Take The Quiz…

“Double your pleasure, Double your fun, ………..

Do you remember this rhyme from an old television commercial?  Usually, there were a couple of twin girls who sang the jingle.  If you can finish it, then you’re of a certain generation.

Many people watched the Super Bowl for the entertainment pleasure of the ads as much as the actual game. Over the years, the Super Bowl has rewarded us with some of the best advertising money can buy, as millions of dollars were spent on brief but entertaining commercials.

This year’s Super Bowl ads, for the most part, were disappointing for message and humor. The Doritos ad with Chance the Rapper and The Backstreet Boys was pretty good, but other than that, ‘Meh’!

However, outside the Super Bowl, there have been some catchy ads over the years that are seared in our memories for both content and entertainment. Let’s have some fun, see if you can fill in the blanks of some of the old time ads. I’m sure you can do it…before looking at the answers.

1. Winston taste good ………

2. Please don’t ………. the Charmin

3. Fill it to the rim ………

4. Go Greyhound, and ……….

5. You’re in good hands ……….

6. Lucky Strike means ……….

7. Brylcreem, a little dab will do ya, ……….

8. See the USA ……….

9. Maxwell House coffee, Good ……….

10. Takes a lickin’ and ……….

Coffee commercials were very popular years ago and cigarette ads dominated the airwaves until they were banned.

Remember Wendy Hamburger’s line and the Little old lady who shouted, “Where’s the beef?” Everyone was saying it. Miller beer advertised their lite beer with a theme, ‘less filling, tastes great’. Celebrities would humorously debate which it was.

Can you think of some old time goodies? Sure you can, give us one or two and your score.

ANSWERS:

1. like a cigarette should! (cigarettes)

2. squeeze (toilet paper)

3. With Brim (decaffeinated coffee)

4 and leave the driving to us (bus company)

5. with Allstate (insurance)

6. Fine Tobacco (cigarettes)

7. Use more only if you dare (watch out, the gals will all persue ya, they love to get their fingers in your hair) (men’s hair cream)

8. In your Chevrolet (General Motors)

9. to the last drop!

10. keeps on tickin’ (Time watch)

How did you do?

srbottch.com (Feb 2019)

PS. ‘…Chew Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint gum!’

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Retired in 2013 after 5 years as an elementary school teacher and 40 years as a sales representative. My essays/stories are a way to communicate through the telling of personal experiences. One reader said about my essays, "...these are like a cold sip during a marathon run, simple, real life events". Enjoy the run!

15 thoughts on “Take The Quiz…”

  1. I don’t know most of these, Steve, as they are US ads but I can relate to this. We had two ads specifically that I remember. One was for Cremora and said “It’s not inside [the fridge], its on top” and the other was longer and was for a washing detergent. We knew the wording off by heart.

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    1. Right! Who needs decaf? They really pushed it, though. As for Lucky Strike cigarettes, that ad is old, it was even a sponsor on Jack Benny’s radio show. Thanks for playing. You’re the ‘leader in the clubhouse’. 😉

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  2. I got all but #4. And the Brylcream (sp?) jingle that I remember didn’t include your opening phrase. Wasn’t it “Brylcream, a little dab will do you. Watch out, the gals will all peruse you. They”ll love to run their fingers through your hair.” Now, how sad that I can remember all this, but can’t remember what I had for dinner last night. Sigh! I’m ‘that age’. 🙂

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    1. ‘That age’ is funny. I corrected the Brylcreem spelling and I think I’m right in the line in the jingle. Hope you had fun with this one. lucky Strike and Brim may have been the toughest. I think you’re the new ‘leader in the clubhouse’ 😂

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      1. I always wanted to be a leader in the jingle clubhouse. 🙂 And sometimes they were really helpful, like learning that the sun is ninety-three million miles away. Remember that Kellogg’s corn flakes commercial? Best to you, Steve.

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  3. Hi Steve,
    Scary to me that I even got some! They stick to you.
    Wasn’t there one where doctors extolled the virtues of smoking a certain kind of cigarette?
    Missed the Super Bowl ads. Did hear they were not as good as last year.
    Thanks, as always.
    Jim Murdock

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  4. Steve, I got them all. I especially always liked 10. keeps on tickin’ (Time watch)
    To “how are you?: I would respond, “I take a lickin and keep on ticken. Do you remember where that commercial played? It was way before cable news and even local news programs on TV. It played on the nightly, I believe, 15 minutes newscast with John Cameron Swayzee for the Timex Company. Am I right? Steve, Keep your blogs a ticken. I love them. And I’ll say it again yo you. These vignettes great. They need to be in the Democrat and Chronicle !
    Moish Weissman

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    1. Moish, it’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for enjoying my stories, vignettes is a better description. I can picture Swayzee now that you mentioned him. Very good. I so appreciate your very nice words about my writing. I enjoy doing it but enjoy it so much more when someone tells me how much they enjoy them. All my best to you, Moish. Your friend, Steve

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