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Black Friday Commercials from 1982

Posted on 09. Nov, 2018 by .

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I know it’s pretty cliche for me to do a post on commercials. I’ve done it before and several other sites have as well. But, sometimes you find an old VHS tape recorded back in 1982. It was a Thanksgiving airing of Mary Poppins, chock full of Christmas ads. It’s funny how back in 1982 […]

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Spooky Commercials, Promos, & News

Posted on 09. Oct, 2018 by .

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I’m not the first person to do a collection of “Spooky” commercials during the Halloween season, and I won’t be the last. There’s a couple here that I have to explain why they are spooky, and others are obviously spooky and/or Halloween themed. If the VHS tapes you ripped weren’t recorded in October, you have […]

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Vintage Board Game Commercials

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 by .

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I’ve written about board games before. But, today we’ll look at a few “board game” commercials that I found on some of my old VHS tapes. All these commercials aired in 1986, but the commercials could be older than that since some commercials get played for years. Look at the old Tootsie Pop “How many […]

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Jell-O Pudding Pops

Posted on 24. Jul, 2018 by .

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Back in the 80s there was an insanely delicious frozen treat that hit store shelves. And as you can guess from the title of this post, I’m talking about Jello Pudding Pops. Yep, that’s Bill Cosby. Let’s forget about his despicable ways for a minute. He was the spokesman for Jello. Since the 80s, when […]

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Torpedo Run!

Posted on 11. Jul, 2018 by .

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Back in 1986 there were 2 “board” games that were on my Christmas list. One was “Fireball Island” and the other was “Torpedo Run”. Unfortunately, I didn’t get Fireball Island (still looking for this to this day). I ended up getting Torpedo Run, which was the biggest board game I’ve ever owned. The board was […]

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Six Flags St. Louis – vintage commercials

Posted on 03. Jul, 2018 by .

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Well, we’re in the heat of summer now. And nothing says Summer like a trip to the local theme park. And for me that was Six Flags (St. Louis). Let’s look back at a few commericals from the early days of Six Flags. Screamin’ Eagle (1976) My home theme park was Six Flags. At some […]

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Double Dare

Posted on 13. Jun, 2018 by .

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Back in 1986, a new game show came to Nickelodeon called “Double Dare” It was one of the first game shows that was geared towards kids, and kids would compete. It was normal enough asking trivia questions to win money. But, the big draw was the physical challenges and the Obstacle course. Marc Summers was […]

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More 80s food commercials, volume 3779

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018 by .

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Looking through 100s of VHS tapes takes time. One thing I’ve noticed when searching through a VHS from 1982 is there sure were a lot of drug commericals. There were commercials for Anacin 3, Bayer Aspirin, Tylenol, Dristan, etc. etc. I find most of those commercials boring and similar. But, in between all those ads, […]

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Rail Blazer – Roller Coaster from 1984

Posted on 27. Feb, 2018 by .

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Back in 1984, Six Flags St. Louis (or Six Flags Over Mid-America as it was called at the time) opened a brand new roller coaster. This wasn’t an ordinary coaster. This was one of the first of it’s kind. In fact, there were only 3 stand up coasters in the USA. Two of the coasters […]

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Dum-Dums – Holiday Pops

Posted on 20. Dec, 2017 by .

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This post sucks. Get it? Yeah, 9 different flavors of dum-dum suckers just in time for Christmas. I don’t know if this is new this year or just a common thing. But, it looked like a great time to write a new post. So, lets look at the flavors we have: Merry Cherry, Sugar Plum, […]

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