Whatever happened to good commercials? I remember being a kid and actually looking forward to the break in the program I was watching in order to sing my favorite jingles with the commercial actors. It seems that back then there was a certain simplicity and amusement to television advertisements that today's commercials completely lack.
What do we have these days for commercials? Before sitting down to write this post, I deliberately sought out contemporary T.V. ads and noticed they had a certain monotonous and somewhat weary disposition. Above all else, they were completely deprived of music your mind wants to retain, and that later unconsciously find yourself humming as you do odds-and-ends around your house or while driving or even while you're working.
Now before you point out to me the obvious consumerist and inherent materialistic constituents of all commercials, I want you to know that I'm well aware of these dangers. This post is a nostalgic trip back in time, not a celebration of a particular product.
Here are a few of the commercials that peppered my television viewing time. Some you know, some you might not know. How you stylize a T.V. ad is often based on demographic regions. So what might have been aired in one part of the country might not necessarily have been televised in another part.
I love this Hershey Bar jingle. My absolute favorite!
"Catch that Pepsi spirit!" Another thing I love about 70's and 80's commercials is that they featured small towns with small communities, narrow streets, and buildings at close proximity to each other.
"You got your chocolate in my peanut butter..." Classic!
N-E-S-T-L-E-S from 1986. I love the music from this commercial.
Another favorite from the 1970's featuring actor David Naughton. Love the jingle!
The video quality of this commercial is very poor, but I know you recognize the jingle.