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Retro TV Commercials

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Tom, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. I love them!

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. I hate Them!

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  3. Gotta have em to get the shows

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. There were some good ones!

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
  5. Wasting my time!

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. Too many

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  7. Too Stupid

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. Bring back the old ones

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  9. We should petition against

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  10. Other - Comment

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Looking for those great, unforgettable classic commercials you grew up with? Here are the best DVD collections out there!

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BNMX3S/?tag=coolscifi-20

    This 2-DVD set with 17 clips, is an invaluable resource for researchers, librarians, students and historians on the evolution of TV Commercials. A collector’s item, this 2-DVD set is a must have for all those interested in the birth of Television advertising in the 20th Century Advertising on the radio was well established when television made its debut in the 1940s.

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    MORE GREAT CLASSIC TV COMMERCIALS ON DVD:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018ODXW4/?tag=coolscifi-20

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018ODXWE/?tag=coolscifi-20

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FBFU3Q/?tag=coolscifi-20
     
  2. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    i answered ones like too stupid and too many, etc.

    i know that to get decent programming now we have to have commercials to pay for them (not like we dont pay enough with taxes) and soon we will be singing jingles like in demolition man.

    even the PBS stations are following suit and subtly doing commercials to help pay their way.

    i loved the 70's and 80's where the commercials were not the show that you were watching and they were alot more memorable than the ones that we have now.
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    In the days before the phrase "product placement" was well known.

    Anybody watch the last Eureka episode? Not only was "Degree" an obvious shill but... it will actually be the basis of an entire episode this season.

    :banghead:
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Demolition Man - the horror, the horror of jingles!
     
  5. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

    7HEUSEDB3RTH Part Member, Part Machine

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    Ever seen The Star Wars Holiday Special with commercials :D

    I can't wait to laugh at the stupidity of commercials today when I am 34. That will be one hell of a sight!
     
  6. xgmx

    xgmx Guest

    Stupid, but sometimes they are good if they are for a good product (I wouldn't have found out about ShamWows without TV commercials).
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I made a mistake yesterday and, after a several year absence, picked up a snack from Taco Bell. I quickly remembered why I am not a fan of fast food place.

    You don't have to wait, just check out commercials like...
    :D

    I mean, seriously, who the heck bought a ShamWow because Vince has told them to?
     
  8. astonwest

    astonwest Writing Fool Writer

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    Strange, I'd never even heard of ShamWows until the guy got arrested and it made the news. :)
     
  9. 3dfan

    3dfan Scout

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    Stupid but sometimes they make me laugh like Budweiser series of commercial clips!:)
     
  10. 3dfan

    3dfan Scout

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    Bud - wei - ser!:)awesome frogs!
     
  11. geo1951

    geo1951 Scout

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    Don't watch "The Idiot Box" it works me.
     
  12. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Too many commercials

    More than thirty seconds is too long for me until the program that I'm watching comes on again. I know my mere words can't stop these advertisers, but I wish they'd stop making some commercials that are so creepy and crude humor abundant. It's a shame that some of these companies resort to using cheap tricks rather than using delightful images of fantasy (since we have to watch them anyways).
     
  13. Electric Moon

    Electric Moon Here to conquer Earth

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    My votes in this poll were probably the most contradictory out of anyone's.

    IMO they should only play the commercials in between programmes, therefore allowing episodes to be longer and letting us take the food out of the oven, go to the bathroom or whatever before our favourite show starts without coming back to find out that we're too late and missed the most important part of the show, like when the killer's name is revealed.
     
  14. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    My Personal Favorite Retro TV Commercials




    One of my favorite toys as a child.
     
  15. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Retro TV Commercials: Toys!

     
  16. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Spooky Ronald McDonald

     
  17. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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  18. Crushcraft

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    I liked the Timex commercials..."it takes a Lick'n and keeps on Tick'n"...you never knew what they were going to strap the watch to next.
     
  19. Starbeast from Planet X

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    I thought those Timex watch commercials were cool too.




     
  20. Starbeast from Planet X

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