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Welcome! is an online community focused on sharing and reminiscing about pop-culture video, audio, and images that stir our memories of the past - old television, theme songs, commercials, print advertisements, and more. We've got the sights and sounds you remember from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond... Come join our friendly community and start sharing your memories! If you are a Baby Boomer or Gen Xer, you will find this to be the site for memories! This site is rated G (maybe PG on some posts) you can always feel comfortable sharing this site to your mother, kids or grandkids!



  • Popular Small Shots 1971 with Jodi Foster

    Small Shots 1971 with Jodi Foster

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    Before Jodi Foster hit the big screen she was a frequent visitor to the TV in commercials. Here she is in 1971 advertising Mattel's Small Shots. Small Shots were a version of Hot Wheels. The three-inch skaters were mounted on a 4 wheel base and were boxed

  • Popular Doritos with Avery Schreiber

    Doritos with Avery Schreiber

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    Avery Schreiber stars in this Doritos commercial from the 1970's. The chips were introduced at the time by Frito-Lay in 1964 (now owned by Pepsico). The phrase at the time was that they "taste as good as they crunch". Doritos actually originated n a resta

  • Popular Ajax Dishwasher Man

    Ajax Dishwasher Man

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    Actor Eugene Roche was the dishwasher man in the 1970's Colgate-Palmolive Ajax for dishes and as he would say "Squeaky Clean" dishes.This was probably Roche's most famous role even though he was well known on Broadway and many roles in movies. In TV he ap

  • Popular Electric Company - Punctuation

    Electric Company - Punctuation

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    Many of us are guilty of using run-on sentences in our comments, making it all but impossible for anyone else to figure out what we're really saying. Please make it easier for those of us who are truly interested in what you're trying to say.

  • Popular Fool In Love With You- Jim Photoglo

    Fool In Love With You- Jim Photoglo

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    Jim Photoglo from Inglewood California had a Billboard Top 25 hit in 1981 off his album with the same name. After his brief stint as a pop star Photoglo wrote songs for Garth Brooks, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys a

  • Popular Sony Betamax

    Sony Betamax

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    Sony Betamax was a consumer-based video recording device introduced in 1975. The rival VHS was introduced in 1977 by RCA. To compete with the two-hour format of VHS Sony introduced a two-hour format and RCA countered with two, four and six-hour record spe

  • Popular Noxema Joe Namath

    Noxema Joe Namath

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    Joe Namath aka Broadway Joe was still advertiser's darling in 1973. Gunilla Knudson, Miss Sweeden and Miss Universe runner-up in 1961 teamed up with Namath in this ad campaign. Joe Namath quarterbacked the New York Jets to win Super Bowl III on January 12

  • Popular Woodsy The Owl

    Woodsy The Owl

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    Woodsy The Owl is a "spokesperson" for the United States Forest Service famous for saying "Give a hoot, don't pollute", lend and hand, care for the land, and "don't be a dirty bird" The first advertisement was created by U.S. Forest Ranger Chuck Williams.

  • Popular Petula Clark- Sign Of The Times

    Petula Clark- Sign Of The Times

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    Sign Of The Times was performed by Petula Clark off her My Love album released in March of 1966. The song had much more percussions than in any of her other releases but she just said it was a "straight-ahead love song" with no hidden meanings like many s

  • Popular Farrah Fawcett Shampoo

    Farrah Fawcett Shampoo

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    Farrah Fawcett Shampoo was introduced by Fabrege Inc. from the late 70's through the mid 80's. This commercial was from 1978. The shampoo was part of an entire line of Farah Fawcett hair care products. The back of the Farah Fawcett Shampoo bottle said:"I

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