TV’s Greatest Variety Shows of All Time

There’s one long lost format of TV programming that I miss so much and that is the Variety Show. These type of shows were a television staple for years starting back in the late 1940’s and could be found pretty much on any given night of the week throughout the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. There were times when it absolutely dominated the airwaves. Nowadays, you can catch glimpses of some of these on so-called TV infomercials that advertise DVD collections of a handful of the more popular variety series from the past such as Carol Burnett, Ed Sullivan and Dean Martin.

This is still a work in progress — Stay Tuned!


Jackie Gleason Show (1950-1957) (1962-1970)

Red Skelton Show (1951-1971)

Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978)

Ed Sullivan Show/Toast of The Town (1948-1971)
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (1962-1962)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969)
Rowan & Martin Laugh-In (1968-1973)
The Hollywood Palace (1964-1970)
Texaco Star Theater/The Milton Berle Show (1948-1956)
Hee-Haw (1969-1992)
The Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974)
Art Linkletter’s House Party (1952-1969)
Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971-1974)
Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)
The Red Foxx Comedy Hour (1977-1978)
The Richard Prior Show (1977-1977)
Andy Williams Show (1959-1971, 1976)
The Bing Crosby Show
Milton Berle Show
Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour
Your Show of Shows
Perry Como Show
Colgate Comedy Hour
The Jack Benny Show
Arthur Godfrey Show
Dinah Shore Show
Dean Martin Show
Lawrence Welk Show
Burns & Allen
Johnny Cash Show
Donny & Marie Show
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Favorite TV Dads Over The Years – Who Are Yours?

They’ve been there for us when we’re bored…

They’ve made us laugh…

Sometimes, they’ve shown us their faults or weaknesses…

They’ve come to the rescue in times of need…

They’ve taught us lessons or values in life …

They’ve shown us nurturing and support…

We’ve spent some QUALITY time with their families…

We’ve even looked forward to our weekly visit with them…

I’m talking about our favorite dads from our favorite television shows over the years. Of course, this will vary with individuals  according to your age and what shows you grew up with as well as what you watch currently on TV. But the main focus will be on the TV dads from 50’s TV, 60’s TV, 70’s TV, 80’s TV, 90’s TV and just a little bit into the new millennium (2000’s TV).

With Father’s Day here this weekend, this kind of prompted me to take a look at TV dads over the years, so….. Let’s take a trip back through time and see how many of these TV series you watched faithfully each week anticipating a new adventure with each and every episode. Ironically you’ll find majority of these as “family shows” that the entire family could enjoy together regardless of age. Also a large  majority of these were “sitcoms’ (situation comedies). It’s amazing just how much TV has evolved and changed by today’s standards. I truly miss many of these shows from a bye-gone era. Today is predominately riddled with “reality TV’ with sexual appeal or situations being the dominate factor.

Anyways… I encourage you to please offer your input as to who YOU would rank as YOUR Favorite 3 or Top 5 TV dads of All-Time — Leave your comments below — I’d really like to know  your thoughts 😛

Enjoy the Journey Back Through Time!

1950’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 1950-1959

Ozzie Nelson as himself from "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952-1966)

Danny Thomas as Danny Williams from "Make Room For Daddy" (1953-1964)

Robert Young as Jim Anderson from "Father Knows Best" (1954-1960)

Gene Evans as Rob McLaughlin from "My Friend Flicka" (1956-1957)

John Forsythe as Bentley Gregg from Bachelor Father (1957-1962)

Walter Brennan as Amos McCoy from "The Real McCoys" (1957-1963)

Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver from "Leave It To Beaver" (1957-1963)

Hugh Reilly as Paul Martin from "Lassie" (1958-1964) Although this series aired from 1954-1973 with several cast changes, my favorite years were the "Timmy & Lassie" years that features the Martin Family as Hugh Reilly, June Lockhart & Jon Provost

Carl Betz as Alex Stone from "The Donna Reed Show" (1958-1966)

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain from "The Rifleman" (1958-1963)

Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright from "Bonanza" (1959-1973)

Herbert Anderson as Henry Mitchell from "Dennis The Menace" (1959-1963)

1960’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 1960-1969

 

Fred MacMurray as Steve Douglas from "My Three Sons" (1960-1972)

Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor from "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960-1968)

Fred Flintstone as himself in "The Flintstones" (1960-1966)

Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie from" The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966)

Don DeFore as George Baxter from "Hazel" (1961-1966)

George Jetson as himself in "The Jetsons" (1962-1963)

William Schallert as Martin Lane from "The Patty Duke Show" (1963-1966)

Brian Kelly as Porter Ricks from "Flipper" (1964-1967)

John Astin as Gomez Addams from "The Addams Family" (1964-1966)

Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster from "The Munsters" (1964-1966)

Guy Williams as Dr. John Robinson from "Lost In Space" (1965-1968)

Mark Miller as Jim Nash from "Please Don't Eat The Daisies" (1965-1967)

Brian Keith as Bill Davis (Uncle Bill) in "Family Affair" (1966-1971)

Dennis Weaver as Tom Wedloe from "Gentle Ben" (1967-1969)

Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett from "The Courtship of Eddie’s Father" (1969-1972)

Robert Reed as Mike Brady from "The Brady Bunch" (1969-1974)

1970’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 1970-1979

Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker from "All In The Family" (1971-1979)

Henry Fonda as Chad Smith from "The Smith Family" (1971-1972)

Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford from "Sanford & Son" (1972-1977)

Ralph Waite as John Walton Sr. from "The Waltons" (1972-1981)

Ronny Cox as George Apple from "Apple's Way" (1974-1975)

Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham (Mr. 'C') from "Happy Days" (1974-1984)

Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls from "Little House On The Prairie" (1974-1982)

John Amos as James Evans Sr. from "Good Times" (1974-1979)

Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson from "The Jeffersons" (1975-1985)

James Broderick as Doug Lawrence from "Family" (1976-1980)

Dick Van Patten as Tom Bradford from "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981)

Conrad Bain as Philip Drummond from "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-1985)

1980’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 1980-1989

Michael Gross as Steven Keaton from "Family Ties" (1982-1989)

Michael Gross as Steven Keaton from "Family Ties" (1982-1989)

Joel Higgins as Edward Stratton III from "Silver Spoons" (1982-1987)

George Gaynes as Henry Warnimont from "Punky Brewster" (1984-1986)

Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable from" The Cosby Show" (1984-1992)

Tony Danza as Tony Micelli from "Who’s The Boss" (1984-1992)

Alan Thicke as Jason Seaver from "Growing Pains" (1985-1992)

Bob Saget as Danny Tanner and John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis from "Full House" (1987-1995)

Paul Reiser as Michael Taylor & Greg Evigan as Joey Harris from "My Two Dads" (1987-1990)

Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy from "Married With Children" (1987-1997)

John Goodman as Dan Conner from "Rosanne" (1988-1997)

Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow from "Family Matters" (1989-1998)

Homer Simpson as himself in "The Simpsons" (1989-present)

1990’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 1990-1999

James Avery as Phillip Banks from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (1990-1996)

Tim Allen as Tim Taylor from "Home Improvement" (1991-1999)

William Russ as Alan Matthews from "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000)

Jeff Foxworthy as himself from "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (1995-1997)

John Lithgow as Dick Solomon from "3rd Rock From The Sun" (1996-2001)

Stephen Collins as Eric Camden from "7th Heaven" (1996-2007)

Peter Boyle as Frank Barone & Ray Ramano as Ray Barone from "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005)

Hank Hill as himself in "King of The Hill" (1997-2009)

Kurtwood Smith as Red Foreman from "That 70’s Show" (1998-2006)

Peter Griffin as himself in "Family Guy" (1999-present)

2000’s TV Shows

Series that debuted between 2000-2010

Bryan Cranston as Hal from "Malcolm In The Middle" (2000-2006)

Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle from "My Wife & Kids"" (2001-2005)

George Lopez as himself from "George Lopez" (2002-2007)

Jon Cryer as Alan Harper & Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper from "Two & A Half Men" (2003-present)

Neil Flynn as Mike Heck from "The Middle" (2009-present)

Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett from "Modern Family" (2009-present)

Now it’s Your Turn…..

Who are/were your favorite TV Dads?

I encourage you to please offer your input as to who YOU would rank as YOUR Favorite 3 or Top 5 TV dads of All-Time — Leave your comments below — I’d really like to know  your thoughts 😛

Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dog Characters Over The Years

A little intro first… It goes without saying that as we grow older, we tend to reflect back on those things in our lives that influenced and shaped us in our childhood and adolescence – movies, music, television, advertisements, books, games and toys, and of course our family, friends, school and the people around us. Over the years  most of us were exposed to a sensory overload of images – a lot of which kept us entertained , especially when we were bored, for hours on end. Case in point here are those childhood memories of those cartoons  we watched on Saturday mornings and after-school – and it’s kind of amazing how many of these stuck in our sub-conscience minds over long periods of time.

So with that being said… The focus on this particular post is on our beloved,  faithful canine companions and  friends that we welcomed into our homes each week. There should be quite a few familiar faces here that all generations can relate to, at least to American TV audiences, from the 1940’s through the present. I’m sure there are some of these that you may still enjoy from time to time as you catch them in reruns, syndication or special programs that feature “a look back into pop culture”. I’m sure you’ll recognize somefamous-cartoon-dogs-jury-for-michael-vick favorites here. The following gallery captures the majority of those that really stood out over the years. Many of these can be traced back to the early days of television (1940’s), (a few are even currently on the air). Some evolved from movies, others from the comic strips and funny pages (with many of these dating back to the 1920’s-1930’s). Many classic Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Brothers, MGM, Terrytunes, Nicktoons, Looney Tunes, etc.

