This is a repost of an article I posted 2 years ago. Many of you may have missed this the first time around, or it may have been a couple of years since you last saw these classic commercials. I hope you enjoy these:
They could be annoying at times. Some were pretty good. Good or bad, some of them are ingrained in our brains. But in the days before DVR, you used to have to sit through commercials. Whether you liked them or not, it can be fun to look back at some commercials. We may have been in the house more in the winter, so that may have been when we saw the most commercials. Let’s Return to the ’80s, and look back at some Christmas commercials:
No matter how dramatic and tear-jerking the television show was that you were watching, you could not help but well up during the Foldgers commercials of the ’80s. Anyway, that’s the affect they wanted to push on you.
I know you finally got the jingle out of your head. So, now you can get another listen. Your Welcome!!!!
Oh what a nice guy that Ronald McDonald is! And how the hell can he ice skate with those big ass clown shoes?!? If you can’t skate with the big kids, then stay off the ice! But Ronald McDonald has compassion for him.
Even Fred Flinstone was generous at this time of year. This may have been the only time Fred shared is Fruity Pebbles with cheapskate Barney. I know cereal can be expensive, but come on, man! Why don’t you ever buy your own!!
Toys R Us
Yeah, I’m sure they had a large collection of Cabbage Patch Kids! There’s no truth to the rumor that immediately after this commercial aired, there was a mob scene at all the Toys R Us stores, and all the stores were picked clean. On second though, maybe there is some truth to it. Why can I picture Geoffrey getting trampled?
Honey Nut Cheerios
Wow, Scrooge’s “Bah, Humbug” is pretty intense for a commercial with a cartoon bee.
What prices!! Ah, cassette players. Those were the days.
And here’s one for the ladies:
Atari AND E.T.!! You don’t get more ’80s than that!