What we watched on the Tube:
Kid stuff and cartoons:
The Mousekateers, Romper Room, Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Gumby &
Pokey, Bozo the Clown, Who knows who "Professor Pat Pending" is? (Wacky Racers),
Beanie & Cecil, Clutch Cargo, Kaboom, Bullwinkle with Rocky the Flying
Squirrel, Boris and Natasha, Duddly DoRight, Captain Kangaroo & Mr. Green
Jeans, Mr. Magoo, Bozo the Clown, H.R. Puffinstuff, The Banana Splits, The
Flintstones, The Jetsons.
The Ed Sullivan Amateur Hour, Queen For A Day, I Love Lucy, The Monkees,
Mr. Ed, American Bandstand, Lassie, Truth or Consequences with Bob Barker,
The Dick Van Dyke Show, Concentration with Hugh Downs, Lost in Space, Green
Acres, Gidget, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, Gilligan's Island, Dennis the
Mennis, My Three Sons, That Girl, My Mother the Car, The Flying Nun, F Troop,
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Room 222, McHales Navy, The Munsters, Batman on
Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm., 77 Sunset Strip, Route 66, Bonanza, Dark Shadows,
Dragnet, Get Smart, Honey West, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Adams
Family, The Outer Limits, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Dream of Jeannie, Mod
Squad and Star Trek. The Wizard of OZ once a year. The family gathered around
the set on Sunday nights to watch the Wonderful World of Disney. All on 5
channels! Cable? Heck no! We had " "rabbits ears" aka antennas.
2001, A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Bambi, Love Bug, That Darn Cat,
Lady and the Tramp, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (with Pia Zadora),
Hello Dolly, Dr. Shivago, Cleopatra, Ben Hur, Fiddler on the Roof, Mash,
Valley of the Dolls, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy, Mrs. Robinson, Love Story,
Summer of 42.
For Coke: on a mountain top- "I'd like to teach the world to sing in three
Sugar Pops are now called Corn Pops. The other one with
the character Sugar Bear, Super Sugar Crisp.
My favorite: "Puffa Puffa Rice": A Hawaiian themed
commercial. Here goes my rendition: "A nooie, nooie, a digga, digga bowlful,
Uhh! You get em"! A great big flavor..... oceans away...... new Kellogg's
Puffa Puffa Rice....Aaya, Aayaa!" Did you smile and hum along?
10/21/99 oh my god, oh my god!!
Look what Andrea sent me!
Hi, Robin, I found your site while searching for an audio or video commercial
for Puffa Puffa rice. I then found the actual commercial in Real Audio format,
and thought you might like to have it, since you mentioned on your site that
it's your favourite. :) Here it is:
Thanks so much, Andrea! It's just the way I remember it! Except I remember
it in color.
"I want my Mapo!"
Shake n' Bake....... and I hayulped. (helped)
"More Park Sausages, Mom!"
Brylcreem -- "a little dab will do ya!"
"Timex - takes a lickin' but keeps on ticking"
The Pillsbury Doughboy Boy "Nothing says lovin', like
something from the oven, and Pillsbury says it best!"
"Hey, Mikey! He likes it!" - Life Cereal
"Calgon, take me away!"
"Ay, Yi, Yi, Yi, I am the Frito Bandito!"
"Munch, munch, munch a bunch of Frito's - Corn
Punchie says: "How about
a nice Hawaiian Punch........"
Madge says: "You're soaking in it!" Palmolive Dish
Aqua Velva ads.
Charlie says: "Good and Plenty, Good and Plenty, Good
The Doublemint Twins.... "Double your pleasure, double
your fun with Doublemint, Doublemint Doublemint Gum!
Lucky Charms - magically delicious!
N E S T L E S, Nestles' make the very best
Hey, Don't forget Quisp and Quake Cereal (and their associated cartoons)!
Quake disappeared, Quisp fared longer. Submitted by: MGoodwin
Winston tastes good like a cigarette should........
29 cents bought you a pack of cigs.
Cigarette Commericals still on TV. The Marlboro man, Don't Smoken em', Salem,
I'd walk a mile for a Camel, Chesterfield, Pall Mall, Tareyton, Kool, Lucky
Sorry Charlie, we only want tuna that tastes good.
A special letter....
I am really enjoying your site! It is visually beautiful
and great fun, great memories. Thank you for doing it! It's a great job.
I was in a TV commercial when I was 7. My mother and
sister were the stars. That was 1968.
It was a Grape-Nuts commercial. It ran all the way to 1970, because
it was so popular. Remarks about it continue. For example, Mystery Science
Theater 3000 uses a line from it in their shows. "Kentucky Fried Movie,"
featured a skit about it, as well.
There is a new site as an archive of the commercial.
Check it out. You may remember it. If you like it, maybe you could link to
it from your site, both in the 60s and 70s sections, because it was on the
tube in both decades.
Enjoy my memories!
The site is:
Grape-Nuts(TM) TV Commercial, 1968