Classic Television Commercials from the '40s and '50s

  • Опубликовано: 31 мар 2017
  • A little over one hour's worth of classic television commercials featuring BAND-AID, Budweiser, Remington Electric Shaver, and so on from the '40s and '50s. _5
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  • LEO420
    LEO420 7 часов назад

    When they made everything with care!!

  • Ben Mayes
    Ben Mayes 3 дня назад

    I wAs BoRn In ThE wRoNg GeNeRaTiOn

  • Kri MD
    Kri MD 8 дней назад

    That car had a city and country horn lol.

  • Семен Ваймер
    Семен Ваймер 17 дней назад

    feel the capitalism

  • Quantum Leap
    Quantum Leap 19 дней назад

    The Hamm's beer spot was from 1951

  • Rich
    Rich 25 дней назад

    The entire Pepodent commercial proves one thing. The WHITE MAN created rap music. Think about it... the commercial is a RAP SONG.

  • chef 1
    chef 1 27 дней назад

    Pepsodent commercial the first live televised rap, wow and the rap was like an 80's style, cheesy and bland but still hip hop

  • Ava thatgurl
    Ava thatgurl Месяц назад +1

    I am going to show this to my grandma (she was born 1944)

  • Bob Biggley
    Bob Biggley Месяц назад

    The commercials back then had better music and production values than shows now days

  • Jeremiah Vink
    Jeremiah Vink Месяц назад

    That bandaid commercial might as well be about LSD lool

  • geoff dearth
    geoff dearth Месяц назад

    "While the children are clearing the table." you know that's a blast from the past.

  • agirlwholovesjesus
    agirlwholovesjesus Месяц назад

    Robert Hall!!!!

  • Brad Runyan
    Brad Runyan Месяц назад

    Great stuff, my hats off to you

  • Erik Hertzer
    Erik Hertzer Месяц назад

    49:56 very rare VW commercial from 1957...

  • Wil Font
    Wil Font Месяц назад +1

    Good luck calling a band-aid flesh colored today without triggering every dimwitted SJW in America.

  • Aragorn Stellar
    Aragorn Stellar Месяц назад

    Black person alert at 8:00!

  • Harry Sachz
    Harry Sachz Месяц назад +1

    Dang white people... look what we... I mean they did to America. Uhh, yea.. they... *THANK YOU FOR BUILDING THIS FOR US GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!*

  • Harry Sachz
    Harry Sachz Месяц назад +1

    *B-b-b-but... but I didn't see any cell phone or video game commercials...* 🤪🤪🤪

  • gaz ferg
    gaz ferg Месяц назад +1

    imagine a kid with a pogo stick nowadays wheres the on button?

  • Dan Van Hoose
    Dan Van Hoose Месяц назад +5

    Yep,I fired up the electric perculator coffee pot when I came in from checking traps for dad.Folger's.he was a carpenter and left early.always cherish those times.sometimes I fixed bacon and eggs for dad.

  • Adam Majkowski
    Adam Majkowski Месяц назад

    There were no commercials in the 40's. Only a test pattern starting around 1947.

  • Walter Glowacki
    Walter Glowacki Месяц назад

    In 1959 I was 8yr old and I still remember my father buying a 1959 Chevrolet Bell Aire. That was a big deal in our family.

  • Todd Mastrianna
    Todd Mastrianna Месяц назад +1

    where did women go wrong? They used to be so beautiful. Goddesses. Ladies.

  • Michael Roberts
    Michael Roberts Месяц назад

    That second commercial reminded me when I was young and did acid.

  • Julie Huggins
    Julie Huggins Месяц назад

    Gawd, I'd buy one of those Renault Dauphine's tomorrow if they still made 'em!

  • McNamara Troy
    McNamara Troy Месяц назад

    17:25 superb :)

  • sdgakatbk
    sdgakatbk Месяц назад

    Make the VW rear window bigger? Nah, I prefer the split windows.

  • Lee Clark
    Lee Clark Месяц назад

    Billy Joe And The Checkmates made a hit song called "Percolator" inspired by the Maxwell House coffee percolator commercial. 44:53

  • RyNz _
    RyNz _ Месяц назад

    awh... the beginning of the information age. Look how awkward we were back then

  • James Kirk
    James Kirk Месяц назад +1

    i saw a female working assembly line in dodge car commercial, so much for feminist narrative that women were made to stay home and abused in the40s and 50s.

    • Anna Paulikonis
      Anna Paulikonis Месяц назад +1

      My grandmother worked as a welder in the 1940s during Ww11, as alot of other women.Google Women at work during WW2

  • tweetspie
    tweetspie Месяц назад +2

    Must have been nice back in those days not to be subjected to those annoying drug ads that we have today.

    • Anna Paulikonis
      Anna Paulikonis Месяц назад

      Damn Straight. Just 🚬 cigarettes,booze,and Laundry Detergent.That"s what it's all about.

  • stuckmannen
    stuckmannen Месяц назад

    03:08 better than gillette

  • Core Dream Studios
    Core Dream Studios Месяц назад +1

    These definitely are better than today's ads!

