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Jingles you remember.

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Subject: Jingles you remember.
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:27 PM

As the whole point of the jingle is to make you remember both them and more importantly the product, I was wondering how many of them we still do remember and if they do make us buy the product.

In some cases I think they work so well, we often remember the jingle long after the product has ceased to exist. I wonder if there are many examples of this and also I wonder the reason why?

This still exists, well I know it does as Mrs Shanbles has just shown me the bottle she picked up today. This jingle works so well I wonder why they ever changed it?

1001 cleans a big big carpet, for less than half-a-crown.......for less than half-a-crown.

Well one reason is that there are no more half-a-crowns....


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:36 PM

Now hands that do dishes can be soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid ...

Because the lady loves Milk Tray....

Me ears are alight...


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: C-flat
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:43 PM

"You'll wonder where the yellow went,
when you brush your teeth with pepsodent"

I remember a company tried to market a product labelled 10001 with the extra 0 in.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:58 PM

"The Milky Bar kid is tough and strong
The Milky Bar Kid just can't go wrong"

I just wonder how many children were deterred from buying Milky Bars because of the nerdy little bespectacled kid who starred in the ads?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Gareth
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 04:01 PM

One I remember, for all the wrong reasons, is the Watneys Red Barrel jingle.

Actually the only version I remember perfickly is the Real Ale Drinkers parody

" Whats the beer that makes you queer,
Watney's Keg Red Barrel,
It always is an awfull brew,
It always makes you want to spew,
So come along and join the crew,
Botcott Keg Red Barrel"


Gareth


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 04:23 PM

"Push, pull, click, click, change baldes that quick." For Gilllete razors.
"Brylcream, a little dab'll do you, Brylcream, you'll look so debonaire. Brylcreme, the gals will all pursue ya, they love to get their fingers in your hair."
"Pepsi Cola hits the spot, 8 whole ounces, that's a lot. All that for a nickle, too. Pepsi Cola is the drink for you."
"Brusha, Brusha, Brusha, new Ipana toothpaste." Repeat until someone screams..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: RolyH
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 04:56 PM

"Don't forget the Fruit Gums,Mum"


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: GUEST,toribw who should be working
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 05:32 PM

Ooey gooey rich and chewy inside
Tender flaky golden cakey outside
You wrap the inside in the outside is it good? Darn tootin'!
It's the big, Fig Newton!

Hot dogs, Armour Hot Dogs
What kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids that climb on rocks
tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox
love hot dogs, Armour Hot Dogs
the dogs kids love to bite

Honeycomb's big, yeah yeah yeah
It's not small, no no no
Honeycomb's got a great big bite
Big, big taste and a big big bite

Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onion on a sesame seed bun

No more Rice Krispies! We ran out of Rice Krispies!
(sung to a famous opera tune, name of which escapes me)

I'm a Pepper, she's a Pepper, he's a Pepper, we're Peppers, wouldn't you like to be a pepper too? Be a Pepper, drink Doctor Pepper

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

What would you do for a Klondike bar?
******

Wow, that's pretty sick when I reread it. The product of a wasted youth. *G*


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Bert
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 06:45 PM

Hey Ho for Caley Cuba
Who wouldn't walk the plank for Cuba
Who wouldn't rob the bank for Cuba
Yo Ho Ho for Cuba.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: khandu
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 10:00 PM

"You can take Salem out of the country but...
You can't take the country out of Salem"

"I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner..."

k


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 11:02 PM

"Trust your car to the man who wears the star, the great big Texaco star!"

"5 Years or Fify thousand miles! Whichever comes first!"

"Call Doug for a Clean Rug"--very local to my area at the time

USers, what was the one for Gillette razors on the Friday Night Fights?


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Barry T
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:33 AM

Here's one that's haunted me for about forty-five years. It was a Christmas jingle marketing General Electric Christmas tree lights.

