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What is your favorite advertising jingle?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 7, 2007

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“I love the Toys ‘R’ Us jingle, because it reminds me of good times when I was a kid.”

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“I like the Mr. Clean song, because it reminds me of my brother, Mr. B.”

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“The Pepsodent song. ‘You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.”

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“It’s an old one. The ‘taste me, taste me’ Doral cigarette jingle.”


Mike Edson 10 years ago

I think it is an AG Edwards commercial about your "nest egg" for retirement.

ohjayhawk 10 years ago

Hard to pick just one...

Nestle's makes the very best chawk-lit

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun

We are Nippersinkers, we're in luck, if it rains all week, we'll just act like a duck, quack quack, waddle waddle, quack quack, waddle waddle

ohjayhawk 10 years ago

And another good one I forogot...

My bologna has a first name...

This questions is causing sensory overload as it seems every jingle I've ever been subjected to in my life is crashing over me in an unstoppable wave. They're going to be running through my head in a loop all day, dammit!

Flap Doodle 10 years ago

"Go get a Goo-Goo, they're good!"

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

"Oh, the world looks mighty good to me, 'cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see..."

"I am stuck on Band-Aid brand 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me..."

"My bologna has a first name, it's O S C A R..."

Now I'm going to be singing jingles all day.

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

"Oh I wish I were an Oscar-Meyer weiner..."

Jonathan Allison 10 years ago

I see a little sillhoutte of a can. Mountain Dew! Mountain Dew!

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

Oops! MAyer

"Poison pickles, rotton lettuce, shut up lady, you upset us, all we want to do is shove that mic up your nose. Have it our way, at Burger King..."

jonas 10 years ago

Hmmm. . . . can't think of one.

Can tell you my least favorite, at least right now, is that damned Pizza Street commercial.

geekin_topekan 10 years ago

The "stuck on Band-aids" song was John Travolta's TV debut.Learned that on VH1.

"Let Noxema cream your face,so the razor don't.(Joe Namath,,Woo!).

mom_of_three 10 years ago

Sue, you picked the two of my favorite - Band-aids, and oscar mayer. Must be a mom thing....

My kids also used to sing the "un-oh, spaghettios"

Bone777 10 years ago

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, Oh, what a relief it is......

concernedparent 10 years ago

there aint no bugs on me, there aint no bugs on me, there may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there aint no bugs on me!

Or 842-1212, call us now pizza shuttle......

Soapdish 10 years ago

Callllllllll 842-1212. Call us now Pizza Shuttle...doo dooo dooot.

KSChick1 10 years ago

My LEAST favorite:

"Spangles, it just tastes better"


Grundoon Luna 10 years ago

I loved the Keller-Geister commercial with the Orson Wells look a-like giving a shout out to Ernie and Julie while the nun in a blue habit rode by on her bike.

"We will sell no wine before you pay for it."

Ooh, but bad, bad, headache wine. But waddya expect from a screw top . . . yeah, evidence of a gloriously mispent youth.

conservativepunker 10 years ago

Callllllllllllllllllllllllllllll for Phiiiliiip MOoooooooriiiissss!

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

"Standard's, bum ba dum ba dum, improvement Westport 1-7-100." "Kaw Kaw!"

p.s. rottEn (just can't spell today...or most days)

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

I guess I can't read either...Consumer already posted that one!

How about "Call 321-2277, Anytime night or day!"

schula 10 years ago

That Busch beer commercial that uses the "Simple Kind of Man" song by Lynard Skynard

schula 10 years ago

"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Almond Joy has nuts, Mounds don't"

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years ago

B o N o M o
Bonomo Bonomooooooooooo TURkish TAFfy

I think I heard this down south a million years ago.

Moved to KC area in '68 and remember

Call STANdard!....bum bum bum bum bum ImPROVEment WESTport 1 - 7100!

