail, I felt as though I was ready for anything Nature or Man might throw at me.

(Perhaps my sense of proportion was not yet fully developed.)

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 05:50 PM

I'm from Milwaukee, and I oughta know
It's draft-brewed Blatz beer
Wherever you go.
Smoother
Fresher
Less filling, that's clear
Blatz is Milwaukee's finest beer.


Let's get together with a glass of Schlitz,
A friendly glass of Schlitz
Brewed with pride and just a kiss of the the hops (smack)
It puts real gusto into
Every drop.
So, let's get together with a glass of Schlitz,
A friendly glass of Schlitz
Real gusto in a
Great
Light
Beer.


then there's
Bring out the Hamm's Beer, bring out the Hamm's...
...and I can't remember the rest, probably because it wasn't a real classic.
-Joe Offer, who used to annoy his parents by singing beer jingles on long trips-


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 06:02 PM

Nabisco put lots of stuff on those dividers...in 1946 or so, I got cut-out & fold Buck Rogers space ships that way!!

and SURELY someone knows the "Chamber's Caskets" song? One of the best singing commercials ever...(trying to remember who did it around here)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Sourdough
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 06:49 PM

"Hi, Neighbor. Have a 'Gansett!"
(Naragansett Beer)

Royaaal Pudding.
Rich, rich, rich, rich flavor
Smooth, smooth smooth as silk.
More food energy than just plain milk

Then there was that lovely little jingle for a soap sung by a cute little seven year old who, as a result, has been called "Bubbles" by her friends ever since, Beverly Sills.

Rinso white, Rinso Blue
Happy little washday song.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 07:16 PM

hmmm...

"Rinso WHITE, Rinso BRIGHT"...I think it was...


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 09:01 PM

nothin could be finer
than a trip to carolina
carolina the extra long grain rice


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Wally Macnow
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 09:17 PM

I think it was
Rinso white, Rinso bright
until they changed the color of the soap.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 10:10 PM

J-E-L-L-O

And don't forget:

mmmm good, mmmmmgood
That's what Campbell soups are
mmmm good

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 11:22 PM

Wally, well, you know me...always looking for the "trad" version...*grin*...Rinso lost me when they went blue!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: lamarca
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 11:22 PM

No-one's mentioned one of my favorites - Kellogg's venture into opera; don't know if this is a Puccini or Verdi aria:

No more Rice Krispies, We've run out of Rice Krispies! My pain will not stop - Til I hear that snap, crackle and pop...

Also, does anyone remember a commercial for "Pizza Rolls" that parodied a commercial for Lark cigarettes? Lark had a commercial showing a car driving around a city while Rossini's William Tell Overture played in the background. Someone in the car held up a sign saying "Show us your Larks!", which people on the sidewalk dutifully did. In the Pizza Roll commercial, someone cruised a party holding sign saying "Show us your Pizza Rolls", again to the William Tell Overture. Someone from the cigarette firm tries to stop them for plagiarism, and then the Lone Ranger comes up and taps the cigarette guy on the shoulder. Either the ad agency was ignorant, or the spot would have lasted too long if William Tell came on at the end...


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 04:12 AM

LaMarca? What a sight for sore eyes! Where've you been?
How 'bout:
Good morning, god morning
the best to you each morning
K-E double-L, O double-good
Kellogg's best to you!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Banjer
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:16 AM

Creeping a bit here...I will NEVER forget when I was about ten years old I was reading a MAD Magazine and one of the cartoon strips showed some kids watching an educational TV show. The announcer was saying that the music playing was the William Tell overture and that it was the ADULT mind that could hear that selection and NOT automatically link it with the Lone Ranger. About that time the father comes walking into the room and hearing the music hollers, HIYO SILVER! Why that has stuck with me all these years, I have no idea!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: jets
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:29 AM

The first singing comercial was;If you want something that's delicious ,you know well enough,you will find your wishes with marshmellow fluff. Correct me if I am wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:44 AM

One's which I remember but not too well.

"I'm Chaquita Banana and I'm here to say."

And, of course,

"Snap is a happy sound, snap is the happiest sound around." for Rice Krispies.

A radio station recently interviewed the man who did the "Ho, Ho, Ho's" for Green Giant vegetables. He was also the voice of Sanp in the Rice Krispies song.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Barbara
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 08:54 AM

Jello again, everybody!
Tell everybody you know,
And don't don't don't
Let the week go by,
Without J-E-L-L-O!

