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

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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RC Cola
"Me and my R.Ceeeeeeee, Me and my R.C. Cuz what's good enough for other folks just ain't good enough for me."
"Roll a Rolo to your pal, chocolate covered caramal"--There was more to it, and everyone was rolling ROLO's to each other, like down the banister.
I remember the Raid Roachspray commericials that had a cartoon animated roaches infesting the homes and having a good time. Whenever someone would bring out a can of roach spray they would yell out "RAID!" and they would start decimating. The commercial would always end by saying "Kills roaches dead."
Rainier Beer
There were a few classics from this brewer in Washington. One was a guy on a motorcycle...off in the distance, you could hear the 'rrrrrr' of his cycle. As he got closer, the 'rrrrr' became 'rrrRRRaaaiiii(transmission shifts)Neeeeerrrrrr(tranny shifts again)Beeerrrrrr and the 'rrr' fades into the distance along with the cycle. A classic NW commercial!
The kids would be running around in the yard catching all the raisinettes from the sky. Kinda like the new Skittles commercials...hmmm.
Raisin Bran
"Sturdy Danny McGee was up his fifty-ninth tree, he said 'I work as fast as I can,' when he suddenly saw Two scoops of raisins in a package of Kellogg's Raisin Bran! Well he rushed to the ground, 'cause ol' Danny had found What's important to a raisin fan, 'cause Kellogg's puts TWO SCOOPS OF RAISINS Over those nutritious flakes of Bran! When he got to the truck Danny sure was in luck he was one happy man cause only kelloggs puts Two Scoops of Raisins in a package of Kellogg's Raisin Bran!
Raisin Bran
I recall the commercial being in a cartoon format, and up in the sky. The sun would come up wearing shades and start singing about two scoops of raisin in every box. There was probably more to it, but that's all I remember.
Raisin Bran
"Sturdy Danny McGee was up his fifty-ninth tree, he said 'I work as fast as I can,' when he suddenly saw Two scoops of raisins inapackageof Kellogg's Raisin Bran!" and he comes racing down from the tree while the chorus sings "now here comes Dan..." "Well he rushed to the ground, 'cause ol' Danny had found What's important to a raisin fan, 'cause Kellogg's puts TWO SCOOPS OF RAISINS inapackageof Kellogg's Raisin Bran!"
Raisin Bran
Aired in the fall of '84. The scene was a young boy (aged 12-13), competing at a BMX race on a dirt track. He ultimately is winning but turns back to have another bowl of cereal. Lyrics went like this: Dan's a racin' man. . . but more than bike's, what Danny like is TWO SCOOPS in every Kellogg's pack TWO SCOOPS will keep him comin' back 'Cause two scoops of plump juicy raisins in KELLLOOOOOOGGGS Raising Bran! Ridin' as hard as he can, he leads the pack but he's thinkin' back to those TWO SCOOPS and golden flakes of graham, TWO SCOOPS he's comin' back again, 'casue two scoops of plump juicy raisins in Kellogs Raisin Bran!
"Sunny days, catch some rays, catch some raisinettes. There's a lot of ways to catch some rays, but none like raisinettes." After the unimaginative palaver about the great taste while showing the raisin transformed into the product- "So even days there aint no rays, catch some rays, catch some raisinettes."
A guy goes up to the drive thru gives the guy his order and the cashier says two Cheese Burgers "Chi Ching" while pumping his arms two fries "Chi Cing" he pumps his arms some more two Milkshakes does a leg kick and said "wada bing" Very Funny
In the mid-80's when Rambo was pretty big they would always advertise before the animated version. It would be a set up of all the figures and accessories in posses, temting you to get your parents to buy them all. It worked for me, I had every one but I believe three of the figures.
Red Lobster
"Red Lobster, for the seafood lover in you!"
Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
I THINK it was for Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. There were a few versions, but always with one person eating peanut butter running into someone eating chocolate. "You got CHOCOLATE in my peanut butter!" "You got PEANUT BUTTER on my chocolate!" And, of course, they each liked it so much that they started eating Reece's Peanut Butter Cups (or whatever it was).
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Remember this? It had a man and a woman that has a package of Peanut Butter and a Package of Milk Chocolate. The man says, "YOU got chocolate in my peanut butter!" and the woman says, "Well, YOU got peanut butter on my chocolate!" They liked it so much they would start to eat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with the Announcer saying, "Two Great tastes that go together in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups."