Here's a midi of the melody, and here's what little I remember of the lyrics:

There's love and laughter in the air
Dum dum dum as can be
Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum
May G.E. light your tree.

Make no mistake. If this had been a complete Christmas song (and perhaps it was) it would have made a fine addition to anyone's Christmas collection. I remember it getting positive caller feedback on CFRB in Toronto back in the 50's(?)

Ring any (Christmas) bells with anyone?


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: mack/misophist
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:46 AM

I heard this only once....on the car radio, outside Tulsa, Olkahoma:

We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave.
For coolness and slumber
Just dial our number
Armour 04....04

It's exoteric.

As you can see, it was a long time ago but I've never forgotten.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Amos
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 03:54 AM

Get Babo! (Boom boom)
The foaming cleanser! (Bubba dub-a-dub-dub-dub)
Washes DIRT right down the DRAIN!

One-two-the-four-SKY BAR!

B, O! N, O! M, O! Bonomo!
Oh, oh, oh! It's Bonomo's! Cannnnn-dy!

L and M has found the secret, that UNlocks the flavor
UNlocks the flavor, UNlocks the flavor
L&M has found the secret.....

See the U.S. A in a Chevrolet,
America is calling you to come...

Plus a lot of the above-listed...


A


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 04:33 AM

A San Francisco version of "See the USA in your Chevrolet" for a local dealer in the 1960s went:
"See Ellis Brookes today, for your Chevrolet,
corner of Bush and Van Ness.
He's got a deal for you, oh what a deal for you,
the kind of deal you'll like the best."

Camera then shows ol' Ellis Brookes himself, sitting behind a desk with five coffee cans stacked on it. "I'll give you five pounds of Hills Bros. coffee just for coming in and taking a look." (very gravelly voice)


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Kaleea
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:19 AM

Misophist, I was raised in Tulsa, & I don't remember that one! Nor do I remember the "Armour" exchange, but when I was a teen I mainly called the "Riverside" exchange, and had relatives in "Circle" & "Hickory" exchanges--does anybody else remember dialing numbers using 2 letters followed by 5 numbers?
    I DO remember the following radio (TV?) jingle from Tulsa, based upon the actual last name of the owner of the company (Needham) which some advertising firm came up with, which was finally dropped after many years because it was not politically correct:
   (psuedo indian drum sound):
BOOM boom boom boom, BOOM boom boom boom, BOOM!
You need-um tires?


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:24 AM

I wonder if their are any more examples of PC casualties?


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:45 AM

Oh, boy, now you've got me started....

World's shortest TV commercial: "Try White Cap!" (do...la-fa)

Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo-Choo Charlie was his name, we hear
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used Good & Plenty candy to make his train run
Charlie says, "Love my Good & Plenty!"
Charlie says, "Really rings the bell"
Charlie says, "Love my Good & Plenty,
Don't know any other candy that I love so well."

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

"I want my Maypo!"

"Taste me, taste me! Come on and taste me!"
That's all Doral asks. "Taste me!" (One of the last before the government pulled the plug on TV cigarette ads.)

(to the tune of the William Tell Overture:)
Have a Lark, have a Lark, have a Lark today!

Stronger than dirt! Stronger than dirt!
New Ajax laundry detergent is stronger than dirt!

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

Call for Philip Morris!

It's the radial age... (for B.F. Goodrich, to the tune of "It's a Sign of the Times"--Petula Clark?)

Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke
Life is much more fun when you're refreshed
And Coke refreshes you best
Fun goes better with, food goes better with, things go better with Coke

Double your pleasure, double your fun
With double good, double good, Doublemint gum

Winston tastes good like a (clap! clap!) cigarette should
(which was eventually followed by:)
What do you want--good grammar or good taste?
Pardon our grammar, but: Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!

Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat!
Rice-a-Roni, everybody's got the beat
Started out where cablecars play their song
Now try it at home before very long
Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat!

