TV commercials, I used to love them, they were friendly and warm, like a puppy. That kindly Mr Whipple helping you pick the right toilet paper. Josephine the female plumber helping you unclog your sink. Mr Clean, that bald headed laundry genie kickin' butt on stains. Moms dressed like Mrs Cleaver with pearls on and the cheeriest smiles that would break your heart and you'd fall in love. That manly lumberjack finally came along and stole them all with soft but absorbent Brawny arms. Darn it. That Jolly Green fellow, out in the sunny field all day ho-ho-hoing with the veggies. And who can forget the lonely Maytag repair guy sitting around sighing all day, days of solitaire for a solitary workman in the wrong business
As they sing the song, "those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end, we'd sing and dance....", and we would watch those commercials over and over just to smile and sing along and dance across our Spickin' Span reflective kitchen floors while polishing our woodwork with a lemon scented Pledge of goodness . We would kill dirt with Salvo, All, Tide and any other war like word that sounded tough and nifty neat o keen.
Now, I would rather stick safety pins in my eyeballs than watch three seconds of a TV commercial. They are so pushy they would piss me off and I used to yell back at them. Then it got so bad my wife joined in and yelled her stuff too. It got loud so we had to get rid of the TV. And boy is life just peachy and quiet now. Now we have time to reflect peacefully on what we need or want to buy. It truly is liberating.
But I do miss those old day commercials, they were creative, positive and just plain fun. Life was so much easier in black and white, wasn't it?
Well the commercial that still to this day never goes away in my head is " EN EE ES TEE ELL EE ESS, Nestles makes the very best CHOCCCCCCOOOOOLLAAATTTTE." The dog, remember Roscoe the dog?
That's the one that won't go away. I am thinking it would be a nice tombstone inscription.
So what commercial from way back still sticks there in that grey matter or yours that is going grey?
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