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Nearly lost to the sands of time are the great commercials of the 70s.
Thankfully the yootoob exists.
Leisure suits…Farah Fawcett hair…bad music…
These commercials had it all.
And, to the children of the 70s, they were very influential.
Like this one for example:
Looks like “natural male enhancement” will soon have a new definition in the national lexicon. For those lucky enough to have missed the “Enzyte” commercials (which ran during all sports programming over the past couple of years…including daytime broadcasts where young children could have been watching), “Natural Male Enhancement” was the clever marketing euphemism for taking a pill in order to get a long johnson. Here’s an example:
But now, “Natural Male Enhancement” will probably instead be used as a joke alongside the other various and common examples of male sexual inadequacy – like the “penis pump” (google it if you need to see an image), the sports car, or the trophy wife. The cheap (and natural) alternative to the little blue pill you could get without a prescription was apparently a scam. (mock surprise)
The makers of Enzyte have been convicted for a whole slew of wrong deeds including mail and credit card fraud and false advertising (unfortunately, bad advertising wasn’t one of the charges though). And, while there was nothing in the judgment to indicate the pill didn’t work, it’s a safe assumption that the credit card fraud happened when men demanded the return of their money after realizing their Chubby Sausage Johnson Anaconda Woody Schlong Joystick Gherkin Pecker Trombone wasn’t growing by leaps and bounds.
But, while the convicted do face the prospect of lengthy jail sentences, I’m sure the appeals process will be fully exhausted before anyone goes to the Pokey.
One of the main charges made by the prosecution in this case was the use of false advertising by the company. To see for yourself the prosecution’s ‘exhibit A’, please watch these:
You gotta love that “north pole” euphemism? Get’s you in the christian holiday spirit…
Another GREAT commercial from Durex…enjoy…
Here’s a “chicken or the egg, which came first” type of question –
did sexism exist before it was presented in 50s era commercials?
The worst invention in the world…ever…
be careful viewing Part 2, it may hypnotize…
And finally, A Great Moment In Celebrity Endorsements:
I just don’t get their advertising campaigns. Does it take this much “creativity” to differentiate the product from the competition? Does it makes sense to combat the post-lunchtime narcoleptic spell with additional caloric consumption? Does selling nuts really require a marketing campaign? Does “E” and “N” always equal “Emerald Nuts” in the mind of the consumer?watch the 2nd one in a new windowNone of these TV commercials make me want to run out and buy some nuts. So, instead, maybe the message here is that the agency that created the spots is nuts. I sure do miss Bob Goulet, though.
(sure hope the barley and hops will grow without bees…)
The PSA needs a little more brevity, in my opinion, but all in all the tune is kinda catchy. Gotta like that pink one with the “nubs”…
Just goes to show that all cultures are pretty much the same.