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BS: ...after this commercial break

Allan C. 28 Aug 01 - 08:57 PM
Mark Cohen 28 Aug 01 - 07:47 PM
SharonA 28 Aug 01 - 07:25 PM
RangerSteve 28 Aug 01 - 07:01 PM
Shields Folk 28 Aug 01 - 05:56 PM
Jack the Sailor 28 Aug 01 - 05:29 PM
Amos 28 Aug 01 - 04:36 PM
SharonA 28 Aug 01 - 04:05 PM
Jack the Sailor 28 Aug 01 - 01:05 PM
SharonA 28 Aug 01 - 12:09 PM
vindelis 27 Aug 01 - 07:06 PM
catspaw49 27 Aug 01 - 06:55 PM
Amos 27 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM
Mark Cohen 27 Aug 01 - 06:28 PM
SharonA 27 Aug 01 - 05:38 PM
SharonA 27 Aug 01 - 05:20 PM
Deda 27 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM
FionaN 22 Sep 99 - 06:01 AM
Walter 22 Sep 99 - 04:48 AM
Lonesome EJ 16 Sep 99 - 09:19 PM
Jack (who is called Jack) 16 Sep 99 - 05:14 PM
Marc 16 Sep 99 - 04:43 PM
Dave Swan 16 Sep 99 - 03:51 PM
Peter T. 16 Sep 99 - 03:13 PM
Tom B. 16 Sep 99 - 02:29 PM
King Brilliant 16 Sep 99 - 03:58 AM
Tom B. 16 Sep 99 - 02:27 AM
thosp 15 Sep 99 - 11:19 PM
John Hindsill 15 Sep 99 - 09:43 PM
Penny S. 15 Sep 99 - 06:25 PM
Jack (who is called Jack) 15 Sep 99 - 12:38 PM
Jack (who is called Jack) 15 Sep 99 - 12:24 PM
Allan C. 15 Sep 99 - 11:22 AM
Margo 15 Sep 99 - 10:53 AM
Neil Lowe 15 Sep 99 - 08:15 AM
alison 15 Sep 99 - 02:33 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 15 Sep 99 - 02:21 AM
John Hindsill 15 Sep 99 - 12:11 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 08:57 PM

This thread is continued in ANOTHER Commercial Break.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:47 PM

I wonder if whoever did the Red Rose tea commercial got the idea from watching the Nairobi Trio?

Oh my, "Shike 'n' Bike!" Another one dredged up from the dark recesses of memory!
Then of course you must remember "Tastykake cakes and PIES!" -- do you know, I can now buy Tastykakes in Hilo, Hawaii! Along with Breyer's real vanilla ice cream, with the little black specks of vanilla bean, without which no true Philadelphian would touch the stuff.
I still remember Bob Barker on Truth or Consequences saying, "Now here's a word and picture story about something very important to you," and then each time I would say, with great disappointment, "Oh, it was just a COMMERCIAL!"

But does anybody remember the shortest singing TV commercial?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:25 PM

YOU'RE remembering too much?? I'm embarrassed at how many ads I've posted (I watched – and watch– WAY too much television).

Sorry back at ya, Jack the Sailor, but chimpanzees don't amuse me in any way, shape or form, and never have. I know I'm in the minority here, but advertisers won't get my business by using chimps!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: RangerSteve
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:01 PM

Halo, everybody, Halo .... (shampoo commercial)

I love Bosco, it is so good for me, Mama puts it in my milk for extra vitamin D... or the kids parody - I hate Bosco, it is no good for me, Mama puts it in my milk to try to poison me, but I fool Mama, I pour it in her tea, now there is no Mama to try to poison me.

My beer is Rheingold the dry beer, think of Rheingold whenever you by beer, it's not bitter, not sweet (I forgot the next line) Why not try extra dry Rheingold Beer. (sung to the tune of a Viennese waltz called Estudiantina).

Here he comes, here he comes, greatest toy you've ever seen, and his name is Mr. Machine. He is real, he is real, and for you he is ideal, and his name is Mr. Machine.

Brusha, brusha, brusha with the new Ipana, brusha, brusha, brusha, its better for your teeth. (sung by Bucky Beaver).

