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Arcane Advertising

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Arcane Advertising game quiz
"When the commercials came on, many of us ran to the bathroom or fridge so you might have missed some of the following commercials, mascots and buzz words from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. See if you can recollect these early US adverts."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. "_______________, a little dab'll do ya." A little dab of what?
    Joy (dish detergent)

2. "B-O-N-O-M-O, oh, oh oh, that's ______________". Remember the jingle? Then you should be able to fill in the blank.
    sparklin' clean
    turkish taffy
    all you need to fight grease
    one fine spaghetti sauce (in thick Italian accent)

3. Remember The White Knight, a guy in full knight's armor, on the back of a white horse charging through suburbia, pointing that lance at dirt and making it vanish? Very Freudian, but what product did he represent?
    Brillo Soap Pads
    Hoover vacs
    Ajax Laundry Detergent

4. Markie Maypo shilled for a maple-flavored breakfast cereal. What was Markie's well-known catchphrase?
    "Where's my Maypo?"
    "Maypo's for Me"
    "I want my Maypo"!
    "Me and My Mapo"

5. What was the last name of Bert and Harry?

6. Throughout the 60's, child-star Jane Withers played this icon of arcane advertising. Can you name her?
    Madge the Manicurist
    Mrs. Paul (of fishstick fame)
    Betty Crocker
    Josephine the Plumber

7. "I'd walk a mile for a __________". Can you fill in the blank?
    Cracker Jack
    Lucky Strike

8. Prior to the dancing California raisins, who developed a series of brilliant ads pushing California prunes. (Today the pits, tomorrow the wrinkles!)
    James L. Brooks
    Buck Henry
    Stan Freberg
    London Lee

9. Back in the dark ages of TV, corporations sponsored entire programs. Who was the sponsor of Milton Berle's early 50's TV show?
    Lucky Strike

10. "See the USA in your Chevrolet." Who sang this little ditty for a whole lot of years?
    Art Linkletter
    Loretta Young
    Dinah Shore
    Jack Benny

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Compiled Jun 26 13