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Beloved Food Jingles?

  • Bob W Nov 6, 2007 08:05 AM

The mention of the Fig Newton song on a Fig Newtons thread prompted me to post this. I always liked this one:

Once upon a time there was an engineer
Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear.
He had an engine and he sure had fun
He used GOOD & PLENTY candy to make his train run.
Charlie says "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!"
Charlie says "Really rings my bell!"
Charlie says "Love my GOOD & PLENTY!"
Don't know any other candy that I love so well!

IIRC, the song then faded out with the words Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty.... sounding like chug-a-chug-a....

Dear god that is insidious.

Here's another one for Baltimorons:

Here’s a treat that is sunny For your Easter bunny, The creamiest candy that’s made. Mary Sue Easter eggs, Mary Sue Easter eggs, Brighten you Easter parade.

We have those Easter eggs, Mary Sue Easter eggs, People are making the switch. Cause’ using pure butter Makes Mary Sue better, And you never had it so rich.

Mary Sue Easter eggs, They’re the best Easter eggs Honey your money can buy. So sweet and delicious, So rich and nutritious, Give Mary Sue Candies a try.

Brighten your Easter parade Try Mary Sue Candies Today!

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  1. "The world looks mighty good to me, cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see
    Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me
    Tootsie Roll how I love your chocolatey chew
    Tootsie Roll I think I'm in love with you
    Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me."

    I love that song so much. Also their commercial for the Tootsie Roll Pop, which isn't technically a song, but still awesome:
    "Mr Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?"
    "Let's see. One. TooHOOOO. Three. [chomp] Three."

    1. "When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast? Eat those candy-coated chocolates, but tell me when I ask, when you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?"

      1. N-E-S-T-L-E-S
        Nestle makes the very best... CHAWWWK-KOLAAHHT

        and
        Honeycomb's big...big, big, big.
        It's not small...no, no, no

        I also do love the "Tootsie Roll" and "Good and Plennty" jingles...even though I don't like either candy. I also hate the damn Oscar Myer jingle. I can't deal with those overly cutsie kids singing about their B-O-L-O-G-N-A.....

        1. Back in the '50s & '60s, there was a chain of butcher shops in the NYC/northern NJ region named Merkel Meats. They had a catchy radio jingle that went something like:

          Merkel meats are so good, good, good...
          Taste and quality understood...
          It's heard all over the neighborhood...
          A great big M-M-M-M for Merkel!

          Unfortunately, once the Federal inspectors figured out that some of Merkel's "beef" was actually horsemeat, the Merkel empire came crashing down fairly quickly. While this sounds like just another urban legend, I can assure you that it is accurate.

          1. Seems like there aren't many new food jingles - or maybe I just don't watch enough TV... but the song that goes with the demo on the "pancakes in a can" website is pretty catchy.

            http://www.batterblaster.com/index.php

            1. One of my friends grew up in South Jersey and there was a commercial for a local supermarket called Starns. He used to sing their song all the time, and I can't remember most of it but I distinctly remember the line "Starns has big boneless hams, orange juice in cans." I would ask him for help but he died last year. Help me, Jersey folk- anyone know the rest?

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              1. re: marmite

                Starns has, big boneless Hams.
                Starns has, Orange Juice in cans.
                Starns has, Sandwich bags and cornflakes icing for your cupcakes.
                Hot dogs and hamburgers, too.
                And big red apples for you.
                Wouldn't you know, wouldn't you know, Starns has it.
                Starns, the one stop shop place.

                I grew up in Brigantine, NJ and would here that jingle on the radio every day in the 80's, especially in the summer on the beach. Remember the Can Can jingle, too? I do!

                1. re: JerseyBoyz

                  Now shop-rite does the can can
                  Selling lots of brands of everything in cans
                  Now's the time to ask yourself "so why pay more?"
                  Now's the time to shop right at your Shop-Rite store.
                  (There was more in the middle but I can't remember it....Adam)

              2. Ho-ho-ho. Green giant.
                What's the best tuna? Chicken of the sea.
                Two whole beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese pickles all on a sesame seed bun.
                My bologna has a first name it's OSCAR. My bologna has a second name it's MAYER. Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say, cause Oscar Mayer has a way with BOLOGNA
                Rice a Roni, the SanFransisco treat

                www.houndstoothgourmet.com

                1. My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
                  My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
                  Oh, I love to eat it everyday,
                  And if you ask me why I'll say. . .
                  'Cuz Oscar Mayer has a way. . .
                  With B-O-L-O-G-N-A

                  I'm Chiquita banana and I've come to say -
                  Bananas have to ripen in a certain way-
                  When they are fleck'd with brown and have a golden hue -
                  Bananas taste the best and are best for you -
                  You can put them in a salad - You can put them in a pie-aye -
                  Any way you want to eat them - It's impossible to beat them -
                  But, bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator -
                  So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator.

                  1. For a newer one, I like the Kit Kat bar jingle. Catchy, simple, & original.

                    1. "I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, wouldn't ya like to be a pepper too?"

                      Always loved those Dr. Pepper commercials. Years ago, we were in Waco TX and went to the Dr. Pepper museum. DH basically left me in the room where they were running the never-ending loop of Dr. Pepper commercials while he went and saw everything else. :)

                      1. I don't know where I heard this, but I must've been very young.

                        "Time for Belfast old fashioned mug root beer. The whole family's favorite is Belfast, old fashioned mug root beer."

                        I thought it was Margaret Beer and that's what I named my stuffed chicken.

                        Also

                        "Look for the cone with the curl on top, Dairy Queen, Dairy Queen, boing, boing!"

                        (Or something like that.)

                        1. Oh, and the "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" promotion that Coca Cola did. Most of the words dropped out of my overloaded head but...

                          ...It's the real thing, what the world wants today...I'd like to buy the world a Coke...

                          (And it's not stuck firmly in my head, sans all the words. Grueling, isn't it?)

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                          1. re: cayjohan

                            I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony
                            I'd like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company
                            It's the real thing, what the world wants today....

                            That's what I can remember.

