Vaiden,

Mississippi

Memories of a Mississippi Childhood

 

Part 2

 

 

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[Ed. Note: I was blessed to have a wonderful childhood, growing up in Vaiden, Mississippi.  From the War of the Mighty Treehouse, to the Go-Karts, camping out, going swimming, building fast cars, reading comic books, riding bicycles and motorcycles, reading endless volumes of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift books, playing music, watching television, going to endless movies, attending school, and hanging around with my friends, those times are always something to remember.  Thanks to my family, I was able to experience the things that build memories of a lifetime.]

 

 

 

 

INDEX

 

SONGS:  Happy Days -- Glory Days -- Those Were The Days

 

Centerfield Those Were The Days My Friend Summer of ‘69

 

Time For Timer     I Love Lucy

 

Trivia     Ring Around the Rosie

 

Old Commercials

 

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES PART 1

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

 

 

 

Don Knotts

07/21/1924 – 02/24/2006

 

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REST IN PEACE

 

Don Knotts, who won five Emmys for portraying the bungling deputy Barney Fife on the hit television program "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at age 81, a spokesman said on Saturday.   Knotts died on Friday night (02/24/2006) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, of pulmonary and respiratory complications.  His former co-star Andy Griffith was at Knotts' bedside when he died, as were Knotts' third wife, Francie, and his children, Thomas and Karen, an actress, Ward said in a statement.

 

Knotts' bug-eyed, high-strung character helped make "The Andy Griffith Show," a sitcom about a folksy sheriff in small-town America, one of the most popular U.S. television shows of the 1960s.   Knotts co-starred on the show from 1960 through 1965 and won the Emmy award for best supporting actor five times.


After leaving "Andy Griffith," Knotts had a string of comedy movies, including "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken," "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," "The Reluctant Astronaut" and "The Shakiest Gun in the West." He also paired with comedian
Tim Conway in "The Apple Dumpling Gang" and its sequel in the 1970s.

Knotts' career idled for much of the 1970s, during which he hosted an unsuccessful variety show. He rebounded by playing the desperate-to-be-hip landlord Mr. Furley on the sitcom "Three's Company" from 1979 through 1984.   "To me, he was a genius, a kind gentle soul," Loralee Knotts, the actor's second wife, said in a telephone interview. "He made a real contribution to the laughter in this world. I'm really saddened by his loss. You wouldn't find a kinder, more gentle soul. He was a comical genius."

 

In New York, he was a regular on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" and landed a small role in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants," marking the first time he worked with Griffith, who was the play's star. Griffith and Knotts also appeared together in the 1958 movie version of "No Time for Sergeants."

 

Knotts' Fife loved to flaunt his authority in small-town Mayberry and always dreamed of solving a big case, but was so inept that Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor would not allow him to keep his gun loaded. Instead, Barney carried a single bullet in his shirt pocket.

 

Good-bye, Barney.  You were a genius that will always bring a smile whenever your name is mentioned.  May your gun always be loaded.

 

 

 

Davy Jones

 

12/30/1945 – 02/29/2012

 

 

 

REST IN PEACE

 

 

Here’s 4 Monkees Songs Sung By Davy

 

Cuddly Toy         She Hangs Out           Valleri             Daydream Believer

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Days

(TV Theme from Happy Days)

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days
Thursday, Friday, Happy Days

The weekend comes, my Cycle hums,

Ready to race to you


These days are ours, Happy and Free

These days are ours, Share them with me


Goodbye gray skies, hello blue
’Cause nothing can hold me, when I hold you
Feels so right, it can’t be wrong,
Rockin’ and Rolling all week long

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days
Thursday, Friday, Happy Days

Saturday, What a day,

Groovin’ all week with you

These days are ours, Share them with me

These days are ours, Happy and free

These happy days are yours and mine
These happy days are yours and my

Happy Days

 

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Glory Days

(Sung By Bruce Springsteen)

 

 

I had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
but all he kept talking about was

Chorus:
Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

Well there's a girl that lives up the block
back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
she says when she feels like crying
she starts laughing thinking about

Chorus

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
and I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
but I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
a little of the glory of, well time slips away
and leaves you with nothing mister but
boring stories of glory days

Chorus (repeat twice)

 

 

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Those Were The Days

(Theme From All In The Family)

 

Boy the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days.

 

 

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Centerfield

(Sung By John Fogerty)

 

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field.
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

CHORUS:
Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin' it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the
Mighty Casey struck out.
So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio;
Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.

CHORUS

Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!

