Favorite Commercials From Television and Radio in the Eighties, Products Beginning with M
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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M & M's
I was real young but I recall a bunch of M&M's at a summer camp? They would take showers, but instead of water, they would shower themselves with a candy shell... and this was all described in a letter home by one of the little M&M's... so cute. I think it aired ~1988 to ~1993-94 ???
M & M's
Who can forget... a little boy giving advice to his baseball teammate"I get a single with the brown ones, double with the yellow, orange--triple... but with the green ones, i hit the ball dooowntown!"
(I dont remember what each color stood for but...)A little boy was playing baseball and he was talking with his friend on the bench. He said, "The blue ones take me to first, the yellow to second, the brown ones to third, and the green...they get me a hooooooooooooome run!" then he went up to bat!
M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) Toys
Where Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon
These were little pink monster toys made of rubber. There were like 150 of them and they had differnt names. The 2nd series glowed in the dark. They were from Mattel.
One of those doing it country cool mountain dew ad's showed people trying to water ski behind a horse. One of those people was a very young Brad Pitt. I have it on tape.
Around 1989. This shows an astronaut on the moon in outer space and shows a flag with the MTV logo.
Trying to cash in on the popularity of Garbage Pail Kids, Mad Balls were simple rubber balls with gross faces (a mummy, a skeleton, an eyeball, etc). The commercial showed kids grossing out parents, teachers, and other kids.
These were those balls that had all these gross faces.... I only remember one quote from the commercial... as all the umm.. balls were bouncing, this weird voice said "We play with em'... Madballs"
Here is the jingle that still gets stuck in a frightening loop in mt head: Here I am, right here, right now, the one, the only Magic Cow and as you guessed and as you think the Magic Cow's my favorite drink -- a glass of milk and this soft drink mix, just shake or stir, it's easy to fix. If I have not hallucinated this commercial (it might actually have aired in the '70's), it featured this (oddly skinny) cow careening around in an old jalopy, and possibly she or the car was purple, and she wore a hat, with a flower on it, I think. I guess she truly was a Magic Cow, being able to drive and all.
It was in the very late 80's or early 90's when I was a kid. The commercial featured two girls playing with the dolls, and at the end, one exclaimed "I'm such a happy magic nursery mommy!" What made this commercial stand out in my mind was the blue shorts and the matching blue blouse with the collar buttoned and the lapels going all the way around the neck covering the top button. I wanted that outfit for myself! :)
It came in a genie looking plastic bottle. You were supposed to fill up a glass bowl with water and then squeeze the sand into the water- it would form freaky looking pillars of sand- it was all fun and games until it was taken into the bathub. Or in one of my friends cases, into the toilet.
Make A Saturday
You take half a banana and a pineapple ring, top it with yohghurt and cherry on top. Make a Saturday: "That's a Sundae!"
It had something to do with getting kids to eat healthy snacks instead of sugary stuff that will make your teeth rot.
A little boy has an imaginary friend named "Maynard." The boy's father persuades the kid to try Malt-O-Meal by telling the imaginary friend' "Good Stuff, Maynard."
It was a chewy candy like Starburst. The jingle went something like, "Chew chew chew chew MAMBA!"
Mandee clothing store
1985 - "One for shorts and racy lace, salad bars not burger bars. Know whats hot and whats not, thats whats hot that's Mandee. Shirts with tails, king size overalls, _____ sailer suits, diet anything, smoking nothing. Thats whats hot thats Mandee. Clothes that show you're in and know, Mandee, we've got the hots for you."
A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal!
There were all these litle kids marching around in a line and riding bikes, and they were singing ..don't gimmie no balogne cuz mommy, I wanna manwich meal!
Manwich Slopy Joe Sauce
I don't want no sandwich, don't want no mac and cheese, I want some fun piled on a bun. I want a Manwich please.
The spirit of Massachusetts is the spirit of America The spirit of the red white and blue (something something) that we want to share with you" with pictures of majestic hills and revolutionary war stuff
Maull's Barbecue Sauce
A fire's a fire, a grill is a grill; what makes that meat a culinary thrill; is what you do when you barbecue...you gotta maull it! You gotta maull it! And when you maull it! Don't baste your barbecue...don't baste your barbecue..MAULL IT!
This commercial had the potential to blow away its viewers. In the mid-1980s (not sure what year), there was an advertisement in which a person pops a tape that says "Maxell" on it, and cranks up the volume. He then sits in a recliner. The music begins to play, pushing this man back, as well as everything in the room. The music is some kind of classical piece, but the tape quality is so good, it blows him away. this was such an original and creative advertisement. I wish I could find this ad somewhere!!!!
Doll like Barbie, song" High school days, hey there, who's that girl with the beautiful hair? It's looking smart Maxie. Looking Smart Maxie's got her a boyfriend, too. That's looking smart Maxie. Prom night, now who's that girl with the beautiful dress? It's Perfect Prom Maxie...." can't remember the rest.
Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's maybeline.
Smart, Beautiful, Maybelline.
I'm in my best with Maybelline
A little boy saying I want my Maypo.
Mazoooooola Corn goodness....
The one where Ronald is building a snowman and this girl walks up to him. She is running away. Ronald talks to her about who's going to do the things she does. The girl realizes that she's really needed at home and leaves. Ronald and the snowman both wave as she leaves (with the jingle in the background).
Late 80's early 90's Ronald and the gang and some kids dancing. Doing like the funky chicken.The jingle was "Food,Folks and Fun! Food,Folks and Fun! Your the one McDonalds for food folks and fun,your the one MCDONALDS for food,folks and Fun!!!
There is a boy doing homework in his room, when all of the sudden, the room statrs spinning, and he sees the shadow of McTonight laughing on his wall. When the room stops spinning, the boy finds a Big Mac on top of his books. As the boy goes to bite into the burger, his mom calls for him, and says that its time to go to Mc Donalds. As they leave the house you see Mc Tonight sinning on their roof. That commercial STILL GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!!!!!!!
I remember a young boy, in his teens, licking a twist ice cream cone with his friends around him. I do not remember the establishment it was promoting but I loved that commercial. That was around 1987 - when "Bermuda shorts" were the in thing to wear. The kid eating the ice cream was wearing Bermuda shorts.