More often than not, when a cartoon character is in it’s concept and design stages, there usually is a sidekick, many of which are the ever loving and faithful canine companion. Many of these concepts are inspired by “reality” and past real-life experiences. Few adventures in the animation industry are ever complete without these fictional dogs, who have been around for nearly a century. Several of these famous cartoon dogs are legends because they personify the most important characteristics of a loyal, trustworthy and affectionate friend, which is what most dogs tend to be. Some of them are actually heroes cartoon-dogs-being-walked-on-leashesthemselves and battle evil elements to save the world or at least their unsuspecting master. Quite a few of these famous canine critters make us laugh with their irreverent, quirky, unique styles, which we never seem to get tired of as the years go by. Hopefully, this will be a ‘refresher’ for many of your (sometimes forgotten) favorites over time. Enjoy 🙂

See how many of these bring back fond childhood memories….. national-dog-day-button

How many of these do you remember?

Which ones are your favorites?

Who did I miss that you remember?

Let me know at the bottom of this post!

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* This post is still being updated as time permits…

Lots of new pics added 2/26/10

Even more new pics added 1/12/12

Updated and overhauled again 1/29/17 with lots of new additions as well as a few corrections 

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Gallery of Famous Cartoon Dogs

And here they are ….. alphabetically ….. to make it easier for you to find & share

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101 Dalmations

(featuring Pongo, Perdita and some of their 101 pups)

101-dalmations

All Dogs Go To Heaven

(featuring Anne-Marie with Charlie B. Barkin, “Itchy” Dachshund, Carface Caruthers, Killer & Flo)

Astro

(from the The Jetsons)

Auggie Doggie & Doggie Daddy

Balto & Jenna

(from the movie Balto)

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Bandit

(from Johnny Quest)

bandit-johnny-quest

Barfy

(from The Family Circus)

barfy-the-family-circus

Barkley (the Muppet dog from Sesame Street)

(originally named Woof-Woof when he first appeared)

Barkley the-muppet dog from Sesame Street

Barky Marky

(from Tiny Toon Adventures)

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Barnyard Dawg (aka George P. Dog)

(archenemy of Foghorn Leghorn)

barnyard-dawg

Beagle Boys

(from Duck Tales)

(A Beagle family photo from DuckTales – from left to right: Burger, Baggy, Bouncer, Bigtime, Ma Beagle, Bugle, Bankjob, and Babyface)

beagle-boys-family-pic-duck-tales

Beegle Beagle

(from The Great Grape Ape)

beegle-beagle-the-great-grape-ape

Beethoven

(from the animated cartoon series)

beethoven-from-the-animated-cartoon-series2

Belvedere

(from the popular “Belvedere” comic strip)

belvedere-from-the-popular-comic-strip

Belvedere (with Colonel Shuffle & Charlie Dog)

(from the classic 1950 cartoon film, “Dog Gone South”)

Dog Gone South - Colonel Shuffle, Charlie Dog, and Belvedere

Big Dog & Little Dog

(from 2 Stupid Dogs)

2-stupid-dogs

Bill The Cocker Spaniel

(from Boule & Bill comic strip)

boule-bill-the-dog-from-the-comic-strip

Bimbo The Dog (with Betty Boop)

(from Betty Boop fame)

Bimbo The Dog & Betty Boop (2)

Bingo (with Sailor Jack)

(the mascot dog from Cracker Jacks)

cracker-jack-dog-bingo

Bitsy

(from the Marvin comic strip)

bitsy-from-the-marvin-comic-strip

Bitzer The Dog

(from Shaun The Sheep)

Bitzer The Dog

Blue

(from Blue’s Clues)

blue-from-blues-clues

Bolivar (Bornworthy)

(Donald Duck’s dog)

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Bolt

(from the Disney film Bolt)

bolt-from-the-recent-disney-film-bolt

Brain

(from Inspector Gadget)

brain-the-dog-from-inspector-gadget

Brandy

(from Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)

brandy-the-dog-from-brandy-mr-whiskers

Brian Griffin

(from Family Guy)

brian-griffin-from-family-guy

 Buckles

(from the self-titled comic strip)

buckles-the-dog

Bumper

(from The Middletons comic strip)

bumper-the-dog-from-the-middletons-comic-strip

Buttons (with Mindy)

(from The Animaniacs)

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Cat-Dog

(??)

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Charlie B. Barkin (with Anne-Marie)

(from All Dogs Go To Heaven)

charlie-b-barkin-anne-marie-from-all-dogs-go-to-heaven

Charlie Dog

(from Looney Tunes)

charlie-dog-looney-tunes

Chief

(from The Fox & The Hound)

chief-the-dog

Chip The Dog

(original mascot from Cookie Crisp Cereal)

cookie-crisp-cereal-mascot-chip-the-dog

Chopper & Yakky Doodle

chopper-yakky-doodle

Cleo

(from Clifford The Big Red Dog)

cleo-from-clifford-the-big-red-dog

Clifford The Big Red Dog (with Emily)

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Clifford The Big Red Dog

(with Emily Elizabeth, T-Bone & Cleo)

clifford-the-big-red-dog-with-emily-elizabeth-t-bone-cleo

Copper (the pup) (with Tod)

(from The Fox & The Hound)

copper-the-pup-tod-from-the-fox-the-hound

Courage The Cowardly Dog

courage-the-cowardly-dog

Daisy The Dog

(from the Blondie comic strip)

blondie-comic-strip

Dawg

(from the comic strip Hi & Lois)

dawg-hi-lois

Deputy Dawg

(from Terrytoons)

deputy-dawg

Der Weiner Dog  (Der Weinersnitzel)

(old Der Weinersnitzel Restaurant mascot from the 1960’s)

weinersnitzel-mascot-dog2

Dinky Dog

(from the comics)

dinky-dog

Dogbert

(from the comic strip Dilbert)

dogbert-from-the-comic-strip-dilbert

Dogmatix

(from the Asterix comic series)

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Dogtanian & the Three Muskehounds

dogtanian-and-the-three-muskehounds

Dollar The ‘Dollarmation’

(from the comic strip Richie Rich)

dollar-the-dollarmation-from-the-comic-strip-richie-rich

Droopy Dog & Dribble

droopy-dog-dribble

Dug the Dog

(from the Disney Movie “Up”)

Dug the dog

Duke the dog

(from Captain N: The Gamemaster)

duke-the-dog-from-the-cartoon-captain-n-the-gamemaster

Dukey the Talkative Dog

(from Johnny Test)

johnny-test-duckey-the-dog

Dum Dum (the dog)

(from the old Touché Turtle cartoon)

dum-dum-touche-turtle

Dynomutt – Dog Wonder

dynomut-the-wonder-dog

dynomut-the-wonder-dog2

Family Dog

(from the TV series)

family-dog

Fifi

(from The Rugrats)

fifi-rugrats

Fred Bassett

(from the iconic British comic strip)

 fred-bassett-dog-british-comic-strip

Frisket The Dog

(Enzo’s dog from ReBoot)

Frisket the dog from Reboot

Fuzz

(from the Ziggy comic strip)

ziggy-fuzz

Goliath

(from the clay-animated children’s TV series, “Davey & Goliath”)

Davey & Goliath

Goofy

(Disney)

goofy

Gromit

(from Wallace & Gromit)

wallace-gromit3

Hector The Bulldog

(from Looney Tunes)

hector-the-bulldog

Hong Kong Phooey

(secret alter ego of Penrod “Penry” Pooch)

hong-kong-phooey2

Hot Dog

(Jughead’s companion from Archie comics)

jughead-hotdog

Huckleberry Hound

huckleberry-hound2

The Hunter (crime-fighting bloodhound detective)

(from The King & Odie)

hunter-the-bloodhound-the-king-odie

Itchiford “Itchy” Dachshund

(from All Dogs Go To Heaven)

itchiford-itchy-dachshund-from-all-dogs-go-to-heaven

Jake The Dog

(from Adventure Time)

jake-the-dog-adventure-time

Jasper T. Jowls

(from Chuck E. Cheese Pizza)

jasper-t-jowls-chuck-e-cheese

Jock

(from Lady & The Tramp)

jock-lady-the-tramp

Josef

(from Heidi)

josef-heidi

K9

(loyal companion of Marvin The Martian)

k9-marvin-the-martian

Kipper the Dog

(from the children’s book series)

kipper-the-dog

Kyrpto The Superdog

(from Superman fame)

kyrpto-the-superdog

Lady & The Tramp

(in reverse order :P)

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Ladybird

(from King of the Hill)

ladybird-king-of-the-hill

Loyal Heart Dog

(from Care Bears)

loyal-heart-dog-care-bears2

Lucky (the Alpha Dog)

(from Pound Puppies)

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Manfred the Wonder Dog (with Tom Terrific)

(from Captain Kangaroo)

manfred-the-wonder-dog-from-tom-terrific

Marc Antony (dog)

(from Marc Antony & Pussyfoot)

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Marmaduke

(from the iconic comic strip)

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Martha

(from Martha Speaks)

martha-martha-speaks

Max

(from Little Mermaid)

max-little-mermaid

Max Goof

(Goofy’s Son from Goof Troop)

max-goof-goofys-son

Max the Dog

(from How The Grinch Stole Christmas)

max-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas

McBarker (with Mr. Magoo)

(from the 1970’s cartoon series, “What’s New, Mr. Magoo?”)