                            1. re: cayjohan

                              I always liked this coke one:
                              The sun will always shine
                              the birds will always sing.
                              Whereever there is fun, there's always the real thing.
                              Coca-cola classic is always the one.
                              Whereever there is fune, there's always Coca Cola.

                            2. Funny you should mention jingles. DH bought a pack of cinnamon gum the other day and all of a sudden the jingle for Big Red popped into my head:
                              "Kiss a little longer, hold tight a longer, stay close a little longer, longer with Big Red!
                              That Big Red freshness lasts right through it, your fresh breath goes on and on!
                              While you chew it say goodbye a little longer, make it last a little longer!
                              Give your breath long lasting freshness, with Big Red!"

                              I was also lamenting that jingles are dying out and it seems like advertisers just buy the rights to rock and pop songs which I personally don't like.

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                              1. re: HungryRubia

                                The Cracker Jack jingle from the commercial with Jack Gilford!!! rhttp://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features...

                              2. I loved the quick words of the Cracker Jack commercial that Fru posted. And I'm a sucker for the Christmas Budweiser commercial with the workhorses pulling a sled through the snow (When you say Bud, you've said a lot of things nobody else can say. When you say Bud, you've gone as far as you can go to get the very best.)

                                The Dr. Pepper commercial bugged the daylights out of me (I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, we're a pepper; wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?) as did the Meow Mix commercial (not people food, but cat food counts, doesn't it?)

                                A fun one was Armour Hotdogs - Hotdogs, Armour hotdogs. What kinds of kids love Armour hot dogs? Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks, tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox love hotdogs, Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite!

                                1. I don't know if I consider it beloved, because when I was a kid, other children would substitute my last name for the product (similar sounding):

                                  "If you think it's butter, but it's not, it's Chiffon."

                                  Also, not a jingle, but more of a sound effect: the Imperial Margarine spots where a person would take a bite and a crown would appear on their head: "Da-da-da-daaa!"

                                  (Jeez, I appear to be fake-butter-obsessed today.)

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                                  1. re: Bostonbob3

                                    My wife and her siblings used to sing that as "If you think it's butter, but it's snot..."

                                    1. re: Bostonbob3

                                      Followed by the phrase "It's Imperial!"
                                      When I was a very little kid, I used to think this margarine had something to do with Burger King! LOL

                                      1. re: SeoulQueen

                                        Imperial? I thought it was Chiffon?

                                        1. re: southernitalian

                                          If it tastes like butter, but it's not, it's Chiffon...correct...and the "Da-da-da-daaa!" is "Imperial!" :)

                                    2. Haaaaave aaaaaa-Nother Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookie.

                                      1. "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy don't forget the Super Coola & the other Super soft drinks,
                                        they're in cap top cans.
                                        "No return & no deposit, no more empties in the closet - all the kids are Super soft drink fans"

                                        Early fifties soft drink. I can't believe I still remember all the words!

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                                        1. re: rfneid

                                          Amazingly enough, the tune to this jingle has been running through my head lately, which is why I googled Super Coola. I found a site that shows the "cap top cans" but this site is the prize, what with your recalling the words to the music. I'm 64 and it takes me back to a summer day in 1951, when I shouldn't have been inside watching television anyway. Now that you've given me the lyrics, I'll probably never get it out of my head again. Thanks!

                                        2. Then there's the classic (sorry if somebody's already mentioned this):

                                          Two all-beef patties
                                          special sauce
                                          lettuce
                                          cheese
                                          pickles
                                          onions
                                          on sesame seed bun...

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                                          1. re: Bostonbob3

                                            "You deserve a break today, so get up and get away, to McDonald's..."

                                            Wasn't that a Barry Manilow-penned jingle?

                                            1. re: cayjohan

                                              Yes, I believe it was.

                                              If I'm not wrong, I believe he sang the original version, too.

                                          2. Libby,Libby,Libby on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it, on your table,table, table, if you've got Libby, Libby, Libby on the label, label, label.

                                            Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is

                                            1. I have so many of these crowding my brain, there's no room for useful new information.

                                              "I can see the sunlight shining over Narrangansett Bay
                                              So fill the glass, my friend, and talk to me of home
                                              Of hoooooome."

                                              I did indeed follow these instructions countless times as a youth:

                                              "Oh you need Fluff, Fluff, Fluff to make a Fluffernutter,
                                              Marshmallow Fluff and lots of peanut butter.
                                              First you spread, spread, spread your bread with peanut butter,
                                              Add Marshmallow Fluff and have a Fluffernutter.
                                              When you enjoy, joy, joy your Fluff and peanut butter,
                                              You're glad you have enough for another Fluffernutter."

                                              I had a brief obsession with this product, going so far as to cover my schoolbooks with the boxes:

                                              "We are the Freakies, we are the Freakies, this is our Freakies Tree.
                                              We never miss a meal, 'cause we love our cer-ee-eel."

                                              Another poster had a different jingle for this product. Here's the one I remember, which maybe is like carbon-dating for Chowhounds (I'm also not old enough to remember the original Jimmie Rodgers hit the jingle ruined):

                                              "Honeycomb! Crispy treat, a crunchy new Honeycomb! for your own
                                              For a crisper crunchier treat at home, new bite-sized, right-sized, Honeycomb!"

                                              Another jingle that is age-revealing:

                                              "Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Donuts, fresh to your home from ours, fresh every four hours."

                                              Sung in a now vaguely offensive fake-patois (I think it's supposed to be Hawaiian, as I recall the ads featuring surfers riding really big waves):

                                              "Uh new-a, uh-now-a, Kellogg's-a bring-a you (unh!) new kinda breakfast cereal
                                              New kinda toasted rice; him call Kellogg's Puffa Puffa Rice
                                              Yummy yumma, a-digga digga bowlful (unh!)
                                              Him got-a, a big big flavor
                                              Oceans of energy!"

                                              For the OP:

                                              "Ooey-gooey rich and chewy inside
                                              Golden flakey tender cakey outside
                                              Wrap the inside in the outside, is it good? Darn tootin'!
                                              Doin' the Big, Fig, Newton (here's the tricky part)
                                              The Big, Fig, Newton (one more time!)
                                              The Big, Fig, a-Newton!"

