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Packaged Food Video

Watch The 7 Best Eggo Waffle Commercials From Our Childhood

It’s astounding how three words so easily became synonymous with a brand for decades. Whenever we hear the phrase uttered, we immediately picture two people in a kitchen fighting over the last Eggo Waffle. Those three words:

L’eggo my Eggo.

In honor of the upcoming National Waffle Day on August 24th, we found some of the most iconic Eggo Waffle commercials to ever air. No joke, chances are you’ll probably find us at a freezer aisle of a supermarket with a mountain of Eggo boxes in hand after watching these vintage ads.

See how many you can remember seeing on TV!


L’eggo My Eggo

One of the earliest ads, if not the very first, this 1972 Eggo commercial popularized the famous catchphrase that would become a pillar for the frozen breakfast brand for years to come. Here, a lippy kid is arguing with his bill-paying father about who deserves the golden brown disc smothered in maple syrup. Homeboy’s act of defiance lit the match of childhood waffle insubordination for generations.

1980 Jason Hervey

You may remember Jason Hervey as the obnoxious older brother to Kevin Arnold in the classic Wonder Years. Before he made it big as an ‘8os-’90s actor, Hervey was the star of an Eggo Waffle commercial. Watch as this adorable tyke tricks his sister into staying away from his waffles by pretending there’s some kind of something on her arm.

The Eggo Waffle Man

In 2005, Eggo Waffles aired a slightly disturbing commercial that featured an anthropomorphic Eggo Waffle walking along minding his own business. Suddenly, a giant fork comes out of nowhere as the golden-brown humanoid runs for his life. Sure it was hilarious at the time, but looking back at those shots of a fork cutting through that crispy waffle soon after, it’s actually pretty dark.

Hey, Squirt

As a kid with older siblings, you tend to have to fight to get the last serving of breakfast upon occasion. Eggo Waffle’s 1994 commercial featured a kid who wished he was bigger than his brother just so he wouldn’t lose out on that breakfast waffle every morning simply because of his small stature. Note how much this kid looks uncanny to the one from the 1972 Eggo ad that ran nearly 20 years prior.

Until Today

The ’90s were a time of unnecessary complicated Rube Goldberg machines and dimwitted parents. A time when kids got to shine. This Eggo commercial featured a teenage boy annoyed that he’s always last to get a breakfast waffle. Instead of simply waking up earlier, he decides to build a machine from his bedroom that essentially steals an Eggo from his unsuspecting father. No respect.

Monster Girl

With each commercial we see, the general theme is to not stand between someone and their Eggo Waffle. In this ad from the early 2000s, a little girl is playing with her doll and enjoying a nice plate of Eggos. Her older brother, who already finished his, attempts to steal a bite. The seemingly sweet girl transforms into a monster and terrifies the shit out of her older sibling.

Don’t Steal Eggo Waffles From The Baby

As we’ve seen from our previous Eggo commercials, it’s best to keep your hands to yourselves when it comes to Eggo Waffles. This sneaky dad just wanted a bite or two of the crispy, golden-brown waffles. Since his son was already wise to his shenanigans, he decides to steal some from his baby girl. Unfortunately, this exposed him to a superhuman beatdown. Poor fella.

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Fast Food Features Video

15 Vintage Fast Food Commercials That Take You Back To The Good ‘Ol Days

Fast food commercials have been around for decades. We remember growing up to all the classic jingles and slogans associated with the burger joints and pizza chains.

Have you ever wondered how far back fast food commercials go? We dug around and found some of the earliest television spots for 15 of the most popular fast food chains still around today.

It’s crazy to see what the original Ronald McDonald looked like, or how fly the original uniforms for Dominos pizza workers were.

Check out the videos and get a glimpse into the earliest days of your favorite fast food brands.

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Pizza Hut (1965)

If Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero threw some Benny Hill into a pizza commercial, it would be this classic Pizza Hut promo from 1965. The minute-long spot features a dude getting chased for 45 seconds before any pizza shows up at all. A pretty bold move for an ad but it worked.

McDonald’s (1963)

The first appearance of Ronald McDonald, McDonald’s infamous mascot, will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Who would have thought the clown gets more family-friendly as time passes?

Don’t think we could ever eat a Big Mac sitting next to this guy.