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years ago

Oops. Forgot the For Better Living now... Wow. Standard was POPular!

ontheotherhand 10 years ago

"Go Ahead, Knock It Off. I Dare Ya." And he was soooo handsome back then!!! :)

I haven't lived in Manhattan for almost 10 years and I STILL remember the stupid Pizza Shuttle telephone number because of their crazy jingles: 776-5577. Sheesh!

acg 10 years ago

I can tell you the one I hate the most "get your degree, set yourself free, call National American University" That gets in my head and drives me crazy. I dig the old Cheerios jingle

The unsinkable taste of cheerios, not a lot of sugar to weigh down those cheerios. See how they float, no sinkin' 'em down. You can't, he can't, she can't sink the unsinkable taste of, che-cheery-cheery-cheery-cheerios!

beatrice 10 years ago

meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow ...

least favorite is:

Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

It's Slinky, it's Slinky for fun it's a wonderful toy... It's Slinky. It's Slikny It's fun for a girl and a boy!

The funniest thing I ever heard was when my precious 10 yr old got a Dick's Sporting Goods and a Spangle's commercial mixed up. You can just imagine what she sang that "just tastes beter!" (Poor thing will never live it down.) We really did try not to laugh.

Royals 10 years ago

Here's to you, Mr. Nosebleed Season Ticket Holder Guy.

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

The one in my head right now? "800-588-2300, Empire!" But I can't say I like that one, so I'm pretty sure I won't be calling Empire for my carpeting needs.

But yeah, the Real Men of Genius campaign is great. I do like those.

mom_of_three 10 years ago

Oh, and then there was the Dr. Pepper jingle...

"i'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper...........don't you want to be a pepper, too."

pomegranate 10 years ago

See the 55 Ford All new 55 Ford See the 55 Ford Coming November 12

Sagecasey 10 years ago

"Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts, If you dare wear short shorts, Nair for short shorts"

kristyj 10 years ago

I can't believe the Kit-Kat commercial hasn't made it on here yet. Gimme a break!

Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat Bar...

Laura Watkins 10 years ago

ugh, i used to LOVE the car-x commercial when i was a little kid. the other commercial i remember from when i was little was the commercial for rubins, case, rubins, cambiano and bryant. "523-8200". i used to prank call them from the pool all the time.

also, and i'm not sure if this was a commercial jingle or just the handclap game, but definitely i'm a pepper you're a pepper he's a pepper she's a pepper wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

aeroscout17 10 years ago

Rock Me Gently, only in light of the new Jeep commercial where the coyote/wolf (whatever) accidentally swallows and spits up the singing bird!

Kathy Theis-Getto 10 years ago

"Hey Mabel, Black Label"

Or... I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

redwaggoner 10 years ago

the best jingle is NO JINGLE at all! Why can't advertisers simply talk about their products/services without brow beating us with some stupid music? I'm more inclined to buy from a company that doesn't have a "JINGLE" to remember them by!

jfcm77 10 years ago

We love Sam's Club, we love Sam's Club. Yeah!

pace 10 years ago

Raid kills bugs dead.

Why I like it, it is wrong but strong.

voice 10 years ago

Jayhawk Bookstore Jingle was produced locally and has run for many of the Hill.

Linda Aikins 10 years ago

Crest has been shown to be an effective decay preventive dentrifice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care.

Not a jingle but forever etched in my brain nonetheless...

Linda Aikins 10 years ago

C1, what a riot! We're talking JINGLES, not JUGGLES! ;)

Linda Aikins 10 years ago

Did you all see today's USA Today story on the Jayhawks?

rocknrow2 10 years ago

How about the Little Debbie (snack cakes) one? I know it would make my sister cringe when I would chant it at her. Could have been my vocals?

moo 10 years ago

I agree with the popular consensus here: I refuse to EVER eat at either Spangles or Pizza Street solely based on their jingles. Never. How's that for marketing? Oh, and someone needs to stop Payless Furniture Outlet jingles, just the worst commercials in history!

As for the good side, the Goldfish jingle, of course!

"I love gold fishes 'cause they're soooo delicious! Got goldfishes!"

imagold 10 years ago

I remember hearing this catchy little jingle in the 60's on Wichita's KFDI AM country station during drives to visit my grandparents. It took me years to finally remember the whole thing.

Keep your windows up, your temper down, As you drive real cool all over town. In the heat, on the street, on the hot highway, Drive air conditioned with A-R (pause), Air conditioned with ARA.

ontheotherhand 10 years ago

Mr Ramirez: You are SO correct. All Spangles ads are painful and the Pizza Street jingle is equivalent to fingernails s-l-o-w-l-y going down a chalkboard.