CHORUS
CHORUS
Yeah!

[Ed. Note: Was there really a “Mighty Casey?”   Absolutely not.  However, “Casey” is immortalized in the 1888 poem by Ernest L. Thayer (below).]

 

Casey At The Bat
by Ernest L. Thayer, 1888

(Click the Yellow Text to Listen)



The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go, in deep despair the rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, "If only Casey could but get a whack at that --
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat."

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat;
For there seemed but little chance of Casey getting to the bat.

But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
And Blake, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball;
And when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred,
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It pounded through on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt.
Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.
Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance flashed in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped --
"That ain't my style," said Casey. "Strike one!" the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore;
"Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted some one on the stand;
And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew;
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said "Strike two!"

"Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered "Fraud!"
But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
And they knew that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again.

The sneer has fled from Casey's lip, the teeth are clenched in hate;
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville -- mighty Casey has struck out.

 

History of “Casey”

 

When George Hearst decided to run for senator from California in 1885 he realized the need of an influential organ, and bought the "San Francisco Examiner" to promote his political ambitions. When the campaign was over, he presented it to his son, William Randolph Hearst who had just graduated from Harvard College. While in college the younger Hearst had been editor of the "Harvard Lampoon."

 

When he went to California to edit the "Examiner" he took along with him three members of the "Lampoon" staff; Eugene Lent, F. H. Briggs, and Ernest L. Thayer. Each had nicknames -- Thayer's was "Phin." He wrote a humorous column on a basis for the "Examiner" and signed his columns with his nickname.

 

In the spring of 1888, Thayer wrote "Casey" and submitted it for publication. It appeared in the "Examiner" in the June 3, 1888 edition and was signed "Phin" as usual.

 

When "Casey" made its first appearance, nobody hailed it with shouts of joy or suspected that it would become immortal. A few weeks later, (exact date unknown) the New York "Sun" published the last 8 stanzas of the poem -- but signed its author as "Anon." Other than the "Sun," it was just plain ignored by the public.

 

To become immortal, everyone (or thing) needs a press agent. Archibald Clavering Gunter, an author of novels, was "Casey's" press agent. Always on the look out for incidents to base some of his novels on, Gunter, living in New York, sought and actively read newspapers from around the country on a regular basis. When he read "Casey" for the first time, he clipped it out to save. He wasn't sure just what he would do with it, but he clipped and saved it anyway.

 

Many weeks later, in August of 1888, Gunter read that both the New York and Chicago baseball clubs would be attending the performance of the comedian De Wolf Hooper at the Wallack Theater in New York. Upon reading the announcement, instantly knew what he wanted to do with the clipping of "Casey" he had saved.

 

Gunter approached Hooper, a good friend, and offered the poem for him to recite as he felt the baseball teams would enjoy a comic baseball recitation. Hooper agreed and recited it that night. The rest, as they say, is history. From that point forward in time, "Casey" become immortal -- while a good poem to begin with, it took a recital before a group of "famous" baseball players by a professional comedian to bring it to life.

 

After reviews for Hooper's performance were published, three people came forward to claim authorship and demanded pay a royalty to use "their" poem. None could prove authorship, so Hooper kept it in his repertory.

 

Four or five years later, Thayer, living in Worcester, Massachusetts at the time, attended a performance of Hooper in Worcester. After the show, Thayer sent a note backstage requesting to meet Hooper. Thayer gave him the rights to perform it without paying any royalties.

 

Newspaper collectors should check their issues of New York papers for August, 1888 (exact day unknown) for reviews of Mr. Hooper's performance of "Casey" -- You may have an issue almost as important as the first printing of the poem in the June 3, 1888 "San Francisco Examiner."

 

 

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Those Were The Days My Friend

(Sung By Mary Hopkins)

 

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And think of all the great things we would do
 
Chorus:
 
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
 
Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say
 
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
 
Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?
 
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
 
Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same...
 
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

 

 

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Summer of ‘69

(Sung By Brian Adams)

 

Got my first real six string
Bought it at the five and dime
Played it till my fingers bled
Was the Summer of '69
 
Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I should've known we'd never get far
 
Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah - I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life
 
Ain't no use in complainin'
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenin's down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you - yeah
 
Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that you'd wait forever
Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Oh Yeah
Back in the Summer of '69
Ooh
 
Man we were killin' time
We were young and reckless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever - forever, no...
 
