I read this post called Forgotten Boston TV Commercials (via Universal Hub), and it stirred up nostalgia for some of the crazy local commercials of my youth. Of course, since I grew up in Connecticut, my commercials are of a New York/Connecticut vintage.
Here’s what I found on youtube:
First, there’s the Mount Airy Lodge which defined the Poconos for me as a chain of mountains where hokiness prevails:
Then there’s the Lulla-BUY of Broadway. I always wondered why the Milford Plaza advertised so heavily in the New York market where their audience presumably already had a place to stay.
This guy wasn’t Crazy Eddie but his incredibly annoying commercials probably didn’t make people miss the business when it went under.
Tom Carvel had a voice for telegraph. Is it just me or does that ice cream squishing into the cake pan actually make it look really unappetizing.
French dancers go nuts for canned foods in this perrenial Shop-Rite ad.
Sadly, I was not able to locate commercials for a New York radio station had claymation characters promise “love songs, nothing but love songs,” Gary Carter having the best shower ever for Ivory soap, and the classic low-budget ads for Mashuntucket Pequot Indian High Stakes Bingo (precursor to Foxwoods Casino).