When we were growing up, my brother and I wrote a compilation of commercials that went:

Good Morning, Good morning,
The best to you each morning
With Bryll Cream, little dab'll do ya
Bryll Cream, you look so
Down down down, the stomach through
Round round round the system too,
With Alka Selzer you'll surely say,
"You'll wonder where the yellow went,
When you brush your teeth with
Double-good, double-good Doublemint Gum!"

Find 'em all? Remember the rest? What about Bosco?

Kellogg's must have been on a classical kick. There was a Sugar Crisp commercial that was sung to the Hall of The Mountain King from Peer Gynt: Can't get enough of those Sugar Crisp, Sugar Crisps, Sugar Crisps, Can't get enough of those Sugar Crisp, They keep me goin' strong.
...buzzing along would be more appropriate...

Blessings, Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Margo
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 03:56 PM

I remember when the "Flintstones" was on prime time and they had ads for Winston Cigs:

Winston tastes good like a (bump bump) cigarette should.

My siblings and I all used to sing along with the ads. Remember the old Pepsi commercial with the water skiers?

Come alive, come alive, you're in the pepsi generation!"

Or "See the USA in your Chevrolet, da da da da da da da da da dummmmm." That one was on with My Three Sons.

Catspaw, you really do push it right to the edge, don't you? Well how about Irish Spring for you; Manly, yes! But I like it too!" I'll let your imagination run with that one. (Have you got a ten foot pole?) Margarita


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: K~~
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 04:43 PM

This one I got from my grandfather:

Singin' in the bathtub Singin' for joy Singin' the song of Lifebouy Can't help singin' 'cause I know Lifebouy really stops ... B.O.

This one's from my own memory:

Bum, bum, bumble bee, bumble bee tuna I love bumble bee, bumble bee tuna ... (and so on)

Weirdly interesting thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 04:44 PM

The Pepsi commercial actually used a tune from a traditional song: John Peel.

Don't think we can recall it exactly but it went something like this:

Pepsi Cola hits the spot
Twelve full ounces - that's a lot
Twice as much for a nickel, too
Pepsi Cola is the drink for you

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Mudjack
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 04:55 PM

We'd like to teach the world to sing...in perfect harmony....it's the real thing ..(wasn't it a coke ad?) You older fogies might recall a non musical and I can't even remember what they were selling but they said, "JOHNnnn" (hesitation)then he'd reply "MARYyyy"
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Sourdough
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 05:48 PM

"John and Mary" was, I think, a routine by two incredibly talented people, Nichols and May. They worked together so well, their timing so precise, that people assumed them to be married but they weren't. In the John and Mary sketch, you, the audience was taken through a whole range of emotions and communications by each of them using only the inflection and rhythm of the other person's name. It was a tour de force. It was also very funny.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:27 PM

The first song I ever learned<<<>>> Chock Full Of Nuts is the heavenly Coffee Heavenly coffee,heavenley coffee.. chock full of nuts is the heavenly coffee Better coffee of milinares money can'nt buy!!!!<<<>>><<<>>


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Celtic-End Singer
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:50 PM

There's some piece of opera (O Solo mio?) I can never ever her without thinkinkg:

"Just one Cornetto!
Give it to me!
Delicious ice cream from Italy!"

And on a similar note I can never hear "Nessen Dorma" ("None Shall Sleep") from "Turandot" by Puccinni without remembering the 1990 World Cup for which is was the anthem. (And Specifically Ireland taking England down a peg or two in the first round)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Celtic-End Singer
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 07:52 PM

Does anyone remember:

"Lilt!
With the totally tropical taste."?


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 12 Sep 99 - 11:37 PM

From a commercial I cannot forget:

8-0-0-3-2-5-3-5-3-5

From a poem by Charles Reznikoff:

Of course we all must die
How else will the world be rid of all those phone numbers
We cannot forget
Numbers it would do no good to call anyway.

--Charlie Baum (whose first cousin is responsible for "plop-plop, fizz-fizz")


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 12:07 AM

More doctors smoke Camels than any other brand. or I'd walk a mile for a Camel (Mid 40's)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bassen
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 04:10 AM

John Hindsill - thanks, I really needed to get the Dr. Ross jingle stuck in my head. Haven't thought of that one in years.

Another local West coast jingle (pre-1955) was

Old Tap Lager
Old Tap Lager
East Side old Tap Lager Beer

had a sort of jovial, polka melody

I seem to recall that the ABC Brewery had a jingle too, but can't remember it (thank you Whoever!)

there was also something around the same time in LA about soda pop in cans with bottle caps that went in part

... no return and no deposit
No more empties in the closet
Get your Super (?) Soft Drinks
They're in snap top cans.

