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Old 09-27-2005, 11:00 AM
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1970s jingles

The GQ thread about KFC reminded me of a couple of their commercial jingles.

Keeee-entucky, Friiiiiiied Chicken! was part of one.

Get a bucket of chicken
(Finger lickin' good!)
Have a barrel of fun
(Goodbye ho-hum!)
Say hello to your family
(Come on everyone!)
At Kuntukey Fried Chicken
Have a barrel of fun!


That was another (allegedly written by Barry Manilow).

And that turned my thoughts to jingles in general.

Levi's
Leeeeeeeeeeeeee
Viiiiiiiiiii's!
Lee-hee-hee-hee-hee-vi's!


Crazy Wheels (bicycle tires)
Crazy Wheels!
Crazy Wheels!
Red, blue yellow
Orange and green
Makin' the scene!


Alka-Seltzer
Plop, plop!
Fizz, fizz!
Oh, what a relief it is!


Dole Bananas
A Dole banana is a great banana
And it's great because it's Dole.
Because it's Dole!


Fig Newtons
Ooey-gooey rich and chewy inside
Golden flaky tender cakey outside
Wrap the inside in the outside, is it good? Darn-tootin'!
Doin' the big
Fig
Newton!
(Here's the tricky part)
The Big
Fig
Newton!


And do I have to mention...
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke a
And keep it company


And then there were the motorcycle jingles...
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:35 AM
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Yo ho ho for an Oreo

I'd fly to the moon for a Lorna Doone (though both were from the 60s).
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:40 AM
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Yo ho ho for an Oreo

I'd fly to the moon for a Lorna Doone (though both were from the 60s).
I don't remember those.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:03 PM
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I love how I look in my gabardine,
so I fight for my figure with Figurines!
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:09 PM
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Before kids were admonished to "Do the Dew" while riding their skateboards, it was marketed as a drink made by hillbillies.

[i]Yahoo!
Load up on Mountain Dew
There's nothin' it cain't do
Load up on good ol' Mountain Dew!..."

It'll tickle yore innards!
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:13 PM
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Ken-L-Ration dog food
My dog's faster than your dog
My dog's bigger than yours
My dog's better
'Cause he gets Ken-L Ration
My dog's better than yours.


Libby's canned foods
When it says Libby's, Libby's, Libby's
On the label, label, label
You will like it, like it, like it
On your table, table, table
When it says Libby's, Libby's, Libby's
On the label, label, label!


Armor Hot Dogs
Hot dogs
Armor hot dogs
What kind of kid eats Armor hot dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids
Kids who climb on rocks
Tough kids, sissy kids
Even kids with chicken pox like
Hot dogs
Armor hot dogs
The dogs
Kids
Love
To
Bite!


McDonald's Big Mac
Two all-beef patties
Special sauce
Lettuce, cheese
Pickles, onions
On a sesame seed bun![/i]

Taco Bell
Come to Taco, Taco, Taco, Taco, Taco
Taco, Taco, Taco, Taco, Taco
Taco Bell!


Band-Aid adhesive strips
I am stuck on Band-Aid
'Cause Band-Aid sticks to me
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:34 PM
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And then there were the motorcycle jingles...
Kawasaki let the good times roll!

Beer

Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special... (Lowenbrau)
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:39 PM
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I drink Dr Pepper and I'm proud
I'm part of an original crowd
And if you look around these days
There seems to be a Dr Pepper craze
ohhh
I'm a Pepper
He's a Pepper
She's a Pepper
They're a Pepper
Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too
Be a Pepper, drink Dr Pepper
(vamp & fade)
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:40 PM
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Kawasaki let the good times roll!
Okay, now you've done it!

Yamaha
Get aboard the Silver Bird,
It's a magical machine.
Satisfy your Walter Mitty mind,
Tryin' out a dream.
Your sign is Capricorn and
Every corner of your mind
Says you'll remain my friend,
A friend for all my time.
Yamaha, won't you fly me away,
Yamaha, take me into the day,
Yamaha, come and give me a ride
And let us go see
What's on the other side.
Yamaha, won't you fly me away.
Yamaha, today is the day.


Suzuki
Forget your troubles
Get on Suzuki


Honda
Get yourself a Honda
Built like a watch that was meant to last a hundred years!
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:40 PM
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Get a bucket of chicken
(Finger lickin' good!)
Have a barrel of fun
(Goodbye ho-hum!)
Say hello to your family
(Come on everyone!)
At Kuntukey Fried Chicken
Have a barrel of fun!


