Friday, January 14, 2011

Talk About Cheesy! 1970s Ads

Close your eyes. Step into the Wayback Machine. Imagine there are no computers, no cell phones, no DVDs or Ipods. Imagine a world with books and skate keys and penny candy, vinyl records and 8 track tapes and hokey tv. A world where running around outside with your friends until dark, or playing with Barbies or Hot Wheels or GI Joes, was the most fun a kid could have. Now, imagine that you have taken a break to watch afternoon television. This is what you would see:



I was 15 when this catchy jingle came out. Pizza hut was a Saturday afternoon staple after rollerskating or shopping for us teens. Tip of the hat to RetroJunk and seanmc31076 on You Tube.



This epitomizes my childhood tv viewing experience. We were so innocent then! Includes the famous Mean Joe Green Superbowl Coke ad. Nod to Genius7277 on You Tube.





More retro tv goodness from Genius7277 on You Tube. This was a time of shlock, cigarette ads and sexism. As you can see, the 50s and 60s hairstyles and clothes still lingered in 1970-71. And dig those mini skirts and the shag carpeting!

I hope you have enjoyed your time in the Wayback Machine. Happy Viewing!

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13 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

Loved the Twinkies in outerspace! Space Twinkies, imagine that?

Ms. Givens said...

I remember playing outside past dark. Not many kids do that these days.
Pizza Hut was also one of the only places my dad would go out to eat at.

Haven and Home said...

Oh sometimes I wish the world was like that. Those were fun to watch.

rosesareblue said...

LOVE the whole vibe of this blog!!

kisses x

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http://roses-are-blue.blogspot.com/

Miss Kristiansen said...

Hehe love it!

Deb said...

Awesome blog! This is my first visit! I could spend all day here!

Retromodgirl said...

Thank you, Deb, and everyone for your lovely comments!

Pretty Things said...

I have this set of most AWESOME book of ads. Each book is a decade, and they are beyond fun. They're HUGE and so full of things to laugh at, marvel at, and cringe at!

Toyin O. said...

These are fun videos, thanks for sharing.

Toyin O. said...

The 70's were great times, thanks for sharing:)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

These brought back some memories! I came over here after seeing you on my blog and there are my little weenies wagging their tails! I just became your newest follower. You know I love all this retro stuff. Made me remember I have a turquoise rotary phone that I must get out and display!

Michelle Elizabeth said...

Those are amazing! I love vintage ads!

http://60smodfox.blogspot.com/

Fresh Garden said...

That's cool! Inspiring!

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