Tag Archives: VHS Time Capsule

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.


McDonald’s: “The Return of The Wild West” (circa 1992)

McDonald’s went all-out with the special effects to create these commercials advertising their new Denver omelette McMuffin, breakfast burrito, and the return of the perennial favorite McRib!

McDonald’s: “New Big Mac Extra Value Meal” Commercials (circa 1992)

A pair of commercial spots for McDonald’s new Big Mac Extra Value Meal (only $2.99!), back before “order by number” was a thing.

Only three American pesos for a Big Mac, large fries, and large Coke?!? Back in the day when a crisp fiver would buy you lunch (or dinner). Also back in the day when going to McDonald’s was worth ditching your friends for! Before the dark times, before Super Size Me.

South Park: Who Is Cartman’s Father?

Remember when we were all dying to know who Cartman’s father was? Somehow, I ended up with this sound clip in my collection:

Well, since I’m on the nostalgia train, why don’t I just link the episode from South Park Studios for your viewing and remembering pleasure. Sit back, watch, and remember when the world was a simpler place back in the late 1990s.

Metropolitan Mattress (circa 1992)

A pair of mattress commercials from the early 1990s.

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?

Maaco: “1/2 Price Paint Sale” (circa 1992)