In September we posted a quiz to see how many famous TV slogans you remembered. Here are ten more. Take a guess and find the correct answers below!
Can You Guess These Famous TV Slogans? Part 2
November 23, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN
- Gimme a Break, Gimme a Break.
- Don’t Leave Home Without It.
- Snap! Crackle! Pop!
- It keeps going…and going…and going…
- M’m! M’m! Good.
- Good to the last drop.
- Sorry, Charlie…
- Taste the rainbow.
- Let your fingers do the walking.
- It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.
- Since 1957, the slogan for the chocolate Kit Kat® bar has been “Have a break…Have a Kit Kat,” but the commercials gained popularity in the 1980s when newsrooms were shown breaking into song, like in this 1988 commercial.
- American Express’ slogan started in 1972, and its commercials were one of the first to include celebrity cameos, like Jim Henson, Stephen King, and Jerry Seinfeld. The commercials in the 1960s didn’t use a slogan, as seen here.
- Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies first appeared on shelves in 1928, but it was a 1932 radio advertisement that focused on how the cereal “snaps, crackles, and pops” when it’s added to milk. The current cereal boxes feature three gnomes named Snap, Crackle, and Pop, and these two commercials, both from the 1950s, introduce them: Commerical 1. Commercial 2.
- Although Energizer® Batteries has since changed its slogan to “now that’s positivenergy,” the company has kept their trademark pink bunny mascot, who wears sunglasses and beats a drum. He wasn’t in the 1980s commercials, like this one, but here he is in an ad from 1993.
- Campbell Soup Company® first aired this slogan on the radio in the 1930s, but in the early 1990s changed it to “never underestimate the power of soup,” before changing it again, this time to “M’m! M’m! Better.” This 1950s commercial doesn’t mention the slogan at all, and this one from the 1960s uses another variation, “Have you had your soup today?” But this one from 1990 uses the most recognizable one.
- Maxwell House was named in honor of the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, which unfortunately no longer exists. It was the highest-selling coffee brand in the United States until the 1980s. Maxwell House began using its slogan in 1915, and by the 1930s, its advertisements were making claims that the phrase originated from Theodore Roosevelt, who had tried the coffee. However, the coffee company later admitted that this wasn’t true. Here’s a commercial from the 1950s or 1960s.
- Charlie® the Tuna Fish has been the StarKist® Tuna mascot since 1961. Its vintage advertisements featured the cartoon fish as a Beatnik who wore a beret and thick glasses, and who thought his hip “good taste” made him a perfect catch. But he was always rejected, as the announcer proclaimed “Sorry Charlie! StarKist doesn’t want tunas with good taste, StarKist wants tunas that taste good!” Here’s an ad from 1968.
- Although the colorful chewy candy we know today as Skittles® first came into existence in 1974, its slogan wasn’t used until 1994. It’s one of the longest-running advertising campaigns, and Skittles is the second most popular candy in the United States. You can watch a compilation of the TV commercials over the years right here.
- The most well-known version of the “three fingers” logo for Yellowpages® was never federally trademarked, and many telephone directories used a version of it. While it’s true that Yellowpages never filed for a trademark registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office, they did in fact have common law trademarks to the logo. Throughout the 1970s, many cities ran television ads with the famous slogan, showing a hand “walking” across the open copy of the Yellow Pages, and the logo appearing at the end, like this one from 1970 and this one from 1980.
- These classic ads ran during the 1970s and 1980s, featuring actress Dena Dietrich as the character “Mother Nature.” She thinks the product is butter, until the narrator corrects her and tells her it’s actually margarine. Chiffon dates back to 1954 and was one of the first soft, tub-style margarine products. Although it’s been discontinued in the United States, you can still find it in the Caribbean region. Here’s an ad from 1977.