Around 1970 all us expats in Oslo could be guaranteed to get teary eyed and maudlin by singing rousing choruses of the Oreo song (five or six pints of Ringnes or Schous helped)

Little girls
Have pretty curls
But I like OR E O
Oreo's the best because
It's the very best cookie ever was

Girls are nice
but boy what ice
ing comes with OR E O
mmm mmm
Oreo, Oreo
OR E O

Oh well, all gone!

Me too.

bassen


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 08:07 AM

Halo is the shampoo that glorifies your hair,
So Halo, Halo, Halo!

To look sharp (when you start your day,)
To feel sharp (and be on your way)
To be sharp... and this is where my memory fades. But, Dave Swan wasn't this the Gillette march that was in your head?

And this one which was more spoken than sung is for Bill D. and others in that neck of the woods:

Oh Mabel! Black Label,
Mable Black Lable beer!

Somewhere inside my head I can still hear Mel Allen's voice delivering Lucky Lager commercials between innings but don't remember if they ever had a song.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 09:51 AM

Bassen - always happy to help...it's what I do.

Here's one I heard last evening--
"Use Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie, It keeps your hair in trim,
Use Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie, Its made with soohing lan-o-lin.
You better get Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie; Start using it today,
You will have a hard time, Charle, Keeping all the girls a-way."

This from 19 & 48, a time even before the '50s. During this period the product was featured in comic book ads. It was a full color one page Sam Spade detective caper which would end with Mr. S. hurling a bottle of WRCO and kerplunkinking the villain in the noggin. Best use, sez I.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 11:21 AM

*still wracking my brain for "Chamber's Caskets"..to the tune of "Rock of Ages"


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: KathWestra
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 11:31 AM

Here's one I'd like to know the origin of. For some kind of acne medicine, and probably from the '60s. It featured singing pimples (black dots on the TV screen), and went something like:

First pimple: "I am an acne pimple, as lonely as can be"
Second pimple: "Don't cry, pimple, I'll keep you company."
Third pimple: "Hey fellow pimples, would three be a crowd?"
The Mormon Tabernacle choir of pimples: "All together, pimples, sing real loud." "Nyyaaaaahhhhhh."

I think it's revolting that I still remember this, but then it was a totally stupid commercial. Did it only show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which I understand from my late mother was a famous test market for all kinds of marketing tactics (and the birthplace of coloring for margarine, and of Butterball turkeys)? Kathy


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Wally Macnow
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 11:47 AM

Kathy, Perhaps Grand Rapids was the home of acne as well.

John, The WRCO ad was pretty effective. I used in my callow youth. It was exactly what anti-macassars were made for.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Margo
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 12:09 PM

I remember Burma Shave signs at the side of the road in Michigan. Each sign had a line of the rhyme:

Got my boyfriend's picture,
But what a shame!
His doggone beard
Won't fit the frame
Burma shave

A total of five signs. I used to love reading them as we drove by.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 04:19 PM

Pedro walked home
By golly
His bristly chin
Was hot-to-Molly
Burma shave

Twinkle, twinkle One eyed-car
How I wonder
Where you are
Burma Shave


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 04:44 PM

"Old Spice means quality" said the Captain to the Bosun
Look for the package with the ship that sails the ocean!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Peter T.
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 05:14 PM

Oh, well:

Zorro was a swordsman brave,
Until he ordered bath and shave
And was discovered by the maid
To be the gayest Spanish blade.
Burma Shave.

Mrs. O'Leary's cow was really male
While shaving kicked the fatal pail --
He complained: This razor's not adjustable!
And then: My, my, I'm combust-a-bull!"
Burma Shave.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 11:43 PM

brillcream
a little dab 'll do ya
brillcream
you'll look so debonair


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Barbara
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 01:01 AM

Bryllcream, the gals will all persue ya,
They love to get their fingers in your hair

Kathy, that must have been a GR special -- singing zits. I lived outside of Detroit growing up and I don't remember that one (and I think I would've). How about Herkimer Bottleneck (Uptown), Which way did they go (Faygo) and Robert Hall for discounts? Or Roy O'Brian trucks and cars? any of those make it over to your side of the state?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: --seed
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 01:54 AM

I remember it as

Bryl Creme, a little dab'll do ya,
Use more, only if ya dare;
But watch out! The gals'll all pursue ya,
They'll love to get their fingers in your hair.

