Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween TV commercials

Hello again. I'm kicking off the Halloween programming (not counting yesterday's intro) with some Halloween-related TV commercials of the past. Let's get right to it.

Hallmark wants you to get in the Halloween spirit:

I loves me some Pillsbury Halloween cookies (I had some Tollhouse Halloween cookies just earlier this evening-yummy!):

Need a one-stop shop for all your Halloween needs? Go to your local Woolworth or Woolco!

More tasty Halloween treats, courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts!

This commercial shows that even Frankenstein is henpecked at home. I hear ya, brother!

Frank showing his stuff for Doritos once again:

It's been a long time since I've featured a McDonald's commercial--too long!

So many of these commercials involve food. Here is one of my favorite of these commericals, for Carvel ice cream cakes. Seeing one of these commercials was as tasty a treat as eating the cakes themselves!

Here is the last one for today, and it's not really Halloween-related, but it is frightening until the last few seconds. This commercial aired only one night during the 2004 Summer Olympics. It features a typical horror movie-style scene of a young woman running for her life from a crazed, masked killer. The twist, however, is that the woman runs to safety, with her killer reluctantly giving up--thanks to her Nike running shoes. Nike came under fire from women's groups who claimed the commercial was misogynistic and in poor taste. Whether that's true or not, it definitely is a very unusual way to sell sneakers. Take a look!

Who knew there were so many Halloween commercials? If you know of any more, let me know and I'll post them here. Thanks!


Ladytink_534 said...

I love Hallmark during the holidays. I had that tape when I was a kid! It might still be in my mom's Halloween stuff. I'll probably do some baking sometime this week since I promised hubby Cinnamon Brownies. The family went to Six Flags of Georgia Frightfest once but it wasn't very interesting. I think I was tired of Six Flags by that time lol (we lived really close so we went a lot that year). Never heard of Woolworth or Woolcool before but I wish they still did that at Dunkin' Donuts! Lol! I loved that McDonald's commercial! I had a Weeble when I was little! Didn't know what it went to though :) Mmmm... ice cream cake! Seriously, that was an awesome commercial! Certainly makes me want to start jogging again lol.

Halloween Capn Crunch:

McDonald's Happy Meal Pails (I had one of these!):

McDonald's Face Commercials:

Another Hallmark (1987):

Pizza Head from Pizza Hut:

Duracell Vampire Battery:

Energizer Vampire:

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks as alwyas for your patronage. There's great stuff ahead!