Tag Archives: 1980s

MCI Primetime (circa 1989)

In the 1980s, long-distance telephone service suddenly found itself competing on the open market thanks to antitrust regulation against Bell Corporation. MCI provided some stiff competition for AT&T for many years until they folded into Verizon–who still gives AT&T a decent level of competition.

 

Marietta Dodge: “VAN-O-MANIA ’89!” (circa 1989)

Before Toyotathon, Atlanta car buyers will probably remember this shrill voice touting VANOOOOOOMAYNIA!!!!! Anyone remember who this was?

Lykes: “When It’s Lykes, It’s Gone” (circa 1989)

A little bit of country wholesomeness from the Lykes boys: a pair of commercials for Lykes cold cuts.

“In The Year 1999….”

The opening line to one of the most epic science fiction franchises ever produced!

L’Oreal: “Performing Preference” (circa 1988)

Is she blonde? Is she REALLY? She’ll never tell!

Look Who’s Talking TV Spots (circa 1989)

A trio of TV advertisements for the 1989 John Travolta/Kirstie Alley/Bruce Willis comedy box office smash Look Who’s Talking.

Long John Silvers: “Fish and Chicken Combo” (circa 1989)

Man, what better place to get greasy deep-fried fish on a Saturday night than the local Long John Silvers? Flaky whitefish and malt vinegar takes me back to my childhood….