That was another (allegedly written by Barry Manilow).
I used to have Barry Monilow Live on 8-track (don't ask why), and on it he does a medley of commercial jingles that he wrote or was otherwise involved in. That was one of them.


My bologna has a first name
It's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name
It's M-A-Y-E-R
I love to eat it every day
And if you ask me why I'll say
'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way
With B-O-L-O-G-N-A


Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I'd truly like to be
Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:59 PM
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Doral cigarettes
Taste me, taste me!
Come on and taste me!
That's all
Doral asks
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:10 PM
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I can't remember all the words of this jingle. But there was an horrific commercial in Canada for Labatt's Blue, circa 1975. The visuals were middle-class, suburban white people in polyester leisure suits and white flared slacks with ugly, patterned shirts with massive collars, milling about in a suburban rec room. The music was totally lame, white-people imitation of watered down disco, and the words I wish I could forget were: "Disco me, disco you, disco Blue..."
Gawd, it was awful!
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:27 PM
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Ghaaaaa!!!1!

Yaaaaagh Make Them Stop Kill Me Now The Fiiiire In My Braiiiiin Aieeeeeee!!!11
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:44 PM
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Yaaaaagh Make Them Stop Kill Me Now The Fiiiire In My Braiiiiin Aieeeeeee!!!11
Ar? What product was that from?

Jack-In-The-Box
J-J-J-J-J-J-
Jack-In-The-Box!
You're really cookin' now![/i]

(Last part of) Wienerschnitzel
At der happy Wienerschnitzel!
Yum, yum! Hot dog!


Freakies cereal
We are the Freakies!
We are the Freakies!
And this is the Freakies Tree
We never miss a meal
'Cuz we love our cer-e-eal


Bumblebee Tuna
Yum, yum Bumblebee, Bumblebee tuna
I love Bumblebee, Bumblebee tuna
Yum, yum Bumblebee, Bumblebee tuna
I love a sandwich made with Bumblebee


(I have a nice ska version of this. )

Budweiser beer
Here comes the king,
Here comes the big Number One,
(Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom)
Budweiser Beer, the king is second to none.
(Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom)
The king is coming, let it be known;
When you've said Bud, you've said it all,
When you've said Bud, you've said it all.
Dah dah dah dah
Dah dah dah
Da dah dah dah
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:45 PM
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Burger King:

Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce,
Special orders don't upset us,
All we ask is that you let us
Make it your way

Which my brother and I wickedly parodied as:

Throw the pickles, throw the lettuce
Shut up lady, you upset us,
All we ask is that you let us
Take you away

Weren't we clever?
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:48 PM
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McDonald's
McDonald's in my kind of place
It's such a happy place

(And here's where I can only remember the 'alternate lyrics')
They take your license plates
Put mustard in your face![/i]
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:53 PM
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When you've said Bud, you've said it all.
When you say Bud
You've said a lot of things nobody else can say
When you say Bud
You say you care enough to only want the very best...

Quote:
McDonald's
Who's the McGreatest McClown of them all
In the spring, summer, winter, and fall?
Whose smile is happiest?
Whose food is crappiest?
Ronald. Ronald McDonald!

I'm sure that's not quite right, but I can't for the life of me remember what the correct lyrics are. And they don't seem to be online anywhere. I even vaguely remember having a McDonald's Coloring Calendar with the words to that jingle in it.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:54 PM
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Budweiser beer
Here comes the king,
Here comes the big Number One,
(Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom)
Budweiser Beer, the king is second to none.
(Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom)
The king is coming, let it be known;
When you've said Bud, you've said it all,
When you've said Bud, you've said it all.
Dah dah dah dah
Dah dah dah
Da dah dah dah
I had that music running through my head while I was thinking of beer jingles but I couldn't think of the words...
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:00 PM
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Kawasaki lets the good times roll
Kawasaki lets the good times roll
Get aboard, get away
And you're gonna say
Let the good times roll

(paraphrasing this next one)

Pioneer car stereos
Super systems on the go
Pioneer car stereos
Takin' the best on the road
Play me some music
(Let me hear you play my song)
Play me some music
(Play it loud, play it strong)
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:05 PM
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You. You're the one.
Filet o Fish we're fixin
You. You're the one
.......
At McDonalds, we do it all for you!


From the land of sky blue water.
Hamm's. The beer refreshing.
Hamm's. The beer refreshing.
Hammmmm's.

Interestingly, an old, old ad from Chicago has been revived. Apparently, what was a local carpet shop has gone national and now coast to coast, we can hear the chorus sing "Eight Hundred. Five Eight Eight Two Three Hundred. Empire!" The animated version of the original Empire Carpet guy unfurling a roll of carpet is a bit creepy for some reason.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:17 PM
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Is everybody ready?