                                              And for no good reason:

                                              "Here comes Rusty, look at him run! You can bet that you'll have fun
                                              Watching all those greyhounds run at Taunton Dog Track every night
                                              If it's fun you're looking for, come on out Route 44
                                              To the home of the American greyhound derby
                                              Taunton (arf! arf! arf!), Taunton Dog Track!"

                                              I can't remember all of my online passwords, but these things (and hundreds like them) are at my vivid recall, day or night.

                                              I have bemoaned the now-rampant use of pop songs in commercials to promote nasty food products ("They're crumb-believable!" -- poor EMF). But that Honeycomb jingle makes me realize this has been going on for a long time.

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                                              1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                Speaking of Narragansett: The beer that sponsored Red Sox games in the 40's & '50's:

                                                Hi neighbor, Hi neighbor,
                                                Wherever you go, whatever you say,
                                                Hi neighbor, Hi neighbor,
                                                Have a Narragansett today.

                                                1. re: Gio

                                                  OK, speaking of beer and the Red Sox, the only food connection to this ditty is that when it came on, you'd be sitting on the couch with a bag of chips by your side:

                                                  Take your shoes off,
                                                  Put your feet up,
                                                  It's time to meet up --
                                                  With the Boston Red Sox,
                                                  Boston born and Boston bred sox,
                                                  Relax, relax,
                                                  And be a Sox watcher!

                                                  (Drink some 'Gansett, eat some State Line chips. Repeat liberally.)

                                                  1. re: Bob W

                                                    A debate can be made that beer, indeed, is a food. LOL

                                                    http://beeradvocate.com/articles/519

                                                2. re: MC Slim JB

                                                  Wow, the Freakies!! An obsession of mine, too, as a kid. Isn't it funny that those even came to be? And the name...oh, so seventies!

                                                  :-)

                                                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                    mc slim jb, you made me laugh out loud with your "crumb-believable" reference. ;-).
                                                    (which you may never know since you posted this eons ago.....).

                                                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                      The Freakies! I was beginning to think I dreamed that one!

                                                    2. Plop, plop
                                                      Fizz, Fizz
                                                      Oh whata relief it is.

                                                      And now that I've read some NY regionals, I' m trying to remember Al Schamooza's ditty from New Orleans and the last line was his fish stores street address on ??TuuuLane
                                                      And I can't google it, because I haven't a clue how Schmooza's name is really spelled.

                                                      1. Hotdogs, Armour hotdogs. What kinds of kids love Armour hot dogs? Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks, tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox love hotdogs, Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite.

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                                                        1. re: lidiab

                                                          i remember that commercial --- i think it was aired during all in the family and sanford and son. can you just imagine the uproar if you uttered the words "fat kids" or "sissy kids" on tv or in public today? good god!

                                                        2. Peter Paul Almond Joy's got nuts, Peter Paul Mounds don't
                                                          Because sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't

                                                          When you say malt liquor say Schlitz malt liquor
                                                          When you say malt liquor say BULL

                                                          I want a pop, I want a SHHHASTA!

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                                                          1. re: dinner belle

                                                            I LOVED the Almond Joy/Mounds commercials--remember the one in the high school auditorium where half the room shouts out "sometimes you feel like a nut", and the other half, well, you know.

                                                            Why don't they bring that one back?

                                                          2. This thread is absolutely responsible for all the tunes playing in my head the past couple of days! Yikes! :-)

                                                            But - anyone remember Timer? The healthy-food-promoting character that ran about the same time as the ABC Schoolhouse Rock? His Cheese song makes unbidden appearances in my cranial playlist everytime cheese is on the menu. I'm missing a lot of the words in the mists of time, but the end part was:

                                                            ...when my get-up-and-go has got up and went,
                                                            or any time I'm weak in the knees,
                                                            I hanker for a hunk-a,
                                                            a slab, or slice, or chunk-a
                                                            I hanker for hunk-a CHEESE.

                                                            Drives me nuts. But man, I want some cheese for a snack right now! I hanker, even.

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                                                            1. re: cayjohan

                                                              Is that the same guy who made frozen orange juice cubes with toothpicks in them and sang about them being "sunshine on a stick"?

                                                              1. re: charlesbois

                                                                That's the one!!! Gads, do you know the words to it? Insidious little tunes, no?

                                                                1. re: cayjohan

                                                                  Hah, insidious indeed. I don't know the words, but I found the actual Time for Timer clips on YouTube and Retrojunk.com. Fun city.

                                                                2. re: charlesbois

                                                                  Aie! I think I actually made those fruit juice cubes and was purty disappointed when the toothpick wasn't strong enough to support the "sunshine." I'm thinking I put 'em in a bowl and scraped with a spoon as they softened. (Coulda put them in a glass and waited longer...)

                                                                3. re: cayjohan

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZA2A2...

                                                                  (Don't hate me for being evil...)

                                                                  1. re: Bostonbob3

                                                                    evil! but wonderful too. that was so awesome. i totally remember telling my mom after school that she JUST HAD TO GIVE US CHEESE!

                                                                    1. re: LNG212

                                                                      Along this line wasn't there one about drowning food...don't drown your food..in tomato ketchup or goo...you don't like to eat what you can't see. I remember him rescuing a tomato or something.

                                                                      1. re: rHairing

                                                                        Yes -- if you follow the youtube link, the "related videos" include the "don't drown your food" one.

                                                                        1. re: momjamin

                                                                          yes, and the choppers one too -- you've got to exercise your choppers and chew, chew, chew. love that one as well.

                                                                  2. re: cayjohan

                                                                    Yep..never could get that one out of my head. Especially after reading this. :)

                                                                  3. Don't know about the rest of you, but my cousins and I would all "take the Nestle plunge!" every summer while jumping off the pier (singing/shouting the tag-line as loudly as possible, of course).

                                                                    1. There are too many to list, but jfood has a site for those of us wanting to go down memory lane:

                                                                      http://www.geohiking.com/jingles/jing...

                                                                      Enjoy

                                                                      1. Anyone remember the Manners The Butler commercials for napkins. Not about food but food related. Every time I drop my napkin where is manners the butler when you need him.