There's just one Schlitz, yeah, yeah,
Nothing else comes near
When you're out of Schlitz
You're out of beer

And some for the Philadelphians:

Who's the world's smallest Chevrolet dealer? "Me, Marv Pollow"
[repeat]
Tell your friends about Marv Pollow, the world's smallest Chevrolet dealer!

Hey, get your cold beer, get your ice cold Ballantine Beer
It's the beer that's crisp and icily light
Clear cold taste that's precisely right
Frosty, lively, crystally clear
The crisp refresher, Ballantine, Ballantine Beer

Tastykake Cakes and Pies!

Atlantic keeps your car on the go
When driving for pleasure
In any kind of weather
Atlantic keeps your car on the go, go, go, go
Keep on the go with Atlantic

Help, somebody stop me....

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:53 AM

And Kaleea, my phone number (in Philadelphia) was DE2-9220, that is, DEvonshire 2-9220. My grandmother's was PI4-0981 (PIoneer), but my other grandmother's was PI2-9216 (PIlgrim--go figure). In the northeast section of the city we also had MAyfair 4, FIdelity 2, and I forget the others. It wasn't until about 1969, I believe, that people started using just numbers.

Aloha,
Mark (now I really do have to get to sleep...)


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 06:47 AM

"Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet."

Who can forget:
"I'd love to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony...
I'd like to buy the world a Coke...etc."

"Put a Tic-Tac in your mouth and get a bang outta life."

Still have a paper placemat printed with the lyrics/music for this one at my mom's, but I can't remember much of the words right now:

The Ronald McDonald song
"Who's the most kid loving clown...blah blah blah...
Ronald, Ronald McDonald."

"Who wears short shorts?
We wear short shorts.
If you dare wear short shorts
Nair for short shorts"

"I can bring home the bacon,
Fry it up in a pan
And never never let you forget you're a man...
Cause I'm a woman--Enjolie"

"The neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon
Uh-oh! Spaghetti-0's"

"A & W Rootbeer's got that frosty mug taste"

Think that's enough from me.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 06:52 AM

I remember that Womanly Jingles. (Ducks for cover)


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:46 AM

588-2300, Empire....

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Ma-K
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 09:53 AM

I think most of you are to young to remember " Jack Armstrong the all American boy"
"Won't you try Wheaties the best breakfast food in the land." From the 30's

They are still in the cupboard. Mary


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Ma-K
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 10:02 AM

Rinso-white Rinso-white
happy litte wash day song

Duz duz everything
Oh Duz duz everything


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: 53
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 10:37 AM

Mickey Mouse


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Pooka
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 11:07 AM

heeheehee

(Jingles. Whose sidekick was he? Damn.)(Someone unWomanly...)

...Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick
A Buick, a Buick,
Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick
This year?

(Wot was the preceding lyric? Ended with "...Buick is here" I think.)

The dreamiest creamiest soft ice cream
You'll get from Mister Softee...

SHerwood 7-1849. Plainville CT USA 1955ish.

Khandu, you *are* an Oscar Meyer Weiner. We wish you'd stay in the land o' cotton. :)

One for central-CT locals:

For weddings, for birthdays, for ann-i-ver-sar-eees,
See Savitt, you'll have it, the perfect gift for theeee...

Drat. Gotta get muh brain defragged.

- 5ish Finkel


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 11:51 AM

Geez Mark...We really did grow up together.....Those all were just great!!

FOR SORCHA:
GILLETTE BLUE BLADES
To look sharp every time you shave,
To feel sharp and be on the ball,
To be sharp, Use Gillette Blue Blades,
It's the quickest, slickest shave of all!

How about Edy Adams, wife of cigar famous Ernie Kovacs, singing for Muriel Cigars with that sexy voice and the tag line, "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometime?"

"Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz,
Oh what a relief it is."

"This is the cereal that's shot from guns"
--Quaker Cereals to the tune of 1812 Overture.

I simply cannot sing the last line of jingle bells without thinking, "Norelco is the shaver gift to give on Christmas Day."

"Winston tastes good like a cigarette should."