McDonald'--An american Tale
This commercial aired in December 1986, the same time that "An American Tale" opened. A little boy is sitting on an armchair with a cat in his lap. He is wearing pajamas and reading a little book. At this time, McDonald's was giving away little story books based on "An American Tale" with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal. The commercial was so cute!
Commercial for a HappyMeal in the late 80's. The commercial was for the gross pizza they tried out. It went "Its a pizza HappyMeal! Pepperoni and cheese! Also with a drink and toy! [little girl says] May I have more please!?
I have a recording on cassette tape of a radio commercial, the Chicken McNugget Shanghai, where some Chinese worker bothered the all-knowing one. It goes something like this: One: Just as the turtle shall run with the rabbit... Worker: All-knowing-One, excuse please! One: What is it? Worker: The All-Knowing-One know not of the Chicken McNugget shanghai? One: I have heard of it. Worker: Know not of the plump juicy chicken? One: I've... Worker: Know not of the sweet-n-sour sauce... One: Sweet-n-sour... Worker: ...Hot Mustard... One: Hot Mustard! Worker: ...teriyaki.. One: I knew that! Worker: Know not that it comes in only the nine and twenty size boxes? One: Of course, only the nine and twenty! I knew that! Worker: (yeah, sure) One: Tell me, know-it-all, did you know that it comes in a limited time only? Worker: Yes, I did. One: No you didn't. Worker: Yes, I did. One: NO, you didn't. Worker: Yes, I did (repeat till fade) It's a good time, for the great taste of McDonald's!
I can't remember how the commercial began, but there were a bunch of kids not looking very happy at first. They were at the most elaborate McDonald's ever with this HUGE staircase outside. Ronald comes out and everbody starts singing and dancing. All of their shoes turn into huge Ronald clown feet. The song was something like: "Good time, great taste. That's why this is our place. The good time, great taste of McDonald's."
Aired in the fall of 1984 (I know, because I have it recorded onto a VHS tape). It was called "Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds." Lyrics went like this: Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds (chorus) Suddenly, the feeling grabs you, you can't control your feet Doo doo doo doo! (chorus) And you're steppin', stompin', spinnin', hoppin', dancin' to the beat Doo doo doo doo (chorus) Movin' your feet Movin' your feet (chorus) Springin' your back Springin' your back (chorus) Two all-beef patties, special sauce BIG MAC! (chorus) It's a good time, for the great taste of McDonald's BIG MAC! (chorus)
The screen was a big tic tac toe board and a woman with a dorothy hamill haircut was holding a big mac. The jingle went "tic tac mac, tic tac mac...can't think of the other words.. " I'm remembering it to the tune of three blind mice?
People trying to do a video scavenger hunt...and they had sombody standing on their head and they went in and ate mcdonalds. Or ws this Burger King... I'm not sure.
I remember this one McDonald's commercial where there are a bunch of different kid's singing the "good time for the great taste of McDonald's" song. One kid was on a school bus singing along with his walkman while the girl next to him looked at him like he was crazy. Then there were a bunch of teen girls walking in a group singing. Then there was a guy singing in the shower using the water sprayer as a microphone. There were some other scenes but I don't remember them all. It was really catchy.
From the very early 80's. It was one of the great "song" commercials. It was a big & little sister. Song went like this (I think there is a verse missing): "I remember, little sister, you were 2 and I was 10, baby sister. Trying desperately for attention from me....would you settle for a french fry for now, little baby sister of mine. We grew up together (this is where the verse goes that I can't remember)...You were such a little, tagalong tomboy making a scene. Then I turned around and saw a homecoming queen. My little sister. I know I'm gonna miss her. Cause we grew up together. McDonald's and you."
Commercial for a HappyMeal in the late 80's. The meal had flower seeds and a plastic flower pot included with it as the toy. The girl is looking sad because the flowers arent immediately growing. Ronalds walks over and she says something like "Our flowers wont grow!" to which she responds "Nooo.." -"How 'bout a mow?" (Ronalds with a lawnmower) -"Noooo!" "How bout a hoe?" "Noooo!" "I know! They just need TIME to grow!"
Michael J. Fox and a girl with whom he's just gone on a first date with sit on her front steps eating McDonald's food. He's trying to figure out if he should kiss her, but instead, she kisses him just before going into her house. The narrator ends the commercial, as a stunned Michael walks down the girl's steps, "Nobody does it like McDonald's."
It's Christmas, somewhat early 80's and kids are outside ice skating, with Ronnald and the McDonald's gang. There's this one little boy who can't skate, everytime he tries he falls down. So after everyone clears off the ice, Ronald picks the boys up whirls him around in the air for his own personal skate. The jingle "Happy Holidays....From McDonalds," replacing the "Good Time, Great Taste," song.
I cannot hear Fur Elise without singing the McDonalds comercial in my head and I just wanted to put the WHOLE song in. It's the one where the little girl has her piano recital. "Oh I wish I were already there, instead of here, playing this song, and I would have a big chocolate shake, a cheeseburger, and also whoops, and also fries. And I would eat, my fries myself, and not give any, to my mean brother, all mine, all mine, all mine. My recital is almost done, it wasn't bad, I'm still alive, and I can have my big chocolate shake, my cheeseburger, and also fries." Then she plays the "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonalds".
Ronald McDonald is playing with two little kids. His phone rings, and he picks it up and has a conversation consisting of "You don't say....You don't say!...You don't say!!..." and he hangs up. The kids say "Who was it Ronald?". And he says "He didn't say!". Funny if you're young, clever if you're older.
This commercial was probably from 1990 or 91, but shows the beginning of rap- and the McNuggets getting hip! I've memorized it since 5th grade. "We're chicken, and rappin's our thing! We like to rap . . ." (then Ronald adds,) "And they can't sing!" "We like to wrap, and unrap, too!" (Now a bird pops up, or maybe Ronald) "Cuckoo, Cuckoo" "We like this rap It really rocks But we'd rather jump In the barbecue sauce! We have this dance where we spin around We get real dizzy, and we all fall down! Hit it, Ronald- Food, Folks and Fun!" (Food, Folks and Fun was McDonald's slogan at the time, I guess they were sick of "Good Time great taste at McDonald's"
This McDonald's commercial was about a starting a new job, and the guy was off to work and everyone was wishing him well, then he gets to his new job (McDonald's) and it shows him and it's this sweetest little old man...it was always one of my favorites.
