Monday, December 10, 2007

1987 flashback on the Youtube

Hey, groovy gang.

I've tossed some old commercials up on to the YouTube.

Visit my channel to see 1987 ads for:
  • Water Pik - the one with the Cosby-sweater ventriloquist and the talking dentures
  • The Brick
  • Standard Auto Glass
  • Royal LePage
  • Remax
  • Motts Clamato Cocktail - the guy who wants hot and cold running Clamato (what's with Clamato anyway? Was someone drinking tomato juice one day and thought ... mmm ... good ... but ... needs more clam.)
  • Molson Export - you've spent all night in the cold rain fixing downed power lines. Now you need to get shitfaced. Ex says it all.
  • Granada - wanna buy a TV or VCR? Go to the place famous for RENTING them! That's Granada! (Where's Granada now? Exactly. The last one I remember closed and became Adults Only Video on Yonge Street south of Gerrard.)
  • Coors Gold - they don't make it any more.
  • Burger King Chicken Bundles - they don't make these any more either. Think Chicken McNugget on a bun.
Also posted a WWF wrestling clip from 1986 featuring an in-joke I didn't get until years later. Randy Savage is wrestling a jabroni named Mark Faban. Vince McMahon asks Bruno Sammartino, what's this guy's first name? Kay? Bruno laughs at the notion of a wrestler named Kay Faban. Like, "kayfabin'". Okay, if you're not a wrestling nerd, you might not know what "kayfabe" means, but to have two announcers joking about kayfabe in 1986 was pretty....I dunno, pretty weird, I guess.

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