And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six string
I think about you wonder what went wrong
 
Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that it'd last forever
oh when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life
Oh yeah

Back in the Summer of '69

 

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Newspaper Cartoon Strips

 

[Ed. Note: Many of the Links below are to External Web Sites.  I will endeavor to keep the links active whenever possible.]

 

 

Don Markstein’s Toonopedia

 

Pioneer Cartoonists of Color

 

 

 

 

Some of My Favorites Over the Years (Below):

 

Joe PalookaMoon MullinsBringing Up Father

Gasoline Alley – Katzenjammer Kids – Barney Google

Snuffy Smith – Nancy -- History of Nancy – Mutt & Jeff

Lil’ Abner – Little Orphan Annie – Dick Tracy

Beetle Bailey – Sad Sack – Pogo – Little Iodine

Alley Oop – Our Boarding House – Hi & Lois

Popeye – B.C.

 

 

Time For Timer

 

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“Timer” was the little Yellow Cowboy Guy that sang “I hanker for a hunk of, a slab, a slice, or chunk of, I hanker for a hunk of cheese.  When my get up and go, has got up and went, I hanker for a hunk of cheese.  When my 10-gallon hat’s feelin5 gallons flat, and I’m feeling kinda weak in the knees…I hanker for a hunk of, a slab, a slice of, I hanker for a hunk of cheese…If you’re headin’ for a show down, and yer feelinkinda lowdown, feeling kinda weak in the knees…It’s a real winner, and yet won’t spoil my dinner…I hanker for a hunk of cheese.”  He also did “Sunshine on a Stick,” which was made by pouring fruit juice into an empty ice cube tray, covering it with plastic wrap, poking a toothpick into each cube, and freezing it for several hours.  “Timer” also appeared in other commercials, such as “Quick Snack,” “Quickie Breakfast,” and “You Are What You Eat.”   Another version of “Hanker for a Hunk of Cheese” went something like this:

 

I'm so hungry I can eat a wagon wheel!

 

Bang, bang, bang!

Oh! Howdy Partner! Time for Timer!

Do you ever get that hungry feeling after school?

Boy, I do! I'm so hungry, I could eat a wagon wheel!

 

When I'm slow on the draw and I need something to chaw,

I hanker for a hunk of cheese!

When my ten gallon hat's a-feelin' five gallons flat

I've got something planned, which is

Little cheese sandwiches! Come on!

 

Here's a great little snack to tide you over till dinner!

If you want something that's delicious and nutritious,

cheese is a super snack! Look! A wagon wheel!

 

When my get up and go has got up and went,

I hanker for a hunk of cheese!

When I'm dancin' the hoedown and my boots kinda slow down,

Or anytime I'm week in the knees,

I hanker for a hunk of,

A slab, a slice, a chunk of,

A snack that is a winner,

And yet won't spoil my dinner!

I hanker for a hunk of cheese! Ya-hoo!

 

 

Click below to see the “Timer” commercials.  You will need Real Player to view these.

 

And Now…Here it is !!!  Hanker for a Hunk of Cheese !!

 

Hanker for a Hunk of Cheese (slightly clearer version)

 

NEW !  Peter Griffin from Family Guy meets Timer

 

Quick Snack     Sunshine on a Stick

 

Quickie Breakfast     You Are What You Eat

 

The Only You You’ve Got

 

Another commercial (non-“Timer”-related) from this time period is Beans and Rice.

 

Remember QUISP cereal?  Click HERE to see the commercial. (2.6Mb)

 

And, of course, there’s the famous Life Cereal commercial with Mikey !

 

 

I Love Lucy

 

Did you know that the theme to the “I Love Lucy” television show had words?  Most of the time, we only heard the instrumental version.  Here are the lyrics, and the sound files of the instrumental version and the version with vocals.

 

INSTRUMENTAL     VOCAL VERSION

 

Lyrics to I Love Lucy”

 

I love Lucy and she loves me.

We're as happy as two can be.

Sometimes we quarrel but then... ha ha ha

How we love making up again.

Lucy kisses like no one can. (Lucy kisses Ricky)

She's my Mrs. and I'm her man.

Life is heaven you see,

Cause I love Lucy,

and I love Lucy,

and Lucy loves me!!

 

 

Trivia

 

Q.:  On the TV Show “Happy Days,” do you remember the name of Richie Cunningham’s older brother from the first seasons?

