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Favorite commericals from your childhood.

Asked by SuperMouse (30845points) June 24th, 2008

The “favorite show, media moment” question got me thinking about the commercials from my childhood. Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers “You got peanut butter in my chocolate! You got chocolate in my peanut butter!” or “Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us…”

What’s your favorite commercial from childhood?

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iwamoto's avatar

i have a few, i can recite the dutch commercial jingles for monopoly jr. , Taksi Tintel and M&M’s but i’m not sure if i really liked them

playthebanjo's avatar

a slinky, a slinky for fun it’s a wonderful toy…a slinyk, a slinky, it’s fun for a girl or a boy!

trudacia's avatar

That little old lady who would say “where’s the beef?”.

“don’t squeeze the Charmin”.

Jordache basics…remember that one?

whatthefluther's avatar

Tony the Tiger: Sugar Frosted Flakes are grrrrreat!
N, E, S, T, L, E, S, Nestle’s spells the very best….chocccclaaaate!

whatthefluther's avatar

I think it was Wishbone Salad Dressing: “Who maded (sic) the salad?”

zepoman's avatar

I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener…..

beast's avatar

McDonalds with Ronald McDonald playing basketball with the chicken nuggets.


flameboi's avatar

a bmw one, where the guy was driving along pacific coast highway :)

osullivanbr's avatar

I remember when I was a kid the commercials were always the highlight, the whole family sitting around the telly and without fail the lot of us would spontaneously burst into song as soon as the commercial jingles would come on.

Ah simpler times.

Oh was anyone around for this one for McDonalds. Creepy or what? I blame this and not IT for peoples fear of clowns.

janbb's avatar

“Fruit Juicy, Fruit Juicy, Fruit Juicy Hawaiian Punch.

How would you like a nice Hawaiian Punch?


My brother and I would get hysterical over that for years.

Seesul's avatar

@osu. You do realize that’s Willard Scott?

gailcalled's avatar

Malboro man, “I’d walk a mile for a Camel,” “Do blonds have more fun,” Burma Shave rhymes along the roads, Maidenform bras, “Double your pleasure, double your fun,”

Seesul's avatar

“Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh whata relief it is”, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”, More doctors smoke Camels,

El_Cadejo's avatar

Anything that had cool spot in it. ^_^

Dr_Phil's avatar

Bugs Bunny was the character associated with this instant orange drink throughout the Sixties and he sold a lot of powder. This commercial is from early in the Sixties, before Tang became known as “the drink of Astronauts”.

In this spot, Bugs tricks Daffy into taking shots at his own relatives for a taste of Tang – it’s that good, apparently!

Remember Grape Tang?

AstroChuck's avatar

Not my favorite but I recall “Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should.”

Seesul's avatar

@gail: Malboro Man? Was that a typo or a social commentary, mal meaning ill, that is?

tinyfaery's avatar

Butter? Parkay.

Duh duh nu nu…Imperial.

Don’t squeeze the Charmin

AstroChuck's avatar

“It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”

gailcalled's avatar

@See; It was the ad for the cigarette and clearly a Freudian slip. What good eyes you have.

AstroChuck's avatar

The better to see you with.

SuperMouse's avatar

How about “Calgon take me away!” or “Ancient Chinese secret huh?”

richmarshall's avatar

I remember the native American with the tear going down his cheek because of people littering.

playthebanjo's avatar

that was iron eyes cody. make sure you see his new adventures at

jca's avatar

i told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on and so on….

stratman37's avatar

Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Toostie Pop?

@WTF: we bastardized this when we were kids: N E S T L E S, what comes out of you A S S – chocolate!

AstroChuck's avatar

“Mama mia, atsa spicy meatball.” and “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”
Both from Alka-Seltzer.

breedmitch's avatar

“Time to make the donuts.”

Kar's avatar

I think this one was an Excedrin commercial, where a woman is cooking and her mother comes over and says “don’t you think it needs a little salt?”, making a scrunched up face – And the daughter is all agitated and yells back at her “Motherrr Please, I’m trying to do it myself!!”

Kar's avatar

Osullivanbr – that McDonalds commercial was enoug h to scare anyone off!!

AstroChuck's avatar

Plus, I believe that’s Willard Scott playing Ronald McDonald.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

How about “Good morning, good morning, the best to you each morning; K e double-L, oh double-good, kellogs, best to you.” And then there was, “where the value goes up, up up, and the prices go down, down, down, Robert Hall this season will show you the reason – low overhead, low overhead.” I didn’t know what overhead meant, so thought their roof had issues or something. And on the radio there was; “turn your radio on, turn your radio on – it helps you jingle along. Keep your radio on, keep your radio on. The music is great, the news up-to-date on WLS! In Chicaaaaaago, in Chicaaaaago, in Chigaaaago. WLS.” Ha-ha.

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