                                                                        1. "Quaker is the cereal that's shot from guns...<boom>" to the tune of the 1812 overture.

                                                                          Another old cereal one..."Crispyyyy....Critteeeers: the one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals"

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                                                                          1. re: coney with everything

                                                                            Crispy Critters. I wonder if that's a cousin to the 80s cereal Blueberry Critters? If memory serves, the jingle for Blueberry Critters was (sung in a western twang)
                                                                            "Git along little Blueberry Critters, Git along."

                                                                            Always puzzled me why anyone would want to eat anything called a "critter."

                                                                            1. re: charlesbois

                                                                              I don't remember the blueberry critters--Crispy Critters were in the 60's. Right after the announcer said the cereal's name, there would be a stampede of (on our tv) black and white jungle animals.

                                                                              1. re: coney with everything

                                                                                Thru the magic of googling, I found that Blueberry Critters were a cousin to Waffle-Os, the pitchman of which was Waffleo Bill.

                                                                          2. It didnt have words, but I loved the "Teaberry Shuffle" commercials for Clark's Teaberry gum. If it wasnt Herb Alpert & the Tiajuana Brass playing it, it sure sounded like them.

                                                                            There are a couple of examples here:
                                                                            http://www.roadode.com/eat_1.shtml

                                                                            1. remeber the dueling burger ads from mac's & bk

                                                                              two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.

                                                                              vs.

                                                                              hold the pickle
                                                                              hold the lettuce
                                                                              special orders don't upset us
                                                                              all we ask is that you let us serve it your way
                                                                              have it your way
                                                                              have it your way
                                                                              have it your way at Burger King

                                                                              and an iconic one in detroit during the 1970's was the "faygo boat song," it's a true classic:

                                                                              Written by Ed Labunaki
                                                                              Originally sung for Faygo by Kenny Karen

                                                                              Comic books and rubber bands
                                                                              Climb into the tree top
                                                                              Falling down and holding hands
                                                                              Tricycles and Redpop
                                                                              Pony rides and Sunday nights
                                                                              Roller skates and snowball fights
                                                                              Climbin' through the window
                                                                              Remember when you were a kid?
                                                                              Well, part of you still is
                                                                              And that's why we make Faygo
                                                                              Faygo remembers
                                                                              Flying kites and funny shoes
                                                                              Easter eggs with speckles
                                                                              ABCs and counting by twos
                                                                              Washing off the freckles
                                                                              Kissing a hurt to make it stop
                                                                              Startin' school in September
                                                                              So many things you almost forgot
                                                                              Tryin' to remember
                                                                              Remember when you were a kid?
                                                                              Well, part of you still is
                                                                              And that's why we make Faygo
                                                                              Faygo remembers

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                                                                              1. re: xman887

                                                                                Ah, Faygo--did you know this is their 100th anniversary? If only would they remember how to make redpop and rock & rye with sugar, not HFCS...

                                                                                1. re: xman887

                                                                                  I loved the Faygo boat song, complete with the vaguely scary conductor guy leading them all. Am very glad that you can find it on Youtube.

                                                                                2. Oh, a kid'l eat the middle of an Oreo first,
                                                                                  and save the chocoloate cookie outside for last.

                                                                                  1. For the chocolate patriots out there:

                                                                                    Hershey's is: real milk chocolate, I love that Hershey Bar
                                                                                    Hershey's is: that something special, no matter where you are
                                                                                    Even if you search the whole world over, there's no need to go lookin' very far
                                                                                    'Cuz Hershey's is the Great American, Great American chocolate bar.

                                                                                    1. I I love love double double chex chex
                                                                                      Better than than the the rest rest
                                                                                      Wheat wheat rice rice double double crunch crunch
                                                                                      crackle crackle crisp crisp bite bite munch munch

                                                                                      Hmmmmm mmmmm
                                                                                      Hubba Bubba buble gum!

                                                                                      Everything's better
                                                                                      With Blue Bonnet on it

                                                                                      Me and my RC! Me and my RC!..
                                                                                      What's good enough for anyone else,
                                                                                      ain't good enough for me

                                                                                      RC 100's got nothin'
                                                                                      No sugar and no caffeine
                                                                                      Nuthin' but taste
                                                                                      RC 100's got nothin'
                                                                                      It's like nothin' I've ever seen

                                                                                      Michel Jackson singing:

                                                                                      You're a whole new generation,
                                                                                      You dance through the day.
                                                                                      You grab a fun of magic gulp and run.
                                                                                      You're a whole new generation,
                                                                                      You lovin' what you do.
                                                                                      A Pepsi in motion
                                                                                      The choice is up to you.
                                                                                      Hey

                                                                                      You're the Pepsi Generation
                                                                                      Guzzle it down, and taste the thrill of your day.
                                                                                      And feel the Pepsi wave.
                                                                                      Taste the thrill of your day, and feel the Pepsi wave.
                                                                                      You're a whole new generation, you're a whole new generation, you're a whole new generation, you're a whole new generation.

                                                                                      Can you tell I'm a child of the 80's?

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                                                                                      1. re: amethiste

                                                                                        "It's the real thing, Coke is, the way it should be, Coca Cola. What the world wants today, it's the real thing."

                                                                                        But the first one that popped into my head was "The best part of waking up is Folgers in you cup!"

                                                                                        1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                                          HA HA...as a Coca-Cola lover, I've always argued Coke really *is* the real thing 'cause that's what they sing about in "We're Havin' a Party"--"Cokes are in the icebox"...notice, there is no mention of Pepsis in the icebox. :) Classic clip of it here:
                                                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG-Ng1...

                                                                                      2. Not sure why, but everytime I see the title of this post I thought of the Jello jingle. I don't even know all the words.

