It’s here! (And at My Grimm Reality) All About The 80s Week! And we’re kicking it off with Tubular Television.
What were you watching on televison in the 80s?
I was 4 going on 5 in 1980. I spent most of the decade playing, rather than watching television and didn’t have the longest attention span. So, it only seems fitting that I show you five commercials from the 80s that left a permanent scar on the face of pop culture. Even if you didn’t see them in the 80s, chances are, you’re familiar with these gems or at least the catchphrases they produced.
“Where’s The Beef?”
Wendy’s “Fluffy Bun” commercial took television by storm in 1984 and earned 82 year old Clara Pellar celebrity status for her delivery of that famous line, “Where’s the beef?”
This invention of convenience came to us from the same minds that thought up the Chia Pet. I think that says it all.
The year was 1989 when we first heard the words, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” and elderly emergencies became amusing. The phrase garnered so much attention that LifeCall registered it as a trademark in the early 90s.
Before we “Got Milk” we had “It does the body good.” Here’s one of my favorites from the late 80s.
This Is Your Brain On Drugs
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America was founded in 1986, but most of us found out about them through the “This Is Your Brain On Drugs” public service announcements broadcast in 1987.
Can’t get enough 80s commercials? Be sure to visit GIANT Magazine’s 50 Greatest Commercials of the 80s.
Don’t let the day end before you click over to My Grimm Reality for the top 20 television shows of the 80s!
Do you want to play, too? Let us know about your 80s post this week and we’ll link you up!