Part of the "Do you believe in magic" campaign; a kid was at home wearing a cast ("Stupid broken leg!") when Ronald stops by to play. I think they do things like fishing in his yard or something weird. The mom gets home and says "What'd you do today?" and the kid looks out the window while Ronald waves from behind a tree in the front yard, and says "Played with MY FRIEND!"
I don't remember much of the ad, but there was this song that was like "make the most of every moment, can't get too much of a good thing. Make the most of every moment, anytime's a good time to have a great time" and it had this couple feeding fries to a baby on a balcony, and this little boy doing this weird chicken dance as he walked out of mcdonalds. And it had the huge golden arches coming out from the sun. I still remember the song and I'm desperate to download it! It might have been a New Zealand ad.
Not so much a specific ad...but characters: Grimace and Ronald plus Birdie being introduced, Cap'n fillet O' Fish, Mayor McCheese, BigMac the cop, the Happy Meal trio, the fry guys and girls or things (the pom-poms with eyes), and the original, scarier looking Hamburgular...
I recall a "Rockin' McLanguage" commercial from the early 80's. "There's nothing mc to it.. You can mc do it. Just take a word, and a a mc to it." The commercial showed some kids at a concert where Ronald and some of the other characters were the performing band. The kids were jumping around saying things like "mc me," "mc you," "mc camera," etc.
Four or five teenagers eating and they started making music with their food. One person moved the straw up and down so it squeaked, another crunched into their burger...thats all I remember but I know there was more.
Remember this McDonald's jingle? BigMac... Fillet of Fish... Quarter Pounder... French Fries... Icy Cokes... Thick Shakes... Sundaes... and Apple Pies!
Field Trip A bunch of students piled into a bus go to a museum. It had really funky music and a voiceover of a guy saying "feild trip, doin' stuff, stuff that's really neat". At the end the students come out to scream 'McDonalds!' when seeing the bus driver holding about fifty bags of food. "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonalds." slogan.
This was a locally produced commerical from Decemebr 1985 featuring the Chicago Bears promoting something called the "Playoff Payroll" and with the "Playoff Payroll" you received coupons good for free sandwhiches if the Bears kept winning.
The big blue crescent moon guy is playing the piano singing, "When the clock strikes, half past six babe, time to head for Golden (lights or arch?), hey it's a good time for a great taste dinner at McDonalds, it Mac tonight!
Does anyone remember the McDonald's commercial from around '88 with the McDonald's Cheddar Melt? It showed a guy wearing a brown jacket walking by the docks with his duffel bag and the song went something like- "It was the big, bold taste that brought the stranger to town- McDonald's Cheddar Melt!"
It was a christmas comercial It took place in an elementary classroom and the teacher was real strict and the students did not like her but the teacher believed in the students and they ended up liking her and there was a catchy song. The last part was like: hardnose mrs thatcher its been a year since we met ya and what we wanted to say is... we'll never foget ya.
It took place at a BMX bike race, something like, big mac from the sack, a shake and some fries, your a mean motor scooter, and thats no lie, McDonalds... it used to get stuck in my head all the time.
In the one featuring the McDonald's Menu Song, I remember a HUGE promotion they did where they sent out little paper records in newspapers where a man was trying to teach his class to sing the whole song. If you record was the ONE where the class made it, you won! (Something...)
How about the "mentally chalanged" teenaged boy who smiled and said "Welcome to McDonalds....Can I take your order?" Wasn't it Corky from "Life Goes On"?
A mentally retarded kid works at McDonalds. Hi,I'm mike and this is my story. This is my dad. he's one cool dude. (I forgot the mom's part) This is my teacher. teacher:"mike is very...(mike:amazing!) outspoken." This is my friend Tracy. I think she's besutiful. Come on. let's take a ride to McDonalds.
Remember the series with the boy Malcom from "the 'hood'" who impressed all of his neighbors by getting a job at McDonalds.....and later getting a promotion at McDonalds. I know I remember the series, but there's a (very, very) slight posibility that it was a work of the 90's!
There was a little girl who was sad that her older brother went off with his friends without her or something, then at the end it showed the older brother bringing her to McDonalds.
This was when they were selling the double cheeseburger. The guy at the drive though says "I'll have a double double cheese cheese burger burger please please!"
The Halloween McDonald's commercial that featured the Chicken McNuggets dressed up in Halloween costumes. All I remember is that one was dressed as a witch, one was Frankenstein, and one was a mummy.
There was this Christmas commercial when Ronald and a bunch of kids are ice skating all holding hands. Well, a boy falls and Ronald comes to help the kid and they all join hands again at the end of the commercial.
And who could forget the introduction of the Mc BLT? "It keeps the hot hot, and the cool cool." Too many variations of this one to count.
It had a bunch of people in pastel clothes breakdancing and singing "I've got a taste for McDonald's!
A group of kids at summer camp in the rain. Put on their yellow raincoats and walk to Mc Donalds singing: We are nipper snippers We're in luck. If it rains all week, just pretend you're a duck. Quack Quack waddle waddle
There was a McDonalds commercial when they had special edition Hot Wheels toys in the happy meals and the dad comes home and says "Hey, I got a ferrari!" Ane the family says excitedly, "A Ferrari?!" Dad: "Yeah, a Hot Wheels Ferarri!" or something like that.
Thanks for Being a GREAT YEAR! The Junior High yearbook commercial with the "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonalds" slogan. It started with the 'Johanna, words can't say how this year went-' voiceover at the begining! It was basically a bunch of flashbacks about the year. I love it!
Or when they did the Bic Mac song backwards. "Bun seed sesame a on onions pickles cheese lettuce patties beef all two."
The one where the kids were on the stairs with ronald, singing "good fun (good fun,) great taste (great taste) thats why this is our place, the good fun, great taste, of mc d-o-n-a-l-d-s mc d-o-n-a-l-d-s the good fun, great taste, of mcdonalds!! And the one with the kid studying in his room and the moon was up above his room and he was like "da da da da, da dada..."