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                                                                                        1. re: notmartha

                                                                                          watch it shimmer... see it glimmer... is that the one? :)

                                                                                          1. re: notmartha

                                                                                            Watch it wiggle
                                                                                            See it jiggle
                                                                                            Cool and fruity
                                                                                            Jell-O brand gelatin
                                                                                            Of all desserts
                                                                                            You'll love the one
                                                                                            That tastes so light
                                                                                            And makes such fun
                                                                                            Make Jell-O gelatin
                                                                                            And make some fun!
                                                                                            (something close to this, it's been too many years)

                                                                                          2. Oh Oh Oh
                                                                                            ice cream and
                                                                                            an Oreo cookie
                                                                                            they forever go together
                                                                                            what a classic combination
                                                                                            when a dark delicious cookie
                                                                                            meets that icy cold sensation
                                                                                            like the one and only
                                                                                            crispy crunchy
                                                                                            choc O late
                                                                                            O-R-E-O
                                                                                            keeps ice cream from getting lonely
                                                                                            Oh Oh Oh
                                                                                            it's the one and only

                                                                                            I love the Fig Newton jingle too, and the Mounds/Almond Joy one as well. The Kit Kat jingle was fun but overused.

                                                                                            Anyone remember the old Life Saver commercials "But you left out the hole!!"

                                                                                            Or the classic "Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate!" "Yeah, and you got chocolate in my peanut butter!"

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                                                                                            1. re: cooknKate

                                                                                              i thought it was "ice cold milk and an oreo cookie"? but nevertheless a good one.

                                                                                              1. re: AMFM

                                                                                                Who's that kid with the Oreo cookie?
                                                                                                Lickin' up the creamy middle
                                                                                                Like she did when she was little
                                                                                                It's hard to hide the kid inside
                                                                                                When you're crunchin' an O-R-E-O!

                                                                                            2. "From the land of sky blue waters, Hamms the beer that refreshs."
                                                                                              I loved the little bear that ran around and I could not wait until I grew up and could have a Hamms as well

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                                                                                              1. re: littlestevie

                                                                                                Me too! I still remember sitting with my father and brother watching the White Sox or Cubs game and my favorite part was the Hamm's beer commercial. I was 5 or younger. I still remember "from the land of sky blue waters, comes the water best for brewing, Hamms the beer refreshing, never stops refreshing--Hamm's. I never had a Hamm's, did you?

                                                                                              2. "Pick up Kentucky Fried Chicken, In your neighborhood,Colonel Sanders' boys & girls
                                                                                                Make it finger lickin' good!"

                                                                                                Some Canadian ones...

                                                                                                "At Swiss Chalet, we make it fresh every day! We always cook our chicken over charcoal and say: "You've never had it so good - so good! Never so good for so little!"

                                                                                                "Harvey's makes your hamburger - a beautiful thing"

                                                                                                "Always fresh - always Tim Hortons!"

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                                                                                                1. re: GuyNamedBen

                                                                                                  Canadian beer, eh?

                                                                                                  Cans, or draught, or bottles,
                                                                                                  It's our favourite brew!
                                                                                                  We drink Carling Red C(r)ap,
                                                                                                  We are drinkers true.

                                                                                                  When you're smiling,
                                                                                                  When you're smiling,
                                                                                                  The whole world smiles with you,
                                                                                                  So when you're smiling,
                                                                                                  Say Labatt's Blue,
                                                                                                  Blue smiles along with you.

                                                                                                  (whistle) Mabel! Black Label!

                                                                                                  And, while it's not a jingle, my fave was the guy slamming the stubby down on the table, smiling to the camera, and saying "Molen Golson".

                                                                                                  1. re: FrankD

                                                                                                    Oh dear...you recall the days in Fenway Park when Evil Budweiser was NOT sold but Labatts was (when HMS still ran the show.

                                                                                                    And where, as I tried to muse once, is the old Schaffer song? You know, "the one beer to have when you're having more than one." I flummoxed a guy at Mardi Gras in New Orleans by singing that to him on st Charles Avenue. He knew it existed but had never heard it.

                                                                                                    1. re: hazelhurst

                                                                                                      Labatts, my hometown beer, in Boston?
                                                                                                      On the beer front, "Enjoy yourself, take five for 50 Ale" - can't find the early versions, but here are two blasts from the '70s - the slogan comes up at the end in the first and is cleverly alluded to in the second:
                                                                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmz5mI...
                                                                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmz5mI...
                                                                                                      (Can't imagine a commercial showing a guy going home on the bus these days.)

                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                        Yup..we had Labatt's Blue and, as a result of the 1967 World Series, refused to patronize Anheuser-Busch. Harry M Stevens Inc., an excellent outfit with superb people, ran the concessions in those days. We used to sing "Oh Canada!" with some , shall we say, 'gusto' when your team came to town.

                                                                                                        Thanks for the 1970's retro!

                                                                                                  2. re: GuyNamedBen

                                                                                                    Oh, and another Canadian one which just sprang to mind:

                                                                                                    (For US friends, Smarties are like M&M's, except they don't have the hard shell, so they did leave colours over your hands and/or lips)

                                                                                                    When you eat your Smarties
                                                                                                    Do you eat the red ones last?
                                                                                                    Do you suck them very slowly
                                                                                                    Or crunch them very fast?
                                                                                                    Tell me that you love me,
                                                                                                    But tell me when I ask,
                                                                                                    When you eat your Smarties
                                                                                                    Do you eat the red ones last?

                                                                                                    (many little girls used to save the red ones, lick them a bit, and then smear them over their lips, giving about 2 minutes of red "lipstick")

                                                                                                    1. re: FrankD

                                                                                                      Many little girls, including ME.

                                                                                                  3. Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special .....

                                                                                                    An ad for Heineken when I was a wee one. I remember thinking it was very "classy" to serve Heineken on those special occasions.

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                                                                                                    1. re: yumyum

                                                                                                      Actually I think this was a Lowenbrau ad..."tonight, tonight...let it be Lowenbrau"
                                                                                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6w...

                                                                                                      1. re: coney with everything

                                                                                                        You're absolutely right ... I was humming the jingle all night long and was mortified when the last verse came more sharply into focus ... Lowenbrau indeed.

                                                                                                    2. A short one- "Frosted Lucky Charms- they're magically delicious!"

                                                                                                      1. This one might be regional (East Coast):
                                                                                                        "Carvel (aahhhh) Ice Cream... Carvel (aahhh) Ice Cream...
                                                                                                        We make fresh ice cream, every day at Carvel
                                                                                                        America's freshest ice cream, every way at Carvel
                                                                                                        Carvel (aahhh) Ice Cream... Carvel (aahhh) Ice Cream..."