I'm remembering too much here.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Shields Folk
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 05:56 PM

Chimpanzee removal men. "Dad do you know the piano's on my foot?" "You hum it son and I'll play it"- PG Tips Tea


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 05:29 PM

I'm sorry Sharon, But there is nothing more amusing than a chimp with a drum kit!!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Amos
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:36 PM

Well Sharon, you're right. I was living up to Spaw's expectations of me there...but I have decided, since he offered, to take him up on temporary lodging at the NYCFTS, where he has promised he will teach me the correct words to all NBC and CBS commercial aired between 4:00 and 8:00 PM from 1953-1963. This is part of a secret project to recapture my lost youth, a form of subliminal time travel, y'see.

America is asking you to CALL...must get that down pat....call, call.....

Spaw, you wisenheimer, what was the BabO commercial, then?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 04:05 PM

*cringe* I've been trying for DECADES to forget those Red Rose chimpanzees *shudder* (likewise "Lancelot Link")


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 01:05 PM

When I was small they had a commercial in Canada for Red Rose Tea. Chimpnzees playing musical instruments, a fast big band tune. There was a final pan to a closeup uf the drummer chimp who lips syncs in perfect time....Red Red Red Red red Rose Tea!

Remember the Strohs commercial with the dog? "Duke, you better be drinkin' your water!"

Check out the Molson Commercials on www.adcritic.com. They are killer! Also the Labatt's ads including "Big Song" ...a version of Sweet Caroline you won't believe!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 12:09 PM

Mark Cohen: YES! I am a Phillies fan, more rabidly since the mid-1970s. Baseball is my favorite spectator sport!!!

Amos: I thought the second line of the Chevy jingle was "America is asking you to call..." but I guess I'm experiencing Lapsus of the Synapsus.


More memories: (spoken with broad, thick, fakey Southern accent) "It's not fried, it's Shake-n-Bake.. an' ah helped."

"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star
The big, bright Texaco star!!"

"Crest has been shown to be an effective decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care." (Note: I pulled that one from memory. Was it correct? If someone has a tube of Crest toothpaste to compare it to, let me know if I missed any part of the statement; I think they still print it on the back of the tube)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: vindelis
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 07:06 PM

Or Bernard Miles stating: 'Looks good, tastes good and By Golly it does yer good..... Mackeson!'


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:55 PM

It's not Bab-O you asshole, it's AJAX!!!! Your mind is going Amos.......Share a room with me at the NYCFTTS.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Amos
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM

Within this vale, A glen of sin Your head turns bald But not your chin!

Burma Shave!

Does your husband Rant and rave Grunt and grumble, Misbehave? Shoot the brute With

Burmashave!

The second line to "See the USA in your Chevrolet" was, "America is calling you to come...". Don't forget, the Chevrolet of that day could be had for $3500 off the showroom floor.

Then there was "One-Two-Three-Four -- Sky BAR!"

And "BabO!! The foaming cleanser (bubbadubbadudaduh) washes dirt right down the drain!"... oh, don't get me started. I just might "Cyaaaaaaaaaal foorrrrrrrrr Philklllllllip Morrrrrrrrissssss!!!".

A


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:28 PM

Hey, thanks, Deda, for resurrecting this. I didn't see it the first time around. I think I remember every one of these -- and had forgotten many of them! I was about to start a quiz on old TV jingles, to follow up on the TV theme songs quiz, but I think all of them are in here.

Here's one that isn't, though: What's the shortest singing TV commercial ever? (This one hasn't been authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records, but I don't think anyone can top it.)

Hey, SharonA, did you ever watch the Phillies games on TV?

Atlantic keeps your car on the go
When driving for pleasure (?)
In every kind of weather
Atlantic keeps your car on the go, go, go, go
Keep on the go with Atlantic!

Hey, get your cold beer,
Get your ice-cold (later, cold-brewed) Ballantine Beer
It's the beer that's crisp and icily light
Clean cold taste that's precisily right
Frosty, lively, crystally clear
The crisp refresher,
Ballantine, Ballantine Beer
(The earlier version was "You get a smile every time with a Ballantine", but I don't remember those words.)

The third sponsor was Winston, but that's already been mentioned.

Oh, speaking of cigarette commercials:

Taste me, taste me!
Come on and taste me!
That's all Doral asks--
Taste me!

Enough!

Aaauugggh, I can't stop!

What are we having for lunch?
We're having Beefaroni
It's made with macaroni----OK, OK, I'll stop.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:38 PM

Just thought of a couple more:

Trio or quartet (male and female) sing in close harmony: "Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name."
Bass solo: "And away goes trouble, down the drain."

