Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Can't get you outta my head...

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time again for Blog Me MAYbe's "May I ask something about you?" day. Ever since my post last Thursday about that iconic Folgers coffee ad, I've been thinking about television commercials and the catchy (yet sometimes annoying) slogans and tunes that accompany them. Over the years I've had several favorites, but today I've narrowed them down to my top four. Which of these do you recall?

Meow Mix: I remember singing this one (and probably annoying everyone around me) when I was growing up in the seventies.




Kit-Kat: Beware: this one is definitely an earworm!




Life cereal (starring "Mikey"): This is one of television's longest-running commercials. A bit of trivia: Several years ago, a rumor went around that the actor who played Mikey had died from mixing Pop Rocks candy with soda. The rumor was, of course, untrue.




Oscar Mayer Bologna: This kid is cute--and I've always loved how he asks for validation at the end of the commercial.




So tell me, do you have any favorite TV commercials--or ones that just drive you crazy?

44 comments:

  1. I love the commercial that aired two superbowls ago (if I remember correctly!): The little kid dressed as Darth Vader who's trying to use the force to start his dad's car--and the dad starts it from inside the house with a clicker that starts the car. I crack up every time I see the commercial.

    I also love the kia hamster commercial where they're dancing to LMFAO. :)

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  2. Drive me nuts: Cialis where the couple is sitting in 2 bathtubs on the beach. Really? What's romantic about that??????
    Drive me nuts part deux: Senekot where people break into dances and high kicks because they've finally had a b.m. Just TMI!

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    1. I don't remember seeing the first one you mentioned (yikes!), but I have seen the second. It's crazy what they think will sell a product!

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  3. I remember all of those! The Oscar Mayer one reminds me of an old commercial where a kid was sitting on the ground and he was getting licked like crazy by a puppy. He was laughing hysterically and you could't help but laugh watching it. I can't think of the product it was advertising. It will drive me nuts all day now.

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    1. I remember that one! What was that product? This is going to drive me nuts, too.

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  4. Okay, I got the meow mix one stuck in my head now :) I think the commercial that gets me the most these days is the one from Geico with the pig shouting "wee" all the way home. Every time Koda hears it, he barks, thinking it is something in the backyard he has to go and investigate. Of course the ones with Geico and the caveman theme was kind of cute. I remember way back in the days when they would advertise cigarettes with commercials. I'd walk a mile for a Camel (cigarette) (gosh I'm old :)

    cute one today :)

    have a great day!! (and so lucky for you that hubby will change the toilet paper roll, that is a blessing :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty! Hope you had a great day. And yes...I'm glad about my husband, too.

      Koda cracks me up! ;)

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  5. Those were all my favorites! Now I have that stupid Kit Kat song in my head. Thanks a lot!

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  6. We don't watch much TV at home, so I don't see very many commericals, but usually anything with an animal will get my attention. I love the Meow Mix one!

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  7. Oh man, so many commercials randomly run through my brain on a regular basis. Sometimes they pause just long enough to drive me bonkers, but often they just come and go. My husband is kind of a jingle freak in that he seems to remember every word of every jingle he's ever heard. As you can imagine that, too, is equal parts awesome and annoying.

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  8. What a fun post! I haven't really watched TV with commercials since the late 90s/early 2000s, so I don't have many comments on that.

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  9. those are great---for a few days i was having the kit kat thing in my head--it was "k" day of the az challenge and i had written, what i thought was a funny post on the kit kat theme--maybe i will post it later or next challenge!

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  10. This is my favourite ad of all time you wont have seen it, it is South African http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzyJvrbmkA0

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    1. That was hilarious! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. I still sing this one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdximU6Ao00

    and these are the best
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk25rk0_2rk&feature=related

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    1. My Buddy! I love that one. :)

      I had forgotten about some of those 1980's commercials. They're great!

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  12. Dana, thanks for the memories. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the videos. :)

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  13. I remember all of those. I have one now that is a favorite for my daughter and I ...it's a San Diego comercial with a cathcy tune and then it asks, "Do you konw what it's like at 3:00 on a Friday afternoon?" WELL OF COURSE WE DO...what kind of question is that for two teachers?!

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    1. LOL I used to teach and can definitely relate. Sounds like a great commercial!

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  14. I totally remember all of these commercials. The "Mikey Likes It!" one is easily the best for some weird. Why is that?

    My favorite commercial these days is the Superbowl Chevy ad with the high school graduate who thinks his parents bought him a sweet ride, when they really got him a dorm room fridge. LOL. So freakin' hysterical!

    Here's a link if you're curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeChAbQYSOU

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    1. I hadn't seen that commercial before. It's great!

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  15. The Oscar Meyer song is going to be in my head all night!

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  16. I remember all of these except the Oscar Mayer one. (I don't think we had OM in Canada when I was a kid...) My cat Abbie doesn't even eat Meow Mix but I still sing that song when it's time to feed her! :)
    Super fun post! :)

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  17. These questions I can't really answer ;-) I'll wait for your next set! ;-)

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  18. I still get the Meow Mix song stuck in my head all the time!
    This post makes me miss iconic advertising! Maybe it's because I don't watch a lot of TV anymore, but I can't remember the last ad that stuck with my for years.

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    1. I miss the classics, too--as you can tell from this post!

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  19. I remember all of these, but my faves from what you posted were the Meow Mix commercial and the Oscar Meyer one. I still sing both all of these years later. Thanks for the reminder, now I'll be singing them all today. lol

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  20. Do you remember the Hawaiian Punch commercial? You're probably too young. Or the cute little Alka Seltzer boy? The Slinky song? The Snap, Crackle, Pop elves (or whatever they were). It's funny how commercials you can remember for decades! I loved all the ones you picked, too. :)

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  21. The other day, I saw a Meow Mix commercial with an updated (and shorter) version of the song.

    I like just about any commercial with dogs, but there's one in particular that I wish were still around. It was a Nissan commercial with the song "Low Rider."

    I also really enjoyed the Subaru commercials that aired during this year's Puppy Bowl.

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    1. I haven't seen the new Meow Mix commercial yet. I remember the commercials during the Puppy Bowl, though. Cute!

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  22. Dana, have you ever seen the Sylvestor Stallone move, Demolition Man? It's set in the future and all of the commercial jingles are like pop songs. It's very funny! Sandra Bullock is in it in one of her first roles.

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    1. I've never seen that one. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

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