And from the Tom Mix radio show, daily at about five p.m., the song for what's now called Wheat Chex:

Shredded Ralston in the morning
And you surely will agree
That this wake-up, cheer-up breakfast
Gives you lots of energy.
It's delicious and nutritious,
Bite-size and ready to eat--
Take a tip from Tom, go and tell your mom, Shredded Ralston can't be beat.

And what was the toothpaste that advertised its special ingredient, Irium:

Poor Miriam, sweet Miriam, she's not using Irium...

And one that always cracked me up but of which I can't remember a word--probably because it was sung by non-identical twins who were always a bit out of rhythm with each other--Anderson's Split Pea Soup: The cartoon twins would lead a tour of the pea soup factory, which had a huge machine with a blade like a gigantic axe which would cut peas in half, one at a time.

I think the most annoying commercials were Wisk (Uh, oh, ring around the collar--Wisk around the collar beats ring around the collar) and Bufferin: the cross section of a human body showing the B's passing through the stomach and making it into the bloodstream twice as fast as the A's, with a "doctor" standing beside the picture with a pointer, as if that stupid graphic needed a guide.

--seed


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SeanM
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 01:56 AM

One of the jingles that sticks in my mind for days at a time it seems...

Meow Mix
Author unknown

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

Repeat until a brick enters the television through the screen

M


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: --seed
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 02:18 AM

Oh, and John Hindsill: I remember that Wildroot ditty ending "You will have a tough time, Charlie, keepin' all the gals away (Howdy, Baldy). Get Wildroot right away!

and

A peach looks good
With lots of fuzz,
But a man's no peach,
And never was.
Burma Shave.

--seed


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bassen
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 03:59 AM

--seed

They were called Hap Pea and Pea Wee, as I recall. We always used to stop on the way up to San Francisco and have a bowl of pea soup in the original diner in ???. They had giant figures of Hap Pea and Pea Wee on the roof, endlessly splitting peas.

And I remember the Wildroot commercial ending ...keeping all the gals away
(spoken) Hiya handsome!
(sung)Get Wildroot right away!

Are we to consider these variations as part of the folk process, or the result of misfiring synapses and clogging arteries?

bassen


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 07:42 AM

I was also impressed by the clever overhead display at the Anderson Split Pea Soup factory. It almost made me want to try some again. But in my opinion, the only good use ever made of split pea soup was done in The Exorcist.

A former boss of mine won $25,000 for the winning jingle in a contest for Armor Star's version of Spam, called Treat. I guess it wasn't memorable enough because I have totally forgotten it.

Anyone out there remember who Farfle was?


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 09:47 AM

Farfel? Was that not a vetrickelist's dog? I can see him, but the name escapes. I know it was not Paul Winchell, but this guy was a contemporary of Paul,s.

Who remembers how (and why) "Lucky Strike goes to war?"

What folk singer unto this very day does lots of commercial music for television, in addition to performing when possible in our idiom? Hint: he's handsome, Johnny.

John (not so handsome, but none-the-less attractive to his wife...he thinks)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:21 AM

Charlie Baum: tell us about your cousin and the "plop, plop, fizz, fizz" responsibility???

You guys are making me feel positively young! I don't recognise half of these!

From not that long ago:

ZZ Top: "She's got L'eggs; she knows how to use them."

This one is still being used and I know it's been around forever: "Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat!"

This is fun.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: alison
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:39 AM

(Tune The Lincolnshire poacher)

oh I'm a golden wonder crisp as happy as can be
i've met this pickled onion and she wants to marry me
My mum was sad and me dad was glad she's one of the family
.........


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:56 AM

Sean M--. re: the Meow song, in line 2 of verse 2, I think the original was 'meow', though it has been collected in some Siamese dialects as 'meow'...note how much easier the meter flows with the changes...

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

therefore, I think that... ****CRASH***

(p.s.-I met a guy who actually worked for an ad agency and helped film some of the Doublemint Twins commercials...he said the crew could barely stomach it all...and Wrigley sent someone over to keep an eye on things and make SURE it all stayed as saccharine and trite as humanly possible!)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bert
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:59 AM

Jets, I don't know what the 'first' singing commercial was but the technique was used in the Music Hall era with sponsored songs such as 'Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer' & 'Champagne Charlie'


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: K~~
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 12:47 PM

Leon Redbone still sings and narrates the All detergent comercials: A L L that's All... and I believe that Barry Manilow is responsible for the Meow Mix jingle, as well as a myriad of others... f'rinstance: ...you're in good hands with All State.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 02:06 PM

...cigar company comes up with a bold and daring advertising campaign: they could sell twice as many cigars if they could get women to smoke them too: "Cigar? Cigarette? Tiparillo!" Shows women enjoying plastic tipped mini-cigar. Hmmmm....How well did it work? All you cigar smoking women, stand up and be counted! Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

I forget what they called the leggy, Betty Boop lookalikes who strolled around clubs selling flowers and tobacco products, however.

