They’re the 30-second segments you fast-forwarded through, ignored, or used for a bathroom break, but when you think about it, you know them better than you realize. They are commercials. In this episode, I talk about advertising and commercials that I remember, both fondly and not so fondly. I begin by going over what makes a good and a bad commercial and then make my way through a bunch of commercials that I can’t get out of my head. From cereal to fast food to toys to local car dealerships, it’s so much advertising that it’s … INSANE!
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As a bonus, here are links to past blog posts about commercials.
“Your Winds Song Stays on My Mind”: Wind Song perfume.
“When Clothes Shopping Became Cool”: Kids “R” Us.
“Because Rock Should Make You Feel Good”: The as-seen-on-TV compilation album Feel Good Rock.
“Why the green M&M’s have always been my favorite”: An M&M’s commercial featuring little leaguers.
“Coke Is It!”: A 1980s Coke commercial.
“The Taste That’s Gonna Move You!”: Juicy Fruit gum.
“Fuzzy Memories of Summer Camp”: About local summer camp commercials from the NY tri-state area.
“Just ‘Round the Corner!”: Long Island-area furniture store commercials.
“All You Have to Bring Is Your Love of Everything”: Sandals, Mount Airy Lodge, and the Commack Motor Inn
“The Yearbook Myth”: A post about yearbooks and yearbook DVD music from the mid-2000s that also features a 1980s McDonald’s commercial called “Great Year!”
“XOXO”: Tic-Tac-Toes canned pasta from Chef Boyardee.
“Heaven in a Can”: Franco-American gravy.
“Just What the Dr. Ordered”: Dr. Pepper commercials from the early Nineties.
And here is a playlist of the commercials used in this episode …