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Adverts from the past that stick in the mind

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mark101, Oct 14, 2021.

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  1. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Currently I can't get this one out of my mind.

    '1001 Cleans a big, big carpet for less than half a crown'.
     
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  2. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    “This is luxury you can afford by Cyril Lord”. I think it was for carpets.
     
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  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    SCS massive clearance sale ends on Tuesday (but starts again Wednesday:rolleyes:)
     
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  4. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Yes, I do remember that one, Mark. And the later version changed the wording from "half-a-crown" to "two-and-six". I never understood why. :confused: The only reason that I can come up with is that, perhaps from that point, the half crown was no longer legal tender. If that's not it, then I don't know.
     
  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    That's not from the past!
     
  6. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    It's been going for years!!
     
  7. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    "Opal fruits. Made to make your mouth water."

    (courtesy of a bloke by the name of Murray Walker - from his 'other' career. )
     
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    A million housewives everyday
    Pick up a tin of beans and say
    Beanz means Heinz
     
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  9. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    There are quite a few for various reasons, so bad was the Shake & Vac, or was it since I can still remember it? Cadbury's Smash with the Martians, a number of Heineken lager ads, The VW Golf with Paula Hamilton dumping the fur coat and keeping the car and the ad when the Fiat Strada was launched showing the car built by robots with Figaro as music. Quite a few more as well.
     
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  10. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    So has the SCS sale! They claim to have only two sales per year, what they don't mention is that each runs for six months...
     
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

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  13. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    "PAL prolongs active life!"
     
  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    What we want is Watneys
    A Double Diamond works wonders
    Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet
     
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  16. peterba

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  17. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    "They asked me how I knew......."
     
  18. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    "Mackeson. Looks good, tastes good....... and by golly it does you good"
     
  19. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Public service advert.

    Boy: "Look Mum - a crocodile"

    Mother: "Yes dear. I wonder if he's a good boy, like you, and cleans his teeth every night and every morning."
     
  20. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    The Dunlop - Tested for the Unexpected advert, featuring Venus in Furs by The Velvet Underground

     

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