 

A.:  Chuck only appeared in seven episodes.  His name was “Chuck Cunningham,” played by Gavan O'Herlihy in 1974 and Randolph Roberts in the 1974-1975 season.  Gavan O’Herlihy was later cast as Airk Thaughbaer, leader of the rebel army in the movie “Willow,” which was directed by Ron Howard (“Richie Cunningham”).  The face of “Chuck” was hardly ever seen, almost never spoke, and “disappeared” completely after Episode 27 (second season).  The premise was that Chuck went off to college.  Randolph Roberts later appeared in the 1976 movie “Logan’s Run.”

 

ADDITIONAL:

 

Chuck, as played by Gavan O’Herlihy, appeared in only 5 Happy Days episodes: # 1All The Way (01/15/1974); # 3Richie’s Cup Runneth Over (01/29/1974); # 4 -- Guess Who’s Coming To Visit (02/05/1974); # 8The Skin Game (03/05/1974); and # 10Give The Band A Hand (03/26/1974).  Chuck, as played by Randolph Roberts, appeared in 2 Happy Days episodes: # 17Richie Moves Out (09/10/1974); and # 27Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas? (12/17/1974).  The character of Chuck was never seen again after Episode # 27, and was mentioned only a few times throughout the rest of the series.

 

Q.:  Who was the rock star that appeared on “Happy Days” as “Leather Tuscadero” ?

 

A.:  Suzi Quatro (who is a rocker in real life).

 

Q.   What episode did Richie draw a picture of an eye, a heart, and a sheep (ewe) on the sidewalk to profess his love to a new girlfriend (meaning “I Love You”) ?

 

A.   Episode # 12In The Name Of Love (04/09/1974).

 

 

Ring Around the Rosie -- Childhood Game, or Tale of Death?

 

Every child has happily joined hands with friends and recited the familiar nursery rhyme, "Ring around a rosie, a pocket full of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down." Few people realize to what this seemingly happy little nursery rhyme actually refers.

This nursery rhyme began about 1347 and derives from the not-so-delightful Black Plague, which killed over twenty-five million people in the fourteenth century. The "ring around a rosie" refers to the round, red rash that is the first symptom of the disease. The practice of carrying flowers and placing them around the infected person for protection is described in the phrase, "a pocket full of posies." "Ashes" is a corruption or imitation of the sneezing sounds made by the infected person. Finally, "we all fall down" describes the many dead resulting from the disease.

·       the purpose of the "pocket full of posies" is said to by any one of the following:

o   Something carried to ward off the disease.

o   A way of masking the "stench of death."

o   An item the dead were commonly buried with.

o   Flowers to place "on a grave or funeral pyre."

o   A representation of the "pus or infection under the skin in the sores" of plague victims.

Likewise, multiple meanings are claimed for the repetition of "ashes" at the beginning of the last line:

o   A representation of the sneezing sounds of plague victims.

o   A reference to the practice of burning the bodies of those who succumbed to the plague.

o   A reference to the practice of burning the homes of plague sufferers to prevent spread of disease.

o   A reference to the blackish discoloration of victims' skin from which the term "Black Plague" was derived.

 

. . . So . . . Is “Ring Around the Rosie” a tale of death, or simply a child’s game?  You decide.

 

For More Great Memories, Visit It’s Jerry Time !

 

 

 

Old Commercials

 

[NOTE:  Some of these commercials are large files (20+ mb).  Most, however are 5 - 10mb. 

They are in Microsoft Windows Media Player (.wmv) format, and are for broadband users only.

DO NOT attempt to watch these with dialup, unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

The following commercials are arranged under subjects that correspond to those on the Childhood Memories 1 Page.]

 

TOYS

 

 

Mighty Mo Cannon from Deluxe ReadingPart 1     Part 2

 

Johnny Seven O.M.A. (One Man Army) Rifle from Topper

 

Super Helmet Seven

 

Thinkatron Computer

 

Jimmy Jet from Deluxe Reading

 

Lie Detector Game

 

Mattel Power Shop

 

Mattel V-room Bike Motor

 

Secret Sam Attache Case

 

Spirograph

 

Thingmaker w/Creepy Crawlers

 

Vacuform

 

Marvel the Mustang

 

Emenee Organ

 

Mr. Potato Head

 

Wham-o Wheelie Bar

 

Whamo Super Ball and Superelasticbubbleplastic

 

Slinky

 

 

MOVIES

 

The Horror of Party Beach

(Although the Horror of Party Beach is rated as one of the worst B movies ever made, it is a classic in every sense of the word)

 

 

The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh

(This is the 2nd variation of the opening theme]

 

 

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FOOD AND CEREAL

 

Count Chocula Cereal

 

Count Chocula, FrankenBerry, and BooBerry Cereal

 

Crispy Critters Cereal

 

Freakies Cereal  (1),  (2)

 

Green Giant Vegetables

 

Kellogg’s Sugar Pops

 

Kellogg’s Variety Pak

 

Oscar Mayer Bologna

 

Oscar Mayer Weiners

 

Quisp and Quake Cereal

 

Rice Krinkles Cereal

 

Rice Krispies Cereal

 

Space Food Sticks

 

Sugar Frosted Flakes Cereal

 

Sugar Puffs Cereal

 

Sugar Smacks Cereal

 

Trix Cereal

 

Twinkles Cereal

 

Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?”