One of Philadelphia's radio commercials has endured past the death of the "singer". The elderly man advertised his basement-waterproofing business by singing part of the bridge from "Sweet Lorraine" (somewhat tunelessly and lispingly, with no accompaniment): "When it's raining, I don't miss the sun, 'cause it's in my baby's smile." He's gone now, but his family still runs the business... and the recording of that man singing that song in their commercials! It's awful-ly sweet of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:20 PM

Jack (who is called Jack), you're almost right, but the last line of the Good-n-Plenty jingle goes: "Don't know any other candy that I love so well."

lamarca, don't forget the end of that Rice Krispies opera, where an older woman comes swooping into the room with a box of Rice Krispies under her arm and sings "I brought you Rice Krispies..."
Man (in an aside to audience): "My mother-in-law."
Woman: "...Enough to last at least two months (?); that's how long I'll be here."
Man (crying while singing): "It's her fifteenth (?) visit so far this year."

Also, lamarca, I believe that the Pizza Rolls commercial was created by Stan Freberg (of "Dragon-net" fame).


More memories:

"My dog's better than your dog, my dog's better than yours.
My dog's better 'cause he eats Ken-L-Ration! My dog's better than yours!"

Barry Manilow's jingle for McDonald's: "You deserve a break today, so get up and get away to McDonald's!"

Girl: "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I'd truly like to be-ee-ee,
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, ev'ryone would be in love with me."
Boy: "Oh, I'm glad I'm NOT an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I'd NEVER want to be-ee-ee,
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, there would soon be nothing left... of..... me....... [withering under the glare from the girl] ...Ohhhh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener..."

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

"Mama mía, that's a spicy meatball!", a line flubbed over and over by an actor in a commercial-within-the-commercial as he ate a mouthful of spaghetti for each take, until he was feeling too ill to say the line at all ("Meesy-micey-ballsee"). He took the advertised remedy (Pepto-Bismol?) and then read the line perfectly...whereupon a part of the set fell apart, and the director off-camera said, "Cut. Let's break for lunch." (Then the man looked ill all over again.)

Radio commercial for the Plymouth Barracuda: Man keeps saying "Baccaruda" and is corrected by the "announcer" until he finally gets it right and says triumphantly, "Get a Barracuda! At your Dimmuth Pleeler!!!"[Plymouth dealer]

There's a new TV jingle that makes me cringe every time: It's for Old El Paso (maker of taco sauce and taco-making kits), sung to the tune of "El Paso" and pretty poorly written. Whenever I see the widely-smiling cowboy come into the pouting family's house with the product, I wish somebody WOULD shoot him.


Here's a 1940's (?) soap jingle my mother used to sing to me (anyone remember the rest of it, or what soap product it advertised?):
"Nobody loves me 'cause I've got B.O.
Ev'ryone avoids me wherever I go..."


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Deda
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:38 PM

As a relative newbie I had a lot of laughs reading this old thread. Here are a couple that I didn't see:

(from the east coast only) Oh Oh OH, it's Bonomo's --- CANdeeee. (The Os in Bonomos would all leap up with little girly eyes and eyelashes.)

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...

You get a lot to LIKE with a Marlboro, filter, flavor, flip-top box (or, alternatively) filter, flavor, pack or box.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: FionaN
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 06:01 AM

Here in the UK they're recycling the old ads as a cynical ploy to appeal to the nostalgia market/they have run out of new ideas...

such as;

"Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, gum, gum, Carry the big fresh flavour wherever you are whatever you do"

(complete with marching band and majorettes)

and (my favourite)

"Frys Turkish Delight" - sung to an arabian type of tune.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Walter
Date: 22 Sep 99 - 04:48 AM

"And that's the way it is."

I'd give anything to see unedited programming from 1968 on any of the networks.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 09:19 PM

"What's the word?
Thunderbird!
What's the price?
Twenty twice!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 05:14 PM

Marc, thanks for that reminder.

My 7 year old son has been coming home singing schoolyard parodies and asking me what I think of them.

I told him that they were a lot like the ones I sang as a kid, and of course he started asking me to teach him all the ones I know. Kid has an insatiable appetite for stuff like that. He'll like the comet one.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Marc
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 04:43 PM

Comet, it makes your mouth turn green Comet, it tastes like Listerine Comet, it mkes you vomit so get som comet and vomit today


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Dave Swan
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:51 PM

Alan C.

I had nearly gotten the Gilette march out of my head, thank you very much. Alllllllright, everybody sing:

To look sharp...

E.S.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Peter T.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:13 PM

Hmm, makes me think that Enviro people have missed a trick -- anti-consumerist jingles that stick in your head:
"See the U.S.A. on your feet today!"

