Believe it or not, 1995 was 20 whole years ago, which means kids who were watching television in 1995 are how buying homes and raising kids and reminiscing about the 80s and 90s the same way their parents waxed nostalgic about the 60s and 70s.
That goes for a lot of us here at Chesmar Homes, too, so on this #FlashbackFriday, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane at some household-related commercials from the 80s and 90s.
Commercials in the late 80s and early 90s were still doing the basic “product comparison” ad they’d been doing since the beginning of time, but this was an era when you had to inject a little whimsy, and this Tide commercial, with its circus clown music and goofy voiceover is a great example of the era.
GE is trying to sell this gimmicky refrigerator by taking advantage of the American tendency to believe anything said in a British accent.
This was a time when anything related to computers was seen as futuristic and amazing, and the ability to use a computer to match colors at a paint store? Mind-blowing.
Nestle Toll House
Every now and then, Nestle has to remind you how awesome chocolate chip cookies are.
Shake and Bake
Most adorable kid commercial ever?
Oh, yes, Mr. Clean, the buff janitor who wears a gold earring.
If you wanted to sell juice to kids in the 90s, you had to make it seem like a rebellious thing.
Michael Jordan was the most famous person in the world in 1995, and his bald dome alone was enough sell a lot of hot dogs
The “best part of waking up” jingle is one of the most memorable in TV history. If you were alive in the 1980s, you know this jingle well enough to sing it at any moment.
Sprint Pin Drop
Remember landlines? Your phone would be, like, bolted to the wall, and you had to worry about long-distance charges, and call clarity was a major selling point for Sprint.