Burger King (1974)

Burger King probably has the best, most catchy, jingle of the old school fast food commercials. It’s also uncanny how they got an actress who looks and sounds exactly like Julie Andrews’ Mary Poppins.

I wonder what a Mac N’ Cheetos jingle would sound like coming from this angel?

Jack in the Box (1977)

There was a time Jack, the fast food chain’s iconic frontman, had not yet graced television sets. In this pre-Jack Box world, customers were sold on the brand through multiple items that went beyond the simple hamburger.

Non-burger items included breakfast sandwiches, fries, and steak sandwiches.

Wendy’s (1977)

Surprisingly, Wendy’s burgers still look the same today as they did in the ’70s. Only a few years after this spot aired did the infamous “Where’s the beef?” commercial make history.

Domino’s Pizza (1978)

Before Dominos low-key became a tech company, they used to put their employees in the freshest uniforms on the block and offered free delivery.

Also, is that dude practicing Wing Chun with pizza dough?

Taco Bell (1977)

It’s awesome to see that Taco Bell even did menu-item fusions since the beginning. Enchirito, anyone? If that high school jock only knew that one day he’d be able to get a burrito loaded with Cheetos.

Del Taco (1979)

Boasting four different kinds of burritos in one of their earliest spots, Del Taco’s 30-second promo put a large emphasis on the California chain being “Hot Stuff.”

In-N-Out (1987)

As far as far as food shots go, In-N-Out’s commercial from the late ’80s is probably the most food porn heavy of the batch. Though it can be argued that their Instagram game is still stuck in the ’80s.

Little Caesars (1982)

Little Caesars remains to this day the best pizza spot to grab when you’re strapped for time. We’d just roll in on our lunch break, grab a $5 pizza and some Crazy Bread, and crush it on the way back to work.

Pizza pizza, yo.

Sonic Drive-In (1977)

America’s Drive-In hasn’t changed much since this first commercial aired. Folks are still rolling in and ordering chili dogs as they sit in their vehicles and enjoy their meals.

The only difference now is instead of enjoying each others’ company, we’re YouTubing episodes of Arthur on our smartphones as we scarf down our food.

Subway (1977)

Before that pervert Jared Fogle was put in Subway’s spotlight, the fast-casual sandwich chain would boast their giant footlong subs.

The sandwich chain’s motto: “When you’re hungry, make tracks for Subway.”

Popeyes (1979)

Man, how’d we forget that the Louisiana Fried chicken chain had the rights to Popeye the Sailor? All we think of now when it comes to Popeyes is grabbing some spicy chicken on a Tuesday.

As my editor would say as we order boxes of fried chicken: “That Blackened Ranch sauce is crack.”

Carl’s Jr. (1980)

As life-long breakfast lovers, this vintage Carl’s Jr. commercial left our mouths wetter than April in Seattle. The classic commercial featured up-close and wide angle shots of the fast food chain’s entire breakfast menu, including a spectacular steak and eggs dish.

Dairy Queen (1960s)

This Dairy Queen commercial from the 1960s was more than likely aimed at kids fresh out of class. The half-animated promotion featured cartoon characters and glamour shots of ice cream sundaes being devoured by children.

Could use a little more color though.

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor Video

TJ Miller And The Shock Top Wedge Blast Super Bowl Commercials [WATCH]

TJ Miller, the cutthroat comic relief star of Silicon Valley, made an appearance during one of the Super Bowl commercials in which he and the Shock Top wedge (with the sunglasses and mohawk) mercilessly mocked each other.

Today, the duo has released a video of themselves watching all the biggest super bowl ads (including their own) and judging them with the brutality and veracity of the Harvard Admissions Board.

What makes the video particularly hysterical is the semi-improvisation. Aside from a few of the more obvious remarks, many of the comments made by the orange-and-comedian duo were not prepared or rehearsed ahead of time, unlike their original 30-second ad. That dash of unpredictability is what makes this video particularly funny.

Check it out below and see if you agree with their assessments of the Super Bowl commercials.

Seriously though, I’d rather live in a giant fart bubble made by walruses than watch that puppymonkeybaby commercial ever again. For shame, Mountain Dew; for shame.

 

Photo Credit: Youtube, Super Bowl Commercials 2016

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Technology

Someone Ran Pizza Commercials Through Google’s Deep Dream Software And The Results Are TERRIFYING

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When Google launched its new Deep Dream software, the Internet got even weirder. No, seriously. Through Deep Dream, everyday images could be converted into bizarre psychedelic images that truly turn heads.

