Favorite TV ad. jingle of all time

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Schwebel's Light, it's so light... you gotta hold it down!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

I was going to say I Love Horses, but someone beat me to it, so I'll be serious for a minute and say that there are bloody loads of great ad jingles on this:

emil.y (emil.y), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

I lived in Gainesville, FL for a while in 1990. There was this local used car lot with an ad where the mustachioed dealers, with their polo shirts stretched taut over their beer bellies would sing to the tune of "We didn't Start the Fire." They reeled off the name of every car make: "Peugeot, Yugo, Porsche with a turbo..." and then for the chorus, "We're gonna save you money!" Never gotten that one out of my head. Powerful stuff.

bendy (bendy), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

for those in the 3-1-3:

"Mel Farr, Superstar, for a farrrrr better deal"

hank (hank s), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Auto Zone is a good one.

This might be regional, but someone in this thread must've heard it at least once, and if they have, they'll definitely know all the words:

"If you're looking for that oooh-ahhh feel / come to mattress giant / if you're looking for that ooh-ahh deal / we've got the best price / for that oooh-ahh bed / only at mattress giant/ ...ooooh, ahhhh / ....oooh, ahh / only at mattress giant / oooooooohhh, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh, and that recent 80s metal Pizza Hut commercial which provides a running commentary on the announcer's track is fantastic, too:

"At Pizza Hut, our new deal is breaking all the rules!"
"HA-HA, it MOCKS your silly rules!!!"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W9V9SZPHAY
both cleaner and radder than I remember it

wow. that shit's more amazing than i remember it. just think, some huge orchestra in some huge echoey studio played that. the kids today, they just don't make commercial bumpers the way they used to.

and props to "meow mix," especially for providing probably the funniest moment ever in the simpsons ("i know you can read my thoughts, boy...")

Lawrence the Looter (Lawrence the Looter), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hot Pocket.

clear, concise, tuneful.

EZ Snappin (EZSnappin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

one not from my lifetime (it might even be radio. in fact it is. shit. well here) http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/365/05/365-Days-Project-05-01-star-ads-medley.mp3

"National Beer! National Beer! You'll like the taste of National Beer!

the table is the table (treesessplode), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

i think favorite one that might have been most effective, in my lifetime, was that awful one for Old Navy where they sang singsong : 'Old Navy Old Navy Old Navy Performance Fleece! Old Navy Old Navy.... Performance Fleece.' God that shit was in my head for months, fucking torturous.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'd like to buy the world a Coke.

Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt (hyloolnuspstt), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I still know all the words to that Old Navy commercial, probably close to ten years since I last saw it

"Performance fleece / oooh, it's fine / PERFORMANCE fleece? I'll be there at nine!!!"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 25 January 2007 04:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

Go see Cal!

lrsn (larssen), Thursday, 25 January 2007 04:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

for those in the 3-1-3:

"Mel Farr, Superstar, for a farrrrr better deal"


YES. With him flying around in a tan suit and cape. I grew up in the UP but used to get WKBD out of Detroit. Mel Farr is also listed in the liner notes of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On".

Another Detroit area (I think) jingle was for some construction company that went "No job's too big, no job's too small, we're Father and Son, we'll do it all". We also got WGN from Chicago so it might have been there - this is why I also remember the "588-2300 Empire" jingle.

joygoat (joygoat), Thursday, 25 January 2007 04:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

"cheese, glorious CHEESE!"

"lookie, lookie, lookie - here comes COOKIE - COOK's PEST CONTROL"

"It's a honey of an 'o' , it's honey nut cheerios"

and my all time fave:

"when pizza is on a bagel, you can have pizza anytime!"

perhaps a local commercial, but jared's jewelers has a jingle "THATS JARED's!" that rules.

heather nijoli ravioli (nijoli), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

if you want a car or truck: pussy cow.

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pete Ellis Dodge
Long Beach Freeway
Firestone Exit
Southgate

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

where you won't get a lemon (i wouldn't have got a lemon ?!?)
...at toyota of orange

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh yah i love that one.

