Monday, November 06, 2006

Some Favorite Commercials...

I love commercials, I always have. They really capture the times in an often unconscious way. Some of these gems did so to an obnoxious ffect...


Joyce DeWitt: Leggs Commercial 1980



Hey that's Janet from Three's Company. I always had a big crush on her, I thought Chrissy was a moron. I remember this ad campaign when I was a kid and if I wasn't so tired, well...

Two Minutes Later: All done.



Morgan Freeman/Easy Reader- Listerine (1973)


"...Think if it didn't taste so strong, it wouldn't be workin', well look a' here..." Pure poetry. This too truthful 1973 spot catches Morgan Freeman when he was on Electric Company as Easy Reader. I've got to say Morgan's voice seems to be a bit of an affectation--and it sounds like he's juggling about five accents.


Caution It looks like both of them are so high up--and I bet a few of those "terrible" glass bottles hit the ground and injure innocent onlookers...


Jim Rockford's Dad Folgers 1974



I don't know what's worse, this commercial or the fact that I know who Noah Berry is. It's a toss-up. Drat! How can Wendy survive without making a good cup of coffee. Adam and the folks at Timberline Lodge are coffee specialists, they drove to the A&P and bought some. How innovative...

Part 2: The smiles and the chit-chat belie the horror that took place a few years later at Timberline Lodge. Jason winces and then shudders...


Rosie Perez: Soul Train Jacket 1987



This of course a clip of a jacket that didn't excatly set the world on fire regardless of how Rosie Perez looked in it. I've got to say, really like Perez during this era, so full of energy, so limber, the whole deal, totally rocking. The jacket? Pure hooey. 75.00 is a lot now, let alone 20 odd years ago. And let's be frank, satin jackets and Soul Train were playing out by this point.


I called this number and they don't have any more jackets. Damnit!
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