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Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:17:17

following on from the 70's/80's TV thread, what do you think was the best/ strangest/ funniest advert from that era?

TillyScoutsmum Fri 18-Jul-08 22:22:15

Smash - classic

Hofmeister - follow the bear

Hovis ads (with Largo in the background)

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:22:25

R Whites Lemonade
Giant Wrigleys chewing Gum
Pacer Mints
original milky bar kid
and as someone earlier said the humphreys milk advert.........

Capital Fri 18-Jul-08 22:34:50


A Mars a day.....

Go to work on an egg.

windygalestoday Fri 18-Jul-08 22:37:27

THERE WAS AN ADVERT IN THE EARLY 90S FOR woolworths at xmas it had like a frog jumping around it can anyone think what is was called i keep looking on u tube for it lol

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:40:09

Oh yes, at school we used to sing 'A mars a day, helps your teeth rot away'

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:41:03

No i dont remember the frog ad either?

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:43:43

Oh no, Ki-Ora, by far.

'I'll be your dog'
'It's too orangey for crows'


oldlazy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:44:25

The green cross code ad with the man in tights where you could see all his bits!

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:45:35

yes i remember the Kia ora ad, they always played it at the cinema before the film started

turquoise Fri 18-Jul-08 22:45:46

Shake n'vac was a corker.

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:46:47

remember the wimpy man?

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:48:22

Sorry i mean Mr Wimpy. Dh just corrected me, he should know his first job was in the wimpy and he had to stand outside dressed as one!!! He went off to woolworths in it, and he got the sack!!!

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:48:38

And Um Bongo -

"way down deep in the middle of the Congo
a hippo took an apricot a guava and a mango
they stuck with the others and he danced a ditty tango
The rhino said I know, we'll call it Um Bongo

Um Bongo, Um Bongo, they drink it in the Congo...."

(btw, DP was dictating that. God only knows why he knows those words off by heart.... grin)

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Jul-08 22:49:00

Ki-ora- fab!!
A finger of fudge is just enough...
Um bongo, um bongo ( a precursor to the fruitshoot!) they drink it in the Congo!

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:50:57

Kia Ora

Um Bongo

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Jul-08 22:51:16

LDFJ- x-posts!
The parrot picked the passion fruit,
The marmoset the mandarin,
The cheetah painted packets
That the whole caboodle landed in
So when it comes to sun and fun
And goodness in the Jungle
We all prefer the sunny funny one we call Um Bongo!!

Worryingly, I still sometimes get that song in my head when I brush my teeth- it's the rhythm!!!

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:52:39

Meiow Mix (cat food) ' i like beef and i like liver i like chicken in my dinner.....

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Jul-08 22:52:49

Great link- where's the second verse, though????

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:53:35

oooh joolyjoolyjoo - you've outshined my DP! He's going to have to go and hang his head in shame now...blush

Loriycs Fri 18-Jul-08 22:55:36

what was that martini catchphrase?

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Jul-08 22:57:56

Considering I sometimes forget my own birthday, I'm pretty impressed myself!!

Martini- girls on rollerskates, short skirts...I can see them.....Doh!!! Put me out of my misery please!!

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:58:37

Better Um Bongo link for Joolyjoolyjoo

LovelyDear Fri 18-Jul-08 23:00:02

Lipsmackin' thirstquenchin' acetastin' motivatin' goodbuzzin' cooltalkin' highwalkin' fastlivin' evergivin' coolfizzin' Pepsi.

LittleMyDancingForJoy Fri 18-Jul-08 23:01:20

Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

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