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
In this commercial the marriage of peanut butter & chocolate occurs in a movie theatre. The guy is on the balcony eating a chocolate bar while a woman is down in the floor seats eating peanut butter out of a jar (???). His chocolate bar falls and lands in the peanut butter jar. The woman looks up and their eyes meet: the obvious connection, peanut butter and chocolate, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!! (For myself, this all seemed perfectly natural, that's how stuff works for grown ups, I figured!)
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Different story lines with people accidently sticking chocolate and peanut butter together, liking it, then never being about to spread the new cause something else happens "Gold! I've found gold!" "No no no, not chocolate and gold.. chocolate and... GOLD!"
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
"There's no wrong way...to eat a Reeses."
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Not my favorite commercial.. But the small green alien car that was used during the last installment of abducting the professor to find out the secret of making the peanut butter cups. Was mine, a 1969 Austin Mini Station Wagon. The car originated from Kelowna BC and was filmed here in Toronto Ontario in 1994.
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
There was this one commercial with 2 brothers--one brother eats the center of the peanut butter cup and the other brother asks "how does he do that?" and the brother who ate the center exclaims "s'good". I'm not sure if this was in the early 90's or late 80's but my brother and I used to laugh so hard at that commercial. Everytime we talk to each other, we say "how does he do that? S'good!". There is nothing I would love more than to find that commercial.
Reeses Pieces
The Reeses Pieces jingle from the late 80s/early 90s!!! o/Time Pieces, Chess Pieces, Center Pieces, Master Pieces, Three Pieces, Two Pieces, One Pieces, Reeses Pieces... /o That thing was a pretty long song for a commercial!!!
Reeses Pieces
I remember the alien commercial! The fat (blue I think) alien) sort of waddled into an old mom 'n pop style general store and went up to the counter pointing at the Reeses Pieces. Then he said "Emmeekaguramookavich." The old guy behind the counter says "Ya want Reeses Pieces, do ya?" Alien: "Ah!!!! Reeses Pieces." [Alien starts to munch candy, walks out.] Old woman: "Who in the WORLD was that?" Old man: "I dunno. Kind of looked like your cousin Willie." Voiceover: "Reese's Pieces. For the taste that's out of this world." LOVED THIS COMMERCIAL!
Reeses Pieces
There was this guy and it kept flashing pics of him and it went big pieces, little pieces, center pieces, reeses pieces, head pieces "ahhh"(one of those opra ladys with the big boobs) mouth pieces, reeses pieces... the creamy peanut butter with a fun coating shell you'll luv em to pieces!
Reeses Pieces
One ad that came out during the time ET was popular showed a kid sharing the candy with an alien creature
Reeses Pieces
Jingle> Well imagine your surprise. When you realize. WOW, some difference! Reeses peanut butter flavor inside. Reeses Pieces, Reeses Pieces.
Remmington Micro-Shavers
Several ads that featured the electric shaving company's owner Victor Kiam boasting, "I love this shaver so much, I bought the company." He went on to own the New England Patriots, too.
Reynolds Wrap
Take a sheet of reynolds wrap. Fold in in a [Reynolds flap.] First add meat, add your spice. Fold it once, fold it twice. Bake it now at 4-5-0; not long fifteen minutes or so. Now take a peek and you'll see just how good your meal can be. [Cuz with a sheet of reynolds wrap. Handy foil, this handy flap.[ You'll soon see what you can do with chicken and beef and vegetables too. Seals in goodness, seals in flavor. So do yourself this little favor. Make cooking better in a snap with a sheet of reynold's wrap. *rip!
Ribbon Dancer
This was one of those annoying things that they only sold through call-the-800-number, extremely frustrating when you were little and couldn't call the number. It was basically a big long ribbon on a stick and you could ... well, honestly, I'm not sure what you would have done with it once you got one, but of course no one thought of that beforehand. It had a theme song that went something like this: "Ribbon dancer all around Dancing in the street! Ribbon dancer up and down Dancing to the beat, come on and do it Ribbon dancer riding on the walls Ribbon dancer, up and then it falls Ribbon dancer, having so much fun Ribbon dancer, gotta get one!" And then the announcer would come on and say, "Order your Ribbon Dancer today for just" - I want to say $14.95. Probably a waste of $14.95, at this point.
The commercial had the little jingle: Rice-a-Roni, the San Fransisco Treat! Throughout the commercial, they would show people riding through San Fransisco in a little trolley.
