TV commercials are a reality of life.
Sometimes-OK many times- it is an annoying reality of life.
But, than you have the ads that just stick with you.
We get bombarded with so many and most are forgettable.
But, some are funny or clever or just stay with me.
I am sure we all have them.
This Tuesday's Ten Things is Commercials that are Truly Memorable:
1. Willie Nelson in a commercial for H&R Block
The premise was that Willie didn't pay taxes( can you imagine?) and in order to pay what he owed he had to do a shaving cream commercial. He screamed "My face is burning."
Best thing I ever saw Willie do. Willie sucks.
2. Oscar Meyer Wiener
Who doesn't remember that song? Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener. That is what I'd really like to be. Cause if I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener everyone would be in love with me.
3. The I'm in debt up to my eyeball commercial by Lending Tree
Makes me laugh and very true in oh so many ways.
4. The Reese's two great tastes together commercials
They had more than one and they all ran along the same lines. One person was carrying a chocolate bar, the other person is carrying a jar of peanut butter and they run into each other and the chocolate bar ends up in the jar of peanut butter and they realize peanut butter and chocolate really DO taste great together. I have been known to eat peanut butter from a spoon. But, who would carry around a jar of it? Those wacky 70s commercials.
5. The Snickers "I am Batman" commercial
A football player gets hit pretty hard and somehow thinks he is Batman.
Years later and I still love it.
6. "Where's the beef" commercial
I am sure we all remember this Wendy's commercial with the old lady that can't see squinting at all these burgers asking "Where's the beef?"
So many people loved these ads. My mom always hated them. Not sure why but "Where's the beef?" irritated the crap out of her.
7. Big Mac commercial from McDonald's
When big macs started, the jingle of what was in one was everywhere. Everyone knew the song.
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
Really, the special sauce tastes eerily similar to Thousand Island Dressing.
8. Mr. Dumass commercial from A&W
During an interview this guy was doing his best to make a good impression and called the interviewer Mr. Dumb Ass.
The guy tells him " My name is Mr. Doomas". Funny stuff.
9. That fella's from New York City commercial for Pace Picante Sauce
Cowboys sitting around a fire eating and laughing at one of the guys for not knowing what real picante sauce is supposed to taste like since he's from New York City and Pace comes from San Antonio.
Not my favorite, but I remember it.
10. Hefty garbage bag commercial.
Lift a wimpy bag full of trash and the bag falls apart. But, if you lift a Hefty bag, you got it made.
Wimpy, Wimpy, Wimpy. Hefty, Hefty, Hefty.
By the way, if I ever have an occasion to reference Willie Nelson, there will always be a "Willie sucks" tacked on to the end.
He does suck and it is just fun to say.