McBarker the dog & Mr Magoo

McGruff the Crime Dog

mcgruff-the-crime-dog

Meaney The Junkyard Dog

(from Fraidy Cat cartoon series)

meaney-the-junkyard-dog-scaredy-cat

Mooch

(from Lady & The Tramp)

mooch-lady-the-tramp

Mr. Peabody

(from Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

mr-peabody-the-dog

Mumbly

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Muttley

(from Dastardly & Muttley)

muttley-from-dastardly-muttley

Nana (the St. Bernard)

(from Peter Pan)

nana-the-dog-peter-pan

Nipper (Terrier)

The legendary logo that dates way back to the late 1800’s of the company which evolved into RCA, The iconic image of a mixed fox/bull terrier, Nipper, looking into a phonograph became an international symbol of quality and excellence for the Victor Talking Machine Company

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Odie

(from Garfield fame)

odie-from-garfield

Oliver & Company

(group pic includes 6 dogs plus Oliver the Cat)

(featuring Dodger, Tito, Einstein, Francis, Rita, Georgette)

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Otto the dog

(from the iconic comic strip Beetle Bailey)

otto-the-dog-beetle-bailey

Paddlefoot (Spinner & Paddlefoot)

(from Clutch Cargo)

spinner-paddlefoot-clutch-cargo

 Penrod “Penry” Pooch

(aka Hong Kong Phooey, Penrod’s secret identity)

Penrod Pooch from Hong Kong Phooey

Pluto

(Disney)

pluto

Polly Purebread

(from Underdog)

polly-purebread-underdog

Porkchop

(from Doug)

porkchop-dog-from-doug2

Pound Puppies

(featuring the adventures of Lucky, Niblet, Cookie, Squirt & Strudel)

pound-puppies-group-pic-new-book

Precious Pupp

(from The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel cartoon)

precious-pup

Pudgy & Snoot

(from Betty Boop fame)

Pudgy & Snoot - Betty Boop cartoon

Puff the Dog

(from The Proud Family)

puff-the-dog-proud-family

Ren (the Chihuahua)

(from Ren & Stimpy)

ren-ren-stimpy2

Roger

(from Bobby’s World)

roger-bobbys-world

Roscoe

(from Pickles comic strip)

roscoe-pickles-comic-strip

Ruff

(from Dennis The Menace comic strip)

ruff-dog-dennis-the-menace-comics

Ruff & Reddy (the dog)

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Ruff Ruffman

(the dog host of the kids reality game show ‘Fetch’)

Ruff Ruffman - Fetch2

Runt

(from The Animaniacs)

runt-animaniacs

Sam Sheepdog

(from Ralph Wolf & Sam Sheepdog)

(originated in the late 50’s / Warner Brothers cartoon)

sam-sheepdog

Santa’s Little Helper

(from The Simpsons)

santas-little-helper-the-simpsons

Satchel Pooch

(from Get Fuzzy comic strip)

satchel-pooch-get-fuzzy

Scooby Doo

scooby-doo

Scrappy Doo

(from Scooby Doo)

scrappy-doo

Scruff

(from the 2000 children’s animated TV Series)

Scruff the dog

Scruffy

(from the 3-part 1980 ABC Weekend TV Special)

Scruffy the dog cartoon

Scruffy (group pic)

Scruffy the dog cartoon 1980 group pic

Shamus (the dog)

(from Q.T. Hush)

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Slinky The Dog

(from Toy Story)

slinky-the-dog-toy-story

Smedley

(from Chilly Willy & Smedley)

smedley-chilly-willy

smedley-chilly-willy2

Snoopy  (aka Joe Cool 🙂

(from Peanuts fame)

snoopy-joe-cool

Snoopy

(in pursuit of The Red Baron)

(from Peanuts fame)

snoopy-red-baron

Snowy

(from The Adventures of Tintin)

snowy-tintin

Snuffles

(from Quick Draw McGraw)

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Sparky

(from South Park)

sparky-south-park

Spike The Bulldog & Chester The Terrier

(from Looney Tunes)

spike-the-bulldog-chester-the-terrier

Spike & Tyke

(from Tom & Jerry)

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Spot The Dog

(from the childrens book series)

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Sprocket

(from Fraggle Rock)

sprocket-from-fraggle-rock

Spunky

(from Rocko’s Modern Life)

spunky-rockos-modern-life2

Tagg

(from the 1968 Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, “The Adventures of Gulliver”)

Tagg the dog - Adventures of Gulliver

Tige the Dog

(from the old Buster Brown Shoes ads)

tige-the-dog-buster-brown-shoes

UnderDog

underdog2

Weenie

(from the Nick Jr. children’s animated TV series, “Oswald”)

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Winston

(from Hector Heathcote)

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Woofer & Wimper, Dog Detectives

(from Clue Club cartoon)

woofer-wimper-dog-detectives-clue-club

Yippee, Yappee & Yahooey

yippee-yappee-yahooey

Yowp Yowp

(from Yogi Bear)

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Yukk The Ugly Dog

(from the Mighty Man & Yukk TV series)

Yukk the ugly dog - Mighty Man & Yukk

Zero

(Jack Skellington’s faithful dog from “Nightmare Before Christmas”)

Zero the Dog from Nightmare Before Christmas

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new-starburst-logo4Hey Everyone….. Be sure to check out the newly added famous cartoon  CATS  GALLERY – just click the link below…….

Gallery of Famous Cartoon Cat Characters Over The Years

 

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just-added-logoBONUS SECTION:

Here are a few more different kinds of animated ‘dog’ mascots …..

 

Dancing Hot Dog

(well known advertising logo from old drive-in movie theatres reminding audiences to be sure to visit the snack bar during intermission time)

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Weinersnitzel Hot Dogs

(animated running dog from Weinersnitzel Restaurant claiming to catch the “most wanted dog” shown on TV commercials)

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Video Game Consoles: A Visual History

Have fun and enjoy the tour 🙂

PS – I should note that these were the systems predominantly released in the North American marketplace.

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Video Game Consoles: A Visual History

And in the beginning…there was Odyssey by Magnavox…

Magnavox Odyssey ~ 1972

Magnavox Odyssey ~ 1972

Atari Pong ~ 1975

Atari Pong ~ 1975

Atari Super Pong ~ 1976

Atari Super Pong ~ 1976

GHP Wonder Wizard 7702 ~ 1976

GHP Wonder Wizard 7702 ~ 1976

Coleco-Telstar-console

Coleco Telstar ~ 1976

Coleco Telstar Classic ~ 1976

Coleco Telstar Classic ~ 1976

Fairchild-ChannelF-console

Fairchild Channel F ~ 1976

RCA Studio II ~ 1976

RCA Studio II ~ 1976

Atari Video Pinball ~ 1977

Atari Video Pinball ~ 1977

Atari VCS 2600 ~ 1977

Atari VCS 2600 ~ 1977

Coleco Telstar Colortron ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Colortron ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Arcade ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Arcade ~ 1978

Bally Professional Arcade ~ 1978

Bally Astrocade Professional Arcade ~ 1978

Magnavox Odyssey 2 ~ 1978

Magnavox Odyssey 2 ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Gemeni ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Gemeni ~ 1978

Zircon Channel F System II ~ 1979

Zircon Channel F System II ~ 1979

Mattel Intellivision ~ 1980

Mattel Intellivision ~ 1980

GCE Vectrex ~ 1982

GCE Vectrex ~ 1982

Atari 5200 ~ 1982

Atari 5200 ~ 1982

Emerson Arcadia 2001 ~ 1982

Emerson Arcadia 2001 ~ 1982

ColecoVision by Coleco ~ 1982

ColecoVision by Coleco ~ 1982

Coleco Gemeni ~ 1982

Coleco Gemeni ~ 1982

Mattel Intellivision II ~ 1982

Mattel Intellivision II ~ 1982

Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1985

Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1985

INTV System III Super Pro System ~ 1985

INTV System III Super Pro System ~ 1985

Atari 2600 VCS Junior ~ 1986

Atari 2600 VCS Junior ~ 1986

Atari 7800 ~ 1986

Atari 7800 ~ 1986

Sega Master System ~ 1986

Sega Master System ~ 1986

Atari XE VGS ~ 1987

Atari XE VGS ~ 1987

NEC Turbografx-16 ~ 1989

NEC Turbografx-16 ~ 1989

Sega Genesis ~ 1989

Sega Genesis ~ 1989

Commodore 64GS ~ 1990

Commodore 64GS ~ 1990

Sega Master System II ~ 1990

Sega Master System II ~ 1990

SNK Neo-Geo AES ~ 1990

SNK Neo-Geo Advanced Entertainment System ~ 1990

Super Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1991

Super Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1991

Philips CDi (compact disc interactive) ~ 1991

Philips CDi (compact disc interactive) ~ 1991

NEC Turbo Duo Super System ~ 1992

NEC Turbo Duo Super System ~ 1992

Sega CD for Genesis ~ 1992

Sega CD for Genesis ~ 1992

Panasonic 3DO Interactive FZ-1 ~ 1993

Panasonic 3DO Interactive FZ-1 ~ 1993

Atari Jaguar ~ 1993

Atari Jaguar ~ 1993

NES 2 (Top-Loader) ~ 1993

NES 2 (Top-Loader) ~ 1993

Commodore-Amiga-CD32-console

Commodore Amiga CD32 ~ 1993

Sega Genesis 2 ~ 1994

Sega Genesis 2 ~ 1994

Sega CD for Genesis 2 Add-On ~ 1994

Sega CD for Genesis 2 Add-On ~ 1994

Sega 32X Genesis Add-On ~ 1994

Sega 32X Genesis Add-On ~ 1994

SNK Neo-Geo CD ~ 1994

SNK Neo-Geo CD ~ 1994

Sega CDX Multimedia CD Rom Entertainment System ~ 1994

Sega CDX Multimedia CD Rom Entertainment System ~ 1994

JVC X'Eye Multi Entertainment System ~ 1994

JVC X’Eye Multi Entertainment System ~ 1994

Atari Jaguar CD Add-On ~ 1995

Atari Jaguar CD Add-On ~ 1995

Sony PlayStation ~ 1995

Sony PlayStation ~ 1995

Panasonic 3DO FZ-10 ~ 1995

Panasonic 3DO FZ-10 ~ 1995

Sega Saturn ~ 1995

Sega Saturn ~ 1995

Nintendo 64 ~ 1996

Nintendo 64 ~ 1996

Super NES 2 ~ 1997

Super NES 2 ~ 1997

Sega Genesis 3 ~ 1998

Sega Genesis 3 ~ 1998

Sega Dreamcast ~ 1999

Sega Dreamcast ~ 1999

Sony PSone (PS1) ~ 2000

Sony PSone (PS1) ~ 2000

Sony PlayStation 2 ~ 2000

Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) ~ 2000

Nintendo GameCube ~ 2001

Nintendo GameCube ~ 2001

Microsoft XBOX ~ 2001

Microsoft XBOX ~ 2001

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim (PS2) ~ 2004

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim (PS2) ~ 2004

XaviXPORT by SSD Company Limited ~ 2004

XaviXPORT by SSD Company Limited ~ 2004

Microsoft XBOX 360 ~ 2005

Microsoft XBOX 360 ~ 2005

Sony PlayStation 3 ~ 2006

Sony PlayStation 3 ~ 2006

Nintendo Wii ~ 2006

Nintendo Wii ~ 2006

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The History of Video Game Consoles | TIME

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Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession

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TV Commercial Advertising: Greatest Slogans Jingles Taglines & Catchphrases of All Time

charmin_mr_whippleReminiscing over the past 50-60 years or so, it seems that commercials have always had ‘catchy’ slogans to make you remember their products the next time you go shopping or are in the market to buy a specific product. Sometimes these catchphrases go even beyond that. They can get stuck in your head like bubblegum on the bottom of your shoe. It wheres-the-beef-Wendys-adstrikes me as kind of funny that, as I was compiling this listing, I was actually amazed at how quickly I was able to recall many of these, even though some are 30-40 years old or more. Guess it’s safe to say they did their job quite effectively.

choo_choo_charlieA peppy jingle or clever catch phrase can make or break an ad campaign. Occasionally, an advertising agency will create a slogan or tune that resonates so strongly with the public that it remains in play for years or even decades. Many of these TV commercials are prime examples of that.CharlieTuna

Some of these on the list are relatively newer ones from the past 10 years or so, as others harken back to the early days of television. There were many regional commercials but I tried to focus on majority of the national ones that hit the airwaves.

OscarMayerBalognaSongHow many of these will you remember?

How many of these will get stuck in your head all over again just like they did when they originally aired?

Sit back, reminisce and enjoy the trip back in time through addicting, catchy, sometimes annoying, sometimes campy, but almost always entertaining…..  RETRO  TV  COMMERCIALS  😛

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PS — Be sure when you’re through with this post you check out another related post tony-the-tigerabout advertising mascots and brand recognition.

Simply click on the link below..