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

cali love, bichez

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 25 January 2007 05:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

"when pizza's on a bagel" is pretty unbeatable

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 25 January 2007 13:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

anybody remember the "new wave" ad campaign for Bon Jour designer jeans in the early 80's?

"Bon Jour...action...CHASE!"

hank (hank s), Thursday, 25 January 2007 14:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

for those in the 3-1-3:

...or in the 5-1-9, 2-2-6, or the 7-0-5 (I've lived in all three!)

Always wondered if that was Mel himself singing.

M. Agony Von Bontee (M. Agony Von Bontee), Thursday, 25 January 2007 14:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh my god when pizza's on a bagel is rad

surmounter (rra123), Thursday, 25 January 2007 16:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

"It's got all those fashionable traits. And they call it Fashion Plates."

The most elegant 1970s toy jingle.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Thursday, 25 January 2007 16:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mattress Giant is a great one.

Steve Go1dberg (Steve Schneeberg), Thursday, 25 January 2007 17:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

Toys from the 70s now, eh? Fair enough, here's a favourite:

"Lite Brite / Making things with li-i-ight"

M. Agony Von Bontee (M. Agony Von Bontee), Thursday, 25 January 2007 17:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

"what a sight, making things with Lite Brite."

hank (hank s), Thursday, 25 January 2007 17:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Cluckin' Bell's 1992 radio ads.

God Bows to Meth (noodle vague), Thursday, 25 January 2007 17:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

SNAUSAGES

tony conrad schnitzler (sanskrit), Thursday, 25 January 2007 22:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone remember the early '70s Cadbury's Chocolate ad: lots of airport clips and lyrics referring the the fact that even in the 'supersonic 70s', there's still Cadbury's Chocolate - one of today's great tastes.

Jez (Jez), Friday, 26 January 2007 11:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember any of these!

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 26 January 2007 11:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well the Cadbury's one was replaced with Cilla Black recommending that everyone put a "chunk in their cheek".

Jez (Jez), Friday, 26 January 2007 13:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

“I’m Chiquita banana and I’ve come to say/Bananas have to ripen in a certain way/When they are fleck’d with brown and have a golden hue/Bananas taste the best and are best for you/You can put them in a salad/You can put them in a pie-aye/Any way you want to eat them/It’s impossible to beat them/But, bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator/So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator.”

Hey, I think Barney Rubble interpolated this on his seminal Fruity Pebbles rap.

richard wood johnson (rwj), Friday, 26 January 2007 16:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

now is it, nobody bakes a cake like sara lee?

nobody doesn't like sara lee?

nobody does it like sara lee?

what is it?


Courtesy of the company's FAQ:

Q: What is the slogan for Sara Lee Bakery?
A: Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee!
B: Nobody Does It Like Sara Lee!

The correct answer is 'A'.

richard wood johnson (rwj), Friday, 26 January 2007 16:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

ha! thanks ; )

surmounter (rra123), Friday, 26 January 2007 16:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

I still think that's a proto rockabilly tune right there.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 26 January 2007 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V1Nmq2njy0

Everybody hates to eat and run
You'd rather take it slow
But the way this life is going
Gotta grab your food and go
When all that runnin' round
Catches up with you at last
Get yourself some Alka Seltzer
and you'll feel better fast!

elmo argonaut (allocryptic), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

"If you had a Patriot Sunroom
How would you use it?"

Jason Toon (Jason Toon), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hear the Patriot Sunrooms jingle in all its glory here:

http://www.patriotsunrooms.com/usegallery.htm

Jason Toon (Jason Toon), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

Do do do do do, do do do ,do do
do do do do dood, always coca-cola (2x)

Wherever there's a pool there's always a flirt
whenever there's school, there'll always be homework
wherever there's a beat, there's always a drum
whenever there's fun there's always coca-cola... yeah.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 26 January 2007 18:40 (7 years ago) Permalink


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