"You'll wonder how your future died,
If you keep spraying that herbicide!"

"Nothing says toxin like something with dioxin!"


yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Tom B.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:29 PM

Also,

Drink, drink, drink, Tyrolia, .....

I don't think they sell that wine anymore, do they?

Lemon pledge, while you're dusting
Brings new lustre to the wood

That basically put THAT "folksong" in the freezer...


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: King Brilliant
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 03:58 AM

A Double Diamond works wonders.. works wonders.. works wonders...

There's a terrific draught in here.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Tom B.
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:27 AM

Great thread--

Get on the malto meal mabile
get on your malto meal mabile
put some start in your ignition
Get on the malto meal mabile

Winston tastes good like a cigarette should
No filter, no flavor, just old dirty rotten paper (schoolyard version)

"Does she? or doesn't she?" (Does she what?)

"Fly me!" (she says)

(Imagine THAT in the 90s!!!)

When you change to Winston, you'll change for good
'cause it's got good taste like I knew it would
Winston tastes good like a cigarette should (see above)

In EQUUS, a play by Peter Shaffer, the protagonist has all these jingles in his head as part of the dialogue...Double your pleasure, etc.

I'm coocoo for Cocoa Puffs!


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 11:19 PM

sometimes you feel like a nut
sometimes you don't
etc.-etc.
peter paul mounds & almond joy


John H.---i thought about Richie Havens but passed on him because i think i only heard him once on a commercial --- also when you said a long time --- i guess i went back a little further in time --but it was the words -hansome johnny- that made me think of him--


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 09:43 PM

Eureka! I have found it!

Farfel the Dog, Danny O'Day...the alter egos of Jimmie Nelson, ventriloquist extrordenaire.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Penny S.
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 06:25 PM

Everyone's a fruit and nut case?

And the version I know of the meow song only has eight meows in each long line. I can check with the person who persists in singing it.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:38 PM

By the way, at risk of diverting this thread, but those clever Madison Avenue guys have used folksy images to sell too.

Anybody remember the Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco TV comercials.

The Lil'Abner type tearing through a cornfield yellin MA! MA!

He finally gets to a broken down old cabin porch where two 'Mammy and Pappy Yokum' types are sittin and he declares 'Look ma! No cavities!

Which prompts her to say to her Husband "Must've been the Mail Pouch' Its the only brand of chewing tobacco that aint soaked in sweets.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Jack (who is called Jack)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:24 PM

Once upon a time there was an engineer Choo choo charlie was his name we hear He had an engine and he shure had fun He used Good-n-plenty candy to make his train run. Charlie says--Love my Good-n-plenty Charlie says--Really rings the bell (ding) Charlie says Love my Good-n-plenty Its that Good-n-plenty candy that he loves so well.

There's nothing like the face Of a kid eating a hershey bar There's nothing like it you'll ever see A face as happy as it can be There's nothing like the face of a kid When he's munchin on the greatest taste of all Hershey, the great american chocolate bar

MacDonalds is your kind of place...

My bologna has a first name its O-s-c-a-r My bologna has a second name its M-a-y-e-r I love to eat it every day And if you ask me why I'll say Cause Oscar Meyer has a way with B-o-l-o-g-n-a

Pepsi Cola hits the spot 12 full ounces that's a lot Twice as much and a nickel too Pepsi cola is the thing for you. Nickel, Nickel, Nickel, Nickel, Nickel

Of course every one of these jingles spawns more parodies Christianity hits the spot Twelve apostles thats alot The holy ghost and the virgin too Absolution is the thing for you Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy

For advertising spoof fun, I refer all to the versions of Billboard Song in the DT.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Allan C.
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 11:22 AM

John, I believe you may have actually been on the right track with Paul Winchell. Whoever it was did commercials for Nestle. The "boy" dummy would start with:
N-E-S-T-L-E-S
Nestles makes the very best
And then Farfel (also a dummy, which looked a little like a very dark dachshund) would say in a very Eeyore-like voice:
Chocolate
After which, his mouth would slam shut loudly.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Margo
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 10:53 AM

Wasn't Farfel the name of Danny Kaye's Inspector General? I love those old DK movies.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 08:15 AM

I recognized Ritchie Havens' voice not too many years ago doing a generic commercial:"the touch,
the feel of cotton
the fabric of our lives."

Regards, Neil (who apologizes in advance if some of the experimental HTML didn't work)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: alison
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 02:33 AM

Any UK people remember Hi Karate aftershave?