"To a Frenchman it's the Eiffel Tower, to a Dutchman it's a pretty flower, to an Indian it's a monument, to a smoker, it's a Kent"

Geez, this could go on forever........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Amos
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:13 PM

Jingles, played by Andy Devine, was Wild Bill Hickok's side kick. He waddle down the street whining "Wait foe meeeee, Wahld Beeeyul!". Their sponsor was some sugar-coated breakfast cereal -- puffed corn, I think. Sugar Pops!!

Other famous side kicks from those early years include Gabby Hayes (whose was he -- maybe Gene Autry ?) and Pat Brady, whose Jeep Nellybelle was always being told, "Whoaaaaaa, Nellybelle!", in support of the Roy Rogers show. Don't remember their sponsor.

Then there was game-legged Chester who limped alongside of Marshall Dillon, discussing Miss Kitty's virtues.

Yer right, Pat -- this could go on for fifty odd years!!

A


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: NH Dave
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:19 PM

"NUTS! WHOLE HAZLENUTS! Cadbury takes them and covers them in chocolate!"


TTA Dayo


Dave


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Mark Clark
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:28 PM

Use Ajax, (bom, bom) that foaming cleanser, (ba-ba ba-ba bom bom bom) floats the dirt right down the drain.

Miller (la la) High Life... The champagne of bottled beer.

And no one's mentioned the most obvious...
For the finest biscuits you can bake,
Get Martha White's self risin' flour,
The one all-purpose flour,
Get Martha White's self risin' flour for goodness sake.

(la la la I forget the words)... cause Camel suits you to a “T.”

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:42 PM

Yeah Amos....."Sugar Pops are Tops!"

Gabby Hayes is probably most associated with the classic sidekick role in B movie westerns, often with Roy Rogers. Gene Autry had several, the two most prominent were Smiley Burnette (later on Petticaot Junction-train engineer) and Pat Buttram (later on the sister series of Green Acres oddly enough). Ther was of course the famous "Hey Cisco---Hey Pancho" between Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo. Funny thing though....on all of those TV shows, I don't remember the sponsor except for Wild Bill and Gene Autry who was sponsored by Wrigley's Doublemint Gum.

There were an awful lot of 50's shows closely associated with only one sponsor because that was the way of things then. Geritol sponsored the quiz "21" and Revlon sponsored "The $64,000. Question." The funniest story I recently learned relating to that type of single sponsorship was that in the early days of Sid Caesar's show, the sponsor was Admiral Televisions. The Caesar show was such a hit that Admiral couldn't keep up with the demand for new sets and had to build another factory.......the problem being that they couldn't afford the factory and the sponsorchip both so they had to cancel the Caesar show......the first time and I think the only time a show was cancelled because it was too successful! Sid and his gang were actually off the air for a few months until someone else came along.

From those shows the main slogan I recall was for "DeSoto" with "Tell 'em Groucho sent ya'!" Of course as someone else mentioned Uncle Miltie (and before him Ed Wynn) said that "You could trust your car to the man who wears the star." And when Amos above mentioned Chevy and "See the USA, in your Chevrolet, America's inviting you to call, See the USA in your Chevrolet, America's the greatest land of all.".......Well that always ended with a big "MUHWAW" sound that we all did emulating the thrown kiss from Dinah Shore.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Giac
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:50 PM

Halo, everybody, Halo
Halo is the shampoo
That glorifies your hair
So Halo, everybody, Halo!


Looky, looky, looky,
Here comes Cookie,
Cook's Pest Control.

The latter, which has some age on it, still runs on Knoxville, Tennessee, stations.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:31 PM

Anybody remember an American "beer" from the '50s (I think it was made by Blatz cuz I grew up in Milwaukee) called Tempo?

