Monday, July 12, 2010

Those groovy TV commercial jingles! (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:39 PM

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​The correct questions to the "Groovy TV commercials" quiz are: 1) Puffa Puffa Rice 2) Bit-O-Honey 3) Life Savers 4) Cheerios 5) Mounds Bar and Almond Joy ______________________________________________________________

In the 1960s, as catchy pop filled the airwaves, those wise marketing gurus on Madison Avenue figured out that a great way to build brand recognition for a food product was to give it an infectiously memorable jingle. Played enough times on TV -- particularly on Saturday mornings for the youngsters, who would later pester their parents for sugary cereal products, soda pop and candy -- each jingle could become a mantra. You couldn't get the tune or the lyrics -- like this vintage Cracker Jack jingle -- out of your head! Today's contest tests your memory to see if any of those vintage jingles are still lurking around in there.

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A book for the grooviest gourmets
The prize for the first commenter to correctly guess all five questions by midnight on Monday, July 12: a copy of the 1967 cookbook treasure Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen, featuring -- according to the book cover -- "dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening." The paperback features the Rolling Stones' recipe for "Hot Dogs on the Rocks." Only one prize will be awarded, and no substititions (like you'd want one).

(1) What cereal was advertised with this jingle: "Yummy, yummy, a dig-a, a dig-a bowl full..."

(2) This candy jingle began: "I had a little bit of money, so I bought myself a..." Later in the tune, the lyrics continue, "If you have one head, it lasts all day." What was the candy?

(3) Another later candy commercial jingle included this line: "Suck 'em slow or chew 'em fast, the fun on your tongue was made to last..." What was the candy?

(4) This cereal commercial promised that after a bowl, you'd "feel groovy" all day long. What cereal had the "Feel Groovy" jingle?

(5) What two candy bars were promoted by the "Sometimes you feel like a nut" commercial jingle?

 

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