Friday, March 30, 2012

We needed Uncle Sam?

You probably need to be a bit over forty to remember this television advertisement. It is rather ironic that the ad was on our screens just after or as we were pulling our troops out of Vietnam and uncle Sam  was not a favourite uncle in many quarters of Australia. Now sing a long kiddies. It may well stick in your head for the whole weekend....around and around and around it will go.

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  1. Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water. I thought I'd forgotten this irritating ad for a brand no one in their right mind would have tried to sell here.

    There's a reason the ad campaign couldn't save Uncle Sam in the long run - it was an irritating campaign but not irritating enough to be memorable.
    On the other hand, I will go to my grave cringing at regular intervals when the WDYGI slogan pops uninvited into my head. I remember the slogan and the campaign because they were mightily irritating, but don't think I've ever noticed what the product was. Serves 'em right.

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  2. OMG FC. WDYGI. It was for a small supermarket chain, I think. Was Dawn Limb the one in the ad? It was horrible. Ohhh FC, I am just going to have to hunt it out and post it sometime, just to annoy you.

    Mother urged us young teen boys to use Uncle Sam. To ABI Brother, she will still now screech out, have you put deodorant on, after the have you got a hanky, and have you got banana.

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  3. ... and the all important toilet paper in the pocket just in case.

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  4. It was always a stupid name for a deodorant anyway.

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  5. No toilet paper FC. Hanky might have done the job and be thrown away.

    It was Victor, and I don't think it was around for very long.

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  6. I always thought it was the arrogance of US ad execs who thought the whole world would be impressed by Uncle S.

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  7. Perhaps some countries were Red, but not us.

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  8. No, we're not impressed by ANYONE!!!

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  9. Impressed only by nature then Red.

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