"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" and the Burger King song was: "Hold the pickels, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us. All we ask is that you let us serve it your way. (Chorus) Have it your way. Have it your way. Have it your way - at Burger King." (Repeat chorus.)
The one where they were jumping rope "Big Mac, Filet 'O Fish, Quarter Pounder, French fries, Icy Coke, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies. You deserve a break today...at McDonalds"
Big Mac, McBLT, a Quarter Pounder with some cheese, Fillet O' Fish a Hamburger, a Cheesburger, a Happy Meal, Mc Nuggets, tasty golden fries, regular or larger size, a salad, Chef or Garden or a Chicken Salad Oriental, big big breakfast, Egg Mc Muffin, hot Hot cakes and sausage, maybe biskets, bacon, egg, and cheese a sausage, danish, hash browns too, and for desert hot apple pies, sundaes three varieties, soft served cone, three kinds of shakes and chocholaty chip cookies, and to drink a Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Orange drink, Sprite, a coffee decafe too, a milk and also orange juice, I love McDonald's, its a "Good Time Great Taste," and I get this all at one place!
It was around 1987. They had a whole bunch of people ordering everything on the menu and it had a really catchy tune.
The one with the little girl at the piano recital singing to Beethoven's "Fur Elise" "Oh I wish I was already there, instead of here, playing this song. And I would have a big chocolate shake, a cheeseburger, and also whoops! and also fries."
This commercial was from around 1985 starring Seinfeld's Jason Alexander (back then he was still doing stand-up comedy, I think). It was mainly about the new styrofoam containers for their BLTs and burgers, the ones that have two different compartments: one for the meat & buns (the *hot* side) and the other for the veggies (the *cold* side). Lots of people dancing and singing. There was a lyric that goes something like "The cold side...stays COLD! And the hot side...stays HOT!"
A spot that aired in 1986, Ronald McDonald goes into a McDonalds, and the jingle goes "Hand warmin! Hot, hand warmin! Wanna eat with a really cool beat!" (slap hands) Grimmace dances around and the Hamburglar comes in with cheeseburgers. The end of the commercial goes "All this hand warming, gotta keep this food going!" (or something like that!) At McDonalds! Silly, but cool, the dancing was done by young children.
Big Mac! Filet-o-Fish! Quarter Pounder! French Fries! Icy Coke! Thick Shake! Sundae, and Apple Pie!
We've got shakes, we've got fries We've got hot apple pies There is nothing so clean, As my burger machine You deserve a break today, So get up and get away To McDonalds
Some time during the mid 80s, maybe 1986 or 1987, McDonalds had special sauces for their Chicken McNuggets, but only for a limited time in the summer months. I think the song for it was to the tune of the famous Big Mac song, but with the following words "Louisiana Hot Sauce and Hot Jalapeno....for Chicken McNuggets in the summertime" (Incidentally, those special sauces were much better than their regular sauces.)
In 1985, there was this commercial about the 30th anniversary. "Announcer: McDonalds crew kids; there've been a lot of great ones in the past 30 years. Where are they today? Man singing: Here's looking at you kids; McDonalds crew kids, you sure have gone a long way. Announcer: Here's to Tom Hall. Woman singing: the stars in our sky still shining on high. Announcer: to Lutennant Walt. Man & Woman singing: our un_____ (I forget what they say) heros to carry the day. Announcer: Here's to you, Madame (I think that's what he says). Man: you still got the willing ways about you. Announcer: Here's looking to you Dr. Gillmard. Woman: Never would of met you the top without you.(I think). Man: Look at you now! Woman: They want to take a "Bow?" Announcer: from 1955 to today; Here's to every crew member whoes kept those arches shining. Man and Woman: you make it a good time... Announcer: Hats off to you whevever you are. Man and Woman: ...for the great taste of McDonalds." Oh, and for the record, the commercial is called "Hats Off."
This McDonalds commercial ran in conjunction with the Olympics, the Los Angeles games in 1984, I think. It's about a young man returning home from a track meet (we're to assume it's the Olympic trials) and he's looking out a train window, very sad and disappointed. The song lyric goes "I ran the fastest mile in Culver County/But Culver County's many miles from here/ ... I gave it my best shot/I ran my heart out ..." Meanwhile, we see in flashback scenes of the young man and his father; the boy wins races, the boy loses races, the boy stumbles and picks himself up, and the whole time his father is there, coaching him and encouraging him. Back in present time, the boy worries that he's let his father down, and he won't come to meet him at the train station. Then, when the train pulls into the station, not only is his father there, the whole TOWN is there on the platform (there's a big banner saying "Welcome Home Jim" or something) and everyone cheers like mad for the young man as he gets of the train. His father shakes his hand and says "I'm proud of you, son" and then, overcome with emotion, they hug. (This commercial STILL makes me cry and I haven't seen it in eighteen years!)
Come on... no one remembers that commercial in which the little boy is upset because this little girl left town. His mom tries to cheer him up but nothing works. Then he comes home from McDOnalds and another little girl shows up skipping down the street sticking her tongue out and he's all better. Side note--Mack Tonight scared me too!
I wanted to let you know that the sandwich that kept the hot side hot and the cold side cold was a McDLT, not a McBLT.
It's Christmas time and Birdie & Grimace are looking for a present to give Ronald. Suddenly they see a shooting star, they find where it landed and decide that should be their present. So they wrap it up and give it to him, but the star has lost its twinkle when Ronald opens it. He says that the star can't belong to just him so they let it go back to the sky. However Ronald says that he has the best present of all, friends like Birdie and Grimace.
It was when McDonalds was promoting their three new "tropical" milkshakes...and the song went, "Trio Tropical Time...summer's gonna be fine..." and then some other stuff and then of course "McDONalds...Ronald and you--Trio Tropical Time!" I can't think about that particular ad campaign (Ronald and You) without "Trio tropical time!" jumping in to tag on the end.
This had to be circa 1986. I can't remember if it was a radio or TV ad, but I remember the song sung in an urban, R&B style: "Whatever burger I want to fit my mood or taste, it's at Mickey D's - (switch to Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew-style unison shout) the HAMBURGER PLACE! (back to singing) I order Quarter Pounder with cheese when I'm in a business mood, I get it together with McDLT when I'm hot but still cool..."