The jingle went, "Tempo, Tempo, T-E-M-P-O, Tempo (drawn out) Beer."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Amos
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:43 PM

Wow!! Are we a nation of MAdison Avenue Borgs, or what?? LOL!!! Now its been three, maybe four generations, who have been raised before the hypnotic glare of a boobtube anchoring their minds not to the virtues of Right Action or the challenges of Heroism, but to the Jingles of Soap Products and Breakfast Cereal!!

And ya wonder they talk about Dumbing Down.

M-IC-.....



K-E-Y............


LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:43 PM

How about this one, it was a PSA ....

Don't Cross the street in the middle of the block, in the middle in the middle in the middle of the block. (Repeat)

There may have been more but it is the chorus I recall.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 02:05 PM

This may be thread drift, but I remember most of a Mad Magazine advertising-related parody of Poe's "The Raven" from the early '60s but I don't think I remember all of it. I've been checking on-line resources (my mother confiscated the original magazine years ago, damn!) but can't seem to find any of the poetry from that era.

Here goes:

The Spaniel

Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary
Over many an advertising copy that I wrote for Macy's store.
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping
As of someone loudly rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"Tis some client there," I muttered. Only this and nothing more.

Then I felt my terror worsen, for my guest was not a person.
In there stepped a cocker spaniel, naturally I jumped in fear.
Tried to climb an oaken panel, ripping there my new grey flannel
But the spaniel only stood there, speaking out with voice so clear
Speaking out like Jack Lescoulie in a voice both loud and clear.
Quoth the spaniel, "Drink Blatz beer."

How I marvelled this ungainly dog that did commercials plainly
Thoughts of fortunes I could make now make me shake down to my knees.
But the spaniel set me grieving then by turning tail and leaving
Chasing him along the hallway, crying out, "Stay with me me please!"
Chasing him along the hallway, crying out, "Stay with me please!"
Quoth the spaniel, "Eat Kraft Cheese."

Anybody remember this or know where I can find the complete text? I loved it, of course, because not only was it a parody, but it incorporated most of the tv commercials of its day.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 02:42 PM

Nice one, Linn. I bet it's up in my brother's attic somewhere...

Now back in the 1940's we used to hear during the breaks of the radio story shows:

Hot Ralston for your breakfast!
Hot Ralston for your lunch!
Hot Ralston for your dinner!
Hot Ralston for your brunch!
It's good for growing children,
Bite sized and ready to eat!
Take a tip from Tom,
Go tell your Mom,
"Hot Ralston can't be beat!"

There was also:

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat that we have it every day...
But the rest of the words have dissipated, along with my appetite.

Hey, Mabel, Black Label!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Mudlark
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 02:51 PM

Sigh...what a way to bring back memories!

Here's one that used to invade my mind like some alien virus...

Hi ho, hey, hey
Chew your little troubles away
Hi ho, he, hey
Chew Wrigleys Spearmint gum

Aghhh, now it's in there again.

Another "song"...

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat
That we have it every day
???
???
It's good for growing children
And good for grown-ups too
???

I think that ad was on a 50's children's program that came on Sat. mornings..."Let's Pretend." I was glued to the radio, especially as that was followed by "The Red Lantern"...

Wheaties...Breakfast of Champions!!!

You better get Wildroot Creme Oil, Chaaarrrlie...



Memorable TV ads...

Little cartoon people saying things like "It's a FORD," and "Ask for it by name...MONEY!" and "It's SNOWdrift..."(veg. lard, remember that?)

A car dealer in Missouri: "We can talk turkey for just a little scratch" (with a cute little chick pecking up scratch feed...)

Dancing wienies singing: "I wish I was an Oscar Myer weiner, for that is what I'd truly like to beeeeee. For if I was an Oscar Myer weiner, everyone would be in love with meeeee."

I remember the jingles, I remember the brand names, but they never influenced me to buy...I sure did want a Capt. Midnight secret decoder ring tho...


