Friday, April 27, 2012

When Dazee And Dinosaurs Roamed The Earth

Oh, the good old days.  When you could watch tv with the whole fan damily and not have to hurry and change the channel, and by change the channel I mean get up off the couch and change the channel, so you wouldn't have to explain the reason that that woman is sitting on top of the car, almost naked, eating a hamburger.

By the way, with the advent of DVR's you can fast forward through them, but you still have to "watch" them.  But I digress.

I have gone in search of some of my favorite commercials from when I was a kid.  I loved some of the old jingles (again, you young'uns, they had their own, not just some song they paid royalties for to use) ah hmmm, moving along.  

McDonald's.  A national treasure.  Do you know that when they first opened, women were not allowed to work there.  Yeah, I know right.  

Who can forget this cute little guy.  So, so cute.  And it cracks me up at the end the way the announcer says bologna.

Fully dressed people in bed.  Shocker.

Ha, this jingle I still sing once in a while.  In fact I sang/texted it to one of my friends the other day.  Can be incorporated into any type of situation.  

Oh boy.  I remember this commercial.  I wanted one of these so freaking bad.  Never got it, cuz you know, it was a whole $1.99, but back in those days that was like $10.00.  

Does anyone remember when margarine was the thing you were supposed to use.  So much better for you than real butter.  Yeah, I know huh.  I will never forget "mother nature"

Loved this commercial.  Don't ask me why, I just did.  Maybe its because even as a youngster, I wanted the whole world to get along.  I grew up during the Vietnam War.  I think if I would have been an older teen in the 60's I would have been a flower child.  But, I was a mere kid and young teen.  I still have those ideals tho.  

What are some commercials that you remember from your youth?


  1. This is such a fun post - brought back a lot of memories! I don't remember that six finger thing, though. How neat! (I would have wanted one, too)

    I did a post on commercials awhile back. You can read it here if you want to:

  2. Ha! I love this! Brought back many memories and they were great. There are NO cigarette commercials on tv anymore. And the Oscar Meyer commercial is so cute. I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. That's the music person in me.

  3. Those were fun! I only remember 2 of them :) The ones I remember most were the Kool-Aid ones with the big pitcher guy crashing through walls. Ack! He really scared me.

  4. Let's not forget Granny shouting Where's The Beef. I think that one is forever imprinted on the memory of anyone coming up in that age. Love the trip down memory lane.

  5. Awesome post Dazee! Now I gotta take a few and go back to watch them all:) Know which one you forgot? Well, I'll tell ya anyway...
    WHERE'S THE BEEF? mwahaha

  6. These were all good! I remember them and a few others, like...
    the Marlboro man
    what do you want? good flavor or good taste Kellog's frosted flakes are greeaaattt!
    Ajax the foaming cleanser
    the must be squeezing the air out of kleenex boxes again
    LSMFT...Lucky strikes mean fine tabacco
    I think my head is filled with too much trivia!
    great post!

  7. that coke commercial was pretty cheesy. It's hard to remember commercials. Damn, my brain is very foggy.