Friday Fun

As a comment to the previous entry Mark linked to one of Jonny Bakers worship tricks that combined (UK) advert tag lines into a liturgy. Cool!
It reminded me that I have a long list of adverts from the last 30 years that may amuse you or be the basis of a useful quiz (very UK and some just regional) You’ll find them below ….

1 stays sharp to the bottom of the glass:Harp lager
2 hands that do dishes that are soft as your face: Fairy Liquid
3 I’m a secret lemonade drinker: R Whites
4 come one come all to Tommy Balls
5 kills all known germs…dead: Domestos
6 homes for good living: Maunders
7 peanuts ‘n’ chocolate! Marathon
8 the sweet you can eat between meals: Milky Way
9 it is. are you? The Independent
10 refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach Heineken
11 if you can’t beat ’em join ’em Tetley
12 goes down great guns Stones
13 for great lager follow the bear
14 you have the questions we have the Hansas
15 I wish I were in Greenall Whitley land
16 the cream of Manchester Boddingtons
17 mine’s a pint of Best, gurtcha Courage Best
18 a hazelnut in every bite Topic
19 tell them about the honey mummy Sugar Puffs
20 for men that don’t have to try too hard Denim
21 deodorant and aftershave for one all over smell Insignia
22 refreshes your breath, naturally Wrigley’s Double Mint
23 melt in your mouth not in your hand Minstrels
24 really satisfies Snickers
25 the longer lasting snack Twix
26 they drink it in the Congo Um Bongo
27 Peanuts!!!!! Jungle Fresh
28 too good to hurry mints Murray Mints
29 is she or isn’t she? Harmony Hairspray
30 when a man you’ve never met before suddenly gives you flowers Impulse
31 it’s a miracle but we’ve made it Quattro
32 I’m fond of strawberry yoghurt and chewy sweets are fun Yogo’s
33 It needn’t be hell with Nicotinell
34 when you walk through the door you’re pound’s worth more Williams
35 everything you want from a store and a little bit more Safeway
36 a man’s gotta chew what a man’s gotta chew Texan Bar
37 avez-vous un cuppa? PG Tips
38 Armley Leeds and Bradford Road Batley Mike’s Carpets
39 watch out there’s a Humphrey about Unigate Dairies
40 if you see Sid, tell him British Gas privatisation
41 schhh! you know who Schweppes
42 it’s what your neighbourhood needs Mace
43 It’s the Nova and it’s neat; you can take it out to lunch.
44 Think once think twice, think bike
45 Don’t mix radials and crossplys
46 Only a fool breaks the five second rule
47 Overtaking at junctions don’t do it
48 We won’t be there when you cross the road so always use the Green Cross Code
49 Always let the other fella know where you’re going
50 The mark of a man Old Spice
51 The better way to start the day Nescafe
52 Hand built by Robots Fiat Strada
53 Get away Lunn Poly
54 Schoene Gebaeude. Rover 800
55 Ja, Britischer Architekt! Rover 800 (again)
56 Strewth! there’s a bloke down there with no strides on! Fosters
57 Reassuringly expensive Stella Artois
58 This man put a million on black, and it come up red VW Golf
59 Vorsprung durch technik Audi
60 Your flexible friend Access
61 Accepted in more places than certain charge cards I could mention Barclaycard
62 Full of eastern promise Turkish Delight
63 A taste of paradise Bounty
64 When you’re sitting home alone, make new friends on the telephone Chatback
65 Don’t just book it Thomas Cook It
66 I wish they all could be Caledonian girls
67 The world’s favourite airline British Airways
68 Either get a flip top head, or get a Reach Toothbrush
69 See the face you love light up with Terry’s All Gold
70 Polish up your English
71 All you can do is chew Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles
72 The right one Martini
73 The real thing Coca Cola
74 They taste better than they look, look, look KP Discos
75 The pen is mightier than the sword Daily Express
76 The appliance of science Zanussi
77 You can put the dinner on – I’ll be home in 20 minutes McCain Oven Chips
78 Will it be chips or jacket spuds? will it be carrots or frozen peas? Bird’s Eye Steakhouse Grills
79 If only all places were like Milton Keynes
80 Come to Peterborough and experience the Peterborough effect
81 Life’s always better in the Sun
82 If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our club
83 Ariston and on and on.
84 They’re waffly versatile Bird’s Eye potato waffles
85 Look for the D C Cook sign
86 If only we knew it how Do It All do it you can bet we’d be doing it as well
87 Monsieur, with these Ferrero Rocher you are really spoiling us
88 A glass and a half of milk in every half pound Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
89 Central heating for kids Ready Brek
90 Jim Dunk says, “don’t drink it” Molson Canadian Lager
91 Marvin the mountie always gets his man Labatt’s
92 it’s not all work work work you know National Westminster Bank
93 the bank that likes to say yes TSB
94 the listening bank Midland Bank
95 a big bank for a big world Barclays
96 get a little extra help Halifax
97 the lighter way to enjoy chocolate Maltersers
98 made to make your mouth water Opal Fruits
99 they’re tasty tasty very very tasty they’re very tasty Kellogg’s Bran Flakes
100 sculpt your hair any way you like it Studio Line
