Category Archives: Television

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 24: A song by a band you wish were still together

Heart times soul equals rock and roll.

It’s probably a bit of a cop-out considering Polaris didn’t “really” exist. The band, formed by Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy, Dave McCaffrery, and Scott Boutier, only existed in the context of Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Polaris finally stepped out of the TV set and onto the stage in 2012, leading up to a 2014-15 US tour and a couple of new records. As of this writing, the band has once again separated to concentrate on their own solo careers, but one can hope that–eventually–we’ll get a moment to catch another glimpse into that rock and roll world of Wellsville, USA in our favorite club venue.

1st American Rental: “Laundromat” (circa 1989)

Nobody likes to waste money at the laundry. Thanks to 1st American Rental, nobody has to! Get a brand-new Magic Chef washer from just $16.95 a week!

Like these old commercials? Want to see more? Support our work on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/airbornesurfer
You can also support our archaeological digs with a one-time donation through https://ko-fi.com/airbornesurfer

Also on:

The Many Deaths of Barney The Dinosaur: Brnysolo

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!

Hokey songs are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Also on:

The Many Deaths of Barney The Dinosaur: Brnstars

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!

Barney the Dinosaur gets pummeled by the stars of the WWE.

Ocean Spray “Sweet Tart” (circa 1993)

“One taste of the Ocean Spray cranberry and people will say just about anything!” BoooowWWWWWhuppaduppadoobadoobaoohoohmowwww….

Does anyone know the name of the song that they used here? Leave me a comment if you know!

Be sure to check out my main channel: https://goo.gl/j3ATwZ

SUPPORT VHS Time Capsule by clicking here: https://goo.gl/bvyrrg

Old National Discount Mall: “Something New” (circa 1992)

Does anyone remember going to the Old National Discount Mall down south of Atlanta? We had the Outlets LTD mall behind Town Center in Kennesaw when I was a kid (now part of KSU), so a trip to the other side of town was out of the question! I do remember these commercials in heavy rotation back in the day, though!

SUPPORT VHS Time Capsule by buying me a coffee! https://goo.gl/bvyrrg

Be sure to check out my main channel! https://goo.gl/j3ATwZ

Also on:

The Many Deaths of Barney The Dinosaur: Brnd500

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!

Barney the Dinosaur wipes out in a major crash during the Indy 500.

Also on:

The Olive Garden: “Language” (circa 1988)

Remember when The Olive Garden was considered “fine dining”? I remember when you would only find their establishments in the “fanciest” retail areas like Sandy Springs and Gwinnett Place. Yes, I came from one of those families that got “dressed up” to go to Olive Garden! Did you?

SUPPORT VHS Time Capsule by buying me a coffee! https://goo.gl/bvyrrg

Be sure to check out my main channel! https://goo.gl/j3ATwZ

Also on:

Law Offices of Paul C. Parker: “Chapter 13” (circa 1992)

Another staple of Atlanta-area daytime television, The Law Offices of Paul C. Parker (later Paul C. Parker and Associates) offered low-priced debt relief and settlement protection through the 1980s and 90s.

SUPPORT VHS Time Capsule! Buy me a coffee! https://goo.gl/bvyrrg

Check out my main channel! https://goo.gl/j3ATwZ

Also on:

Pearle Vision “30% to 60% Off Sale!” (circa 1992)

A frenetically-paced advert where one woman plays multiple characters to illustrate all the great deals on Pearle Vision glasses.

SUPPORT VHS Time Capsule! Buy me a coffee! https://goo.gl/bvyrrg

Check out my main channel here! https://goo.gl/j3ATwZ

Also on: