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Best Television Commercial Jingles

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If Uncle Jesse from Full House were still on television, he might be out of a job. Television jingles are, unfortunately, a thing of the past. In honor of my childhood, I’ve posted a list of some of my favorite jingles. Enjoy!

DOUBLEMINT GUM — I used to chew this gum, while imagining myself as a blonde twin riding a double-bicycle while flashing my pearly white teeth.  Then I got a cavity, and the fantasy was over. 

TOYS R US – Remember the days when you would walk into Toys R Us and there was an entire wall of cute toys, and you wanted every single one.  Now I walk into Toys R Us and I’m flooded with strange pool toys.  Where’s my damn silly putty?!

MENTOS – I used to ask my mother for gum, and she’d say, I don’t have gum, but I have Mentos.  To this day, I have no idea what Mentos is.  Is it a gum or is it a mint? Perhaps someone could explain it to me.

BAND AID — This commercial is fortunately still around.  The jingle was written by Barry Manilow, and he probably could have retired from this commercial money alone.

BIG RED — Oh how I loved Big Red.  At least for the two minutes of flavor.  Good enough, though.

CHILI’S BABY BACK RIBS – I’ve never liked Chili’s, but I certainly liked this commercial.  In fact, since I began writing this post, I can’t get the jingle out of my head.  Dammit!

1-800-MATTRESS — This commercial plagued me for most of my childhood.  I remember thinking, “why do they leave off the extra ‘S?’  Could they not have thought of a better jingle that incorporated the last ‘S?'”  When I brought this up to my friends, they looked at me, puzzled, and said, “who cares?! Don’t you have more important things to worry about?”  The answer is no.  I’m a crazy lunatic that thinks about mattress commercials.  Hence, this post.