Top Ten Classic Commercials

October 14, 2016
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Who doesn’t love a great commercial, even if it is just selling something in the end? Here are 10 of some of the best we’ve seen…

The Clapper! Who doesn’t love this commercial It’s got everything. A catchy jingle, a dance move, and an old lady exasperated with her turned on electronics. She just wants to sleep and not get out of bed. I saw a newer version of this commercial and they totally changed the tune to the jingle.

“Where’s the beef?” More old ladies kvetching about things they don’t like. I think most commercials I like feature an old lady. If you want to succeed throw and old lady into your ads and I’m sure to buy. I used to eat Wendy’s all the time only because the beef patties were square but now I can’t even go into any fast food joint. Although I do crave a Whopper every now and then.

“He likes it, Hey Mikey.” This is probably one of the most famous commercials Granted I’m not old enough to remember when it first aired it but I remember them re-airing at some point as I was growing up. I’m pretty sure that memory is real.

“Calgon, take me away!” My mom used to always say this when she would get fed up with my sister and I. I never understood it until YouTube came out and I was finally able to see a Calgon commercial. Ooooof, that woman is stressed! She needs more than a bubble bath!

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” First I just want to point out Mrs. Fletcher’s family. Did you see her daughter’s hairstyle? That thing has a zip cope all to itself. It might be Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. Anyway, my sister and I used to always joke about that tag line. In retrospect we probably should have had more respect for our elders… probably.

“I’d like to teach the world to sing.” Another amazingly classic commercial, this time form Coke. Again, don’t remember seeing the original when it aired but in 1990, Coke made a new version but mashed it up with their current tagline “Can’t Beat The Real Thing.” It totally did the job. It gives me so many happy feelings and a sugar rush to boot.

“Throw another shrimp on the barbie.” I’m on to you Paul Hogan. I live with an Aussie girl now. They don’t say that. There are no shrimps in Australia. They call them prawns and now they think all Americans are stupid. Thanks Paul Hogan. You’ve tricked us all.

“Mamma mia, that’s a spicy meatball.” My parents would say this all the time. They finally explained it was an Alka-Seltzer commercial and then I began saying it all the time. What can I say? Did you know that people mistook this ad for an ad for Marinara sauce?

Folger’s Coffee. They played with commercial almost every year at Christmas and it made me cry every time. Something about a family coming back together always gets me. Probably cause I’m the child of a broken home. Woe is me. I’m crying right now.

My favorite commercial of all time. This woman is amazing. I will probably grow up to be this woman in the future. My friends and I quote it to each other all the time. “My husband works in the area.” You really just have to watch it to get the whole experience. You’re welcome.

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  1. I think Coca Cola has to win this.

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