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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 Martin-Steinbrenner Miller Lite

    Martin-Steinbrenner Miller Lite

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    Billy Martin was hired and fired as the head coach of the New York Yankees by owner George Steinbrenner five times throughout Martin's career. Despite all the hiring and firing, usually in dramatic fashion in front of TV cameras, Steinbrenner had a fondne

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    Life Cereal Mikey

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    Mikey was a played by John Gilchrist for Quaker Oat's Life cereal. The ad campaign was so successful it ran for 12 years starting in 1972. The ad won a Clio Award in 1974 and was rated number ten of the most remembered commercials by TV Guide. John Gilchr

  • Popular Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters

    Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters

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    Goodbye To Love was a hit song by The Carpenters in 1972 on their album A Song For You. It reached number seven on the Billboard Top 100. The Carpenters received hate mail and many adult contemporary radio stations refused to play the song because many fe

  • Popular Sugar Crisp "Air Pollution" Commercial

    Sugar Crisp "Air Pollution" Commercial

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    Do you hear Sugar Bear's voice as Bing Crosby or as Dean Martin? Post's website says “Sugar Bear, a chill bear with a cool swagger, has embodied the brand. Sugar Bear was voiced by Gerry Matthews in the style of Bing Crosby or Dean Martin” So his voice is

  • 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 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