OK, here's something a little different for a Friday evening: Ads and jingles I saw and heard growing up. You may have had a different mix if you listened to different stations. Some were for local firms, some for national ones. I wish I could convey how catchy some of these jingles were, but I don't have any recordings, and I'm sure not going to try to sing them here!
Marion Bunside Dodge:
Mar-i-on is the name to remember,
7201 on the Sumter High-Way!
M-- "More Service"
A-- "Able to Serve You"
R-- "Real Value"
I-- "something something!"
Commercial Office Furniture:
Your next desk
Wil come from C-O-F!
Come to The Captain's Kitchen for 'Treasures of the Sea'!
The whole Carpet Wholesaler's series of TV commercials with Nevin Broome and Joe Pinner: "Save! Save! Save". My favorite though was the one where Joe comes upon Nevin who is tied up.
Joe: What happened Nevin!?
Broome: My competitors tied me up, Joe. They don't want folks to SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
Broome: Untie me Joe!
Joe: I don't think so, Nevin (filches cigar from Broomes shirt pocket and walks off set).
McDonalds is your kind of place!
which we always rendered:
McDonald's is your kind of place.
They steal your parking space!
Hamburgers out your nose,
French Fries between your toes!
And don't forget those groovy shakes
They're make from polluted lakes!
McDonalds is your kind of place.
Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce,
Special orders don't upset us!
The Tons O' Toys elf:
With tons of toys for girls & boys,
Time For Sounds a daytime ETV program which ran while I was in elementary school. The hostess had a "magic chalk board" which was drawn with a music stave and which would play whatever notes she wrote on it. There was also a semi-animated classical re-working of "Pop Goes The Weasel" featuring "Super Weasel" which she played several times (or we just saw that episode several times). The main thing though was the opening theme which though it had no lyrics I always heard as It's really time for sounds, it's really time for sounds!
The El-is-son, The El-is-son,
Insurance agency, INSURANCE AGENCY!
The Contenential Sound girl:
Sounds real good!
Kaminer Heating & Air (sung in 1940s close harmony, like the Modernaires or Merry Macs):
Put comfort in your home
The Kaminer way.
Koolie Fruit Punch
Koolie in the morning
Koolie at lunch
Natural fruit flavors
Orange... lemon... PUNCH!
UPDATE 16 May 2010 -- The Kaminer jingle can be heard at the end of this commercial:
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