Comic books and rubber bands
Climbing to the tree tops
Falling down and holding hands
Climbing through the window
Remember when you were a kid?
Well, part of you still is
And that's why we make Faygo
Faygo... remember... faygo...
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:25 PM
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I'll never be able to ditch the Spotlight jingle from my brain. They were the HBO before there even was an HBO, I believe. At least, they were the pay movie channel we had when I was a toddler, and then one day...poof, it was gone, replaced by HBO. Anyway...

Spotlight,
Shining bright,
Day and night,
We light up the stars at Spotlight!


I never heard that jingle after turning roughly three years old, but I don't think I've gone a week since then without that earworm wrigging through...
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:43 PM
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Sometimes you feel like a nut
Sometimes you don't
Almond Joy's got nuts
Mounds don't
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:29 PM
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Who's the McGreatest McClown of them all
In the spring, summer, winter, and fall?
Whose smile is happiest?
Whose food is crappiest?
Ronald. Ronald McDonald!

I'm sure that's not quite right, but I can't for the life of me remember what the correct lyrics are.
I remember:

(some opening question, perhaps "Who's the McFunniest fellow in town?", followed by...

Who's our McFavorite Hamburger Clown?
Whose tricks are trickiest?
Whose mind is quickiest?
Ronald! Ronald McDonald!


I also vaguely recall "any time of the year" as part of the jingle.

xizor: Here are the complete lyrics to the Faygo song. However, the transcription is inaccurate. After "Pony rides and Sunday nights", the lines should be:

Roller skates and yo-yos
Fairy tales and
snowball fights
Climb in* through the window


* as I always heard it, although "Climbin'" could just as easily be correct
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:34 PM
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... and suddenly I just had
Mazola
Corn goodness

Burst into my skull and give my brain a swift kick. Has to be sung like a Native American, of course.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:12 PM
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Don't give me that same old soda
A so-so cola
I want a rock and roller.
I want a pop
I want a Shasta.

Shasta soft drinks
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:11 PM
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McDonald's
McDonald's in my kind of place
It's such a happy place

(And here's where I can only remember the 'alternate lyrics')
They take your license plates
Put mustard in your face![/i]
McDonald's is my kind of place
They serve you rattlesnakes
French fries right up your nose
Ketchup between your toes
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:22 PM
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Here's two for the SoCal codgers:

If you need a car or truck
Go see Cal
Better value for your buck
Go see Cal
Buy a new car for your wife
She will love you all her life
Go see Cal
Go see Cal
Go see Cal


(As a kid I thought they singing "pussy cow" instead of "go see Cal.")

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Long Beach freeway
Firestone exit
Southgate
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:32 PM
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Yaaaaagh Make Them Stop Kill Me Now The Fiiiire In My Braiiiiin Aieeeeeee!!!11

Ar? What product was that from?
Johnson's Baby Shampoo.

Ball Park Franks.
They plump when ya cook 'em!
Baaaaaaaall Park Franks.

Carly Simon: Anticipation.
Anticipay-ay-tion, it's makin' me wait.
VO Man: Heinz. It's slow good.

Gee, if I could think of a French's Mustard jingle, I'd have a tripleheader here.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:16 AM
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McDonald's is my kind of place
They serve you rattlesnakes
French fries right up your nose
Ketchup between your toes
Our version was:

McDonald's is your kind of place
Hamburgers in your face
French fries between you toes
Dill pickles up your nose
And then we have our special shakes
Made from polluted lakes...


And of course:

You deserve a break today
So throw up and crawl away
From McDonald's
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:04 AM
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rrrrraaaAAAAAIIIIINNNNNNNIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEERRRRRRR Beeeerrrrr (Motorcycle)

Rain-ier Beer(frogs)
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:32 AM
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Burger King
It takes to hands to handle a Whopper!
The two fisted burger at Burger King!


Sara Lee
Everybody doesn't like something,
But nobody doesn't like Sara Lee!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Torgo
If you need a car or truck
Go see Cal
Better value for your buck
Go see Cal
Buy a new car for your wife
She will love you all her life
Go see Cal
Go see Cal
Go see Cal
Don't forget Cal Worthington's dog, Spot!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thudlow Boink
My bologna has a first name
It's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name
It's M-A-Y-E-R
I love to eat it every day
And if you ask me why I'll say
'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way
With B-O-L-O-G-N-A
You haven't lived until you've heard David Sedaris sing this in the voice of Billy Holliday!