                                                                                                        What an odd (but effective) commercial that was for ice cream. I remember it being steamy and sultry in a way that was almost... sexy. Anyone else remember this?

                                                                                                        1. My husband swears I made this up..but...Subway Jingle

                                                                                                          Subway's the Place - Where Fresh is the Taste
                                                                                                          So, pleaaasssseeee....visualize
                                                                                                          A Subway sandwich made fresh
                                                                                                          Before your eyes

                                                                                                          Probably about 10 years ago this was either on TV or radio. Not sure, it's burned in my brain.

                                                                                                          1. Another East Coast cheap beer classic. Everyone sing along!

                                                                                                            Schaefer is the one beer to have
                                                                                                            When you're having more than one.
                                                                                                            Schaefer's pleasure doesn't fade
                                                                                                            Even when your thirst is done.

                                                                                                            The most rewarding flavor
                                                                                                            In this man's world.
                                                                                                            For people who are having fun, fun, fun, fun, ....

                                                                                                            Schaefer is the one beer to have
                                                                                                            When you're having more than one.

                                                                                                            Pretty scary that someone who was not close to beer drinking age when this jingle aired could remember it so well. But darn, it's catchy!

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                                                                                                            1. re: Bob W

                                                                                                              Duke! It even sounds like a man's beer! (early '70s, northern Ohio. I wasn't of age then either, but it's stuck in my brain.)

                                                                                                            2. Canadian content time, SW Ontario, 1960's division:
                                                                                                              Radio spot:
                                                                                                              Why do more Canadians shop at Dominion than at any other store? Why, it's mainly because of the meat! Because of the meat! etc... (sung heartily by a Mitch Miller style group).
                                                                                                              TV:
                                                                                                              Red Rose Tea! Red Rose Tea! (repeat endlessly) - spoken soundtrack to a group of monkeys playing drums and other musical instruments...why this seemed suitable to attract tea drinkers, one can only guess.
                                                                                                              When I think of Rose's...(drawled sexily by attractive woman holding bouquet of longstemmed roses)...I think of pickles!!! (said perkily, same woman, holding bouquet of pickles on sticks).
                                                                                                              Obviously not a stellar time for the Canadian advertising industry - or maybe it was, since these are so well-remembered from my childhood.

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                                                                                                              1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                There are many good reasons, why so many good customers, keep coming back to Steinberg's - they're smart. They know the many good reasons, are the many good things, from Steinberg's Miracle Mart.
                                                                                                                --------------
                                                                                                                RBI, RBI, the finest baked goods you can buy. R-B-I Richstone
                                                                                                                _______
                                                                                                                We're going to Greenberg's, going on a shopping spree, shopping for the family, so much more to buy and see. Always personal service, and a full guarantee, we're going to Greenberg's Department Store.

                                                                                                                It must have been a good time for the Canadian advertising industry. Those Montreal jingles are 42 years old, all three companies are long since out of business, and I never even saw a Greenberg's store. I still remember these jingles. I can't think of a current one.

                                                                                                              2. Whats the neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon...uh-oh spahettios!

                                                                                                                1. I'm a chiquita banana and I come to say
                                                                                                                  Bananas like to ripen in a certain way
                                                                                                                  When they're flecked with brown and have a golden hue
                                                                                                                  Bananas taste the best and are the best for you

                                                                                                                  You can put 'dem in a salad
                                                                                                                  You can put 'dem in a pie (ai, ai)
                                                                                                                  Any way you want to eat 'dem
                                                                                                                  It's impossible to beat 'dem
                                                                                                                  But bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator
                                                                                                                  So you should never put bananas.....
                                                                                                                  In the refrigerator (no, no, no no)

                                                                                                                  1. Here's another one for my fellow Baltimorons:

                                                                                                                    Milk and butter and eggs and cheese
                                                                                                                    fresh from the farm to you.
                                                                                                                    If you don't own a cow call Cloverland now
                                                                                                                    it's North 9 2-2-2-2.

                                                                                                                    Funny isn't it, the things we can remember from a long LONG time ago, yet I can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday!

                                                                                                                    1. "Juicy fruit, it's gonna move ya, the juice is soft, it gets right to ya.
                                                                                                                      Juicy fruit, the taste, the taste,the taste is gonna moooove ya!

                                                                                                                      "Hey Mom, we want Kahn's corndogs"

                                                                                                                      "What would you do for a Klondike bar"

                                                                                                                      "Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fries, Icy Coke, Thick Shake, Sundaes and Apple Pies!"

                                                                                                                      "you got the right one baby, UH HUH!!"

                                                                                                                      1. For a while we had a Mini Wheats commercial here in Canada. I would often hear people in the office humming it. To some french techno song.

                                                                                                                        My little story takes place in a tropical villa
                                                                                                                        I fell in love with a flavour
                                                                                                                        Yes it was vanilla

                                                                                                                        Mini wheats, wheats wheats.

                                                                                                                        Crap, now it's stuck in my head.

                                                                                                                        1. Yum yum, Bumblebee
                                                                                                                          Bumblebee tuna
                                                                                                                          I love Bumblebee
                                                                                                                          Bumblebee tuna
                                                                                                                          Yum yum, Bumblebee
                                                                                                                          Bumblebee tuna
                                                                                                                          Love a sandwich made with Bumblebee!

                                                                                                                          1. "I'm drinking up good vibrations
                                                                                                                            SunKist orange taste sensation
                                                                                                                            bubbly orange taste sensation " (sung in Beach Boy style to the tune of "Good Vibrations")

                                                                                                                            I can't remember the rest!!

                                                                                                                            1. Do do do dooo, do waaaah!
                                                                                                                              It doesn't matter what comes, fresh goes better in life,
                                                                                                                              With Mentos fresh and full of Life!
                                                                                                                              Nothing gets to you, stayin fresh, stayin cool,
                                                                                                                              With Mentos fresh and full of LIFE!!!
                                                                                                                              Fresh goes better! Mentos freshness!
                                                                                                                              Fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of life!

