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

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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US Sprint
Circa early-to-mid 80s. This was probably one of the very first Sprint commercials ever aired. In the commercial, there is an experiment going on. An attractive young lady sings a series of high notes into a microphone that transmits to a speaker that has been set up at another place, where there's a vase sitting in front of the speaker. As the lady sings higher notes, the vase finally shatters, and everyone cheers at the success of the experiment.
A fruit drink: 'Umbungo, Umbungo, they drink it in de congo, the lion took the apricot the passion fruit and mango........
This Underalls commercial started with a fashion-loving lady saying: "I like the 40's, the 50's, the 60's and the 90's, (turns around) but I don't like panty lines, that's why I wear Underalls!" Later those familiar swinging buttocks appear at the end.
United Airlines
I liked all those United Airlines commercials done to the classic instrumental "Rhapsody In Blue". These were shorter-than-normal commercials that aired mostly on Sundays after NFL football games. This continued well into the 90s, I believe.
United Negro College Fund
Haunting Commercial - Close up shot of a canoe full of African Americans during slave times, a white man poling the craft towards the camera, while he informs them, "You best set yur mind ta workin' on the Bodie plantation." As luck would have it, the ad was airing while i was taking shop class from one Mr.Bodie. We didn't get tired of yelling "Escape from the Bodie plantation!" after the bell rang until a few of us got detentions for disorderly conduct.
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Announcer: Ship things with UPS. Call 1-800-PICK-UPS.
Up Dog
When the guy comes through the kitchen door and asked "What was for dinner mom?" Then the mother said "cooking is not my thing." He says "Then what is?" They both laugh and hug and sit down and eat a bowl of "Up Dog."
Urkel doll
a doll creation of the Family Matters character Steve Urkel. In the commercial Jaleel White, who plays the character raps, "Let me introduce you to the Urkel doll. He's got my looks, my laugh, my voice, and all !"
A Strawberry/Bannana flavored cereal. The commercial went something like, "Get Urkelized, with Urkel-o's".

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