Videos

Meineke: “Profiles of the Smart and Thrifty” (circa 1992)

Robin Leach profiles an everyday Joe who didn’t pay a lot for a muffler.

Nintendos Forgotten Franchise: Startropics

Warm up your yo-yo arm, get those bananas out of your ears, and tune to 747MHz! Do me so far do me?

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!

Can You Make Butter In A Coke Bottle? #ButterToastChallenge

Grant Thompson (The King of Random) double dared me to take up the #ButterToastChallenge. Think you can do it? Record yourself and show me here or on Twitter @airbornesurfer!

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.

MC Hammer: “2 Legit 2 Quit”

In which James Brown equips MC Hammer to battle Michael Jackson for popular music supremacy.

This is, hands-down, one of the best music videos ever made.

MC Hammer – 2 Legit 2 Quit (1991) from Golden Era Videos on Vimeo.