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

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  1. Ask any mermaid you happen to see…What’s the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea. star-kist-tuna-sorry-charlie(Chicken of the Sea Tuna)
  2. Sorry Charlie!….. Star Kist doesn’t want tuna with good taste….. Star Kist wants tuna that tastes good (Starkist Tuna)
  3. Look ma….. No cavities! (Crest Toothpaste)
  4. It’s naturally sweet … Taste reminds me of wild hickory nuts. I call Grape Nuts my back-to-nature cereal (said by Ewell Gibbons) (Grape Nuts Cereal)
  5. There’s always room for Jell-O (Jell-O Brand gelatin)
  6. A little dab’ll do ya  (Brylcreem Men’s Hair Gel)
  7. Time to make the donuts (Dunkin’ Donuts)
  8. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV (Vicks Formula 44 Cough Syrup)
  9. Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon? (Grey Poupon Mustard)
  10. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing (Alka Seltzer)
  11. Silly rabbit — Trix are for kids (Trix cereal)
  12. Tastes great! Less filling! (Miller Lite Beer)
  13. I want my MTV! (MTV ad)
  14. Energizer! It’ll surprise you! Oi! (Energizer Batteries)
  15. It keeps going and going and going … (Energizer Batteries)
  16. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” (Timex Watches)
  17. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat (ABC’s Wide World of Sports)
  18. Waassup? (Budweiser Beer)aa
  19. Where’s the beef? (Wendy’s)
  20. Have it your way! (Burger King)
  21. Nothing beats a great pair of L’eggs (L’eggs Stockings) energizer_bunny
  22. My dog’s bigger than your dog….. My dog’s bigger than yours…(Ken-L-Ration Dog Food)
  23. I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, we’re a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too….. (Dr. Pepper)
  24. Like a rock (GM Trucks)
  25. Winston tastes good like a cigarette should (Winston Cigarettes)
  26. What do you want, good grammar or good taste? (Winston Cigarettes)
  27. I’d rather fight than switch (Tareyton Cigarettes)
  28. If it’s gotta be clean…..It’s gotta be Tide (Tide Laundry Detergent)
  29. Meet the Swinger, Polaroid Swinger. It’s more than a camera, it’s almost alive, it’s only 19 dollars and 95. (Polaroid Camera)
  30. Just a silly millimeter longer (Chesterfield Cigarettes)
  31. Ajax – Laundry Detergent ….. is stronger than dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  32. You get a quick tan with QT (Coppertone QT)
  33. Hungryyyyy, Hungry Jack. They gobble ’em up and the plate come back for Hungry Jack. (Hungry Jack)
  34. Please don’t squeeze the Charmin! (said by Mr. Whipple) (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  35. It’s squeezably soft….. It’s irresistible (Charmin Bathroom Tissue)
  36. Fly me (National Airlines)
  37. Fly the friendly skies of United (United Airlines)
  38. Because even an airline hostess should look like a girl (Braniff Airlines)
  39. Mr. Bubble gets you so clean your mother won’t know you (Mr. Bubble Bath Soap)
  40. Cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth. (Colgate Dental Cream) morton-salt
  41. If you believe in peanut butter, you gotta believe in Peter Pan (Peter Pan Peanut Butter)
  42. My wife….. I think I’ll keep her (Geritol Iron Supplement)
  43. Help! ….. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! (LifeCall)+(LifeAlert)
  44. Are those Bugle Boy Jeans that you’re wearing? (Bugle Boy Jeans)
  45. This is your brain — This is your brain on drugs. (Partnership for a Drug-Free America PSA)
  46. Ancient Chinese secret, huh? (Calgon Laundry Additive)
  47. Sometimes you feel like a nut — sometimes you don’t. (Almond Joy & Mounds candy bars)
  48. Gimme a break… Gimme a break…Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar (Kit Kat Candy Bar)
  49. What would you do for a Klondike bar? (Klondike Ice Cream)
  50. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands (M & M’s candies)
  51. I don’t wanna grow up….. I’m a Toys R Us kid (Toys R Us toy store)
  52. I’d like to teach the world to sing…  in perfect harmony… I’d like to buy the world a coke and keep it company (Coca-Cola)
  53. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  54. It’s so easy, a caveman could do it (Geico)
  55. Like a good neighbor…..State Farm is there (State Farm Insurance)
  56. What’s in your wallet? (Capital One)
  57. He likes it! ….. Hey Mikey! (Life cereal) life-cereal-hey-mikey
  58. Think outside the bun (Taco Bell)
  59. Hey, you sank my battleship (Battleship game)
  60. They’re G-R-E-A-T! (said by Tony The Tiger) (Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes)
  61. You’re soaking in it (said by Madge The Manicurist) (Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid)
  62. Have it your way (Burger King)
  63. Nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s (said by Brooke Shields) (Calvin Klein Jeans)
  64. Good to the last drop (Maxwell House Coffee)
  65. The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup! (Folgers Coffee)
  66. It’s mountain grown — the richest kind of coffee (said by Mrs. Olson) (Folgers Coffee)
  67. It’s fun to tickle your tongue with Fruit Stripe Gum (Fruit Stripe Gum)
  68. It’s the right beer now (Coors Light)
  69. You’ve got the right one baby (said by Ray Charles) (Pepsi-Cola)
  70. All of my men wear English Leather… or they wear nothing at all! (English Leather Cologne)
  71. Strong enough for a man….. but made for a woman (Secret Deodorant)
  72. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  73. Coors…the silver bullet! (Coors Beer)
  74. This is a good place for a Stick-Up (Airwick Stick-Up Air Fresheners)
  75. Plop Plop….. Fizz Fizz….. Oh what a relief it is! (Alka Seltzer)
  76. I’d walk a mile for a Camel (Camel Cigarettes)
  77. Share the moment….. Share life (Kodak) state-farm-like-a-good-neighbor
  78. Doing what we do best (American Airlines)
  79. Something special in the air (American Airlines)
  80. “A” is for apple “J” is for jacks, Cinnamon crunchy Apple Jacks. Fun to eat an apply treat! Kellogg’s Apple Jacks (Apple Jacks cereal)
  81. Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. That is what I’d truly like to be….. ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener….. Everyone would be in love with me! (Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs)  green-giant
  82. My bologna has a first name, it’s  O-S-C-A-R… My bologna has a second name it’s M-A-Y-E-R… Oh! I love to eat it every day… And if you ask me why, I’ll say…  Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A. (Oscar Mayer Bologna)
  83. “Hot dogs!.. Armor Hot dogs!.. What kind of kid likes Armor hot dogs?.. Big kids, little kids, kids who climb on rocks!.. Fat kids, skinny kids,.. even kids with chicken pox like hot dogs! Armor hot dogs!.. The dogs kids love to bite!” (Armor Hot Dogs)
  84. Get A little closer! Don’t be shy’ (Arrid Extra Dry Deoderant)
  85. Look how good you look now (Avon)
  86. You deserve a break today… so get up and get away…to McDonald’s…We do it all for you! (McDonalds)
  87. Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun (McDonalds)
  88. Be all that you can be (US Army promo ad)
  89. M’m good, M’m good…That’s what Campbell’s soups are…M’m good! (Campbell’s Soup)
  90. See the USA in your Chevrolet (Chevrolet/GM)
  91. Double your pleasure….. double your fun (Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum)
  92. Diamonds are forever (DeBeers Jewelers)
  93. Just do it! (Nike Shoes)
  94. The pause that refreshes (Coca-Cola) chevrolet-see-the-usa
  95. We try harder (Avis Rent-A-Car)
  96. The Breakfast of Champions (Wheaties Cereal)
  97. Does she or doesn’t she? (Clairol)
  98. When it rains…..it pours (Morton Salt)
  99. Let your fingers do the walking (Yellow Pages)
  100. M & M’s melt in your mouth….. Not in your hand (M&M candies)
  101. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  102. Come to where the flavor is…come to Marlboro Country! (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  103. Come up to the KOOL taste….. taste extra freshness every time you smoke (Kool Cigarettes)
  104. Outstanding…and they are Mild! (Pall Mall Cigarettes)
  105. Show me a filter cigarette that delivers the taste, and I’ll eat my hat! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  106. LSMFT – Lucky Strike means fine tobacco! (Lucky Strike Cigarettes)
  107. To a smoker….. It’s a Kent (Kent Cigarettes) give-a-hoot-dont-pollute
  108. Watch for falling prices! (Wal-Mart)
  109. Put a tiger in your tank (Exxon Gas)
  110. You can trust your car to the man that wears the star (Texaco Gas)
  111. Don’t leave home without it (American Express)
  112. Do you know me (American Express)
  113. Master the possibilities (Master Card)
  114. It’s everywhere you want to be (Visa)
  115. Priceless! (Master Card)
  116. There are some things money can’t buy….. For everything else, there’s MasterCard (Master Card)
  117. In the valley of the jolly…ho ho ho…Green Giant (Green Giant Vegetables)
  118. They’re magically delicious! (Lucky Charms cereal)
  119. This Bud’s for you! (Budweiser Beer)
  120. Only you can prevent forest fires (said by Smokey Bear) (US Forest Service)
  121. We’ll leave a light on for you (Motel 6)
  122. You’ll wonder where the yellow went….. when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent! (Pepsodent Toothpaste)
  123. The Best a Man Can Get (Gillette Razor)
  124. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  125. Today the pits, tomorrow the wrinkles (Sunsweet Prunes)
  126. Ring around the collar (Wisk Laundry Detergent)
  127. The Uncola (7-Up)
  128. You Like It, It Likes You (7-Up)
  129. Nothing does it like 7 Up! (7-Up)
  130. Crisp refreshing 7 Up (7-Up)
  131. Never Had It, Never Will (caffeine) (7-Up)
  132. When you want the taste of UN, there’s only one (7-Up)
  133. Helps build strong bodies 12 ways (Wonder Bread) wonder-bread-helps-build-bodies
  134. I want my Maypo! (said by Marky Maypo) (Maypo Cereal)
  135. Leggo my Eggo (Eggo Toaster Waffles)
  136. Everything you ever wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  137. Give a hoot…..Don’t pollute! (US Forestry Service)
  138. Manly, yes…..but women like it too! (Irish Spring Soap)
  139. Fresh as an Irish Spring morning (Irish Spring Soap)
  140. The road will never be the same (Acura)
  141. The Heartbeat of America! (Chevrolet)
  142. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick (Buick)
  143. If it’s Borden….. It’s got to be good (Borden)
  144. And away go troubles… Down the drain (RotoRooter Plumbers) klondike-bar-what-would-you-do
  145. The difference is Dell (Dell Computers)
  146. Ask about it at work (Aflac)
  147. We know money (AIG)
  148. You’re in good hands with Allstate (Allstate Insurance)
  149. Mama Mia…..Thatsa spicy meatball (Alka Seltzer)
  150. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo? (Alpo Dog Food)
  151. Behold the power of cheese (American Dairy Association)
  152. For fast, fast, fast relief (Anacin)
  153. Think different! (Apple Computers)
  154. Reach out and touch someone (AT&T)
  155. Higher Standards (Bank of America)
  156. Thank you for your support (Bartles & Jaymes)
  157. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  158. Flick my Bic! (Bic Pens)
  159. Life’s messy….. Clean it up! (Bissell Vacuums)
  160. The quicker picker-upper (Bounty Paper Towels)
  161. Fill it to the rim — with Brim (Brim Decaffeinated Coffee)
  162. The king of beers (Budweiser Beer)
  163. The champagne of bottled beers (Miller High Life Beer)
  164. A can a week….. That’s all we ask (California Almond Growers)  got-milk
  165. Got milk? (California Milk Processor Board)
  166. Calgon…..Take me away (Calgon Bath Products)
  167. For virtually spotless dishes (Cascade)
  168. I am stuck on Band-Aids ’cause Band-Aids stuck on me (Band-Aids bandages)
  169. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature! (Chiffon Margarine)
  170. Fit for a king! (Imperial Margarine)
  171. The only way to fly! (Western Airlines)
  172. When you care enough to send the very best (Hallmark Greeting Cards)
  173. We answer to a higher authority (Hebrew National Franks) lays-betcha-cant-eat-just-one
  174. Every kiss begins with Kay! (Kay Jewelers)
  175. Come to where the flavor is….. Come to Marlboro country (Marlboro Cigarettes)
  176. Tastes so good….. Cats ask for it by name (Meow Mix Cat Food)
  177. Betcha can’t eat just one? (Lay’s Potato Chips)
  178. The noisiest chips in the world (Laura Scudder Potato Chips)
  179. It helps the hurt stop hurting (Bactine Antiseptic Spray)
  180. They plump when you cook ’em (Ballpark Franks)
  181. Because so much is riding on your tires (Michelin Tires)
  182. Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride (Listerine Mouthwash)
  183. Is it live or is it Memorex (Memorex Recording Tape)  memorex-is-it-live
  184. Beef…..It’s what’s for dinner (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association)
  185. Pork…..The other white meat (Natinal Pork Board)
  186. A-1 makes hamburgers taste like steakburgers (A1 Steak Sauce)
  187. Ace is the place with the Helpful Hardware Man (Ace Hardware)
  188. Stronger Than Dirt (Ajax Laundry Detergent)
  189. Mama Mia, that’s a spicy meata ball (Alka-Seltzer)
  190. Try it…..  You’ll like it! (Alka-Seltzer)
  191. Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo (Alpo Dog Food)
  192. The incredible, edible egg
  193. Don’t leave home without it. (American Express) ajax-stronger-than-dirt
  194. Twice as much of the pain reliever doctors recommend most (Anacin)
  195. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  196. The King of Beers (Budweiser Beer)
  197. This Bud’s for you (Budweiser Beer)
  198. I love you, Ma-a-a-n (Budweiser Beer)
  199. When you say Bud (Budweiser Beer)
  200. When you say Budweiser…..You’ve said it all! (Budweiser Beer)
  201. Think different (Apple Computers)
  202. There’s something about an Aqua Velva man (Aqua Velva Cologne) butterfinger-bart-simpson
  203. Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger! (said by Bart Simpson) (Butterfinger Candy Bar)
  204. Take it off…..Take it all off! (Noxzema Shaving Cream)
  205. The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine (NyQuil)
  206. The mark of a man (Old Spice Aftershave/Cologne)
  207. Catch our smile (Pacific Southwest Airlines)
  208. The flavor says butter! (Parkay Margarine)