Ring Pop
They'd show all these kids with rings on there fingers , licking them and a little boy would give a girl a ring and shed be like "oh!" and the song was like "Fun fruity flavor, without a stick, a ring on your finger you can lick! Ring pop!"
We mustn't forget a popular whistle-whetter from the age of the wine spritzer. Indeed, it's Riunite! Slogan: "Riunite on ice--it's so nice."
"Who put's the future in your hands. Robotix, Robotix"
"You can roll a Rollo to your friend. They're chocolate-covered caramel from end to end." "You can roll a Rollo to your pal. They're chocolate-covered chewy caramel."
Here's another Rolo song/jingle. There are lots of chewy Rolos in a roll for you. If you're choosey 'bout what you chew. Real milk chocolate and caramel too... to chew chew chew chew chew chew chew.
A hand picks up a pencil and draws a cartoon man eating Rolos, then draws a woman. Man says to woman, "Would you like my last Rolo?". Woman replies, "What a gentleman." Announcer says "Would you give up your last Rolo?"
The jingle went sorta like this: "You can roll a Rolo to your pal. It's chocolate covered caramel. You can roll a Rolo to your friend. It's chocolate-covered caramel from end-to-end."
'Cause Rolo is a whole roll of smiles!
True, Rondo tried for a while to be "The Thirst Crusher" (adding, "Lightly carbonated, so you can slam it down FAST!"). But when that wasn't working, they switched to commercials featuring a summer-clad woman relaxing in a lawn chair, gently sipping her can of Rondo. The voice-over said, "Rondo... The sipping soda." Then, sadly, poor Rondo quietly disappeared off the market.
These men are working up a Rondo thirst! When they get done, they're not gonna want a soda they have to sip. They're gonna want a Rondo! Rondo's lightly carbonated so you can slam it down fast. Rondo has a clean citrus taste that's never sticky. Rondo- the thirst crusher! http://www.geocities.com/~aheiden/rondo.rm
Rondo Citrus Soda
Rondo...The thirst Crusher! (followed by a guy crushing a can of it in his hand)
I can't get enough of nothing but Rondos.
Rotor Rooter
Rotor Rooter that's the name.. and away goes trouble down the drain
Roy Roger's Restaurant Commercial from the 1980's
"Roy Roger's is having a 99 cent burger sale...99, 99, 99!! A big juicy burger for under a dollar... 99, 99, 99!!
Roy Rogers
I veguely remember this one commercial back in the late 80's where this guy was watching TV and there was a game show. The host asked this contestent to name the restaurant that serves the best burgers and fried chicken. The guy watching TV kept saying "Roys", while the contestent failed to answer and BUZZZ! Afterwards an announcer says "Where do they get these people?" Correct me if I am wrong, for I do have a vision problem, and I go by what I hear.
Rub A535
In this commercial, an olympic athlete is depicted running down a track; the narration says that to keep himself running the man uses Rub A535. In the last scene the man is shown flexing his muscles as he breaks the tape at the finish line. The narrator says: "Trust your muscles!"
Rub A535
This was a series of two commercials that featured the same plot: a muscular blonde man is posing for a crowd when one of the men gets a pain in either his arm or his side, I can't remember which. If my memory serves me, the other man rubs the sore spot with Rub A535 and they both end up posing for the crowd together. The only difference in the two commercials is that the smaller man is wearing clown makeup in one and has some sort of weird webbing down his back.
Rub-a-Dub Doggie
This was a commercial for a dog that was a bath toy. His back was spongy and you could put soap in him and wash yourself. The commercial was of a kid taking a bath with the dog. The memorable part was the jingle: "Rub-a-dub doggie, soft little doggie, likes to take a bath with you."
Rub-a-Dub Dolly
I never understood why my parents & their friends would giggle when I sang this jingle as a little kid.... Rub-a-dub dolly, soft pretty dolly, she takes a bath when you bathe too. Taking a bath can be lots of fun, CAUSE TWO IN THE BATHTUB IS MORE FUN THAN ONE.
A car crashes into a metal trashcan and makes a dent. Then it crashes into a Rubbermaid trashcan and the dent pops back. Then the announcer says: "Don't you wish everything was made like Rubbermaid?"
Rrruffles have rrridges! Wow! Wow! Wow! Mane!
Rrrruffles have ridges!
Ruffles potato chips
Everybody tried (and some failed) to say Ruffles have Ridges while rolling their Rs like in Spanish
Rug Doctor
Rug Doctor...steaming mad at dirt! Usually was a sponsor of gameshows.

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