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Memorable 80's Commercials
Oh the 80's! Big hair, bright colors, and great television commercials. There is always such conversation around commercials during the Super Bowl that I got to thinking about what were some of the most memorable commercials from my childhood. I may have been young but I distinctly remember singing along to commercials like “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” Can you name that company? If you guessed McDondalds you are right! Commercials today are great but there were some fantastic classics from the 80s. So here are my top picks from a variety of categories.
McDonalds had some great commercials in the 80's. Remember Hamburgler, Grimmace, and the rest of the Ronald McDonald gang? Burger King had some classic "King" commercials where the King went around town singing with children about the great things that they can do if they believe in magic. But my favorite commercials from the burger wars of the 80s was the Wendy's "Where's the Beef" commercial. Who doesn't remember that little old lady with her two side kicks yelling into the phone, "Where's the Beef?"
A collection of commercials would not be complete without mentioning the toy commercials of the 80's. There were oh so many, where to start? It seems that there were a plethora of dolls from Cabbage Patch Kids to Teddy Ruxpin. Here are a few more to remember.
My Buddy: Remember him? Where ever I go he goes, My Buddy and me! But don't forget that My Buddy had a Kid Sister to appeal to all of the little girls.
Monchhichi Dolls: Monchhichi Monchhichi oh so cute and cuddly!
Toys R Us: From bikes to trains to video games who could forget the singing and dancing of Geoffrey and the kids in the Toys R Us commercials.
Coke Vs. Pepsi
I'm sure that everyone can remember when coke changed its formula to the New Coke. This almost caused riots in the streets as the traditionalists rejected the new and "improved" formula. Our family was coke drinkers and it was definitely not well received in our home. Whether you are a fan of Coca-Cola or a fan of Pepsi, you can most surly remember sayings like "Coke is it!" or "Pepsi, the Choice of a New Generation."
Alcohol and Cigarettes
The sinful temptations of cigarettes are no longer on tv, but who could forget the rugged and handsome Marlboro man? Beer, wine, and liquor commercials are still seen on television today but I cannot think of a commercial that has as catchy of a jingle as some of the ones in the 80s.
Wine coolers were all the rage in the 80s. Remember the two older gentleman for Bartles and James wine coolers? But my all time favorite bad habit commercial of the 80s has to be the Seagram's Golden Wine Coolers with a young and handsome Bruce Willis. Although I was young in the 80s, I knew that there was something great about Mr. Willis.
What commercial was your favorite?
I hope you enjoyed this flash back to the 80s. Feel free to share what your favorite commercial was from this era.