  209. Is this any way to run an airline?…..You bet it is! (National Airlines)
  210. This is your brain….. This is your brain on drugs….. Any questions? (Partnership for a Drug-Free America)
  211. Just slightly ahead of our time (Panasonic)
  212. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful (Pantene Shampoo)
  213. Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven (Pillsbury Poppin’ Fresh Dough)
  214. Once you POP, you can’t STOP! (Pringles Potato Chips)
  215. It’s not polite to smack your lips but you just can’t help it with Frito’s Corn Chips (Frito’s Corn Chips)
  216. Oot-fray, Oops-lay (Froot Loops Cereal)
  217. Built Ford tough! (Ford)
  218. Ford has a better idea. (Ford)
  219. Have you driven a Ford lately (Ford)
  220. Quality is Job 1 (Ford)
  221. Get a piece of the rock (Prudential Insurance)
  222. Something to smile about (Quaker Oatmeal)
  223. You’ve got questions….. We’ve got answers (Radio Shack)
  224. How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S (Rolaids)
  225. The beer that made Milwaukee famous (Schlitz Beer)
  226. It won’t slow you down (Coors Light Beer)
  227. Always there in a pinch (Skoal Tobacco)
  228. With a name like Smucker’s…..It has to be good (Smucker’s Jam/Jellies)
  229. We make money the old-fashion way…..We earn it (Smith Barney)
  230. Made from the best stuff on earth (Snapple)
  231. Obey your thirst (Sprite)
  232. Live in your world….. Play in ours (PlayStation)
  233. You are now free to move about the country (Southwest Airlines)
  234. Expect more…..Pay less (Target)
  235. We bring good things to life (General Electric)
  236. Imagination at work (General Electric)
  237. Head for the border (Taco Bell)
  238. Yo quiero Taco Bell (Taco Bell)
  239. Can you hear me now? (Verizon Wireless)
  240. I coulda had a V-8 (V-8 Vegetable Juice)
  241. You’ve come a long way, baby (Virginia Slims Cigarettes)
  242. Taste that beats the others cold…..Pepsi pours it on! (Pepsi)
  243. It gets the red out (Visine Eye Drops)
  244. Always low prices…..Always! (Wal-Mart)
  245. The quality goes in before the name goes on (Zenith TV)
  246. It’s such a comfort to take the bus and leave the driving to us (Greyhound)
  247. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  248. Babies are our business (Gerber Baby Food)
  249. Oh the possibilities (Fisher-Price Toys)
  250. Look sharp…..Feel sharp (Gillette)
  251. The best a man can get (Gillette)
  252. Never let ’em see you sweat (Gillette Dry Idea)
  253. Sooner or later….. You’ll own General (General Tires)
  254. Deep down you want Hoover (Hoover Vacuum)
  255. Breakfast never sounded so good (Jimmie Dean Sausages)
  256. When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight (Fed Ex)
  257. When EF Hutton talks…..People listen (EF Hutton)
  258. You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse (Westinghouse Appliances)
  259. It’s the oooonly way to fly (WesternAirlines)
  260. Because life is not a spectator sport (Reebok Shoes)
  261. Rice-A-Roni….. The San Francisco Treat (Rice-A-Roni)
  262. Anything less would be uncivilized (Right Guard Deoderant)
  263. You can take Salem out of the country but …..You can’t take the country out of Salem (Salem Cigarettes)
  264. Everything You Love About Coffee (Sanka Coffee)
  265. Grab life by the horns (Dodge)
  266. Everybody doesn’t like something….. but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee (Sara Lee)
  267. You only go around once in  this life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get (Schlitz Beer)
  268. When you’re out of Schlitz….. You’re out of beer (Schlitz Beer)
  269. The more you know….. The more you trust Bayer (Bayer Aspirin)
  270. Starts your car when other batteries won’t (Sears Die-Hard Batteries)
  271. Run faster!…..Jump higher! (PF Flyers/Keds Shoes)
  272. Floats the dirt right down the drain (Ajax)
  273. Crisp and clean with no caffeine. (7-Up)
  274. Taste the rainbow! (Skittles Candy)
  275. Serutan ….. That’s Natures spelled backward (Serutan)
  276. Hold that tiger! (LeTigre Shirts)
  277. Fits your body like a hammer fits your hand. (Levi’s Jeans)
  278. Let Hertz put you in the driver’s seat (Hertz Rent-A-Car)
  279. If  it says Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the label, label, label…You will like it, like it, like it….. on your table table table (Libby’s Canned Foods)
  280. Kill the germs….. Feel the clean (Listerine Mouthwash)
  281. Oh Fab…I’m glad…they put real Borax in you (Fab Laundry Detergent)
  282. A Day Without Orange Juice is Like a Day Without Sunshine (Florida Citrus Commission)
  283. Smart…..Very Smart (Magnavox TV)
  284. Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town (Maytag)
  285. Great coffee taste without bitterness (Mellow Roast Coffee)
  286. Bullish on America (Merrill Lynch)
  287. Where do you want to go today? (Microsoft)
  288. If you’ve got the time …..We’ve got the beer (Miller Beer)
  289. Everything you always wanted in a beer…..and less (Miller Lite Beer)
  290. Goodness you can taste (Minute Maid Orange Juice)
  291. Do the Dew! (Mountain Dew)
  292. Why don’t you pick me up and smoke me sometime? (Muriel Cigars)
  293. Because I’m worth it! (L’Oreal)
  294. Richness worth a second cup (Yuban Coffee)
  295. Promise her anything, but give her Arpege (Arpege Perfume)
  296. Ban won’t wear off as the day wears on (Ban Roll-On Deodorant)
  297. Bayer works wonders (Bayer Aspirin)
  298. Never let them see you sweat (Dry Idea Deodorant)
  299. Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it (Blue Bonnet Margarine)
  300. If it’s Borden, it’s got to be good (Borden)
  301. Absorbs like magic (Bounty Paper Towels)
  302. Thirst pockets for spill relief (Brawny Paper Towels)
  303. Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick? (Buick)
  304. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules (Burger King)
  305. Roll that beautiful bean footage (Bush’s Baked Beans)
  306. Next to myself….. I like BVD best (BVD Underwear)
  307. If it doesn’t get all over the place….. it doesn’t belong in your face (Carl’s Jr.)
  308. Don’t bother me….. I’m eating (Carl’s Jr.)
  309. Without us, some guys would starve (Carl’s Jr.)
  310. The milk from contented cows (Carnation Milk)
  311. If he kissed you once….. Will he kiss you again? (Certs Breath Mints)
  312. It’s two…two…two mints in one! (Certs Breath Mints)
  313. Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet (Chevrolet)
  314. If you find a better car….. Buy it! (said by Lee Iacocca) (Chrysler)
  315. If I have but one life to live….. let me live it as a blonde! (Clairol Shampoo)
  316. Hair color so natural….. Only her hairdresser knows for sure (Clairol Shampoo)
  317. Things go better with Coca-Cola…..Things go better with Coke (Coca-Cola)
  318. It’s the real thing (Coca-Cola)
  319. Have a Coke and a smile (Coca-Cola)
  320. Coke is it! (Coca-Cola)
  321. Can’t beat the feeling (Coca-Cola)
  322. Just for the taste of it, Diet Coke (Diet Coke)
  323. I go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! (Cocoa Puffs Cereal)
  324. Sometimes you’ve got to break the rules – Burger King)
  325. Something good always comes of it (Bisquick)
  326. The proud bird with the golden tail (Continental Airlines)
  327. Delta is ready when you are (Delta Airlines)
  328. Brewed with Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water (Coors Beer)
  329. Taste the high country….. Taste Coors (Coors Beer)
  330. Don’t be a Paleface!”  (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  331. Tan – Don’t Burn! (Coppertone Tanning Lotion)
  332. Candy-Coated Popcorn, Peanuts, and a Prize…..That’s what you get in Cracker Jack  (Cracker Jack)
  333. Cleans your teeth while it cleans your breath (Dentyne Gum)
  334. Aren’t you glad you use Dial …..Don’t you wish everybody did? (Dial Soap)
  335. I drink Dr Pepper and I’m Proud….. I’m Part of an Original Crowd… (Dr. Pepper)
  336. Freshness never tasted so good (Hostess snack cakes)
  337. We will sell no wine – before its time (said by Orson Welles) (Paul Masson Wines)
  338. The most original soft drink ever in the whole wide world (Dr. Pepper)
  339. It’s the cheesiest! (Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)
  340. Finger lickin’ good (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  341. Kid tested…..Mother approved (Kix cereal)
  342. Share moments…..Share life (Kodak)
  343. When banks compete…..You win (Lending Tree)
  344. Celebrate the moments of your life (General Foods)
  345. Here’s to good friends, Tonight is kind of special. The beer we’ll pour, must say something more, somehow….. So tonight (tonight), Tonight, Let it be Löwenbräu (Lowenbrau Beer)
  346. When the hungries hit…..hit the Red Barn (Red Barn)
  347. Eat Fresh (Subway)
  348. It’s a good time for the great taste of McDonalds (McDonalds)
  349. I’m lovin’ it (McDonalds)
  350. Did somebody say McDonalds? (McDonalds)
  351. Do what tastes right (Wendys)
  352. We do chicken right (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  353. Roll out the Burgie (Burgermeister Beer)
  354. It’s not just a job…..It’s an Adventure (US Navy)
  355. The few…..the proud…..The Marines (US Marine Corp)
  356. Like a rock! (Chevrolet)
  357. It’s the water! (Olympia Beer)
  358. Crave the wave (Ocean Spray)
  359. Come Alive!…..You’re in the Pepsi generation! (Pepsi-Cola)
  360. You’ve got a lot to live…..Pepsi’s got a lot to give (Pepsi-Cola)
  361. The choice of a new generation (Pepsi-Cola)
  362. The closer you get…..The better you look (Nice ‘N Easy Shampoo)
  363. Gentlemen prefer Hanes (Hanes Underwear)
  364. Bring out the Best Foods and bring out the best! (Best Foods Real Mayonnaise)
  365. Yes Yes YES!!! (Herbal Essence Shampoo)
  366. The great American chocolate bar (Hershey’s Chocolate)
  367. Fresh and clean as a whistle (Irish Spring Soap)
  368. Anything less would be uncivilized  (Right Guard Deodorant)
  369. The other guys! (Goodrich Tires)
  370. We’re looking for a few good men (US Marine Corp)
  371. The toughest job you’ll ever love (US Peace Corp)
  372. RAID kills bugs dead! (Raid)
  373. It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken (Purdue Chicken)
  374. If it’s Ore-Ida…..It’s all-righta! (Ore-Ida Potatoes)
  375. Only fit for a king (Nine Lives Cat Food)
  376. What can brown do for you? (UPS)
  377. Watch out Federal!…..Here comes Airborne! (Airborne Express)
  378. Take life a little easier (sung by Rodney Allen Rippey) (Jack In The Box)
  379. You get a big delight in every bite (Hostess Snack Cakes)
  380. Choosy mothers choose Jiff (Jiff Peanut Butter)
  381. Who wears short shorts? (Nair Hair Removal Cream)
  382. I’m gonna wash that gray right outta my hair
  383. That frosty mug taste (A&W Root Beer)
  384. You asked for it…..You got it!…..Toyota! (Toyota)
  385. Get your hands on a Toyota and you’ll never let go (Toyota)
  386. Double A [A-A] [honk! honk!] M-C-O (AAMCO Transmissions)
  387. Take a bite outta crime! (said by McGruff the dog) (National Crime Prevention Council)
  388. Kibbles and Bits!…..Kibbles and Bits!…. I’m gonna get me some Kibbles and Bits! (Kibbles & Bits Dog Food)
  389. They don’t say Hanes until I say they say Hanes! (said by Inspector 12) (Hanes Underwear)
  390. How ’bout a nice Hawaiian Punch?…..Sure! (Hawaiian Punch)
  391. My dog’s healthy and it shows….. cause he’s got the Hi-Pro glow! (Hi Pro Dog Food)
  392. Don’t cook tonight….. Call Chicken Delight (Chicken Delight Restaurants)
  393. Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan… Man to man smoke a Roi-Tan Cigar (Roi-Tan Cigars)
  394. Take Sominex tonight and sleep, sleep, sleep (Sominex Sleep-Aid)
  395. We’re gonna tempt your tummy, with the taste of Nuts and Honey, its a honey of an ‘O’, it’s Honey Nut Cheerios (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  396. My Buddy….. My Buddy….. My Buddy and me!” (My Buddy Doll for boys)
  397. Do a dallop!…..Do, Do a dallop (Daisy Brand Sour Cream)
  398. Share the fantasy! (Chanel Perfume)
  399. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more (Geico Insurance)
  400. More Ovaltine Please! (Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Drink Mix)
  401. Yeah!….. It’s that important (A1 Steak Sauce)
  402. Eattin’ good in the neighborhood (Applebee’s Restaurants)
  403. Reputation you can ride on (Big ‘O’ Tires)
  404. What’s your share? (Ameritrade Stock Broker)
  405. Get in!… Get out!… Get on with your life! (Chili’s Restaurants)
  406. Easy to buy….. Easy to own….. Easy as Dell (Dell Computers)
  407. It’s not delivery….. It’s DiGiorno (DiGiorno Frozen Pizza)
  408. Get the door….. It’s Domino’s! (Domino’s Pizza)
  409. Pizza! Pizza! (Little Caesars Pizza)
  410. Gather ’round the good stuff (Pizza Hut)
  411. The last honest pizza (Round Table Pizza)
  412. Come hungry….. Leave happy! (IHOP Restaurants)
  413. When you’re here….. You’re family (Olive Garden Restaurants)
  414. Roaches check in….. But they don’t check out! (Black Flag’s Roach Motel)
  415. Taste me! Taste me!….. Come on and taste me! (Doral Cigarettes)
  416. It’s nice to feel… so good about a meal… so good about Kentucky Fried Chicken (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  417. We do chicken right! (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
  418. Come see the softer side of Sears (Sears)
  419. It’s all inside (JC Penny)
  420. You can do it….. We can help (Home Depot)
  421. Let’s build something together (Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores)
  422. You’ll love it at Levitz (Levitz Furniture Store)
  423. And on you go (American Automobile Association – AAA Insurance)
  424. Better ingredients…..Better pizza (Papa Johns Pizza)
  425. Trust the Midas touch (Midas Muffler)
  426. Next to you…what he likes best… and needs most (Chuck Wagon Dog Food)
  427. Be careful how you use it (Hai Karate Aftershave)
  428. The essence of man (Brut Cologne & Aftershave)
  429. Share your fantasy (Chanel No. 5 Perfume)
  430. Because you’re worth it (Oreal Cosmetics)
  431. Now you have a friend in the diamond business (The Shane Company Jewelers)
  432. That was easy (Staples)
  433. It pays to discover (Discover Card)
  434. You’re going to like the way you look….. I guarantee it! (Men’s Warehouse)
  435. Keep America Strong….. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds (US Savings Bonds)
  436. Mail moves the country….. Zip Code moves the mail (US Postal Service)

