What are your favorite commercials; past and or present..?

@cjsmom (1423)
United States
February 27, 2007 1:08pm CST
I was thinking the other day how much I hate having to watch television commercials and then I realized that there are a few from the past and some today that I think are great..! Remember the "Where's the beef", lady, Clara Peller? I used to laugh everytime I saw her. That was 1984-85. The phrase became so popular that even, Walter Mondale used it against his rival, Gary Hart... Wendy's fired her after she did a commercial for, Prego Plus Spaghetti sauce because she said, "I found it". They said, "Clara can find the beef only in one place, and that is Wendy's." Then, in 1997 there was the chihuahua, (Gidget was her real name) who coined the phrase, "Yo quiero Taco Bell". Comedian and cartoon voice-over artist, Carlos Alazraqui of Reno 911 did the voice...My son, CJ, still has one of the dogs that says, "Here lizard, lizard, lizard." Then of course there's those, "So easy a caveman can do it" commercials. I just love those.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I like the Coke Commercial-I'd like to teach the world to sing...it was a christmas commercial must have been 20 years ago. I also liked Parkay, where the announcer woul say Parkay, the parkay container would open like a mouth. At Christmas, this would go on a few times..the the container would say 'merry CHristmas' I also like Oscar Mayer commercials where the sing the balogna song. ANd the little debbies commercials..where the kids sing 'My Girl' Or the ketchup commercial where they played the carly simon song 'anticipation' which then became known as the ketchup song.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Oh, I love those as well, Debs...Thank you for reminding me; especially the Parkay. I used to laugh everytime I saw it...lol
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Please don't forget Madge, Mr. Whipple (Charmin), and meow mix.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
4 Mar 07
You are so right, albert...Madge/Mr. Whipple and Meow mix commercials were hilarious as well. Thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten those.
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
6 Mar 07
I love being remind ed of these! How about "I've fallen and I can't get up!" Or " I can't believe I ate to whole thing!" I remember the Budweiser frogs, and the best of all their Spuds McKenzie. There are so many. I bet I think of more and come back to this thread to see what others have posted.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Yes, I love those as well; I thought of them as I started discussion but wanted to see who else remembered and liked them...lol