In honor of Friday the 13th, the AdBits camp (me) dug up some freaky throwback commercials. And in true AdBits fashion, added some colorful commentary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYvOgnabABU Even in the Stone Age cigarette companies were targeting the Bam Bams and Pebbles of the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTSdUOC8Kac What I like about this is not George's stylin' attire or wavy locks (!), but the unnecessarily large Styrofoam case for the burger. Let's hear it for landfills! (Actually back then I believe they were just referred to as "dumps").
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVA9qLBViPc I'm sorry, did she say, "you can give your youngsters a lot of pleasure?" That's some word choice barrier we've built in the past several decades. Also, why doesn't anybody have such mad whistling skills these days?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6TIsxTdrCU&feature=related I like how Crackle has to dump a cup of sugar on his Rice Krispies before he believes they are good enough to actually eat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExSlyoVTX3I&feature=related I've heard Good and Plentys serve as an aphrodisiac for women. Ladies? True?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVu_KM-9WnE&feature=related This would never fly today and that saddens me.