Daily Trivia: 10/9/12

Question: What slogan did Oldsmobile launch in 1988, with ads featuring Ringo Starr and his daughter?

Last Question: What was the name of the learning system could play games, sing, and be used as a tape recorder?

Answer: Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play

Way, way before the iPad, our combination of high tech educational and childhood entertainment came in the form of Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play. You would pop a cassette in the machine, and it would read to you. It would also ask questions that you would answer by pressing one of the brightly colored buttons. Most of the books/cassettes were related to Sesame Street, the Muppets, and Fraggle Rock, as well as some Disney.
Or you could be a rebel, and throw an AC/DC or Metallica cassette in, and enjoy!

Here is a series of ’80s commercials. The one for the Talk ‘n’ Play begins at 4:31. This is the only video I could find about Electronic Talk ‘n’ Play on the web. But, you may have fun remembering some of these other commercials too:

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