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Remember When: Commercials From the 70s, Ones You Can Never Forget

Updated on February 11, 2018
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Commercials have come a long way since the 70's the wholesome image has been clogged by the evolving world that sex sells. What happened to the days of people choosing to keep their cities clean after seeing the commercial on TV? maybe they should run it again as a reminder of what we have done to so many of our cities, then again many would probably laugh at it and litter anyway. What about the Kool-Aid man? There was nothing like a fresh glass of grape or strawberry kool-aid we couldn't possibly run that either dentists would scramble and scream about the decay of children's teeth but shouldn't parents teach their children hygiene to avoid some of those nasty little cavities? We had the inchworm when we were growing up and boy did I cry when he was gone it was kind of like riding a pony only it was a worm that inched up and down as we rode along. We will never know if our parents bought Sugar Crisp because we like the commercial or they liked the commercial but it certainly attracted some serious attention, it was definitely on our shelves when we were kids along with Trix and Rice Krispies. We had seen the chiffon commercial and remembering back when mom had gone to the store and purchased 4 bowls of that margarine, we even as children remembered the jingle, " If you think its butter, but it's not its chiffon." Whoever created that jingle must have been high on marijuana, mother earth telling you what was good for you? It was a great jingle none the less. "Two all beef patties; remember that song? That will forever be etched in my memory and every time I order a big mac I sing it out loud, o, course the people behind me always think I am nuts but the ones who understand just smile. Tootsie Rolls are not made like they used to be, they were huge or maybe it was just us who thought they were large seemingly since we were quite young. Oscar Mayer really needs to bring back some of there original commercials it certainly taught many of us how to spell B-O-L-O-G-N-A I wonder how many children could actually spell it now? Fritos Corn Chips does not reside in our household they smell so strong but they certainly sold millions of bags in the 70's and they became a household name, they certainly do speak for themselves. Hawaiian Punch is an all time favorite and they have not changed the taste however drinking to many of them can certainly give you a sugar rush, need I say more? Charlie the Tuna is an American icon, how many people in the U.S. purchased more cans of tuna due to him? Stashed away in my goodies is the character made of hard plastic, yes I still do have some of my childhood memoriabilia don't you? Last but not least our Ty D Bol man when I was a child my imagination ran wild and I was honestly afraid of the Ty D Bol man, I thought he was going to jump out at me when I was in the little girls room needless to say I out grew that and now he is just a little man in my memory who would want to be in a toilet bowl anyway? Certainly not me.


 The littleworm lived through 3 girls, I wonder if you can find him somewhere in an antique store? Come on , you know that one of you have one hidden in a closet or attic somewhere and he is screaming to get out.

 I wonder who the person was in the costume? Were there one or two people inside that thing? Top heavy short legs but he certainly always had a kool-aid smile on his face.

Super Sugar Crisp

I never knew that bears loved cereal and dressed for success? The things bears do for honey! Would you mess with a beehive?

"If You Think It's Butter, But It's Not It's Chiffon"

Someone had to be smoking something when they wrote this commercial did you notice the smile on her face? It's not nice to fool mother nature.

McDonald's Big Mac

 Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, what is that special sauce anyway?

Tootsie Roll

 They even had a dance named after this all time favorite but what do they really look like? Who created this wonderful little candy we call the Tootise Roll?

Oscar My Bologna Commercial

 Oscar Mayer a household name really did it when they created there commercials from Bologna to Hot Dogs and who cannot spell Oscar Mayer?

Hawaiian Punch

 Hilarious commercial what grown man would fall for a child and a joke? The Hawaiian punch man that hs who? I believe he had a litte hang-over when he fell for that one.

What was your favorite commercial? What did you beg mom for after you had seen it? How many were afraid of the Ty D Bol man? If only our commercials could be like that now just like they were then maybe just maybe our children would learn how to spell a little better or be more creative then they are. Commercials from the 70's remember when?



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    • AEvans profile image

      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      alocsin: Me too if it were not for youtube it would only be etched in our memories. :)

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for bringing back all the memories. I'm glad that many of them are preserved on YouTube. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Me, Steve Walters 6 years ago from The Big

      AE...Great Hub Idea. I remember each and everyone of these commercials. This was like viewing a trip back in time. The Ty-D-Bol man and Charlie, the tuna, Sugar Bear...too funny. Hey, remember the guy that would say: "Don't squeeze the Charmin?" Best of Fortune to you with your continued writings...wanted to stop in and say "hi".

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      Better Days 6 years ago from The Northeast, USA

      I love this stuff! I am so glad you put in the ty-d-bol bit! Recently I went down memory lane with my older cousins and they all laughed about how when I was a kid I wouldn't go to the bathroom alone because I was afraid of the ty-d-bol man. I remember none of that but I am glad I got to check out the commercial now. Thanks!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Coolmon2009: It takes all of us back a few decades , well most of us. :)

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      Coolmon2009 8 years ago from Texas, USA

      I remember the Crying Indian Commercial and the others. Takes me back a few decades - Good Hub

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      jxb7076: I have one coming up pertaining to them.:)

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      Yep - Some still stick in my head even today, especially the oscar meyer one.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      jxb7076: What is wonderful about that is that they were some of the best commercials and I bet you had some of the greatest memories. :)

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      What's really scary is the fact I am old enough to remember all those commercials.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Drifter0658: You certainly do remember them! lololo :D

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      Drifter0658 8 years ago from Carlisle

      twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun happened to win for me the second album I ever owned; Led Zeppelin II.

      This is a cool Hub, Madge. Is that Palmolive?

      No. It's an ancient Chinese secret.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      drcrischase: I enjoy Kool-Aid to and Hawaiian Punch not that I dirnk a lot of eat but those commercials including skippy is what sold me. :) Thank you for commenting. :)

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      drcrischasse 8 years ago from NH/Foxboro

      Great commercials are the one's you remember. Why do you think I always choose Kool-aid instead of a competitors? Well done as usual.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Chloe: Thanks bunches! :)

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      Chloe Comfort 8 years ago from Long Island

      Cool Hub. Classic commercials AND I remember almost all of them. Kudos!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      DrPPoorluk: We must not forget , "Give a hoot don't pollute". lololo we are dated or are we?lololol :D

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      DrPPoorluk 8 years ago from NH

      This is an awesome hub! Don't forget Woodsy Owl, McGruff(Take a Bite out of Crime), How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? Mr. Clean is the man, with more power to shine! Last but not least.. .I'd like to give the world a Coke, in perfect harmony! How dated are we? LOL. Let the nostalgia roll!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      AppleTree: Thank you. :)

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      Appletreedeals 8 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

      Bingo! Kindred spirits. Nice points made with your hub content

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      sheristeele: They are old aren't they and you are welcome when it comes to the memories. :)

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      sheristeele 8 years ago from Siler City, NC

      I forgot about the fritos commercial... wow! what memories. THANKS

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Aqua: They certainly have and I do not know sometimes if it is even for the better. :)

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      Aqua 8 years ago from California

      Another great hub. I actually remember most of these commercials. Things sure have changed!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      wesleycox: The inchworm was a toy that all of us had at home it was the cutest little toy I honestly wish they would bring it back. lololol The Koolaid man funny we had just seen him last night on TV. Thank you for enjoying the hub. :)

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      wesleycox 8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Unfortunately I dont remember any commercials from the 70's as I am too young, but it seems like they had commercials similar to these in the 80's. Great hub Julianna.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I enjoyed the Hawaiian punch man and the inchworm I certainly do miss my worm lolololo :)

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      GlstngRosePetals 8 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Even though I am a little older then you these sure brought back memories. I loved the kool aid man!!!


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