His strong muscular arms enfolded her softly yielding body.... oooer shouldn't be allowed.

or

I am the spirit of dark and lonely waters......


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 02:21 AM

John, the actual slogan was "Lucky Strike Green has gone to war." I knew it was supposed to suggest how patriotic the tobacco company was, but I didn't know the specifics of it. I don't suppose they actually volunteered to give up the chromium... --seed


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:11 AM

Actually, the folkie who is big in writing & performing commercials whom I am thinking of...Handsome Johnny was the clue...is Richie Havens; but isn't it funny that I can't bring to mind a specific product!---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 11:23 PM

Katlaughing--

Not much of a story to "plop, plop, fizz, fizz": Alka-Selzer had originally advertised with Jack Tinker & Assoc. (remember the character "Speedy Alka-Seltzer"?) Then they went with Doyle Dane Bernbach, which created wonderful ads like "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In" and "Marshmallowed Meatballs" and that wonderful cute animated bit of the man and his stomach hashing it out at the counselors... Then they decided to switch agencies, and my first cousin Paul was working for Wells, Rich, Greene, the agency which came up with "plop plop fizz fizz." Paul has a degree in philosophy and would much rather spend his time expounding on the history and philosophy of Theosophists like Ruldolph Steiner, but working for the ad agency gave him a dependable income, and he seems destined to be known for his jingle.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 11:13 PM

well i really don't know the answer-- but i like trivia quizes-- so i'll play a hunch and say -- johnny cash-----------------


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 08:51 PM

Thosp--close enough; I'd give you a cigar, but what with all those laws and stuff...Actually what the govt. needed was the chromium (which imparted the green color) for the war effort, and LS made a great advertising slogan.

Still haven't seen an answer to my other question, and I thought I'd given it away with that hint.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: thosp
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 07:51 PM

john h.
i vaguely recall that the lucky strike pack was green -- but the war dept. needed the dye -- so they changed the pack color to white and red --so as not to use the green dye
am i on the mark ?


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 06:33 PM

well, they called 'em cigarette girls, if I remember rightly....


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 02:06 PM

...cigar company comes up with a bold and daring advertising campaign: they could sell twice as many cigars if they could get women to smoke them too: "Cigar? Cigarette? Tiparillo!" Shows women enjoying plastic tipped mini-cigar. Hmmmm....How well did it work? All you cigar smoking women, stand up and be counted! Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

I forget what they called the leggy, Betty Boop lookalikes who strolled around clubs selling flowers and tobacco products, however.

Regards, Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: K~~
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 12:47 PM

Leon Redbone still sings and narrates the All detergent comercials: A L L that's All... and I believe that Barry Manilow is responsible for the Meow Mix jingle, as well as a myriad of others... f'rinstance: ...you're in good hands with All State.


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bert
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:59 AM

Jets, I don't know what the 'first' singing commercial was but the technique was used in the Music Hall era with sponsored songs such as 'Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer' & 'Champagne Charlie'


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:56 AM

Sean M--. re: the Meow song, in line 2 of verse 2, I think the original was 'meow', though it has been collected in some Siamese dialects as 'meow'...note how much easier the meter flows with the changes...

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow

therefore, I think that... ****CRASH***

(p.s.-I met a guy who actually worked for an ad agency and helped film some of the Doublemint Twins commercials...he said the crew could barely stomach it all...and Wrigley sent someone over to keep an eye on things and make SURE it all stayed as saccharine and trite as humanly possible!)


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: alison
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:39 AM

(Tune The Lincolnshire poacher)

oh I'm a golden wonder crisp as happy as can be
i've met this pickled onion and she wants to marry me
My mum was sad and me dad was glad she's one of the family
.........


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:21 AM

Charlie Baum: tell us about your cousin and the "plop, plop, fizz, fizz" responsibility???

You guys are making me feel positively young! I don't recognise half of these!

From not that long ago:

ZZ Top: "She's got L'eggs; she knows how to use them."

This one is still being used and I know it's been around forever: "Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat!"

This is fun.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: ...after this commercial break
From: John Hindsill
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 09:47 AM

Farfel? Was that not a vetrickelist's dog? I can see him, but the name escapes. I know it was not Paul Winchell, but this guy was a contemporary of Paul,s.

Who remembers how (and why) "Lucky Strike goes to war?"

What folk singer unto this very day does lots of commercial music for television, in addition to performing when possible in our idiom? Hint: he's handsome, Johnny.

John (not so handsome, but none-the-less attractive to his wife...he thinks)


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