                                                                                                                              Mentos! The Freshmaker!

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                                                                                                                              1. re: phimoez

                                                                                                                                Hell, we even got that one here in OZtralia!

                                                                                                                              2. I used to love this commercial with all of the twins.

                                                                                                                                A double pleasure is waiting for you A double pleasure for Doublemint Gum!
                                                                                                                                A double great feeling making you realize Doublemint is one for you!
                                                                                                                                Double fresh, double smooth, double delicious to choose.
                                                                                                                                A double pleasure is waiting for you, a double pleasure is waiting for you

                                                                                                                                1. I have to smile every time I see the new Bumble Bee tuna commercials with the Bobby Sherman look alike folk singer. :-)

                                                                                                                                  I love Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee tuna
                                                                                                                                  I love Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee tuna
                                                                                                                                  La la la la la la la la, Whoa-oh
                                                                                                                                  I love a meal that's made with Bumble Bee

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: LJBTampa

                                                                                                                                    I didn't realize there was already a thread over here. I had just started one in Not About Food (which I'll ask to have removed) and add here instead.

                                                                                                                                    After replying to a post for someone looking for 70s appetizers, the old "LaChoy makes Chinese food...swing American!" got stuck in my head, as it does at least once a week when I catch a glimpse of a can of bamboo shoots or water chestnuts in the cupboard.
                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELxpl...

                                                                                                                                    Jingles from the 70s were so infectious we used to sing them on the playground and on the bus as kids. Some that come to mind for me:

                                                                                                                                    "Martini & Rossi on the rocks...say yes!" (how much do you love Burt Bacharach here):
                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBLMbJ...

                                                                                                                                    "Yum, yum, Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee Tuna...I love Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee Tuna..."
                                                                                                                                    I actually still hate canned tuna, but used to love this song:
                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky53zm...

                                                                                                                                    "Kool-Aid wipes out thirst for you, oh yeah..."
                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYS7aQ...

                                                                                                                                    And some sangria commercial (can't remember the brand)..."Come on over, we're having a party. Sangria, sangria, sangria!" Maybe that was a Martini & Rossi one, too? Does anyone remember?

                                                                                                                                    How 'bout weekends were made for Michelob? This video quality is fuzzy, but doesn't the guy kinda look/sound like Scott Baio?!
                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fGwAh...

                                                                                                                                    And with the 70s in mind, please be sure to Have a Nice Day. :

                                                                                                                                    )

                                                                                                                                    EDIT: One more!
                                                                                                                                    One potato, two potato, three potato, four
                                                                                                                                    Just one Lay's potato chip
                                                                                                                                    Makes you want much more
                                                                                                                                    One potato, two potato, three potato, four
                                                                                                                                    Betcha can't eat just one Lay's and not want more and more!

                                                                                                                                  2. "My beer is Reingold, the dry beer
                                                                                                                                    Think of Reingold whenever you try beer
                                                                                                                                    It's not bitter, not sweet
                                                                                                                                    It's the dry tasting treat
                                                                                                                                    Won't you try extra dry Reingold beer!"

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                      "The new ubiquitous comestible" I think this was for Nucoa margarine way back in the early 60's.
                                                                                                                                      "Bit-O- Honey goes a long long way
                                                                                                                                      If you have one head it lasts all day"
                                                                                                                                      This couplet was sung by a multi-headed alien, also way back in the 60's.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                        "And the big e lights up on the Reingold sign!"

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                          I don't get that part! What does "And the big e lights up on the Reingold sign!" refer to? When I was a kid in Brooklyn I remember the Piels sign, which was a neon sign that loked like a bowling ball hitting pins, but I don't remember your quote...

                                                                                                                                          1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                            Shay Stadium; when an error wasn commited.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                              Ah ha!

                                                                                                                                      2. Wasn't "Mary Sue Easter Eggs" sung to the tune of "I'm called little Buttercup" from HMS Pinafore? Gee I thought I had already forgotten that one (Baltimore in the 70s).

                                                                                                                                        1. I'm still a fan of the "We See The Light" song from 7Up. I remember the seeing the Peter Max like commercial on tv and hearing the jingle on the radio back in the mid-seventies when I was a kid. That and the Diet Rite-Cola song from the same era.

                                                                                                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gwt5t...

                                                                                                                                          1. HP Sauce: Makes beef sing. I loved that singing steer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2A6YP...

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: Blush

                                                                                                                                              Everything's better with Blue Bonnet on it.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Blush

                                                                                                                                                I don't remember that one, but it's great ("thank you, yer beautiful!")! MOO MOO MOO MOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

                                                                                                                                              2. There was a really old ad (like late 50's, when all I watched on TV was cartoons and advertisements) for Chiquita bananas, with the tag line "never put your bananas in the refrigeraaator" - to a sort of Latin beat.

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                  My late f-i-l never forgot that one and was horrified when she saw a banana in my s-i-l's fridge.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lucyis

                                                                                                                                                    koo-koo-koogle with the koo-koo-koogly eyes

                                                                                                                                                2. Tab, Tab Cola...

                                                                                                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJL4yQ...

                                                                                                                                                  1. Great topic. To us food worshipers these are our Hymns. I read through the replys and hoped to find this one but did not see it. Does anyone know the correct / full lyrics?
                                                                                                                                                    “The best things in life come from Mr. Scudder’s wife, Laura Scudder’s ….”

                                                                                                                                                    I was hoping to find it on Youtube but this is the best I got.
                                                                                                                                                    http://www.laurascudders.com/History/...

                                                                                                                                                    1. Not beloved, but always sticks in my head
                                                                                                                                                      "Wanta Fanta? Dontcha wanna wanta Fanta?"

                                                                                                                                                      1. Happy '57, from Heinz 57 to you.

                                                                                                                                                        Guess the year?

                                                                                                                                                        1. I just stumbled across this site of jingles from the 60's.
                                                                                                                                                          I love Bosco, it's rich and chocolatie
                                                                                                                                                          Mother puts it in my milk...