 

Burger Chef

 

Frito Bandito

 

Life Cereal w/ Mikey

 

Kool-Pops

 

Chef Boy-ar-dee

 

Pac-Man Pasta

 

Starkist Tuna

 

Pillsbury

 

Master Charge Commercial

 

Quaker Oats

Nothing Is Better For Thee, Than Me

 

 

 

 

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DRINKS

 

Bosco Chocolate Syrup

 

Fizzies Drink Mix

 

Funny Face Drink Mix  (1), (2)

 

Diet Pepsi w/ Ray Charles

 

New Coke

 

Royal Crown Cola w/ Nancy Sinatra

 

Orange Crush

 

7 Up (The Uncola)

 

Mountain Dew

 

Maxwell House Coffee

 

Kool-Aid

 

Ovaltine

 

 

CANDY

 

Baby Ruth and Butterfinger by Curtiss

 

Vintage Snack Bar Commercial

 

M&Ms

 

Tootsie Pops

 

Marathon Bar

 

 

GUM

 

Adams Sour Gum

 

Beechnut Beechies Gum

 

Beechnut Fruit Stripe Gum

 

 

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HOME PRODUCTS AND PERSONAL CARE

 

 

Alka-Seltzer  (1), (2), (3)

 

Anacin

 

Bayer Children’s Aspirin

 

Body On Tap Shampoo (1), (2)

 

20 Muleteam Borax

 

Brylcreem

 

Dristan

 

Duz

 

Fletcher’s Castoria

 

Hai Karate After Shave

 

Haley’s M.O.

 

Halo Shampoo

 

Ipana Toothpaste and Vitalis Hair Tonic

 

Lustre Creem

 

Noxema

 

Oxydol

 

Pepsodent

 

Phillip’s Milk of Magnesia

 

Prell Shampoo

 

P-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-t Dry Shampoo Review

 

Salvo Tablet Detergent

 

Wildroot Hair Cream

 

Wisk

 

Band-Aids

 

Chuck Wagon Dog Food

 

Kaiser Foil

 

Palmolive Liquid

 

Old Spice After Shave and Cologne

 

Mr. Clean

 

Ajax Cleanser (1), (2)

 

 

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ICONS

 

Reddy Kilowatt

 

Smokey the Bear

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Batman Opening

 

Green Hornet Opening

 

Green Hornet Meets Batman Preview

 

Lost in Space Opening

 

Time Tunnel Opening

 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Opening

 

Have Gun Will Travel

 

Bat Masterson

 

Casey Jones

 

Jim Bowie

 

My Mother the Car

 

Car 54, Where are You?

 

Rawhide

 

Sea Hunt

 

Then Came Bronson

 

Whirlybirds

 

The Real McCoys

 

The Addams Family

 

Astro Boy

 

The Avengers

 

Bewitched

 

Birdman

 

Blondie

 

Bonanza

 

Branded

 

Bronco

 

Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Moose & Bunny Rabbit

 

Captain Kangaroo Opening

 

Cheyenne

 

Dennis the Menace

 

Dragnet

 

F-Troop

 

Flipper

 

The Flying Nun

 

Get Smart

 

Gilligan’s Island Opening 1 (without the Professor and Mary Ann)

 

Gilligan’s Island Opening 2 (with the Professor and Mary Ann)

 

Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.

 

Green Acres

 

Guns of Will Sonnett

 

Hee Haw (Pf-f-f-f-t You Were Gone)

 

The Herculoids

 

Hogan’s Heroes

 

The Honeymooners

 

I Dream of Jeannie

 

I-Spy

 

Johnny Rivers sings Secret Agent Man

 

Lawman

 

Lawrence Welk Closing

 

The Lone Ranger Opening

 

Lorne Greene sings theme to Bonanza

 

Lorne Greene sings Ringo

 

Love American Style

 

Man from U.N.C.L.E.

