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  • EXXON: BASEBALL-DEAN (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1975

    In this 60-second commercial presented by Exxon "In commemoration of the American Bicentennial," a young farm boy practices pitching into a fruit basket nailed to a tree as he listens to a radio broadcast of Dizzy Dean's thirtieth win. A voiceover recalls...

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS: MUSICAL CHAIRS {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF OCTOBER 1998} : 1998/09/xx

    In this commercial for British Airways, school children playing musical chairs are stereotyped to what they will most likely grow up to be as they play the game. Slogan (supered): "The world's favourite airline: British Airways." ...

  • PLANTERS NUTS: NUTTY BEAVER {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF JUNE 1998} : 1998/06/xx

    In this commercial for Planters Nuts, three guys are on a hiking trip and they notice a beaver watching them eat Planters peanuts. The guys try to figure out whether the animal is really a beaver and wonder whether they should feed it some peanuts. One o...

  • NIKE TENNIS: SUDDEN DEATH {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF JUNE 1998} : 1998/06/xx

    In this commercial for Nike Tennis products, the chair umpire announces the match is going into "sudden death." As one player begins his serve, he loses his breath and falls to the court, and his stunned opponent displays the same reaction. One by one, t...

  • MOBIL ONE OIL: COLD WEATHER (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1978

    In this commercial for Mobil One motor oil, a banana, cut rose, and Mobil One respond to an environment of 35 degrees below zero. (T81:1158 is a duplicate of this commercial.) ...

  • LAY'S POTATO CHIPS: DIVER (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1975

    In this 30-second commercial for Lay's potato chips, Tim Conway, locked into a deep-sea diving outfit, expresses the frustration of someone allowed to eat only one Lay's potato chip. (T81:1038 and T81:1287 are duplicate copies of this commercial.) ...

  • EXXON: BASEBALL-DEAN (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1975

    In this 60-second commercial for Exxon in observation of the American Bicentennial, a young farm boy practices pitching Into a fruit basket nailed to a tree as he listens to a radio broadcast of Dizzy Dean's thirtieth win. A voiceover recalls the boyhood ...

  • DIET RITE COLA: FRENCH (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1977

    In this thirty-second commercial for Diet Rite Cola, shots of forbidden diet foods and people shaking their heads are juxtaposed with shots of Diet Rite Cola and friendly nods. The musical accompaniment is a chorus that alternates singing either "no" or "...

  • SAMSONITE LUGGAGE: SAMSONITE VS. THE 3RD GRADE (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1977

    In this 30-second commercial for Samsonite, a variety of luggage is used for intense play by a class of active third-graders from Florida. ...

  • GENERAL TELEPHONE: BURNING EGG (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1968

    In this commercial for General Telephone, an egg is seen frying past the point of consumption because the woman cooking it is talking on the telephone in the next room. The voice-over suggests that the upkeep of a kitchen extension "costs less than an egg...

  • MOBIL ONE OIL: COLD WEATHER (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1978

    In this commercial for Mobil One motor oil, a banana, cut rose, and Mobil One respond to an environment of 35 degrees below zero. (T81:1143 is a duplicate of this commercial.) ...

  • VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE: 1949 AUTO SHOW (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1969

    In this commercial for Volkswagen, representatives for different car manufacturers describe now-defunct car models at the 1949 Auto Show. Each display appears to be well-attended and elaborately contrived, except for the Volkswagen Beetle. There, a man q...

  • LAY'S POTATO CHIPS: DIVER (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1975

    In this 30-second commercial for Lay's potato chips, Tim Conway, locked into a deep-sea diving outfit, expresses the frustration of someone allowed to eat only one Lay's potato chip. (T81:1038 and T81:1138 are duplicate copies of this commercial.) ...

  • EXXON: BASEBALL-DEAN {DIZZY DEAN} (TV COMMERCIAL) : 1975

    In this 60-second commercial presented by Exxon "in commemoration of the American Bicentennial," a young farm boy practices pitching into a fruit basket nailed to a tree as he listens to a radio broadcast of Dizzy Dean's thirtieth win. A voiceover recalls...

  • VOLVO: NOW THAT'S A HARDTOP {SCALI, MCCABE, SLOVES -- THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS, PART I (1967-1987)} : 1971

    This commercial shows that Volvo cars are so well engineered that the roof is strong enough to hold the weight of an entire car. Sitting at the wheel of a Volvo, Ralph Meeker says although Volvo doesn't make hardtops, its tops are supported by steel pill...

  • PIZZA HUT: ETIQUETTE {CHIAT/DAY HISTORICAL TAPE} : 1985

    In this commercial for Pizza Hut, Martin Mull eats a slice of pizza while he discusses pizza etiquette. He says it is perfectly acceptable to use your fingers if your slice is too cheesey. He says that he sometimes enjoys it cold the next morning and ask...

  • GREAT CLIPS: THE PHILOSOPHER {CAMPBELL-MITHUN HISTORICAL TAPE I} : 1987

    This commercial presents Great Clips as a hair salon for sophisticated young people. In a parody of the Calvin Klein jeans commercial "Philosopher," a teen talks about his lifestyle. The announcer describes the range of services and the convenience offer...

  • GREAT CLIPS: THE CHEERLEADER {CAMPBELL-MITHUN HISTORICAL TAPE I} : 1987

    This commercial presents Great Clips as a hair salon for sophisticated young people. In a parody of the Calvin Klein jeans commercial "Valley Girl," a teen talks about her lifestyle. The announcer describes the range of services and the convenience offer...

  • VOLVO: ACT OF CONGRESS {SCALI, MCCABE, SLOVES -- THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS, PART I (1967-1987)} : 1973

    In this commercial for Volvo, a lone Volvo drives down a Washington street with the Capitol building in the background. As fife and drum music plays throughout on the soundtrack, the announcer cites Volvo's record for adding features such as safety belts ...

  • DR PEPPER {VIDEO STORYBOARD TESTS, INC.: MOST OUTSTANDING COMMERCIALS OF 1982} : 1981

    In this commercial for Dr Pepper, a guy asks a girl what you have to do to "be a Pepper." She says that all you have to do is taste. Suddenly she starts dancing up the walls of the room and across the ceiling, where she is joined by her friends. The wor...