Classic Commercials

This reminds me of another OTC ad which I managed to saw on TV after I migrated to Australia in 1988.

I wonder what that kid’s life was like after that ad went to air.

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The Hit Network nights show undertook a quest to find that kid earlier in the year… don’t know it was successful or not

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The latest version of my Reading Writing Hotline ad compilation project, where I basically take all the Reading Writing Hotline ads currently on YT and compile them into a single video.
I also included some images from Alexander Stitt’s “Autobiographics” book (he designed their ads) of ads that are currently not in proper video form on YouTube.
Check which ones you remember.

Also it should be known that Terry Deary did the voiceover on the “Take The Plunge” ads (the as-aired versions).

Comet Transport. As far as I know they were subsequently bought out by TNT

Newcastle Permanent 1979

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Classic Cadbury Ads

Classic KFC Ad

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When was the last time you saw a person with grey hair as the front person for a brand other than funeral insurance or incontinence products?

I can see why Cadbury used Professor Julius Sumner Miller in their ads back then considering his educational TV shows were popular across generations.

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Why is it so?

I’m suddenly reminded of the Panadol Lady (Dorothy Armstrong)… another ad icon of the 1980s :slight_smile:

YouTube: retrooldcommercials

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All Brisbanders will know that the Carleton Custom Upholstery ad is still running on TV, except bordered. Both ads currently on air:

The second ad looks like a cheap edit, with obviously-altered text and the addition of the jingle in the background (which the original didn’t have).

World Expo 88 related ads from TV0

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Learnt months ago that the classic “Wouldn’t it be nice if the world were Cadbury” ads were a parody of a Beach Boys song from a classic album…

Just wait til you hear where The Good Guys’ jingle comes from…

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Mind blowing. :rofl:

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Anything but that jingle!

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Didn’t know that 7-Eleven actually sold fountain drinks here at one point.

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More importantly…is it just me or did Francis Greenslade appear in that ad? :wink:

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7/11 and Mobil Quix did them through the 90s, Mobil might had them even longer in some areas (I remember the one near my high school in Perth having fountain drinks in 2003).

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I remember when they had a bigger size and promoted it as The Big Gulp.

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