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  • CONTINENTAL AIRLINES {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF DECEMBER 1994} : 1994/12/xx

    This commercial for Continental Airlines promotes Continental's New Year's Resolution Sale. The announcer explains that for a limited time, travelers can fly for less to cities all over the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. "Paying less for air fare," he says. ...

  • COALITION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE CHOICES: HEALTH CARE DEBATE {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF DECEMBER 1994} : 1994/12/xx

    This advertisement, funded by the Health Insurance Association of America, suggests that reform of the nation's health care system might result in "government controlled health care." A man and woman are shown discussing the national debate on health care...

  • DINGO BOOTS: O. J. SIMPSON {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF DECEMBER 1994} : 1994/12/xx

    In this commercial for Acme Boot Company, O.J. Simpson is shown walking down a crowded city street wearing a pair of Dingo Boots. Before long, a number of attractive women start following him. When he gets into a taxi, they climb in right behind him. Th...

  • NIKE: RENALDO TOP FIVE {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF DECEMBER 1994} : 1994/12/xx

    In this commercial for Nike, a talking football doll who calls himself "The Hat" explains that he made a mistake recently. "I almost named Renaldo Nehemiah the greatest football player who ever lived," he says. "He's number two, behind this man: Albert ...

  • FOOTACTION: {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF NOVEMBER 1994} : 1994/11/xx

    In this commercial for FootAction shoe stores, thuggish NBA oddity Dennis Rodman visits Santa Claus and asks for a championship, an MVP trophy and a pair of Nike Air-ups for Christmas. Santa points out that last year he led the league in personal fouls an...

  • LOUISE'S FAT FREE POTATO CHIPS: SUBWAY {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF NOVEMBER 1994} : 1994/11/xx

    In this black-and-white commercial for Louise's Fat-Free Potato Chips, an eclectic group of commuters is shown on a crowded subway train. "Introducing Louise's Fat-Free Potato Chips," the announcer says. "Crunchy potato chips without the grease." Before...

  • DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION: GRIM REAPER {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF NOVEMBER 1994} : 1994/11/xx

    In this commercial for Digital Equipment Corporation, distorted guitar riffs blare on the soundtrack as title cards list "some of the contracts we've won lately." Companies listed include "Navistar, U.S. West, Quaker Oats, Caterpillar Inc., Dunkin' Donuts...

  • BLACK AND DECKER WORKMATE SHOPBOX: UNDERWATER {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF NOVEMBER 1994} : 1994/11/xx

    In this commercial for Black & Decker, a man is shown swimming into his kitchen, which is inundated under about six feet of water from a broken pipe. Using Black & Decker's handy WorkMate ShopBox, he cuts a replacement pipe with a hacksaw and installs it ...

  • IBM PC: COMPUTER STORE {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF OCTOBER 1994} : 1994/10/xx

    In this commercial for IBM personal computers, actor Paul Reiser literally becomes the voice of the IBM PC. As a consumer wanders aimlessly through an enormous computer store, confused by all the models available, Reiser's smirking, disembodied head appea...

  • CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: FOREIGN AFFAIRS {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF OCTOBER 1994} : 1994/10/xx

    In this commercial for the Chicago International Film Festival, several people are shown whispering in each other's ears. A montage of images of lovers follows, accompanied by a scratchy recording of soulful saxophone music on the soundtrack. Title cards...

  • BLACK & DECKER SPACEMAKER OPTIMA LINE: FOLDING SCREEN {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF SEPTEMBER 1994} (TV) : 1994/09/xx

    This commercial shows that the Black & Decker Spacesaver Optima line includes well-designed appliances, such as a coffee maker that is "capable of intelligent thought, even at 7 a.m.," and a can opener that can handle even the largest-sized cans. But best...

  • PRINCE TENNIS RACQUETS {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF AUGUST 1994} : 1994/08/xx

    In this commercial for Prince tennis racquets, a man is shown challenging God to a tennis match. "As you might expect," the announcer explains, "God has an awesome tennis game: perfect form with unlimited power." He suggests that the only way to compete...

  • NIKE: SHAGGING {ADWEEK: BEST SPOTS OF AUGUST 1994} : 1994/08/xx

    This commercial for Nike is part of an ad campaign produced during the baseball strike of 1994. On "Day 11" of the strike, a lone fan is shown amid the deserted stands of a baseball stadium. To amuse himself, he practices catching fly balls with a butter...

  • SNAPPLE: RHONDA VS. VAN PATTEN {SNAPPLE ADS} : 1994

    In this black-and-white commercial for Snapple, a woman named Rhonda challenges tennis pro Nels Van Patten to a match. "The wager was an entire ice chest full of refreshing Snapple," the announcer explains. "Nels should have known better." Slogan (super...

  • SNAPPLE: BIRD BRAIN/BRAINY BIRD {SNAPPLE ADS} : 1994

    In this commercial for Snapple, a woman named Rhonda is shown as she tries to convince her pet bird Crackers to taste the product. Apparently Rhonda thinks that since everyone else in the world likes Snapple, her bird might enjoy it too. Slogan (supered)...

  • COLGATE 100 MOUTHWASH {ASSORTED ADS: SOL NEGRIN REEL}

    In this commercial for Colgate 100 mouthwash, a young woman at a party has a fit because her boyfriend just told her she has bad breath. A girlfriend takes her aside and explains that all lovers need to know about Colgate 100, "the mouthwash for lovers." ...

  • MCDONALD'S: ROMEO & JULIET {NINE LEO BURNETT SPOTS FOR MCDONALD'S} : 1986

    This commercial for McDonald's introduces the new McD.L.T. burger by paraphrasing a scene from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." As the star-crossed lovers exchange amorous glances across a crowded room, the announcer explains that it's not just good when...

  • FIAT: {BARNEY MELSKY COMMERCIAL REEL} (TV)

    In this commercial for Fiat, European stunt driver Remy Julian is shown performing hair-raising feats behind the wheel of his favorite car: a Fiat 124. As he drives down staircases and off rooftops, the announcer explains that Julian has done more stunts...

  • MYSTIC LAKE CASINO: THIEF {1994 ONE SHOW FINALISTS REEL}

    In this animated commercial for Mystic Lake Casino, a thief in Los Angeles is shown stealing a car. But when a thief in Minneapolis tries to do the same thing, the car won't start because of the frigid winter weather. Slogan (supered): "You're luckier t...

  • NICKELODEON: ACTUAL REALITY {1994 ONE SHOW FINALISTS REEL}

    In this commercial for Nickelodeon, the announcer explains that "actual reality" is a lot more fun than video games or "virtual reality" because you're actually there, doing something. Meanwhile, a teenager is shown playing basketball with a group of frie...