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 02:54 PM

Many, many years ago I recorded 2 jingles for Radio Wales. It was for the Mike Flynn. What ever happened to him, by the way? I bet no one remembers them...they weren't very memorable! Mind you I did get to record them with a guy who played keyborad for Cliff Richard. OOOh weee!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 05:54 PM

Mudlark-

Damn, now I'm going to wake up 3 in the morning with fragments of that jingle rattling round my brain:

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat
That we have it every day;
...; it makes us strong,
It makes us shout "Hurray!"
It's good for growing children
And grown-ups for to eat,
...a bowl of Cream of Wheat.

Someone has to remember the rest of this! 'Fess up!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Deda
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 06:21 PM

BrilCream, a little dab'll do ya
Brilcream, use more if you dare
But watch out, the girls'll all pursue yaaaaa --
They love to get their fingers in your hair


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Walrus
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 06:58 PM

Everyone's a Fruit and Nut case,
Crazy for those Cadbury's nuts and rasins,
Every mother's daughter
Is a firm supporter
(and don't forget the diver
who eats it under water),
Everyones a Cadbury's Fruit and Nut case,
Crazy for those Cadbury's nuts and rasins,
(2 lines forgotten)
Cadbury's Fruit and Nut!

(To , I think, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy")


How about the singing petrol pumps?

"The Esso sign means happy motoring(x3)
So call at the Esso sign
(spoken) For Esso extra"


or for Esso Blue (paraffin - kerosene for USAers)

"They asked me how I knew
it was Esso Blue
I, of course replied
With other fuels you try
Smoke gets in your eyes"

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Shields Folk
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:03 PM

I think the proper words are:

I,of course replied
With lower grades one buys
Smoke gets in your eyes"


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Shields Folk
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:05 PM

"boom boom boom boom-
Esso Blue"


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Pooka
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:31 PM

Amos - yeahyeah, ha ha! Thanks for Andy Devine, "...Wait foe meeeee, Wahld Beeeyul!...Then there was game-legged Chester..." YES! Dennis Weaver! "Misstuh Dyill'n! Misstuh Dyill'on!!" Character later replaced by Festus Hagan - ?

Misstuh 'Cyatspaw sir: hm. Think now I could use at least one of the products you cited. (Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho) -
"Yasha got a bottle of Geritol, Geritol, Geritol
Yasha got a bottle of Geritol
And he knocked a hole in the wall."
- Allan Sherman (OK so not his best already, so sue me)

Bat Goddess - Mad Magazine - *LOL*!!! Thankyou / whoo hoo we gotta get us the rest of that. O excellent. Mad Magazine Memories!!
Tom Lehrer's Christmas Carol, fragment - "Hark the Herald Tribune sings, advertising wondrous things..."


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:33 PM

The ESSO sign means 'appy motoring
'appy motoring
'appy motoring

The ESSO sign means 'appy motoring
So stop at the ESSO sign


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Dave Swan
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:36 PM

SNAP, what a happy sound
Snap is the happiest sound I've found
You may clap, rap, tap, slap, but
Snap makes the world go 'round
Snap, Rice Crispies

I say it's CRACKLE, the crispy sound
You've gotta have Crackle or the clock's not wound
Geese cackle, feathers tickle, belts buckle, beets pickle, but
Crackle makes the world go 'round
Crackle, Rice Crispies

I insist that POP's the sound
The best is missed unless Pop's around
You can't stop hoppin' when the cereal's poppin'
Pop makes the world go 'round
Pop, Rice Crispies.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 07:55 PM

You're going well, you're going SHELL
Things go better with SHELL SHELL SHELL

I may still remember the jingles but I have never cared or even noticed what brand of petrol/gas I filled up with.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: curmudgeon
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 09:02 PM

The most memorable jingle from my youth, by which I judge true New Englanders was for the Adams and Swett Rug Cleaners. With a simple cartoon of a child devouring cookies, it went:

How mant cookies did Andrew eat?
Andrew ate eight thousand.
How do you keep your carpets clean?
Call ANdrew 8 -8000.


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Subject: RE: Jingles you remember.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 09:35 PM


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