Regards, Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 06:33 PM

well, they called 'em cigarette girls, if I remember rightly....


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 07:51 PM

john h.
i vaguely recall that the lucky strike pack was green -- but the war dept. needed the dye -- so they changed the pack color to white and red --so as not to use the green dye
am i on the mark ?


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 08:51 PM

Thosp--close enough; I'd give you a cigar, but what with all those laws and stuff...Actually what the govt. needed was the chromium (which imparted the green color) for the war effort, and LS made a great advertising slogan.

Still haven't seen an answer to my other question, and I thought I'd given it away with that hint.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 11:13 PM

well i really don't know the answer-- but i like trivia quizes-- so i'll play a hunch and say -- johnny cash-----------------


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 11:23 PM

Katlaughing--

Not much of a story to "plop, plop, fizz, fizz": Alka-Selzer had originally advertised with Jack Tinker & Assoc. (remember the character "Speedy Alka-Seltzer"?) Then they went with Doyle Dane Bernbach, which created wonderful ads like "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In" and "Marshmallowed Meatballs" and that wonderful cute animated bit of the man and his stomach hashing it out at the counselors... Then they decided to switch agencies, and my first cousin Paul was working for Wells, Rich, Greene, the agency which came up with "plop plop fizz fizz." Paul has a degree in philosophy and would much rather spend his time expounding on the history and philosophy of Theosophists like Ruldolph Steiner, but working for the ad agency gave him a dependable income, and he seems destined to be known for his jingle.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:11 AM

Actually, the folkie who is big in writing & performing commercials whom I am thinking of...Handsome Johnny was the clue...is Richie Havens; but isn't it funny that I can't bring to mind a specific product!---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 02:21 AM

John, the actual slogan was "Lucky Strike Green has gone to war." I knew it was supposed to suggest how patriotic the tobacco company was, but I didn't know the specifics of it. I don't suppose they actually volunteered to give up the chromium... --seed


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: alison
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 02:33 AM

Any UK people remember Hi Karate aftershave?

His strong muscular arms enfolded her softly yielding body.... oooer shouldn't be allowed.

or

I am the spirit of dark and lonely waters......


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 08:15 AM

I recognized Ritchie Havens' voice not too many years ago doing a generic commercial:"the touch,
the feel of cotton
the fabric of our lives."

Regards, Neil (who apologizes in advance if some of the experimental HTML didn't work)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Margo
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 10:53 AM

Wasn't Farfel the name of Danny Kaye's Inspector General? I love those old DK movies.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 11:22 AM

John, I believe you may have actually been on the right track with Paul Winchell. Whoever it was did commercials for Nestle. The "boy" dummy would start with:
N-E-S-T-L-E-S
Nestles makes the very best
And then Farfel (also a dummy, which looked a little like a very dark dachshund) would say in a very Eeyore-like voice:
Chocolate
After which, his mouth would slam shut loudly.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:24 PM

Once upon a time there was an engineer Choo choo charlie was his name we hear He had an engine and he shure had fun He used Good-n-plenty candy to make his train run. Charlie says--Love my Good-n-plenty Charlie says--Really rings the bell (ding) Charlie says Love my Good-n-plenty Its that Good-n-plenty candy that he loves so well.

There's nothing like the face Of a kid eating a hershey bar There's nothing like it you'll ever see A face as happy as it can be There's nothing like the face of a kid When he's munchin on the greatest taste of all Hershey, the great american chocolate bar

MacDonalds is your kind of place...

My bologna has a first name its O-s-c-a-r My bologna has a second name its M-a-y-e-r I love to eat it every day And if you ask me why I'll say Cause Oscar Meyer has a way with B-o-l-o-g-n-a

Pepsi Cola hits the spot 12 full ounces that's a lot Twice as much and a nickel too Pepsi cola is the thing for you. Nickel, Nickel, Nickel, Nickel, Nickel

Of course every one of these jingles spawns more parodies Christianity hits the spot Twelve apostles thats alot The holy ghost and the virgin too Absolution is the thing for you Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy

For advertising spoof fun, I refer all to the versions of Billboard Song in the DT.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:38 PM

By the way, at risk of diverting this thread, but those clever Madison Avenue guys have used folksy images to sell too.

Anybody remember the Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco TV comercials.