                                                                                                                                                          http://the60sofficialsite.com/Great_T...

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                            ...just to poison me!

                                                                                                                                                          2. Fellow Middle Tennesseans will know this one that I find myself singing to this day:

                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Grissom's, Mrs. Grissom's that's the way it's gotta be,
                                                                                                                                                            It's a hit at any hour so hooray for Mrs. G! Whoopee!

                                                                                                                                                            For Mrs. Grissom's Salads (pimento cheese, etc.).

                                                                                                                                                            1. "It is the newest rage
                                                                                                                                                              It is a new bev-er-age
                                                                                                                                                              Del Monte, Del Monte, Del Monte is the most
                                                                                                                                                              The very most in flavor!

                                                                                                                                                              This was an ad for Del Monte soda, back in the 60's, I think. It was a TV ad with animated swimmers in old fashioned swimwear - the men in the stripey one piece suits and the women in swimming dresses or bloomers. The script was an old fashioned western style font. I can't remember the rest of the jingle! Anyone remember this one?

                                                                                                                                                              1. I think the first song I ever learned (I was maybe 3) was:

                                                                                                                                                                Mmm -- mm good
                                                                                                                                                                mmm -- mm good
                                                                                                                                                                That's what Campbell's Soups are
                                                                                                                                                                Mmm -- mm good.

                                                                                                                                                                1. My fellow fans of Freakies cereal might be the EXACT AGE to have this one lodged in their memory banks as well:

                                                                                                                                                                  Peanutty Koogle with the goo-goo-googly eyes......KOOGLE!

                                                                                                                                                                  Basically it was a horrible processed american attempt at nutella. It was dreadful, but I was so obsessed with the ad (which featured a big googly-eyed monster thing) and the packaging that I had to have it. It was waxy. It came in chocolate flavor and peanut butter or peanut butter-chocolate flavor (?). I remember visiting my grandparents in florida and feeding the neighbor's alligators koogle sandwiches...

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: dingey

                                                                                                                                                                    OMG, that's priceless--HA HA HA!

                                                                                                                                                                  2. I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love
                                                                                                                                                                    Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves
                                                                                                                                                                    I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
                                                                                                                                                                    I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                      NOW.....FOR THE MOTHER OF ALL JINGLES, THAT YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD.
                                                                                                                                                                      THIS CLASSIC WAS A PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHRISTMAS T.V. PROMO IN ITALY THAT HAS A CULT FOLLOWING, NOTHING IN SUCCEEDING YEARS EVEN COMES CLOSE!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmZ28N...

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ospreycove

                                                                                                                                                                        Now THAT cracks me up! Have to say - I love the costumes - especially the 'shroom. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ospreycove

                                                                                                                                                                          O.K. READY FOR THE BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING OF THE PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHRISTMAS ITALIAN T.V. PUBBLICITA, (COMMERCIAL)
                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-jnZl...

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ospreycove

                                                                                                                                                                            Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But that jingle is IMPOSSIBLE to get out of your head.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                              Buttertart.....you were warned!!!!...lol

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ospreycove

                                                                                                                                                                                I have inflicted it on many other people. I am an evil woman!

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                  I Have a friend of mine that asked me why did you do that? and I asked why he said his wife sings it non-stop and it was driveing him nuts!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                            Call me a sap but I always loved that one.

                                                                                                                                                                          3. Here's a couple some of you ol' timers might remember:
                                                                                                                                                                            Reach for Nabisco, pardner,
                                                                                                                                                                            Reach for Nabisco
                                                                                                                                                                            The bright red seal on the package end
                                                                                                                                                                            means there's mighty good cookies
                                                                                                                                                                            inside, my friend.

                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, you don't have to go to uni-ver- si-ty
                                                                                                                                                                            to know what you should do when you are thir-si-ty
                                                                                                                                                                            Call for Hoffmans, drink Hoffmans
                                                                                                                                                                            Hoffmans is the finest when you are thir-si-ty

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Stan Freberg's 1967 classic line for Sunsweet prune ads:

                                                                                                                                                                              "Today the pit, tomorrow the wrinkles."

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Kagemusha

                                                                                                                                                                                In stentorian tones. Brilliant. The Mad Men agency should get more into the mid-60s humorous approach...

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                  Somehow the Freberg brains/humor quotient was never topped:

                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiC9IB...

                                                                                                                                                                                  There was another for Banquet Boil-n-bag entrees with a Henry VIII type(same actor as above) kvetching about how much more satisfying it was tossing a bone over his shoulder than an empty plastic bag--magic.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Kagemusha

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lovely, just lovely. Remember it very well, one of my mom's favorites too. Rather on the Jonathan Winters continuum of humor...

                                                                                                                                                                              2. "What would you do-ooh-ooh for a Klondike Bar?"

                                                                                                                                                                                A week ago we were doing a house exchange in Ventura, CA. They had those in the freezer and I started singing that damn thing. Bob, thinking I wanted one of them, brought it to me after dinner one night. I'd never had one before. Tasty but too much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                  Would you bark like a seal?! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                    Only if you ask sweetly!

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                    I saw a great t-shirt the other day. On the front it said, "What would Jesus do...", and on the back it said, "for a Klondike Bar?"

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                                                                                                      Love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                  3. I glanced at enough of these posts to realize that there are/were a lot of regional products that have jingles that were not aired nationwide. I notice the same thing today on TV. Seinfeld featured products that we never had in Minnesota.

                                                                                                                                                                                    For the Minnesota and neighboring states that have chowhounders here...remember the Hamm's Beer jingle?

                                                                                                                                                                                    From the Land of Sky Blue Waters,
                                                                                                                                                                                    From the land of pines' lofty balsams,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Comes the beer refreshing,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hamm's the beer refreshing."

                                                                                                                                                                                    My mother taught school years before I was born. The music teacher at her school was told that it really wasn't appropriate for her to have the grade school kids singing the Hamm's Beer jingle in music class.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I remember that one - really quite nice - from US TV, probably Detroit stations, maybe even Erie and Cleveland. Brings back memories of my dad watching football.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yep, I remember that one. We lived in Columbus, Ohio then.