There was this boy sitting in a classroom, and he was hungry so he starts drawing the McDonald chicken mcnuggets, and then they come to life and he picks them off the page and eats them...YUM! i have tried this many times, it doesn't work.
"Bringing back lunch for the guys, I could'nt keep my hands off the fries, Two at the stop sign, four at the tracks, I could'nt keep my hand from reaching down in the sack." " Golden fries so crispy and hot, it takes more will power than what I've got." "Golden french fries, McDonald's and you!" My friend and I sang this one alot!
It was, I think the late 80s with a father, his daughter, and her friends. he picks them up from a dance and takes them to mcdonalds. he stays in the car and watches as she talks to boys. the daughter comes out and gives him her fries. So touching...
It was about two siblings-- one was remembering how the other was 2 when they were 10. I went "I remember, little sister. You were 2, I was 10. Baby sister! You tried desperately for attention from me. Would you settle for a french fry, for now? Litlle baby sister of mine, we grew up together. McDonald's and you-- And you grew and you grew and you grew!! You were just to me some tag-a-long tomgirl making a scene, when I turned around and found a homecoming queen! Little sister, you know I'm gonna miss you, McDonald's and you." My older sister used to sing it to my little sister all the time when she wouldn't go to sleep.
It was a bunch of school chidren singing about their teacher. And how she was rough on them but in the end, they took her to McDonalds."Hard nose Mrs. Hatcher, hard as she can get, you could never win her over, Mrs. Hatcher had no pet. Forget the excuses there was no way to reach her. Our only day off was a substitute teacher..."---It was very catchy.
It shows a bunch of Freshman trying to fit in high school. One of the kids is in gym and he is the shortest. Another is getting a drink from the water fountain but the fountain isn't working right so it sprays him. He ends up mastering it in the end. One kid is trying to go up the stairs but a crowd of kids goes down the stairs making him retreat. At the end they are all at McDonalds and one boy says "It'll be easier tomorrow" and another replys "We have to go back?"
McGruff The Crime Dog
Even scarier was the one where McGruff introduced us to little Jenny who was walking home from school. a car stopped and offered her a ride. McGruff explained that if she got in the car, Jenny might never make it home from school. Luckily, Jenny kept walking, to which McGruff gave a big "way to go, Jenny". Take a bite out of crime
McGruff The Crime Dog
Users are losers and losers are users so don't use drugs, don't use drugs and if you know a user even part of the time, tell him to quit. Take a bite out of crime!
McGruff the Crime Dog
Gilstraps: It starts with buglars dressed as crooks putting furniture inside a truck. McGruff says you know the Gilstraps aren't really moving they're being robbed. These crooks know the Gilstraps are out of town so they're trying to moving Gilstraps permantely. Sure they look like movers, act like movers but who's gonna know? The Jones's they know the boy says dad aren't the Gilstraps in Toledo, then the dad says I think they're being robbed we should called the police. The mother calls the police then McGruff walks on the screen saying you see the Jones's know that if they don't tell the police know the Gilstraps will have to later. Meanwhile the police are eating lunch a block a while and get the call going to the crime stopping them. McGruff says how about that you know what it takes to stop a crime, your help and your neighbors. Note: This was the 2nd McGruff ad when he was known as the unnamed dog.
McGruff the Crime Dog
February 1980 McGruff made his first debut coming in a dark unlocked house with a flashlight saying you want to know what I think, I think you forgot to lock your door, It's a funny a lot of people that they forget that's too bad cause all crime needs is a chance don't give it a change then tells you to turn on the lights, make your windows secure. Then McGruff tells I understand you're going to P.R next week while you're gone have a neighbor come in, pick up the mail to make the place looked lived in and use a timer to turn lights on and off. McGruff says you don't know me see it's my job to teach you to protect yourselves, make it your job to learn and one more thing lock your doors it's an easy way to take a bite out of crime.
McGruff the Crime dog
The year 1987. In a music video. McGruff here with Regina to sings users are losers. Regina comes on the screen singing you know it's okay to say no I'm telling you It's true. Learning when to say no, McGruff says no, Regina says that what what you need to do. Learning how to say no, then McGruff say no drugs, Regina says will make a winner of you, so users are losers and losers and users then McGruff says ruff again Regina says so don't use drugs, don't use drugs, Winners aren't losers and losers aren't winners so don't use drugs, don't use drugs. If you know a user even part of the time back to McGruff says tell them to quit take a bite out of crime. Then Regina and McGruff are on the screen saying So don't use drugs.
McGruff the Crime dog
Teenage Assualt: McGruff says Tony thinks he's walking home alone but he's wrong seeing footsteps and takes off very fast that falls down and can't run anymore. Tony's friends were trying to catch up with him and one of the boys said "What are you doing walking home by yourself?" Then another one said "You should've waited at the mall. Let's gets out of here." McGruff said Tony was lucky that it was his friends that most teenagers are assaulted by strangers. Learning that it's best walk with friends instead of by yourself. This is one of the scariest McGruffs ads in the 80's. Mimi Marth: McGruff shares a story about Mimi Marth and Albert Bell partolling to stop Crime seeing crooks stealing to breaking into a basement calling the police getting them arrested. Regina Sings users are losers: 80's Singer Regina teams up with McGruff to tell Kids that It's okay to say no I'm tell you It's true learning when to say no then McGruff says say no will make a winner of you, So losers are user and users and losers so don't do drugs.
This Mcdonald's commercial has a little boy sitting on a beach bulding something. It turns out to be a mini mcdonald's made out of sand. When he finishes, he puts his had in the window and pulls out a drink.!
There is a boy doing homework in his room, when all of the sudden, the room statrs spinning, and he sees the shadow of McTonight laughing on his wall. When the room stops spinning, the boy finds a Big Mac on top of his books. As the boy goes to bite into the burger, his mom calls for him, and says that its time to go to Mc Donalds. As they leave the house you see Mc Tonight sinning on their roof. That commercial STILL GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!!!!!!! What part of the 80s was that commercial on? because I don't really remember it. also, do you by any chance know where I can see that commercial and maybe the one with the big blue crescent moon guy also?