The Lil'Abner type tearing through a cornfield yellin MA! MA!

He finally gets to a broken down old cabin porch where two 'Mammy and Pappy Yokum' types are sittin and he declares 'Look ma! No cavities!

Which prompts her to say to her Husband "Must've been the Mail Pouch' Its the only brand of chewing tobacco that aint soaked in sweets.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Penny S.
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 06:25 PM

Everyone's a fruit and nut case?

And the version I know of the meow song only has eight meows in each long line. I can check with the person who persists in singing it.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 09:43 PM

Eureka! I have found it!

Farfel the Dog, Danny O'Day...the alter egos of Jimmie Nelson, ventriloquist extrordenaire.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 11:19 PM

sometimes you feel like a nut
sometimes you don't
etc.-etc.
peter paul mounds & almond joy


John H.---i thought about Richie Havens but passed on him because i think i only heard him once on a commercial --- also when you said a long time --- i guess i went back a little further in time --but it was the words -hansome johnny- that made me think of him--


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Tom B.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:27 AM

Great thread--

Get on the malto meal mabile
get on your malto meal mabile
put some start in your ignition
Get on the malto meal mabile

Winston tastes good like a cigarette should
No filter, no flavor, just old dirty rotten paper (schoolyard version)

"Does she? or doesn't she?" (Does she what?)

"Fly me!" (she says)

(Imagine THAT in the 90s!!!)

When you change to Winston, you'll change for good
'cause it's got good taste like I knew it would
Winston tastes good like a cigarette should (see above)

In EQUUS, a play by Peter Shaffer, the protagonist has all these jingles in his head as part of the dialogue...Double your pleasure, etc.

I'm coocoo for Cocoa Puffs!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: King Brilliant
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:58 AM

A Double Diamond works wonders.. works wonders.. works wonders...

There's a terrific draught in here.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Tom B.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:29 PM

Also,

Drink, drink, drink, Tyrolia, .....

I don't think they sell that wine anymore, do they?

Lemon pledge, while you're dusting
Brings new lustre to the wood

That basically put THAT "folksong" in the freezer...


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Peter T.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:13 PM

Hmm, makes me think that Enviro people have missed a trick -- anti-consumerist jingles that stick in your head:
"See the U.S.A. on your feet today!"

"You'll wonder how your future died,
If you keep spraying that herbicide!"

"Nothing says toxin like something with dioxin!"


yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Dave Swan
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:51 PM

Alan C.

I had nearly gotten the Gilette march out of my head, thank you very much. Alllllllright, everybody sing:

To look sharp...

E.S.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Marc
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 04:43 PM

Comet, it makes your mouth turn green Comet, it tastes like Listerine Comet, it mkes you vomit so get som comet and vomit today


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 05:14 PM

Marc, thanks for that reminder.

My 7 year old son has been coming home singing schoolyard parodies and asking me what I think of them.

I told him that they were a lot like the ones I sang as a kid, and of course he started asking me to teach him all the ones I know. Kid has an insatiable appetite for stuff like that. He'll like the comet one.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 09:19 PM

"What's the word?
Thunderbird!
What's the price?
Twenty twice!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Walter
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 04:48 AM

"And that's the way it is."

I'd give anything to see unedited programming from 1968 on any of the networks.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: FionaN
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 06:01 AM

Here in the UK they're recycling the old ads as a cynical ploy to appeal to the nostalgia market/they have run out of new ideas...

such as;

"Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, gum, gum, Carry the big fresh flavour wherever you are whatever you do"

(complete with marching band and majorettes)

and (my favourite)

"Frys Turkish Delight" - sung to an arabian type of tune.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Deda
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM

As a relative newbie I had a lot of laughs reading this old thread. Here are a couple that I didn't see:

(from the east coast only) Oh Oh OH, it's Bonomo's --- CANdeeee. (The Os in Bonomos would all leap up with little girly eyes and eyelashes.)

Mr Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute, Mr. Clean will clean your whole house And everything that's in it Mr Clean, Mr Clean, Mr. Clean...

You get a lot to LIKE with a Marlboro, filter, flavor, flip-top box (or, alternatively) filter, flavor, pack or box.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:20 PM

Jack (who is called Jack), you're almost right, but the last line of the Good-n-Plenty jingle goes: "Don't know any other candy that I love so well."

lamarca, don't forget the end of that Rice Krispies opera, where an older woman comes swooping into the room with a box of Rice Krispies under her arm and sings "I brought you Rice Krispies..."
Man (in an aside to audience): "My mother-in-law."
Woman: "...Enough to last at least two months (?); that's how long I'll be here."
Man (crying while singing): "It's her fifteenth (?) visit so far this year."

