25 Classic TV Commercials

25 Classic TV Commercials

It’s been long overdue, but it’s time for a list! We haven’t done one in a while and we know you have missed them. We did a list a while back that was our most popular ever. It was a list of classic Chicago TV commercials. We know how much people love commercials and we do too. Because we have fans that come from all over the country, and the world believe it or not, we don’t want to exclude them with just Chicago commercials. There are so many classics that have run nation wide that we know you will recognize most if not all of these. Here they are, 25 classic TV commercials from the 60s on.

25 Classic TV Commercials

The Flintstones for Winston Cigarettes

Keep in mind that this commercial is 53 years old. It is from the first season of The Flintstones way back in 1961. Aside from the fact that they are selling cigarettes on a cartoon show, don’t miss out on the casual sexism. This is indeed something that Don Draper could have dreamed up.

 

Good & Plenty – Choo Choo Charlie

I apologize right away for this one. Once you hear it, you are going to have a tough time getting this song out of your head. It’s been stuck in my head since around 1977 when this particular commercial first aired. How simple were we back in the day that we actually had black licorice flavored candy that was popular?

 

Robert Conrad for Everyday Batteries

Remember when a guy Robert Conrad’s size could be considered to be a tough guy? If he were on TV today, he’d be playing the funny side kick part, not the tough leading man. Back in the 70s though we had different standards for what a tough guy looked like. This commercial is from 1977.

 

Please Don’t Squeeze the Charmin

Poor Mr. Whipple. He just can’t get those silly housewives to stop squeezing the Charmin. The Mr. Whipple commercials ran from 1964 to 1985. 21 years of commercials is a pretty impressive run. In the later years of the commercial run, Mr. Whipple started to tell people that they could squeeze the Charmin, especially if they were skeptical of the product. The guy who played Mr. Whipple, Dick Wilson, died in 2007 at the age of 91.

 

Slinky

I apologize again because once you see this commercial, this song will also be stuck in your head forever. It’s taken me years of therapy to get this song out of my head and I just reset all that hard work doing this post for you, our adoring fans. This commercial is from 1977 and it just might set the record for the amount of 70s stuffed in to one commercial. That green shag carpet alone is enough to reanimate KC and the Sunshine Band. So what walks down stairs alone or in pairs? Why it’s a Slinky of course.