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Just a reminder…..

Here’s the mascot link once again…..

Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

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Most Popular Brand Advertising Mascots of All Time

charlie_tunaMascots used in advertising over the years are the backbone of nearly all ronald_macdonaldsuccessful “image conscious” companies in the United States as well as worldwide. Mascots and icons conjure up all sorts of nostalgic images from childhood through present day. Many of the well remembered ones stood out in our minds as either funny, heartwarming, stupid, absurd or provocative. They also had another important element ….. having an identifiable character, a catchy jingle, or a Kool_Aid_mancool well thought catchphrase.

Some of the best-loved ads of the 20th century have names like Charlie, Tony, Ronald, Betty and Mr. Peanut. Others, like Joe Camel, the Marlboro Frito_BanditoMan and the Kool Penguin, may not have been  as beloved, but grew to have immense worldwide impact and could instantly be identified with their respective product. Even Fred and Barney were used for advertising Winston Cigarettes at one time ….. before all the negative implications of how hazardous smoking was on our lungs and how impressionable they were on hamms-bearyoungsters.

From frozen vegetables to packaged cake mix, from fast food to automobile tires, these well thought out, carefully drawn characters are the personifications of businesses that began small but grew to become dominant brands within their twinkie_the_kidrespective fields ….. thanks in large part to their famous icons.

This list below represents the majority of the most remembered, as well as successful, print and billboard ads, television commercials, product endoresements, mascots, icons and logos of all time. These have all made a powerful dent in our subconscious and made a powerful and longlasting impact in the marketplace. From the thousands of mascots and ads, these were the ones that stood out the Nesquik_bunnymost. The criteria used here is based upon overall effectiveness, longevity, recognizability and cultural impact.chester_cheetah_basketball

Enjoy your trip down memory lane. Be watching for a forthcoming post featuring product catchphrases. I will have a link when the post is created.

UPDATED:  2 links have been recently added  that relate to this post – You can check them out at the bottom of this posting.

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See how many of the cereal brand mascots you remember in the collage below.

 

 