 

Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

 

Maverick

 

McHale’s Navy

 

Moby Dick / Mighty Mightor

 

Mod Squad

 

The Monkees sing I’m Gonna Buy Me A Dog

 

Monkees Opening Theme

 

The Munsters

 

My Three Sons

 

Ozzie and Harriet

 

The Partridge Family

 

Patty Duke Show

 

Petticoat Junction

 

Pistols and Petticoats

 

The Prisoner

 

Ren & Stimpy

 

The Rifleman

 

Riptide

 

Robinson Crusoe

 

The Saint

 

Sgt. Bilko

 

The Shari Lewis Show Ending (The Song That Doesn’t End)

 

Shazzan

 

Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo

 

Space Ghost

 

The Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour

 

The Invaders

 

The Twilight Zone

 

Wagon Train

 

Wanted Dead or Alive

 

Whiplash

 

The Wild, Wild West

 

Zorro Intro 1

 

Zorro Intro 2

 

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AUTOMOBILES

 

Volkswagen Beetle

 

 

BEER

 

Schlitz

 

Falstaff

 

Jax

 

 

TV PERSONALITIES

 

Red Skelton Explains the True Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

 

Frank Nelson (Y-e-s-s-s-s-s-s-s)

 

 

Frank Nelson on Sanford and Son

 

Frank Nelson Torments Jack Benny

 

Frank Nelson as Jack Benny’s Travel Agent

 

Kool-Aid appeared first in bottles as Perkins Kool-Aid

 

 

After Perkins found a way to reduce the liquid to powder, Kool-Aid  - as we know it - was born.

 

 

From the powder, came the famous Kool-Pops

 

1965 Kool-Pop Commercial featuring the voice of Frank Nelson

 

…AND…

 

The Kool-Aid Smiley Pitcher

 

 

 

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SPORTS

 

The Immaculate Reception

Pittsburg Steelers v. Oakland Raiders

December 23, 1972

Steelers’ Franco Harris picks up picks up a fumble from the air off his shoe tops

 at the Raiders’ 42 and scores with 5 seconds left to give the Steelers a 13-7 win

 

The Immaculate Neglection

a.k.a. “The Play”

University of California Golden Bears vs. Stanford University Cardinals

November 20, 1982

After Stanford had taken a 20-19 lead on a field goal with four seconds left in the game,

the Golden Bears used five lateral passes on the ensuing kickoff return to score

the winning touchdown and earn a 25-20 victory.

Members of the Stanford Band had come onto the field midway through the return,

believing that the game was over, which added to the ensuing confusion.

 

The Immaculate Deflection

a.k.a. “The Wind Bowl”

November 19, 1983 Egg Bowl

University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” Rebels vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Steve Sloan’s Ole Miss Rebels were leading the game late in the fourth quarter with Emory Bellard’s

Mississippi State driving the ball down the field. The Bulldogs inched closer and closer to the

goal line and a chip shot field goal seemed inevitable. With 24 seconds remaining, Mississippi

State kicker Artie Cosby attempted a 27-yard field goal. The kick looked good and actually

made it through the uprights before a 40 mph wind gust caught the pigskin in stride and sent

it falling backwards where it landed on the five.  The final score: Ole Miss 24; Miss. State 23.

 

 

 

*** OTHER GREAT FOOTBALL GAME ENDINGS ***

 

 

Kick Six

 

November 30, 2013

 

With the game tied at 28 and with one second remaining in regulation, Alabama attempted a 57-yard field

goal. It fell short, and Auburn defensive back Chris Davis fielded it nine yards deep in his own

end zone and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown and a 34–28 Auburn win.

 

 

Michigan vs. Michigan State

 

October 17, 2015

 

All Michigan had to do was get this punt off and it would hand Michigan State its first loss of the

season. Instead, an unfathomable play handed the Wolverines the 27-23 loss. No. 7 Michigan State

stunned No. 12 Michigan in Ann Arbor as time expired, forcing a fumble by the Wolverines’

punter and returning it for a touchdown

 

 

 

Miami vs. Duke

 

October 31, 2015

 

With 6 seconds left in the game, kicked off to Miami.

Miami - trailing Duke 24-27 – received the kickoff and

8 laterals later, Miami found the endzone to beat Duke 30-27.

 

 

Georgia Tech vs. Florida State

 

October 24, 2015

 

Georgia Tech blocked a last-second FG attempt by FSU's Roberto Aguayo and

Lance Austin picked it up and took it all the way for the game-winning TD

 

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