P.S. Wasn't cigarette advertising banned from TV and radio by the 70's, thus depriving millions of American children of the opportunity to hear the theme music from The Magnificent Seven?
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:20 AM
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B]Burger King[/B]
It takes to hands to handle a Whopper!
The two fisted burger at Burger King!
I thought it was The burgers are bigger at Burger King.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zagloba
P.S. Wasn't cigarette advertising banned from TV and radio by the 70's...
Yes, in 1971. The Doral advert I mentioned is the last one I remember with a jingle.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:45 AM
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Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fry.
Icey Coke, Thick Shakes,
Sundaes and Apple Pie.
(repeat, repeat, repeat)
You deserve a break today, at McDonalds!


Sometimes in the summer,
It's hard to beat the heat.
Mommas not cookin so when Daddy comes home,
he'll take us to McDonalds to eat.
He says it fits his budget,
and the food tastes very good.
Plus we get to see our friends,
from the neighborhood.
(You deserve a break today, at McDonalds)
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:55 AM
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Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special... (Lowenbrau)
(Continued)

The beer will pour...
Must say something more, somehow
So tonight
Tonight
Let it be Lowenbrau


Another:

Me and Sparklett's Water, makin' friends!
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:32 AM
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xizor: Here are the complete lyrics to the Faygo song. However, the transcription is inaccurate. After "Pony rides and Sunday nights", the lines should be:

Roller skates and yo-yos
Fairy tales and
snowball fights
Climb in* through the window


* as I always heard it, although "Climbin'" could just as easily be correct
Thanks Sternvogel, unfortunately in Detroit in the 70s, they never showed the entire song in the commercials, just the 30 second abridged version.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:47 AM
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I don't believe it,
I just don't believe it,
The things I can do with my Spyrograph.

Let's all go to A&W,
Food's more fun at A&W,
Grab a pint of root beer,
Maybe two or three,
Take four pick from the burger famileeeeeeeee.........
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:49 AM
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I don't believe it,
I just don't believe it,
The things I can do with my Spyrograph.

Let's all go to A&W,
Food's more fun at A&W,
Grab a pint of root beer,
Maybe two or three,
Take four pick from the burger famileeeeeeeee.........

"your" pick, that is.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:51 AM
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Labatt 50 Ale

...me and the boys and our 50.
Me and the boys and our beer.

(group of 30ish year-old males playing touch football, and drinking beer!)
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Torgo
Here's two for the SoCal codgers:

If you need a car or truck
Go see Cal
Better value for your buck
Go see Cal
Buy a new car for your wife
She will love you all her life
Go see Cal
Go see Cal
Go see Cal
And his classic tagline:
If you find a better deal, I'll eat a bug!
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:40 PM
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N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestles makes the very best CHOOOOCCCCOOOLATTTE.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:46 PM
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It's not a cola,
It's something much much more.
It's not a root beer -
there are root beers by the score.
Drink Dr. Pepper,
the joy of every boy and girl.
It's the most original
soft drink ever
in the
whole
wide
world.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:24 AM
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Brylcream
Brylcream!
A little dab'll to ya!
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:57 PM
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I love Mr Bubble almost as much as I love my Balloons..
(kid's singing) Mr. Mr. Bubble (pop) HAHAHHAHAHAHAH!
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:05 PM
Johnny L.A. Johnny L.A. is online now
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Rice-A-Roni
Rice-A-Roni
The San Francisco treat
Rice-A-Roni
The flavour can't be beat
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by picunurse
N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestles makes the very best CHOOOOCCCCOOOLATTTE.
Nestles put out a white chocolate bar in the 80's and had a hauntingly lovely jingle for it:

"Nestles makes the very best
N E S T L E S
A dream as sweet as this
N E S T L E S
Creamy white
Dreamy white
Nestles makes the very best
N E S T L E S"

It played over images of an oddly beautiful woman in a flowing white dress on a big swing and then in a white fur coat looking longingly into the camera.

I actually recorded that one.
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:58 PM
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Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear.
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used Good & Plenty candy to make his train run.
Charlie says "Love my Good & Plenty!"
Charlie says "Really rings my bell!"
Charlie says "Love my Good & Plenty!"
Don't know any other candy that I love so
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:01 PM
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Don't know any other candy that I love so
[tapping foot impatiently] Well?





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Old 10-01-2005, 03:39 PM
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Ask any mermaid you happen to see:
What's the best tuna?
Chicken of the Sea!

Sorry Charlie!
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:23 AM
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Ay, yi, yi, yi!
I am the Frito Bandito!
Give me Fritos corn chips and I'll be your friend.
The Frito Bandito you must not offend!
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