A walk down memory lane

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm not sure what I was doing late last week, but I suddenly started thinking about commercial jingles from my childhood. Like, before-I-learned-how-to-read childhood. It's kind of sick that I can recall these, like a tip of the hat to the commercialism the U.S. is built upon, but they do hold some sort of nostalgic value to me now.

This is the one that started it all ... I couldn't identify the grocery store chain at first, but bits and bobs of the song began coming back to me. It was ... "Someone's made a store ... just for me ... Food Em-por-ium! Food Em-por-ium!" Here is a cover someone did. (Yes, it touched THAT many lives.)

The Genovese jingle seems not to exist on the internet either, but it went a little something like this: "We'll take good care of you at Genovese!"

Who could forget Shop Rite's can-can song? I believe this sale still exists, so it's not all that vintage, but it definitely served as background ... music ... during my early days:

"Petland Discounts for the best care a pet can get!" Too bad they couldn't carry out that promise when we donated our gerbils to them and they dropped one on the ground. Luckily, the baby gerbil was just as frazzled and froze.

This is decidedly not vintage, but apparently pre-2006 Hess Truck Christmas commercials do not have an audience. But Hess truck reviews are.

One of the more tolerable Mentos commercials:

And how 'bout those Huntington Learning Center ads, huh? Wish I could find it on the internet ... I've seen them all so many times I could recite them back to you. "Face it, I'm not GETTING into college!" and "Saying it and doing it are two different things!"

And this one, just for fun!


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