Meal Time (dog food)
A woman comes home to an empty house. The dog is the only one to greet her, especially now that she is feeding the dog the right food: Meal Time!! All the while, the following music gently sung in the background: "You are the only one, to meet me when I get home, and pick me up when Im feeling down but, You get so finnicky, when it comes to feeding time. That's why its Mealtime! From now on my finicky friend.
It starts out with a boy playing the piano, then the phone rings and the boys mother answers the phone and says " No! he cant come out and play he's practicing the piano." then it shows the boy run by the window but you can still hear the piano then it shows the tape player. Then you hear a man say " is it live, or Memorex?".
A cat meows over n over with a little yellow ball bouncing across the words on the screen
I want chicken, I want liver, Meow Mix, Meow Mix, please deliver!
Beautiful music with the 1980's Mercury Lynx commercial. The music was all instrumental.
Mercury Lynx 1980
It's been described and I'm glad someone remembers. The Mercury Lynx with the music. I'm looking for the music. Is there a way to locate the music to that particular commercial???? Thanks so much!
Mercury Lynx 1980
I was a wondeful featuring the car and a lynx. The most memorable thing to this day was the music. It was the instrumental Chung Kuo by Vangelis.
The After Midnight Remix Commercial. You See Eric Clapton packing up and leaving one of his concerts, and walking through the city streets. He ends up at some hole in the wall Blues Club, climbs up on stage and starts playing with the house band. The whole time, his remade version of After Midnight is playing.
I think one of their commercials had the guy who later played Al on "Home Improvement". There was that tag line, "Weekends were made for Michelob... beeeeeer."
"Weekends were made for michelob"
Mickey Mouse Talking Phone
It was a Disney toy phone. You selected a picture of Goofy or Donald Duck for example, then you would call him and he would "talk" to you. In the commercial there was a brother and sister playing with it and the little girls calls mickey and says "Mickey come over for a party, you call Donald Duck" then the boy says "Donald, come on over" then the girl says "Hi Goofy".
The commercial had that guy talking super super fast
I'm pretty sure this was a Midol commercial, but it showed a trio of women PMSing in the middle of an airport terminal. After taking Midol, they all felt better.
Mighty Dog (dog food)
Around 1986 was a commercial for Mighty Dog, a dog food in a can. Its promotion featured an offer for a stuffed brown dog with a little red cape, similar to the commercial's mascot that flew around on the screen, that one could order from the can's label.
Milford Plaza Hotel
This was a commercial for the Milford Plaza hotel in NYC, just off Broadway. The staff sang along to the tune of Lullaby Of Broadway: Come on along I'll take you to, the lullaby of Broadway. The hip hooray and ballyhoo, the lullaby of Broadway. And in the center of it all, Is the Milford Plaza! An announcer would talk about staying at the hotel and the staff would wrap up with "The Milford Plaza is the 'lullabuy' of Old Broadway!"
This is Freddy Krueger's favorite milk commercial. It went "Milk, it does, milk it does a body. Milk, it does a body good. Pass it on! It's fun to grow on!" That was Freddy's favorite line. I don't know the rest. "It is. It makes you feel good because it tastes so great! It really does a body good. Pass it on! Milk, it does! Milk it does a body good. Milk, it does a body good. Pass it on!" Bravo, Freddy!
Come on everybody do that kick, health kick, do that kick, poor a glass of milk real tall, has calcium and vitamins and lovin it all, come on everybody do that kick, America's favorite health kick, MILK!
This is a country/patriotic version of the "health kick" song. It went, "The heartland pours it on real tall. Health kick milk's that kick. The deep south says come on y'all. Health kick, milk's that kick. The east coast drinks milk at work and at play, the high country's drinking milk everyday, in the USA there's just one thing to say, America's favorite health kick, Milk!
There use to be this milk commercial that I remember vaguely. There was a kid and another bigger older kid standing next to him and they talked about needing milk to grow.
This was around 1985. There was more to the commercial to this but all I remember is an old man saying, "I like ICE Cold Milk"
Another one for milk, with the cow singing (should be a bull, I imagine, with the deep voice it had, but no, it was a cow!): "Can you imagine...how much I love you...moo moo moo moo...You know the only one for me--yeah!--could ever be you HUH! My arms won't free you and my he-eart won't...Trrrrrryyyyyy...." Then the cow says "Thank you; you're beautiful..." while everyone claps...
That animated commercial where a line of dairy products- cheese, milk, etc. are singing : "Let's got out to the kitchen, Let's got out to the kitchen, Let's got out to the kitchen, and get ourselves a snack. Oooh Ah . . ." I think it was a commercial promoting milk but it may have been promoting healthy snacks.
I'll never forget the "But I'm drinking milk...." commercials where the little boy and little girl turn into prom queen and Mr. Stud right before your eyes. I think there was another very strange one where a kids head turned into a balloon and he floated away.
Young girl grows up to be attractive woman: "Michael Martin, I don't even exist in your life. 'Cause all you see is a person's outside. Well, I'ma beautiful person inside and milk's giving me a lot of what I need for strong bones, beautiful skin and a great smile. And by the time my outside catches up with my inside I'll have long since outgrown you; and you'll be history". -Milk. It does a body good.
I remember a woman in her 20's jogging in the morning with a golden retriever and when she got back to her apartment, she drank a big glass of milk all at once. Milk. It Does A Body Good.
That animated commercial where a line of dairy products- cheese, milk, etc. are singing : "Let's go out to the kitchen, Let's go out to the kitchen, Let's got ou to the kitchen, and get ourselves a snack. Oooh Ah . . ." I think it was a commercial promoting milk but it may have been promoting healthy snacks.
Milk does a body, Milk does a body good. Pass it on, how's that go? Build's your bones so you can grow. Milk's got calcium don't ya know. So good for your teeeth it makes you smile. Tastes so good it drives you wild. Milk. It does a body good!
"m-m-m-moo cows...m-m-m-make milk...it's the o-only drink that we adore...wh-when the m-moon shines...over the cow shed...we hope the cows are makin' plenty more!"
