The other night Kathy and I were watching TV. Usually when the commercials come on I reach for the remote and mute them. This night, however, I didn’t. I was too lazy to reach a foot to get the remote. When the commercial was finished I turned to Kathy and said, “Commercials aren’t what they use to be. What’s missing from most is a catchy jingle.”
We then started remembering some of our favorite commercials from years ago. Anyone remember Dinah Shore singing, “See the USA in a Chevrolet, America is asking you to call…”
Or what about Ethel Merman telling us , “You can trust you car to the man who wears a star, the big, bright Texaco star.”
A few more:
“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I’s truly like to be…..”
Oh you need fluff, fluff, fluff, to make a Fluffernutter…..”
“Ai yi yi yi, I am the Frito bandito…”
“I’m Chiquita banana and I’ve come to say…”
Here are a few without the product mentioned. How many of them do you know?
1. “Snap, what a happy sound. Snap is the happiest sound I’ve found…”
2. “Who walks the stairs alone or in pairs and makes the happiest sound…”
3. “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. I’d like to but the world a ________ and keep it company…”
4. “Plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is…”
5. ________is a heavenly coffee better coffee a millionaire’s money can’t buy.”
6. “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like ___________….”
7. “Once upon a time there was an engineer. Choo Choo Charlie was his name I hear…”
8. “”Sometimes yo feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t…”
9. You deserve a break today, so get out and get away to_____________…”
10. “Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize, that’s what you get in ___________________…”
In case you need the answers, here they are: 1(Rice Crispies), 2 (Slinky), 3 (Coke), 4 (Alka Seltzer), 5 (Chock Full of Nuts coffee), 7 (Good and Plenty), 8 (Almond Joy/ Mounds), 9 (McDonalds), 10 (Cracker Jack).
If you want to hear these jingles, here are a couple of you tube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhHlxPKDUh4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLRhsxJ8_GE
What would you like to add to the list?