Remember Jinks the Cat?

Like Cat vs. Mouse cartoon antics, but are tired of Tom & Jerry? Than why not check out the hilarious cartoons of Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks.

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Geoffrey Holder and 7 UP

Throughout the seventies and eighties, we were driven to the lemon lime sweetness by the even sweeter voice of one person, Geoffrey Holder. Holder was not only a great soda spokesperson, but a talented actor and artist.

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Hägar The Horrible for Skol Beer

Hägar the Horrible might not be well-know as an advertising character, but in the eighties he appeared a set of popular commercials and advertisements for Skol beer. A few years later he would appear in advertising for both IBM and Mug Root Beer.

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The Batman Green Machine

In 1977 Sears released an their exclusive Bat Machine. A three-wheeled beauty that might not have been as popular as the green machine, but might have been more compelling.

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The Land Before Time VHS Pizza Hut Commercial

In 1988, commercials at the start of your VHS tapes was still a fairly new thing. Working in a video store, I was a captive audience for this new type of marketing and it has left its mark on me ever since.

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Petey (Pete the Pup) from “Our Gang” was one smart dog

If you watch "The Little Rascals" or "Our Gang" you probably have a favorite character. I liked Spanky and Alfalfa, but my favorite by far is Petey the dog. Here is a little video showing some behind the scenes work of the dog who would play Petey.

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ET the Extra-Terrestrial Teaser Trailer

Before E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial became an iconic mega-hit, it was just another big summer movie. That means a trailer. While many of us remember the more famous full trailer, another teaser trailer preceded it. It is very different from the final and is a relic of a different time in trailer production.

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Live-Action Donkey Kong Jr. Commercial

In 1983, this wonderful live-action commercial for Donkey Kong Jr. on the ColecoVision hit the airwaves. It is an earnest mix of live-action and gameplay footage that left me wanting more of both.

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