Nickelodeon would play that one a LOT, as well as the one featuring Stan Freberg lecturing his 'son' on the Encyclopedia Britannica!Speaking of wildlife, the duck-billed platypus has feet like a duck, but it's furry!
Reminded Detroit had some great ones too (though I ran out of space for embedding links anyway)!This is for anybody who's lived in the Cleveland area for the past 70+ years.
Such a naive lad, still that was nice of you to offer when you did.This old Funcoland one is pretty memorable for me:
I had a friend who believed this ad was realistic (the kid trading an NES for the brand new PS1). I kept telling him they wouldn't give him anything close but he wouldn't listen. Thought he was gonna get even more free stuff since he was trading in a Sega.
His mom finally took him there (we were about 10 at the time) and they offered him something like $8.75 for everything he had. Store credit of course. Maybe $5 cash.
I don't think I've ever seen a kid so utterly betrayed and devastated in my life.
I gave him $20 for it all a few months later (he'd brought it home and thrown it in a closet). He offered it to me at that price, and to be fair it was a lot of stuff. Still have it too.
I was surprised those ads lasted as long as they did. I expected them to be pulled right away for racism or any other -ism. Here is my earworm of the bunch:These stupid fucks.
I still recall my accounting professor at the time discussing the J.G. Wentworth ads during our lecture on present/future value of money and his disgust when he claimed that those companies tend to charge a substantially high inflation rate (sometimes up to 50%) when making their lump sum offers.another commercial that was all over the damn world
The first match I found was this one:The commercial about Flea Medication for Dogs and the dog would sing There ain't no bugs on me
I thought for sure you'd have one of the commercials featuring the rathergood.com sponge monkeys.Out of all the commercials I can remember, Quiznos managed to make its way into memory despite never having any of their food, all thanks to this commercial.
I believe I walked 9-10 blocks to the Quiznos in my downtown one summer. The meal was decent enough, but that and nearly all of the other Quiznos shops near me have long since closed.There used to be one a mile from me, I thought they had good subs.
That is pretty much what happened. At its height, they had 5,000 stores but now it's less than 400. The nearest one to me is now 30 miles away.I believe I walked 9-10 blocks to the Quiznos in my downtown one summer. The meal was decent enough, but that and nearly all of the other Quiznos shops near me have long since closed.
They were apparently horribly mismanaged and massively ripped off their franchisees.That is pretty much what happened. At its height, they had 5,000 stores but now it's less than 400. The nearest one to me is now 30 miles away.