Category Archives: Television

National Geographic Explorer Commercials

Before the NatGeo Channel, there was National Geographic Explorer on TBS, a weekly television magazine show that brought the best of National Geographic Magazine to living rooms across the country!

Barnweed

Barney the Dinosaur shows his support for California’s Proposition 64.

The Many Deaths of Barney the Dinosaur: Barnusaf

I found these floating around AOL back in in the mid-1990s, perfect entertainment for a 12-year-old with a chip on his shoulder! If anyone can help me track down the original creator, please let me know!

The US Air Force drops a MOAB on Barney!

NASCAR Commercials (circa 1989-1992)

Remember back when no one wanted the broadcast rights to NASCAR, so Turner took a chance and ran wild with them?

How about back when the only people who knew what NASCAR was were walking out of a screening of “Days of Thunder”? Those were the days!

The IRS is hiring!

Quite possibly the best advertisement(s) for a government job ever conceived.

Barnsong

Once upon a time, people set certain short themes as their startup and shutdown sound effects in Windows. This is one that I used to have for a while, featuring Don Knotts.

Milk: “It’s a Health Kick” (circa 1989)

Drink milk! It’ll make you sexy!