Linda Aikins 10 years ago

Mr. Ramirez, you had to be there.

ndmoderate 10 years ago

It's Log, it's Log, It's big, it's heavy, it's wood; It's Log, Log, Better than bad, it's good! Everyone wants a Log, You're gonna love it Log, Everyone needs a Log, It's Log, Log, Log!

(from Blammo)

/apologies to any Ren and Stimpy fans if I messed up the words a little....

ndmoderate 10 years ago

And don't forget "Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence!"

ndmoderate 10 years ago

What'll ya have... Pabst Blue Ribbon

ontheotherhand 10 years ago

Darn you, sgtwolverine! I can't get that stupid Empire telephone number out of my head!!! Agh!!!

588-2300 Empire! 588-2300 Empire! 588-2300 Empire! 588-2300 Empire! 588-2300 Empire! HHEEELLLPPPPP!

ohjayhawk 10 years ago

Here's another oldie, and (not-somuch) goodie...

"Clap on clap clap Clap off clap clap Clap on, clap off... the clapper"

ugh... I knew these things would be running through my head all day.

beatrice 10 years ago

"O-O-O-O'Reilly"! -- yep, gotta sell him like the Cheeze Whiz that he is.

SloMo 10 years ago

Here's a trivia quiz! Who sang "You get the feelin' Of honest dealin' When you call Bill NEILL!"

Alfred_W 10 years ago

Reeeddd Wigglers The Cadillac of Worms THE Cadillac of Worms

GretchenJP 10 years ago

Wow, some of you old people are reeeeeeeally showing your age.

Cheese, Glorious Cheese! Go ahead...pour it on!

Get a little closer! Don't be shy! Get a closer with Arrid Extra Dryyyy!!!!

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

Ha! I have inflicted the Empire song on someone else. I'm happy now.

riverdrifter 10 years ago

Everybody here drinks Fitgers, Fitgers Everybody here drinks Fitgers beer Hearty beer, party beer, hearty beer, party beer Everybody here drinks Fitgers beer (repeat, then sound of beer being opened & poured in a glass) Fitgers: Call of the north woods!

labmonkey 10 years ago

Well....the perverse things you could come up with to answer the following question made it a good jingle:

"What would you do-oooo-oooo for a Klondike bar?"

One thing I hate is when advertisers use songs that you love for their commercials....then you start to dislike the song because it reminds you of a product. I hate the fact that a song I love, "Right Now," by Van Halen still makes me think of Crystal Clear Pespi or when Skynyrd sold themselves to Budweiser by letting them use "Simple Man."

Oh yea...the worst jingles ever.... a tie between "I'm a Ford Truck Man," and "This is ourrrrrrrrrr country."

GretchenJP 10 years ago

labmonkey (Anonymous) says:

One thing I hate is when advertisers use songs that you love for their commercials:.then you start to dislike the song because it reminds you of a product. I hate the fact that a song I love, "Right Now," by Van Halen still makes me think of Crystal Clear Pespi or when Skynyrd sold themselves to Budweiser by letting them use "Simple Man."

Or when they started using the song "Anticipation" from Carley Simon (right?) for ketchup commercials.

cowgomoo 10 years ago

Hey, you're young and swingin' No time to think about tomorrow But there ain't no use to deny it Some day, you're goin' to buy it Ferryman, Ferryman He's the man with the plot, the man with the plan Ferryman, Ferryman, He's the man who really loves you.... ALOT!

Linda Aikins 10 years ago

No one mentioned the "First Management - something for everyone" jingle!

trinity 10 years ago

you've come a long way, get where you got to, today; you've got a new cigarette now baby, you've come a long long way!

was that virginia slims? can't remember but do recall the song! :0

MattressMan 10 years ago

First management something for everyone...

ok but seriously now, I'd like to by the world a coke

adriennerm 10 years ago

I like the meow commericals.....I hate the Pizza Street song....OMG please get that commercial off the air.

Ken Miller 10 years ago

I'm Mister Plow - that's my name.

That name again is Mr. Plow.

aeroscout17 10 years ago

Oh forgot this one; only folks that lived out west will remember it.


coolmom 10 years ago

wheres the beef? i'd like to buy the world a coke and the happy cows commercial

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