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Aussie Ads : Part Four
"Another edition of Australian commercials, mainly from the 1970s and 80s."
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The Decore shampoo ads featured lots of people singing in the shower. The lyrics start out as "As I shampoo my hair, I really love my Decore...". What was the tune that they were singing along to?
Duke of Earl
Lily the Pink
Theme from the musical 'Hair'
William Tell Overture
Which filthy insect is not scared of anything except Mortein insect spray?
Maurie the Mosquito
Louie the Fly
1937 saw the launch of an Aussie staple dessert. The product celebrated the Australian Bicentenary in 1988 by releasing special flavours of Lilly Pilly, Quandong and Midjinberry.
If I said that "...I like it for dinner, I like it for tea...", that might make it easier. What is it?
Dairy Farmers Ice Cream
Sara Lee Danish Pastry
"You make us smile, Dr Lindeman..." was a jingle for a particular product released in 1979. What did the good doctor sell that made us smile?
'Yakka' is a quintessential Australian word, meaning 'hard work'. They produced a series of ads showing people doing lots of physical labour, such as dragging a 50-ton coal truck, or painting a large ship. What product are the Yakka company known for?
Trucks and forklifts
Why would you "...turn your bread upside down."? A rather silly ad campaign for margarine.
To allow the spread to drizzle through the small holes in the bread
You can spread Vegemite on both sides
Your taste buds are on the top of your tongue
To make it fit into a toaster oven
"Oh Mr Wong, Mr Wong, I have lost all my travellers cheques!" was the desperate cry for a tourist to her tour guide. "What kind were they?", asked Mr Wong. "They have an office right here in Hong Kong". What kind of travellers cheques had she lost?
In the 1970s and 80s we were told to 'Wrap your laughing gear around a Paul's Billabong'. What on earth does that mean?
Watch a comedy segment on 'Hey, Hey, it's Saturday'
Enrol at a university
Get some exercise, in particular, swimming
Eat an ice cream
This product, that has almost gone the way of the dinosaurs, allegedly "... does amazing things to your system." The inevitable scanty-clad young lady seemed to be quite taken by it, but what was it?
Preparation-H Haemorrhoid Cream
TDK Cassette Tape
NGK Spark Plug
The Victorian and New South Wales state governments ran a set of similar ads in the 1980s with the words "Do the right thing" as a common thread. What was the "right thing"?
Read more books
Be kind to animals
Use deodorant in hot weather
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Compiled Jun 28 12