Neue Modern compiled a series of pizza commercials and ran them through the Deep Dream engine. The result is terrifying, haunting and delicious look at fast food pizzas called “Deep Cheese Dreams.”

So if you’re into pizzas and pets, this might completely change the way you’ll look at both.

Deep Cheese Dreams from Neue Modern on Vimeo.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Our Loud Eating Is Why Super Bowl TV Commercials Don’t Work Anymore

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If you’re a corporation paying big bucks for a Super Bowl ad, you may want to take a beat. In a recent report by NPR, consumers have a harder time absorbing Super Bowl ads thanks to a phenomenon referred to as oral interference.

Shankar Vedantam, who runs a byline for NPR, recently stated in an interview that the more folks eat while watching the Super Bowl, the louder they chew. This causes oral interference, making it harder for them to absorb the commercials they watch.

According to Vedantam, a researcher named Martin Geisenberg, Ph.D., analyzed the effectiveness of ads based around major sporting events. In doing so, he set out to determine if it was more effective to spend $4 million for a 30-second game day ad or the same amount for multiple ads throughout the year.

Analyzing 206 different brands shown over sporting events in the UK over four years (Olympics, World Cup), Geisenberg discovered that companies definitely have a handicap when it comes to advertising during a big sporting event. At least when it comes to immediate sales. Brand recognition, however, seems to still be effective.

Think about it. It would definitely be harder to fully immerse yourself in a commercial when you’re crunching on a mouthful of Cool Ranch corn nuts.

Looking back, we can actually remember the visuals of an advertisement, but not the actual product it’s trying to promote.

Guess it makes sense that some brands are releasing their ads a bit before game day.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Old Spice Guy Says ‘You Don’t Know What Taste Is’ in Israeli Beer Ad

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Look at your man, now back to me…

Isaiah Mustafa has stepped off his horse and put on a shirt, but the Old Spice Man Your Man Could Smell Like is still as dapper as ever in this new TV commercial for Israel’s Maccabee Beer. He appears to be sitting in the Oval Office employing his epic voice in a worldwide presidential address to the masses of people who “don’t know what taste is” and have no real reason for disliking Maccabee because they don’t know what “x over the square root of 31 tastes like.”

But don’t let this one go viral, Israel. We want him back. These hunky musical-soap commercials are just . . . creepy.

H/T Mashable

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Hit-Or-Miss

Grey Poupon Ad Makes A Comeback After 16 Year Hiatus

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In the game of fancy shmancy mustards, there’s one that’s stood the test of time– Grey Poupon. Aside from being a deliciously grainy condiment, the mustard was made pretty famous from its clever campaign ad featuring a snooty (and hilarious) British guy who asks, “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” It’s been 16 years since that last aired, but we have some fantastic news: the dijon is back y’all!

A new mustard commercial will premiere this Sunday, February 24th during the Academy Awards, and it’ll follow the same high-class snarky style. All we’ve gotta say is thank the sweet mustard heavens this marketing campaign is back, because more people need to know about the glory of the Poupon.

H/T + Picthx ABC News

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Pulls Ad That Hates On Vegetables

The Taco 12 Pack vs. Veggie Sticks

Taco Bell will be pulling one of its commercials where it basically clowned on “Veggie Guy.”

We all know “Veggie Guy,” he doesn’t know what to bring to the party on gameday, stops by the local supermarket and buys a platter of cold vegetable sticks.

If you’re a sports fan you’ve probably seen this Taco Bell commercial a fair amount of times over the last couple of weeks. The antagonist in the commercial walks into a house with his veggies and the narrator says that bringing veggies is a “Cop out” and “Secretly, people kind of hate you for it.”

Taco Bell got a lot of heat on Twitter for its harsh comedic views on “Veggie Guy” and will be pulling the plug on the ad.

Of course, the Twitter attacks were not without a leader — the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, led the torrent of complaints.

‘Til then, we’ll see if Taco Bell gets any complaints from its other commercial where it makes fun of the guys who bring cheese and crackers.

Apparently, if you’re not taking Taco Bell tacos to the couchgate party, you’re doing it wrong.

H/T Consumerist