Favorite Commercials From Television and Radio in the Eighties, Products Beginning with J

This is just meant to be a fun page in which people remember their favorite commercials from the eighties TV. I think sometimes I remember the commercials better than the shows I'm watching...

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JBL speakers
This little kid is bumping some loud tunes on his speakers, his mom comes in, and askes him to politely turn it down. His mom leaves the room, but as soon as she closes the door... HE TURNS IT BACK UP!!!! Best commercial I've ever seen
JGE Appliances
There was a series of commercials for JGE Appliances. Jerry Goldstein would always be wearing a hard-hat and have construction workers around him. There would be an voice off camera always asking "Hey Jerry, what's the story?" and he would describe the various items and sales. Then after another "Hey Jerry..." he say that you could only get in with a union or civil service ID card. He would always end the spots by throwing his arms up in the air, so that his shirt would expose his belly and say "That's the Story"
Jack in the Box
How about when Rodney Allen Rippey said "It too big to eat!" I remeber when those burgers really were too big to eat!!
Jack in the Box
It was Rodney Allen Rippey singing "...Make life a little easier, take life a little easier...Pack up the kids, crank up the car to Jack in Box."
Jamaica Tourism Board
Featuring the immortal "Come back to Jamaica... your old island home" theme song.
Jantzen jeans
I remember this commercial involving a lady in a pool and after she gets out, she puts on her Jantzen jeans. It had a beautiful song the words were: Bodies are made for sport. Bodies are made for Jantzen. Nobody, nobody's better than....Jantzen. Your body was made for Jantzen, Jantzen jeans. Your body was made for Jantzen, Jantzen Jeans.
Jean- Nate/ Petite- Nate
A commercial for Jean Nate's Petite-Nate, powders, fragrances and other bath stuff for young girls (a parallel to "tinkerbell" accessories). The comercial had two girls splashing around in a bathtub full of bubbles- nude as far as the veiwer could tell. The bathtub was outside in some sort of garden(quite a haunting image ^_^). The music was sort of an eighties rock that sounded kind of like the song "I've been watching you." The words were "petite nate! For bath time, for fun time, Just for you it's a dream come true, petite nate."
Jell-O Pudding Pops
I remember when Bill Cosby, of the Cosby Show fame, was the spokesperson for Jell-O Pudding Pops. Bill had two different flavors of Jell-O pudding pops in his hands, chocolate and vanilla, and he'd put the chocolate one in his mouth and say "I like the chocolate one better." Then he'd put the vanilla pop in his mouth and say "No I like the vanilla one better." Then he'd put both of the pudding pops in his mouth over and over again until he would finally say: "I like them both." That particular commerical was great fun to watch. :)
Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle. Cool and smoothy, Jello brand gelatin. Of all desserts you'll love the one that tastes so lights and makes such fun. Make Jello gelatin and make some fun. J-e-l-l-o!
Jello pudding pops
Bill Cosby says out of one side of his mouth 'chocolate' and then the other side of his mouth 'vanilla' and then opens his mouth wide and says 'swirl'.
"Glamour and Glitter, Fashion and Fame! Jem! Jem she's truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly, outragous.... ohhh Jem, her music's contagious!"
Jem and the Holograms dolls
Jem: Truly Outragous.
Remember this game? The song used to get stuck in my head all the time!! "jenga, jenga, j-j-j-jenga. you take a block from the bottom and you put it on top, you take a block from the middle and you put it on top. That's how you build the tower; you just don't stop. You keep building that tower putting blocks on top. It teeters and it totters, but you don't give up; it weebles and it wobbles, but you build it on up. You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top, you take a block from the middle and you put it on top, till someone knocks it over, and that's when you stop, but you can start all over putting blocks on top." Then their tag line was: " jenga: great game with a strange name"
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
There is a guy/boy (can't remember). He has a piece of bread. He spots two homeless kids and feels sorry for them. He gives them the bread.
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Some kids are playing ball in the street and break an old, balding, foreign looking man's window. the foreign man sings, "WHO BRRRRROKE MY WINDOWWWWW." The kid sings something about feeling bad or feeling queasy. In the end he confesses.
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
I'm pretty sure this was a JCLDS commercial, I don't even know how i remember it... This kid was walking the streets at night with his friends.. they think it would be cool to break an antenna off a random car parked on the street, so this kid does it... Flash forward to the next day.. the boy who broke off the antenna is sitting in the car with his grandfather who can't seem to tune in the radio... as it turns out... the kid broke the antenna off of.... HIS OWN GRANDFATHER'S CAR!! dun dun dunnnnnn.... and he looks really remorseful about it too....
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Just before ballet practice, everyone's changing, and one sneaky little girl goes into another's backpack. After practice, the victim is looking for her necklace and there's all sorts of uproar. Then you hear the very deep music with the little girl's high voice singing, "I feel so dark inside, feel like I want to cryyyyyyyy-" then it says in a deep, deeeep voice, "It's HARD to live with a lie....." Then you hear, "Becky, I'm sorry I took your necklace." There was another one too, about the legendary 'misunderstood' crabby old lady that lived in everyone's neighborhood (we had two!), and all the mormon/latter-day-saints kids decided to make a pizza and bring it over to her. don't really remember the musical score, regrettably. ;)
Who could forget that butter knife passing over the pile of fresh-roasted peanuts to "magically" transform them into a spread of creamy Jif peanut butter?? What an image!! Totally captivating when you're a little kid!
A woman is taking a taste test of two peanut butters, one labeled "A", the other labeled "B." She points to one and declares she likes it better. The tester removes the outside covering and reveals that she has chosen Jif peanut butter. "Choosy mothers choose Jif."
Jiff Peanut Butter
Annette Funicello would draw a heart in the peanut butter for her kids. Then I always did that too....duh.
Jiminy Jones Corn Syrup
The commercial started off with this creepy little girl standing in a dark alley and singing, "Jiminy Jones, Jiminy Jones, put it into your mouth, it goes down to your bones. Yeah!" And then the camera panned through a window into this house where a purple vampire came out of the wall and strangled a family. Then a dog walks into the room and starts laughing, and a big bottle of Jiminy Jones Corn Syrup falls from the ceiling and ends the commercial by talking about how good Jiminy Jones Corn Syrup is for your digestive system. Yeah!
Jolt Cola
This is how I remember it (may be the wrong lyrics) "Jolt Cola, it's all cola, and twice the caffeine.
Joon Rhee Karate
This was an ad for a karate school in the Washington DC area. There was a little boy and girl, I think they were were Joon Rhee's kids. The little boy looks up and says "Nobody bodder me." then the girl "Nobody bodder me eder." Then the jingle "When you take Joon Rhee self defense, then you too can say 'nobody bodder me, nobody bodder me, with Joon Rheeeeeeeee." The kids' accents made "bother" sound like "bodder", it was so funny. As kids we'd walk around saying "nobody bodder me eder (either)." Guess ya had to be there, haha.
The Jingle. "You've got the look I want to know better. You've got the look that's all together. Working, playing. Day or night, Jordache has the look that's right. The jordache look. The Jordache looook."
Jordache Jeans
The jingle, "who's got the look that all togther? who's got the look you want to know better? Working. Playing. Day or night. Jordache has the look that's right. The Jordace look. The Jordache look."
Jordache Jeans
Really short,but well put. A guy and girl are standing outside next to his car. The car is broken down. Guy: Looks like you'll have to spend the night with me. Girl: Taxi! Ah, the sweet smell of rejection!
Jordache jeans
A lady in Jordache blue jeans goes onto the playground, goes on one of the swings, and starts swinging and swinging. By the end of the commerical, when she is higher, it freezes.
Jordache jeans
It starts off as a woman puts on her Jordache blue jeans, then she leads a ballet group and she is the only one dressed differently. At the end, she's in another room.
Jordache jeans
Short commerical where this lady dressed as a cowgirl was riding a mechanical bull and during the spin when they showed her back with the Jordache logo, voices then say,"The Jordache Look".
Jordache. Basics.
A group of '80s brat pack type kids are hanging around in a highschool corridor. Molly Ringwald type character with tear rolling down face: "I hate my mother." Friend 1: "Your mother?" Friend 2: "Have you ever SEEN her mother?" Jon Cryer type character: "I have. I'm hoping she'll be divorced before I'm out of school!" Molly: "I found a picture of her from when she was my age." Friend 1: "Was she hot?" Molly: "No. She was sort of short, with freckles, and a little bit over weight." Friend 2: "Kind of like you?" (sounding annoyed) Molly: "Exactly like me." (grinning) JORDACHE BASICS.
Juicy Fruit
Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, the taste is gonna move ya, take a sniff, pull it out, the taste is gonna move ya when you pop it in your mooouuuthhh!!! Juicy Fruit, it's gonna move ya, chew a stick, it sticks right to ya, Juicy Fruit, the taste, the taste, the taste is gonna move ya!!"
Juicy Fruit
Aired in 1986. Was a group of skiiers and a really catchy tune for the gum, which they were splitting the pack. "Juicy Fruit/It's gonna move ya!/Juicy Fruit/It gets right to ya!/Juicy Fruit, the taste, the taste, the taste is gonna move ya!" the slogan was "The Taste is gonna move ya." The song was catchy, and the people were dressed in brightly-colored ski suits.
Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum
Get your skiis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, the taste is gonna move you. Take a sniff, pull it out, the taste is gonna move you when you pop it in your mouth. Juicy Fruit, its gonna move you, juicy soft, it gets right to you. Juicy Fruit. The taste, the taste, the taste is gonna move you.
Juicy Fruit Gum
There is a little girl having a birthday party with a pinata hanging in her living room as the children take turns at the pinata someone hits it and some candy comes out, OH LOOK! its the new juicy fruit gum the little girl gets so excited and then the pinata gets off the rope and chases the little girl around the house for the juicy fruit, as the little girl is screaming and running I guess somehow the pinata gets it and runs out the doggie door and the little girl starts after it and ends up just pulling the pinatas tail off thru the doggie door.
Juicy Fruit Gum
They would show all these sporty people (bikers, skiiers, surfers, volleyball people, etc) playing there sport and the song was like "Juicy fruit is gonna move ya, the juicy sweet gets right through ya, the juicy fruit, the taste, the taste , the taste is gonna moooove ya"
Juicy Fruit Gum
The jingle went something like this,"Take a sniff, pull it out, the taste is gonna move you when you pop it in your mouth!!" (sexual innuendo?) Then the actors would chew the gum and go waterskiing.
Juicy Fruit gum
A bunch of teen/college kids waterskiing with the theme song: "Juicy Fruit - it's gonna move ya. It's gotta taste - that gets right to ya. Juicy Fruit - the taste, the taste, the taste is gonna MOOOOOVE YAAAA!"
Just Say No! PSA
We hear a male voice asking various kids and teenagers if they want drugs, all with the same result: The kids say no. Then at the end of the commercial the words Just Say No followed by an address in Maryland and Ad Council, A Public Service of National Institute on Drug Abuse appear on the screen before it fades to black.

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