Also, lamarca, I believe that the Pizza Rolls commercial was created by Stan Freberg (of "Dragon-net" fame).


More memories:

"My dog's better than your dog, my dog's better than yours.
My dog's better 'cause he eats Ken-L-Ration! My dog's better than yours!"

Barry Manilow's jingle for McDonald's: "You deserve a break today, so get up and get away to McDonald's!"

Girl: "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I'd truly like to be-ee-ee,
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, ev'ryone would be in love with me."
Boy: "Oh, I'm glad I'm NOT an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I'd NEVER want to be-ee-ee,
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, there would soon be nothing left... of..... me....... [withering under the glare from the girl] ...Ohhhh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener..."

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

"Mama mía, that's a spicy meatball!", a line flubbed over and over by an actor in a commercial-within-the-commercial as he ate a mouthful of spaghetti for each take, until he was feeling too ill to say the line at all ("Meesy-micey-ballsee"). He took the advertised remedy (Pepto-Bismol?) and then read the line perfectly...whereupon a part of the set fell apart, and the director off-camera said, "Cut. Let's break for lunch." (Then the man looked ill all over again.)

Radio commercial for the Plymouth Barracuda: Man keeps saying "Baccaruda" and is corrected by the "announcer" until he finally gets it right and says triumphantly, "Get a Barracuda! At your Dimmuth Pleeler!!!"[Plymouth dealer]

There's a new TV jingle that makes me cringe every time: It's for Old El Paso (maker of taco sauce and taco-making kits), sung to the tune of "El Paso" and pretty poorly written. Whenever I see the widely-smiling cowboy come into the pouting family's house with the product, I wish somebody WOULD shoot him.


Here's a 1940's (?) soap jingle my mother used to sing to me (anyone remember the rest of it, or what soap product it advertised?):
"Nobody loves me 'cause I've got B.O.
Ev'ryone avoids me wherever I go..."


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:38 PM

Just thought of a couple more:

Trio or quartet (male and female) sing in close harmony: "Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name."
Bass solo: "And away goes trouble, down the drain."

One of Philadelphia's radio commercials has endured past the death of the "singer". The elderly man advertised his basement-waterproofing business by singing part of the bridge from "Sweet Lorraine" (somewhat tunelessly and lispingly, with no accompaniment): "When it's raining, I don't miss the sun, 'cause it's in my baby's smile." He's gone now, but his family still runs the business... and the recording of that man singing that song in their commercials! It's awful-ly sweet of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:28 PM

Hey, thanks, Deda, for resurrecting this. I didn't see it the first time around. I think I remember every one of these -- and had forgotten many of them! I was about to start a quiz on old TV jingles, to follow up on the TV theme songs quiz, but I think all of them are in here.

Here's one that isn't, though: What's the shortest singing TV commercial ever? (This one hasn't been authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records, but I don't think anyone can top it.)

Hey, SharonA, did you ever watch the Phillies games on TV?

Atlantic keeps your car on the go
When driving for pleasure (?)
In every kind of weather
Atlantic keeps your car on the go, go, go, go
Keep on the go with Atlantic!

Hey, get your cold beer,
Get your ice-cold (later, cold-brewed) Ballantine Beer
It's the beer that's crisp and icily light
Clean cold taste that's precisily right
Frosty, lively, crystally clear
The crisp refresher,
Ballantine, Ballantine Beer
(The earlier version was "You get a smile every time with a Ballantine", but I don't remember those words.)

The third sponsor was Winston, but that's already been mentioned.

Oh, speaking of cigarette commercials:

Taste me, taste me!
Come on and taste me!
That's all Doral asks--
Taste me!

Enough!

Aaauugggh, I can't stop!

What are we having for lunch?
We're having Beefaroni
It's made with macaroni----OK, OK, I'll stop.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Amos
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM

Within this vale, A glen of sin Your head turns bald But not your chin!

Burma Shave!

Does your husband Rant and rave Grunt and grumble, Misbehave? Shoot the brute With

Burmashave!

The second line to "See the USA in your Chevrolet" was, "America is calling you to come...". Don't forget, the Chevrolet of that day could be had for $3500 off the showroom floor.

Then there was "One-Two-Three-Four -- Sky BAR!"

And "BabO!! The foaming cleanser (bubbadubbadudaduh) washes dirt right down the drain!"... oh, don't get me started. I just might "Cyaaaaaaaaaal foorrrrrrrrr Philklllllllip Morrrrrrrrissssss!!!".