101 Bakers born and bred Warburton’s
102 No no no no no no no no no! No! No! No! No! Oh all right then, I’ll meet you halfway First Direct
103 Bread’s better wi’ nowt taken out Allinson’s
104 Apples hazlenuts bananas, raisins coconuts sultanas Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n’ Fibre
105 The milky bars are on me !
106 Its an Equitable Life , Henry
106a Lovely !! Philadelphia (yes, we did cheat)
107 A drink’s too wet without one McVitie’s Rich Tea
108 You can’t put a better bit of butter of your knife Country Life
109 One too many and you might turn Bertie
110 A newspaper, not a snooze paper Mail On Sunday
111 Let your fingers do the walking Yellow Pages
112 Fresh as the moment when the pod went pop !
113 helps you work, rest and play Mars bar
114 Everyone’s a fruit and nut case
115 just enough to give your kids a treat Cadbury’s Fudge
116 Every bubble’s passed its fizzical ! Corona
117 Devon knows how they make it so creamy Ambrosia Creamed Rice
118 They’re grrreat !! Kellogg’s Frosties
119 I’d rather have a bowl of Coco Pops
120 My mate Marmite
121 Bet you can’t eat three Shredded Wheat
122 Only Smarties have the answer
123 Ho ho ho, Green Giant
124 it’s gotta lotta bottle Milk
125 Mmmmm ! Matteson’s
126 You can be sure of Shell
127 Tap it, unwrap it Terry’s chocolate orange
128 Come on ! Be a super shaker ! Nesquik
129 It’s slightly rippled with a flat underside Cadbury’s Boost
130 Put a tiger in your tank Esso
131 Rah rah rah !! Butterkist popcorn
132 Let the juice loose ! Maynard’s Wine Gums
133 8 out of 10 owners who expressed a preference said their cats preferred it. Whiskas
134 Make room for the mushrooms
135 They’ll be around forever Hula Hoops
136 Shake ’em Daisy McDonald’s
137 This dirt says hot, the label says not Aerial
138 Encrusted with honey, nuts and brown sugar Kellogg’s crunchy nut cornflakes
139 Break the sound barrier Maxell
140 When your carpet smells fresh your room does too Shake ‘n’ vac
141 The totally tropical taste Lilt
142 Open, pour, be yourself once more Oasis
143 Made in Scotland from girders Irn Bru
144 Ask for freephone 2361 OK? Kays (mail order catalogue)
145 Where people come first – and come back again Mitchell Self Drive
146 They’re Yummy for Your Tummy! Milky Way Magic Stars
147 How do you eat yours? Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
148 We want to be Smiths crisps
149 More reasons to shop at Morrison’s
150 Every little helps Tesco
151 Good food costs less at Sainsbury’s
152 Britain at its best BP
153 A company from over here that is also doing rather well over there Hanson Trust
154 A tough act to follow John Smiths
155 Aaaah! Bisto
156 The best a man can get Gillette
157 Splash it all over Brut
158 Looking good for your future Scottish Widows
159 To be this good takes ages Sega
160 specially brewed for the can Long Life
161 loves the jobs you hate Mr Muscle
162 won’t let you down Sure
163 exceedingly good cakes Mr Kipling’s
164 probably the best lager in the world Carlsberg
165 Taste the rainbow of fruit flavours Skittles
166 Everything we do is driven by you Ford
167 They fizzibly melt Skips
168 Get busy with the fizzy Soda Stream
169 They’re chewy, not chalky Rennies
170 Tense, nervous headache? Anadin
171 Plink plink fizz Alka Seltzer
172 Oh Clifford! Listerine mouthwash
173 3-in-1 protection for your family Colgate toothpaste
174 I want a toy, chocolate and a surprise! Kinder egg
175 It’s tingling fresh Gibbs SR
176 Fresh from the captain’s table Bird’s Eye Fish Fingers
177 The mild cigar Hamlet
178 You’re never alone with a Strand
179 Still working Colgate Actibrush
180 Beware of expensive imitations Sekonda
181 Call Eileen Bilton Warrington – Runcorn Development Agency
182 Champion of the north Sunday Sun
183 Cheaper than you think
184 The lion goes from strength to strength Peugeot
185 Do yourself a favour be a liquor saver
186 Mints are meant to be like they’ve always been…rock hard! Minties
187 Chocolate heaven since 1911Thorntons
188 Mellow Birds will make you smile
189 Bring on the Black Tower
190 Bring out the Branston
191 Be the best Territorial Army
192 Fit the best Everest
193 Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Wagon Wheels
194 Number one in DIY Marley Homecare
195 Take two bottles into the shower? Wash ‘n’ Go
196 It’s frothy, man Cresta
197 Clunk click Every Trip
198 Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastingmotivatingoodbuzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivin… Pepsi
199 Go get ’em, Floyd Toffo
200 The biggest snack pennies can buy Monster Munch

2 Replies to “Friday Fun”

  1. Thanks Ian, now I’m really hungry and and have compulsion to drink beer and clean.
    Those ad men must see me coming!
    Slight digression 1: did you hear the fairy liquid joke with the head chef called gervais? (It’s a clean one)
    Slight digression 2: I will be able to confirm conclusivey whether tv is a) a drug b) the root of all evil as our tv is moving up north a whole month before me. I may try to give it up for lent! I’ll let you know my highly scientific conclusions!
    Agent K 🙂

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