Snippets from old-time ads (or the whole thing if you like)

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Snippets from old-time ads (or the whole thing if you like)

Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:37 pm

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Note: Old-time is relative so slightly younger old-time adds are acceptable.

When I ran across a treasure trove of old-time ads, here, I thought it might be fun to pull out the memorable line that sticks in your head from all those years ago when the jingle and the memorable line were the heart of the radio and TV advertising. It doesn’t have to come from this list, but may be anything that rattles around in your head from days of yore.

Here are a few examples:

Use Ajax the foaming cleanser it foams the dirt right down the drain.

Brylcreem, a little dab will do ya. [men’s hair cream]

Over two million former smokers have switched to Phillip Morris. [cigarette]

Don't squeeze the Charmin. [paper tower roll]

Cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth. [Colgate Dental Cream (a.k.a. Colgate toothpaste)]
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Post by trolley » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:53 pm

Don't wait to be told...you need Palmolive Gold (deodorant soap)
Ring around the collar. (Wisk laundry detergent)
Rolaids consumes 47 times its weight in excess stomach acid (Ant-acid tablets)
You can take Salem out of the country but you can't take the country out of Salem (cigarettes)

I had to look up the Wisk ad because I couldn't remember what the name of the detergent was. It's funny how the catch phrase of some ads can stick in your head for 40 years but you can't really associate the actual brand name.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:37 pm

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John, I particularly like the Palmolive ad — never heard it before. Must have been before my time. (<;)
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:47 pm

Things were different this side of the Pond. I will try to remember some.
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Post by BonnieL » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:30 am

You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

Nestle's makes the very best - chocolate. (Chocolate was drawn out.)

Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is. And who can forget, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing." Both Alka-Seltzer.

What crazy things we remember!
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Post by trolley » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:43 am

I want my Maypo!
Mama Mia! That'sa some spicy meatball! (Alka-Seltzer, again)
Raid. Kills bugs dead.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:56 am

There's a rather well-presented list of classic slogans here.
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Post by Bobinwales » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:15 pm

Go to work on an egg. (I never did because I am allergic to the things).
Mackeson, Looks good. Tastes good. And it does you good.
You are never alone with a Strand.
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Post by Phil White » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:04 pm

Correction, Bob, "Looks good, tastes good and by golly, it does you good." I must have inherited the taste from my grandmam.

"Double Diamond works wonders" (dreadful beer)
"Your flexible friend." (Access credit card)
"Flash cleans floors fast, and no messing."
"Sixpence worth of heaven. " (Galaxy chocolate - or was it Cadbury's Flake?)
"Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach"
"It's what your right arm's for." (Courage beer unless I am mistaken)


"Were you truly wafted here from paradise?" "No, Luton Airport." (The Campari ad that spawned a thousand spoofs and a godawful single)
"Aroma wasn't built in a day." (Classic Cinzano ad with Leonard Rossiter)
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:11 pm

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The Roach Motel where roaches check in, but they don't check out!
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:28 pm

Bobinwales wrote:Go to work on an egg.
That gives "walking on eggshells" a rather different sort of mental association.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:41 pm

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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, no, no, no
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Note: Turns out that the only reason they used the word 'refrigerator' is because it rhymed with equator and it turned out that it ended up costing the company millions in sales because people would buy fewer on their weekly shopping trip.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:22 pm

I recognised a few of the US ads. But for your edification we Aussies do a pretty good slogan too.

We’re happy little Vegemites – Vegemite
Aussie kids are Weetbix kids – Weetbix breakfast cereal
Matter of fact, I’ve got it now – VB beer (The thing that was "got" was a thirst.)
Slip Slop Slap – Cancer Council Victoria (The ad referred to Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen, Slap on a hat.)
I like Aeroplane Jelly – Aeroplane Jelly
Oils ain’t oils Sol – Castrol (This was done as a series of gangster ads with a NY (??) gangster brogue)
Good on you Mum, Tip Top’s the One. Good on you Mum. – Tip Top bread
I’ll slip a shrimp on the barbie for you. (Paul Hogan) – Australian Tourism Commission
C’mon Aussie c’mon on – World Series Cricket (This chant became a bit of a standard at all Aussie team sports for a number of years.)

Some of these may be familiar to others, I don't know, but they are slogans that caught on here in Aus.

WoZ listening to the rain outside ( Its been about 35-38 degrees for days)
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Post by Phil White » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:22 pm

Wizard of Oz wrote:I’ll slip a shrimp on the barbie for you. (Paul Hogan) – Australian Tourism Commission
This ad was mentioned on QI a few years ago:
"What do Australians call prawns?"
"Shrimps."
"No, prawns."
Apparently, the Americans call prawns shrimps, and they decided to use "shrimps" in the Paul Hogan ad to cater for the US market. So now everyone thinks that Australians call prawns shrimps.

On the other hand, you shouldn't always believe everything you hear on QI...

I know the Vegemite one as well, but that's it. Disappointed by Vegemite when I had it. Far prefer Marmite, which reminds me...
In the 80s, the slogan was "My mate Marmite".
More recently, Marmite has used a very successful "Love it or hate it" campaign, based on the truism that the world is divided into those who love Marmite and knuckleheaded dolts.
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Post by BonnieL » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:51 pm

Phil White wrote:I know the Vegemite one as well, but that's it. Disappointed by Vegemite when I had it. Far prefer Marmite, which reminds me...
In the 80s, the slogan was "My mate Marmite".
More recently, Marmite has used a very successful "Love it or hate it" campaign, based on the truism that the world is divided into those who love Marmite and knuckleheaded dolts.
I'll have to look for Marmite. Vegemite is available here, but I've not seen Marmite - maybe it's in the big city. I tried Vegemite years ago & thought it was ghastly - probably have the same reaction with Marmite. I thought it would taste like nutritional yeast, which I do like.
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