That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

February 24, 2015

Viral Video Film School : local commercials

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 1:32 pm

if you grew up in Hampton Roads, you remember Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley.

October 18, 2014

Straw Hat Pizza

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 11:21 pm

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(screencap from this commercial break from 1981)

July 4, 2014

That time Balki said we could have free Pepsi at Burger King on July 4th

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 1:02 am






Remember the two seconds Burger King had Pepsi?

Related Links:

My history blog entry about the commercial works of Mark Linn Baker and Bronson Pinchot. 

December 22, 2013

Never forget the Crazy Black Friday Target lady commercials

Filed under: Christmas,commercials,Target — Anita @ 8:25 pm

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Crazy Black Friday Target Lady Playlist – YouTube.

October 29, 2013

Hy-Tech Auto Body Commercial 1 – YouTube

Filed under: commercials,Newport News — Anita @ 11:09 pm

Hy-Tech Auto Body Commercial 1 – YouTube.


I wish I remembered this wonderfully cheezy commercial from 1999, but I don’t.

October 28, 2013

7-11 Movie Rental Ad 1987 (Canada) – YouTube

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 11:05 pm

7-11 Movie Rental Ad 1987 – YouTube.


So, on top of serving hot dogs, getting lotto tickets, and ringing up customers, 7-11 workers in Canada also had to rent out vcrs too?

October 17, 2013

This cheezy commercial for the Red Baron in Newport News (1991)

Filed under: commercials,dead stores,Newport News — Anita @ 5:52 pm

A long time ago, I found this tape my dad recorded of Gone with the Wind for my mom back in the early 1990s. I saw the most ridiculous local commercial for this bar and grill in Newport News, The Red Baron . This must of been big production values for a local commercial back in 1991.



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Look at this guy hanging out with da ladies. … remember when people looked like this?

Screen shot 2013-06-24 at 9.48.02 PM Screen shot 2013-06-24 at 9.47.43 PMI looked the address up on google maps, and this Langley Federal Credit union shows up. At first I thought it seemed a little small to be a lounge at one point, but when I look closely at the entrance, it does sort of look like one for a restaurant.

August 18, 2013

” 1988 Newmarket North Mall Commercial (Summer Sizzling Sidewalk Sale)”

Filed under: commercials,newmarket fair mall — Anita @ 4:36 pm


Wowwwwwww. I never thought I’d ever see an old Newmarket North Mall commercial on YouTube. This is amazing, check out the quick pics of the mall.

1988 Newmarket North Mall Commercial (Summer Sizzling Sidewalk Sale)

1988 Newmarket North Mall Commercial (Summer Sizzling Sidewalk Sale)

1988 Newmarket North Mall Commercial (Summer Sizzling Sidewalk Sale)

March 7, 2013

Food Lion / Coca-Cola promo w/ Michael Jordan – YouTube

Filed under: commercials,what,You Tube Garbage — Anita @ 4:00 pm


Food Lion / Coca-Cola promo w/ Michael Jordan – YouTube.

I ❤ this cheesy commercial so much.

March 3, 2013

(crosspost) Look how amazing Taco Bell food looked back then:

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 12:58 am

(this is a crosspost from my 1980s/1990s history blog, click on the food to see the entry.)

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