A


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:55 PM

It's not Bab-O you asshole, it's AJAX!!!! Your mind is going Amos.......Share a room with me at the NYCFTTS.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: vindelis
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 07:06 PM

Or Bernard Miles stating: 'Looks good, tastes good and By Golly it does yer good..... Mackeson!'


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 12:09 PM

Mark Cohen: YES! I am a Phillies fan, more rabidly since the mid-1970s. Baseball is my favorite spectator sport!!!

Amos: I thought the second line of the Chevy jingle was "America is asking you to call..." but I guess I'm experiencing Lapsus of the Synapsus.


More memories: (spoken with broad, thick, fakey Southern accent) "It's not fried, it's Shake-n-Bake.. an' ah helped."

"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star
The big, bright Texaco star!!"

"Crest has been shown to be an effective decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care." (Note: I pulled that one from memory. Was it correct? If someone has a tube of Crest toothpaste to compare it to, let me know if I missed any part of the statement; I think they still print it on the back of the tube)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 01:05 PM

When I was small they had a commercial in Canada for Red Rose Tea. Chimpnzees playing musical instruments, a fast big band tune. There was a final pan to a closeup uf the drummer chimp who lips syncs in perfect time....Red Red Red Red red Rose Tea!

Remember the Strohs commercial with the dog? "Duke, you better be drinkin' your water!"

Check out the Molson Commercials on www.adcritic.com. They are killer! Also the Labatt's ads including "Big Song" ...a version of Sweet Caroline you won't believe!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:05 PM

*cringe* I've been trying for DECADES to forget those Red Rose chimpanzees *shudder* (likewise "Lancelot Link")


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Amos
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:36 PM

Well Sharon, you're right. I was living up to Spaw's expectations of me there...but I have decided, since he offered, to take him up on temporary lodging at the NYCFTS, where he has promised he will teach me the correct words to all NBC and CBS commercial aired between 4:00 and 8:00 PM from 1953-1963. This is part of a secret project to recapture my lost youth, a form of subliminal time travel, y'see.

America is asking you to CALL...must get that down pat....call, call.....

Spaw, you wisenheimer, what was the BabO commercial, then?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 05:29 PM

I'm sorry Sharon, But there is nothing more amusing than a chimp with a drum kit!!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Shields Folk
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 05:56 PM

Chimpanzee removal men. "Dad do you know the piano's on my foot?" "You hum it son and I'll play it"- PG Tips Tea


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: RangerSteve
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:01 PM

Halo, everybody, Halo .... (shampoo commercial)

I love Bosco, it is so good for me, Mama puts it in my milk for extra vitamin D... or the kids parody - I hate Bosco, it is no good for me, Mama puts it in my milk to try to poison me, but I fool Mama, I pour it in her tea, now there is no Mama to try to poison me.

My beer is Rheingold the dry beer, think of Rheingold whenever you by beer, it's not bitter, not sweet (I forgot the next line) Why not try extra dry Rheingold Beer. (sung to the tune of a Viennese waltz called Estudiantina).

Here he comes, here he comes, greatest toy you've ever seen, and his name is Mr. Machine. He is real, he is real, and for you he is ideal, and his name is Mr. Machine.

Brusha, brusha, brusha with the new Ipana, brusha, brusha, brusha, its better for your teeth. (sung by Bucky Beaver).

I'm remembering too much here.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:25 PM

YOU'RE remembering too much?? I'm embarrassed at how many ads I've posted (I watched – and watch– WAY too much television).

Sorry back at ya, Jack the Sailor, but chimpanzees don't amuse me in any way, shape or form, and never have. I know I'm in the minority here, but advertisers won't get my business by using chimps!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:47 PM

I wonder if whoever did the Red Rose tea commercial got the idea from watching the Nairobi Trio?

Oh my, "Shike 'n' Bike!" Another one dredged up from the dark recesses of memory!
Then of course you must remember "Tastykake cakes and PIES!" -- do you know, I can now buy Tastykakes in Hilo, Hawaii! Along with Breyer's real vanilla ice cream, with the little black specks of vanilla bean, without which no true Philadelphian would touch the stuff.
I still remember Bob Barker on Truth or Consequences saying, "Now here's a word and picture story about something very important to you," and then each time I would say, with great disappointment, "Oh, it was just a COMMERCIAL!"

But does anybody remember the shortest singing TV commercial?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 08:57 PM

This thread is continued in ANOTHER Commercial Break.


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