Milk Bone Dog Biscuits
Basically, we'd see a bunch of dogs and the announcer would say something about them, and we'd hear a buzzer each time. After about five or six dogs were shown total, we'd see the Milk Bone product and what it did for dogs. At the end, it would show all the dogs clapping! As a child, that used to crack me up!
We thought it was the greatest commercial song from about 1983/84 or so..... "Welcome to Miller time; well-brewed beer, it's your's and mine! Bring your thirsty self right here, you've got the time, we've got the beer, for what you've got in mind. Welcome to Miller time, yours and mine."
Less Filling.... Tastes Great. I remember people always arguing over either Less Filling or tastes great!
Joe Piscopo is Python Piscopo, an ex-wrestler. He kicks down the door of the bar, storms in. He rips a guy's arm off while shaking his hand, and proceeds to his buddies' table. There's a fellow in the way, so he throws him through the roof and takes his chair. He sits down at the table with his pals, nearly knocks them out of their chairs as he shoulders his way toward the table. He flicks the cap off of a bottle of Miller Lite and takes a big crunchy bite out of the glass bottle. One of my favorite commercials.
These were records and tapes that were highly promoted in the early part of the 80's. Kids remaking some of the classic songs from groups such as the Buggles, Culture Club, Bananarama and others. Songs that were remade and revamped by children for children.
Minutemaid Orange Soda
Break away to that real orange taste.
A sandwich just is not a sandwich without that tangy zip of Miricle Whip salad dressing, The Bread Spread from KRAFT.
"MISTER T! He's got legs that move, he's 12 inches high! MISTER T!!! He's got a real cool haircut, and a mean, mean look in his eyes... He's got arms that move, and a fistful of rings, you can pretend that Mister T is really tough and mean, MISTER T... MISTER T!!!"
Mister T Cereal
I'm surprised nobody's yet mentioned the "Teaming up with Mister T cereal" ad. Instead of a real Mister T, they had an animated one in the ad (similar to the one on the box).
"So effective, you can even skip a day!" Still gives me the willies....
It's a techno type of song where the people who are both driving and riding in the car are singing some of the lyrics and dancing. The only line of the music I can remember is shown at the end of the commercial when it says "Fire it up baby". Any clues of what song that is???
"Mon-chichi, Monchichi, oh so soft and cud-dle-ly, with his thumb in his mouth he's really neat, fun to fiddle with his little feet, yah yah yah..yah yah yah, Mon-chichi Monchichi!
Tune of "Mandy" Went: Oh, Moon Pie. From the moon to the stars to the night sky.
When It Rains, It Pours.
Motts apple juice
Jingle: Take a big red apple and the tangy peel, pull it back and what da ya got? Motts-appeal! Yeah! One more time.
Mounds and Almond Joy
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
Group of young people involved in outdoor activities. Ends with "Just give me a Mountain and give me a Dew"
This commercial may have been for Diet Mountain Dew. In it, two couples are at a lake, looking around. The two guys wax nostalgic about a Mountain Dew ad they were in and we see a flashback to that ad. This was when the Dew ads ended with everyone jumping into the water. Now, of course, they're older and drinking Diet Mountain Dew. However, at the end of the commercial, they get these huge smiles and dive off into the water.
The best Mountain Dew commercial of the early 80's...a marketing masterpiece! "Being cool you'll find, is a state of mind; a refreshing attitude. When things get hot, cool is all you got. Doin' it country cool. Mountain Dew...doin' it country cool!"
"Gimme a mountain...Gimme a Dew. Gimme some good friends...Gimme a Dew. Gimme something simple and smooooth. All I need is sunshine, and smooth refreshing Mountain Dew, yeah! Gimme a mountain...Gimme a Dew."
Circa early-to-mid 80s. I don't remember which Mountain Dew jingle was used in this commercial, but I remember the storyline very well. The commercial takes place on a rural backroad, where we see about six or seven construction workers repairing a bridge that has been dismantled over a creek. Two young ladies approach in a small sports car (looks like an MG) and discover that the bridge is out. One lady asks in a flirtatious manner, "What are we gonna do?" The construction workers manhandle the car - girls in it and all - over the creek to the other side. When they set the car down, the girls turn back and give a wave of thanks and continue their road trip.
Dew It Country Cool!
It would always show people waterskiing or some other activity and ended with "Do it do it Mountain Dew"
Gimme some fun in the blazing sun, gimme a friend or two And when my thirst is at its worst, gimme a Mountain Dew Dew it to it, dew it to it Mountain Dew Dew it to it, dew it to it cool and smooth Dew it to it Mountain Dew!
Just turn the crank and snap the plank and boot the marble right down the chute, now watch it roll in into the pole, and knock the ball in the rub-a-dub tub, which flips the man into the pan...the trap is set... here comes the net... I think I watched too much tv as a kid...
Moving On Jeans
There are these three girls, arm in arm, walking away from the screen, I believe, and they are walking through clouds. You see the jeans (with movement, no less!), while you hear a song playing, saying, "OOOH! MOVING O-O-ON!". That was a catchy tune for me. (Thanks for having this site! I go through memory lane all day long, for days on end!)
Mr. Christy Cookies
This commercial has a little animated boy in it named Kevin. Whenever Kevin touched something he tourned it a different color. As he is walking along Mr. Christy says, "don't touch the cows Kevin." Kevin giggles as he touches the cows "hee hee hee Ooop's!" as the cows now have red and blue spots. He walks a bit further and starts to count the chocolate chips on his cookie turning the chip different colors. Then Mr. Christy says (and you expect Keving to be in trouble again) "Good idea Kevin." All is happy and we have a new cookie. Heehehhheee Ooooop's!
This commercial is about a family who just moved into a house. A boy comes running into the kitchen with his dog behind him carrying a football in his mouth. The kid takes the football from the dog's mouth and exclaims, "mom, mom, look what the people left in the yard." The mom then shows a disgusting pile of dirt and grime to the kid where a refrigerator had been and says "Yeah, well look what they left in the kitchen." She then grabs a thing of Mr. Clean and starts cleaning the kitchen. Before you know it, the kitchen is sparkling clean. After it is clean the husband says "now for the rest of the house." The woman says, "let's just live in the kitchen."
Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt, grime, and grease in just a minute. Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that's in it.
Mr. Gatti's Pizza in Lake Charles
It had some girls dressed as Broadway dancers dancing in the parking lot of Mr. Gatti's and at the end of the commercial I think maybe someone asked who has the best pizza and the girls would be singing: Mr. Gatti's and nobody else!"
First, a funny jingle. Deep mountanous voice (much like Thurl Ravenscroft from the Grinch and Tony the Tiger fame): MIS-TER MOUTH ! MIS-TER MOUTH ! Narrator: Mister Mouth, a new game from Tomy who just can't keep his big mouth shut. (i love that description!) MIS-TER MOUTH ! MIS-TER MOUTH ! N: Try to get your chips into his mouth before he closes it. First one out of chips, is the winner. Again, MIS-TER MOUTH ! MIS-TER MOUTH ! The game shows a spinning round head with a rising and closing mouth. Formerly, the MM version of the 70s was a round yellow head (most likely too resembling of Pac-Man) and was eventually updated into a big green frog head, with the chips you flipped into his mouth switched from round-shaped to flies. One significant thing I remember about this advertisement is that Mr. Mouth was being played by kids AND adults as a family-game commercial; A mother, father, girl and boy. Today, grown-ups are rarely shown in toy commercials, and instead kids are highlighted playing 95% of the time.
Mr. T cereal?
Remember Mr. T cereal? The theme song: "Mr. T cereal! Golden flakes, crispy Ts. One bite and you're gonna be eatin' with the team that's teaming up with Mr. T! (Mr T's voice: "It's cool!") Teamin up with Mr. T!"
Mrs Butterworth's Syrup
In this commerical we see a little boy who's eating breakfast and the Mrs Butterworth's bottle comes to life and says "Hi I'm Mrs Butterworth's maple syrup" and the little boy says "Mrs Butterorth's!"
Mrs Weiss's soup
Shows a kitchen not unlike the kitchen in Family Ties. Little boy wrapped in a coat and scarf marches outside past the windows toward the door. He looks like he's all business, ready to whoop some butt if he doesn't get his soup. Song was sung to "Saints Go Marching." "When Johnny comes marching home for lunch, it's Mrs Weiss. He needs a hearty meal, so it's Mrs Weiss. Mrs Weiss's noodle soup will satisfy your hungry troops, 'cuz you get more noodles with Mrs Weiss's soup." If I'm off on the lyrics, feel free to amend or adjust.
Mrs. Pac Man Cerial
Jingle: Mrs. Pac Man marshmellows. "She's got a shocking pink bow, oh! Now Mrs. Pac Man is shocking pink. Yeah!"
Three nearly deaf old men sitting on a porch in the Bayou talking about fried chicken, none of them hearing the other, making nonsensical comments. Not sure of the brand name.
Mt. Airy Lodge
I remember seeing this on TV in NYC for years, and they never changed it. It shows clips of the resort, people swimming, dancing... and it all looks like it was shot from the early 80's. The jingle goes something like "Now is the perfect time, and the feeling is just right, you can play all day and dance untill the niiight.." Then some guy talks, and the song continues. "All you have to bring, is your love of everything. Beautiful Mt. Airy Looodge.."
It starts off with the Police then cuts to Pete Townsend both saying "I want my Mtv" then Pat Benatar says it then they say "America demand your Mtv. Then goes to their promo, then it is "In stereo, live guest VJ's." Then ran quick video segments of the Clash, Mike Jackson, Joe Jackson, then at the end they say "Call your cable company and say 'I want my Mtv'"
Rock the Vote commercials for the '88 election. Had some weird guy running for President too.......he had crazy hair.
A voiceover would say, "Is a mud clean really worth it?" Then a woman would splash her face, followed by other women putting the mask on, and rinsing it off.
It was maybe 1985-86ish. My sister and I would torment our mother by singing this song in the house. "Mommy, mommy, I love my Muppets, love my Muppets, to brush my teeth!"
Murphy's Oil Soap
The lyrics as I remember them: I've been using Murphy's oil soap all through this house of mine, now the dirt is finished but the finish is fine. We've been using Murphy's oil soap on cedar oak and pine, now the dirt is finished, but the finish is fine. Cleans everything, safe as can be, kind to your hands and fresh nat-urally, we've been using Murphy's all the time, now the dirt is finished but the finish is fine.
Murphy's Oil Soap
The commercial featured some older women that had been cleaning a church for years using Murphy's Oil Soap.
Murphy's Oil Soap
Circa early 80s. Commercial opens with a woman and her teenage daughter singing the jingle to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw": "I've been using Murphy's Oil on this hardwood floor of mine. Now the dirt is finished, but the finish is fine." Toward the end, the man of the family joins in.
The commercial with a boy (who's wearing almost the exact same outfit as the doll) riding a "big wheels" tricycle singing "My buddy (my buddy) my buddy (my buddy) where ever I go you're gonna go my buddy my buddy my buddy my buddy, my buddy and me. The follow up to that was a girl with the female version of the doll "kid sister" singing the same song with kid sister in it.
My Buddy / Kid Sister
The doll that Chucky from Child's Play was modeled after. "My buddy, my buddy, my buddy, my buddy, where ever I go he goes, my buddy, my buddy...my buddy and me. Later followed by Kid Sister
You are the one for me, your my child. You look just like me, I comb your hair. Can you stand up too. Little arms that reach for me. Girl: Mommy's here. You are the one for me, you're my child.
I remember the sloagan as if it were a flash-back: you are the one for me, your my child. You look just like me, I comb your hair. Can you stand up too. Girl: Mommy's here. You are the one for me, you're my child.
My Pet Monster plush toys
The ad started with a close up of the Monster and you hear some kid shouting GRRRRRRRRRRRR then they show the kid playing with the big stuffed monster and demonstrating the "Break Away Handcuffs" that came with the toy.At the end you hear a voice say "All your friends will want him for their Friend too"then they show a bunch of kids each holding a monster shouting GRRRRRRRRR in unison.A second commercial for the My Monster Pet hand puppets showed kids playing with the puppets and ended when an adult opens a door to reveal a bunch of the monster puppets in the doorway growling
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