Tag Archives: 1990s

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.

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.

Midas: “Foreign Car Brakes” (circa 1992)

Remember when foreign cars were still “exotic” and you had to take your Toyota or even a Daewoo to a specialty mechanic? Midas didn’t care where the car came from!

Gilbert & Montlick: “We Should’ve Called Them First” (circa 1992)

Early 1990s advert for Atlanta-area law firm Gilbert & Montlick. More ubiquitous daytime TV commercials.

Big Star: “Food Budget Tight?” (circa 1992)

Did anyone ever shop at Big Star? I remember a couple of them around Marietta–in what I remember being “sketchy” areas. There was the one where Fairground St intersects SoMar Pkwy, next to the old County Tag Office (where the Food Depot is now). I think I remember another one being up on the hill across from the Pizza Hut we used to go to at the intersection of Sandtown and Powder Springs. I still remember that big, star-shaped lighted sign glowing in the rainy night….