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  1. Mickey Mouse – Walt Disney Company/Disneyland/DisneyWorldenergizer_bunny
  2. Energizer Bunny – Eveready Energizer Batteries
  3. Tony The Tiger – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal
  4. Charlie The Tuna – Starkist Tuna
  5. Trix Rabbit – General Mill’s Trix Cereal
  6. Speedy – Alka Seltzer
  7. Poppin’ Fresh The Pillsbury Doughboy – Pillsbury Rolls/Products
  8. Jolly Green Giant – Green Giant Vegetables
  9. Nipper The Dog (fox terrier) – RCA Victor Company
  10. Frito Bandito – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  11. Chicken of The Sea Mermaid – Chicken of The Sea Tunaernie_keebler_elves
  12. Elsie The Cow – Borden Dairy Products
  13. Miss Chiquita – Chiquita Bananas
  14. Ham’s Bear – Hams Beer
  15. M&M’s – M&M’s
  16. Mrs. Butterworth – Mrs. Butterworth Pancake Syrup
  17. Spuds McKenzie – Bud Light Beer
  18. Gidget The Taco Bell Chihuahua – Taco Bell Restaurants
  19. Dig ‘Em The Frog – Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks Cereal (renamed Honey Smacks)
  20. Sugar Bear – Post Super Sugar Crisp (renamed Golden Crisps)joe_camel
  21. Snap, Crackle & Pop – Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
  22. Jack – Jack-In -The-Box Restaurants
  23. Marvelous Magical Burger King (the older cartoonish mascot – 2 versions) – Burger King Restaurants
  24. Chef Boyardee – Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
  25. Ronald McDonald – McDonalds Restaurants (also included here could be Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace & Birdie)Gecko
  26. Kool Aid Man – Kool-Aid Drink Mix
  27. Joe Camel – Camel Brand Cigarettes
  28. Lucky The Leprechaun – General Mill’s Lucky Charms Cereal
  29. Sonny The Cuckoo Bird – General Mill’s Cocoa Puffs Cereal
  30. Toucan Sam – Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
  31. Martin The Gecko – Geico Auto Insurance
  32. Geico Cavemen – Geico Auto Insurance
  33. Morris The Cat – 9 Lives Cat Foodtootsie-pop-owl
  34. Colonel Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants
  35. Sugar Pops Pete The Prairie Dog – Kellogg’s Sugar Pops Cereal (renamed Corn Pops)
  36. Cornelius The Rooster – Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
  37. Mr. Peanut – Planters Peanuts
  38. Great Root Bear – A & W Root Beer & Restaurants
  39. Cap’n Crunch – Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Cereal
  40. Buzz Bee – General Mill’s Honey Nut CheeriosMr_Clean_circle
  41. Chester Cheetah – Cheetos Crunch
  42. Quiky The Bunny – Nestle’s Quik (later changed to Nesquik) Chocolate Mix
  43. Mr. Clean – Mr. Clean
  44. Snuggle Bear (Teddy Bear) – Snuggle Fabric Softener
  45. Dutch Boy – Dutch Boy Paint
  46. Mr. Rollback – Wal-Mart Stores
  47. Big Boy – Big Boy Restaurants
  48. Sambo & Jolly Tiger – Sambo’s RestaurantsBig_Boy
  49. Punchy – Hawaiian Punch Drink Mix
  50. Choo Choo Charlie – Good & Plenty Candy
  51. Count Chocula – General Mill’s Count Chocula Cereal
  52. Frankey Berry – General Mill’s Franken Berry Cereal
  53. Boo Berry – General Mill’s Boo Berry Cereal
  54. Sailor Jack & Bingo – Cracker Jacks
  55. W.C. Fritos – Frito Lay Corn Chips
  56. Foster Farm Chickens – Foster Farms Chicken
  57. Geoffrey The Giraffe – Toys R UsCracker_Jack_mascots
  58. Aunt Jemima – Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix & Syrup
  59. Buster Brown & Tige The dog) – Buster Brown Shoes
  60. Kenner Gooney Bird – Kenner’s Toy Company
  61. Quisp – Quisp Cereal
  62. Sun-Maid Raisins Girl – Sun-Maid Raisins
  63. Granny Goose – Granny Goose Potato Chips
  64. Michelin Man (aka Bibendum) – Michelin Tires
  65. Bullseye (the Miniature Bull Terrier) – Target Stores
  66. Kool Penguin – Kool Cigarettesjolly_green_giant
  67. Exxon Tiger – Exxon Gasoline
  68. Aflac Duck – Aflac Insurance
  69. Chuck E. Cheese – Chuck E. Cheese Pizza (formerly Pizza Time Theater)
  70. Helping Hand – Betty Crocker’s Hamburger Helper
  71. Little Foster – Foster’s Freeze Restaurants
  72. Kernel Kleenup (aka “The Little Man”) – Western Exterminator
  73. Little Miss Sunbeam – Sunbeam Bread
  74. Umbrella Girl – Morton Salt
  75. Tropic-Ana – Tropicana
  76. Coppertone Girl – Coppertone Sunscreenmario
  77. Pets.com Sock Puppet – Pets.com Pet Supplies
  78. Reddy Kilowatt –
  79. Jeff – Burger Chef Restaurants
  80. Vlasic Stork – Vlasic Pickles
  81. Gorton Fisherman – Gorton Seafood Company
  82. Cool Spot – 7-Up Soft Drinks
  83. White Knight – Ajax Laundry Detergent
  84. Ajax Pixies – Ajax Cleanser
  85. Betty Crocker – Betty Crocker Baking ProductsDig-em-frog
  86. Anderson Soup Twins – Anderson Soup
  87. Campbell’s Soup Kids – Campbell’s Soup
  88. Quaker Oats Man – Quaker Oats Cereal
  89. Twinkie The Kid – Hostess Twinkies
  90. Budweiser Frogs – Budweiser Beer
  91. Brawny Lumberjack – Brawny Paper Towels
  92. Brother Dominick – Xerox
  93. Mr. Bluelight – K-Mart Stores
  94. Carvel Ice Cream Guy – Carvel Ice CreamToys_R_Us_geoffrey_mascot
  95. Culligan Lady – Culligan Water Softener
  96. Hy Finn – Standard Oil of California
  97. Jello-O  Baby – Jell-O
  98. Jared – Subway Restaurants
  99. Mr. Owl – Tootsie Rolls & Tootsie Pops
  100. Gerber Baby – Gerber Baby Food
  101. Josephine The Plumber – Comet Cleanser
  102. Juan Valdez – National Federation of Coffee Growersambos
  103. Kedso The Clown – Ked’s Brand Sneakers
  104. Mr. Bubble – Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath
  105. Keebler Elves (Ernie The Elf) – Keebler Foods (Crackers)
  106. California Raisins – California Raisins Advisory Board
  107. Happy Cows (Talking Cows) – Real California Cheese/Milk
  108. Little Caesar – Little Caesar Pizza
  109. Little Old Winemaker – Italian Swiss Colony Wines
  110. Madge The Manicurist – Palmolive Dish Washing Detergent
  111. Marky Maypo – Maypo CerealPunchy
  112. Marlboro Man – Marlboro Cigarettes
  113. Indian Maiden – Land-O-Lake Butter/Dairy Products
  114. Maytag Man – Maytag Appliances
  115. Little Mikey (the Freckly-faced Kid) – Life Cereal
  116. Mrs. Olson – Folgers Coffee
  117. Mr. Goodwin – Crest Toothpaste
  118. Mr. George Whipple – Charmin Toilet Paper
  119. Goodyear Blimp – Goodyear Tire Company
  120. Mother Nature – Chiffon Margarineelsie
  121. Sunny – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal
  122. The Noid – Domino’s Pizza
  123. Orville Redenbacher – Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popcorn
  124. Popsicle Pete – Popsicle Frozen Pops
  125. Polar Bear – Icee
  126. Slush Puppie – Slush Puppie
  127. Oscar Mayer Bologny Kid – Oscar Mayer Bologny
  128. Manny, Moe & Jack – Pep Boys Auto Partslittle_ceasar
  129. Rosie The Waitress – Bounty Paper Towels
  130. Ty-D-Bol Man – Ty-D-Bol Toilet Cleaner
  131. Uncle Ben – Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice
  132. Honeycomb Kid – Post’s Honeycomb Cereal
  133. Yipes The Zebra – Fruit Stripe Gum
  134. Klondike The Polar Bear – Klondike Ice Cream Bar
  135. Mr. Meow – Meow Mix Cat Food
  136. Scrubbing Bubbles – Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner
  137. Fruit of The Loom Guys – Fruit of The Loom Underwear/Sleepwearm&ms
  138. Mario – Nintendo Entertainment System
  139. Sonic The Hedgehog – Sega Video Games
  140. Duke The Dog – Bush’s Baked Beans
  141. Kash (with the googly eyes) – Geico Auto Insurance
  142. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – Stay Puft Marshmallow Company (actually a fictitious mascot from the movie Ghostbusters)

Below are two of my favorite current ads running that feature an ensemble cast of mascots from the past. Can you identify them all?

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PLEASE NOTE:  If you enjoyed this post of Most Popular Advertising Mascots … youPillsbury_Doughboy pasquallymay want to check out two other posts in this blog. One has over 300 of the more popular Catchphrases Expressions & Slogans of the 50’s – 60’s – 70’s -80’s – 90’s. A number of sayings and catchphrases that caught on from these advertisements will also be reflected in this post. The newest post contains TV’s Greatest Commercial Ads of Slogans, Jingles, Taglines & Catchphrases.

Simply click on the links below to continue your nostalgic journey down memory lane. 🙂

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Cool Tools! – Handy Online Gadgets

stopwatchThis page features a few simple, nifty, handy-dandy apps that you might actually find helpful enough, as well as useful enough, to add/download to your browser, home page, website or blog. Best of all, they’re all FREE and very easy to install. Listed below are a few of these as well as their links to get yours instantly.

Everybody needs a stopwatch, calculator or timer at some point — and there never seems to be one around when you really need one!

Well … Fear Not … Now There Is!

A simple, fast “Flash” Online Stopwatch and Online Countdown Timer always available when you need it.

All of these can be found at Online-Stopwatch.com or you may click on them individually as they are listed below …..

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Below are a few more cool FREE gadget applications from LabPixies.com.

Your source for the Coolest Gadgets on the Web!

labpixiesLabPixies is a free online directory for web gadgets (also known as “Widgets”). Add cool and useful gadgets to your home page, or embed them to enrich your blog or website. Simply click the “add to” button of your favorite gadget and start personalizing your online experience! Try it now! – They’re FREE!

Here are a few of the most popular …..calorie_counter

Lots of  games for your desktop are available here also including:

  • Black Jackblackjack_game
  • Flood-It!
  • Hangman
  • Invaders
  • Marbles
  • Minesweeper
  • Slot Machine
  • Sudoku Puzzles
  • Trivia
  • Video Poker
  • plus many more!

There are quite a few more gadgets or widgets available from this website that include fun and games, entertainment and additional tools to help make your job just a little more bearable or your life a little easier ….. Check ‘Em Out!

LabPixies.com

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