Thursday, October 30, 2008

4 out of 5 Dentists...

I always found it funny how Trident managed to twist the "4 of 5 dentist" survey into the appearance of a product endorsement by dentists. Kinda like saying "4 out of 5 pulmonologist surveyed recommend filtered, low tar, low nicotine cigarettes for their idiot patients who continue to put their health at risk by engaging in the dangerous behavior that is smoking." Sounds like quite the endorsement, huh?

Here's a Trident ad that aired in January of 1971.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sammy does Bogie

Sammy Davis Jr., in addition to being a versatile singer, dancer and comedian was also a skilled impressionist. It was Mickey Rooney who encouraged Sammy to perfect this talent and persuaded him to work it into his act, which at the time was mainly song and dance. Among his best impressions were Louie Armstrong, Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford and Nat King Cole. He was also quite good at Humphrey Bogart. In this 1972 commercial for GE portable tape recorders, Sammy Davis Jr. does one of his patented impressions of Bogie.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sometimes you feel like a nut... sometimes you feel old

This ad is over 30 years old, yet I remember it like yesterday. This particular one aired in the spring of 1977 although the jingle itself was used well into the 80s.

One thing that caught my eye was the actor who looks remarkably like Topher Grace (aka Eric Foreman from That '70s Show).