  • topherh33
    topherh33 Месяц назад

    WOW you mean Gillette used to sell razors?

  • daniel lack
    daniel lack 2 месяца назад +7

    Any commercial from the 40s would have to be 48 and that is when commercial tv in the usa really got under way...

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад +1

      The Lucky Strike "stop motion" ad of the "cigarette square dance" was produced in 1948.

  • eydie sanders
    eydie sanders 2 месяца назад +2

    The guy in the Remington electric shaver commercial was very gook looking.

  • Bartels Bikes
    Bartels Bikes 2 месяца назад +2

    All the Swingers are swingin', da da da dah, Swingin' to Ortlieb's Beer.

  • Kelly Betz
    Kelly Betz 2 месяца назад +3

    Geez, they had long commercials back then.

  • Proud Republican
    Proud Republican 2 месяца назад

    My my how chevy ads have gone downhill

  • Proud Republican
    Proud Republican 2 месяца назад +2

    They are almost all musical

    • Anna Paulikonis
      Anna Paulikonis Месяц назад

      Jingles sold the products back in the day so u coukd remember what product it was.

  • thewickerbreaker
    thewickerbreaker 2 месяца назад +2


    • thewickerbreaker
      thewickerbreaker 2 месяца назад

      Just checking in from Outer Space to say Hi and thanks for the video!!!

  • mr cool guy
    mr cool guy 2 месяца назад +4

    I was born in 2005, but this quality is not bad

  • Michael Huff
    Michael Huff 2 месяца назад

    I’m so sure it’s a production company.

    YOUR-A-TUBE LIES-FAKE-FALSE 2 месяца назад +3

    4.53 she's got a smart phone in 1952, time-traveller

    • CreatingwithWingless Angel
      CreatingwithWingless Angel Месяц назад

      Lol. Pocket compact mirror. I still have one on a wallet book.🤣

    • GUN4
      GUN4 2 месяца назад +2

      No. That's a mirror

  • Clifford Shields
    Clifford Shields 3 месяца назад +2

    the '62 Plymouth in the Goodyear Snow Tire ad was a Fury or a Sport Fury (three lights instead of two), also there was a '62 Dart and either a '61 Dodge or a '62 Dodge 880 Custom

  • SorrowCat
    SorrowCat 3 месяца назад +2

    What makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L?

  • Ally Taylor
    Ally Taylor 3 месяца назад +2

    33:56 JESUS

  • r8drfan76
    r8drfan76 3 месяца назад +2

    Is that the same guy that does the autumn wind poem in the Chevy one

  • P Bernice
    P Bernice 3 месяца назад +2

    Re: The Volkswagen spot: We know what happened when Germany and Italy got together in the '30s....

  • spicey tuber
    spicey tuber 3 месяца назад +1

    tv wasnt around in the 40s they had the technology but tvs were invented in the 50s

    • Rob's Greatest Hits
      Rob's Greatest Hits  3 месяца назад +3

      Yes they were:

  • Vanna6345
    Vanna6345 4 месяца назад

    ... am just a consumer.

  • denis franks
    denis franks 4 месяца назад +2

    You'll wonder where your gums all went.....................

  • Paula Farrell
    Paula Farrell 4 месяца назад +2

    I have always noticed that they put the shortened name of chemicals or compounds in those old commercials. IMP? M3? Your average person does not know what that stuff is.

  • Allison Corona
    Allison Corona 5 месяцев назад +11

    The only thing I would have added to these commercials would be the year that they were made.

    • Michael Simion
      Michael Simion Месяц назад

      Yeh. They said they were from the '40's; but, some of those car ads were from '57 & 59!

  • MrEpic7203
    MrEpic7203 5 месяцев назад +4

    Commercials should be more straightforward and direct like they were back then. Now most commercials try too hard at trying to be hip and funny but usually fail horribly.

  • John James
    John James 6 месяцев назад

    HI follow me on
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  • merce10554
    merce10554 6 месяцев назад +3

    Loved this. ☆☆☆☆☆

  • Robert Severson
    Robert Severson 6 месяцев назад +4

    The days when things lasted and were dependable

  • csifwtt
    csifwtt 6 месяцев назад +4

    I liked the Dodge and Chevy Commercials.
    Who else thought of "The Golden Girls" with the Rheingold commercial?
    The reason why those towels looked like crap...they were in 3 washers that spins the water out, instead of a neutral drain washer, like the Westinghouse.

  • lohphat
    lohphat 7 месяцев назад +17 mean we actually used to make things ourselves?

  • Stephanie Slozberg
    Stephanie Slozberg 7 месяцев назад +4

    I could literally watch these for hours

  • Juan playz
    Juan playz 7 месяцев назад +2

    Pause at 13:09 next to the renault there's a chevrolet wagon and the Chevrolet looks the same at the commercial at 15:43

  • Michelle Steil
    Michelle Steil 8 месяцев назад +13

    Oh, and Pat Boone & Dinah Shore sounded fabulous singing together. Beautiful to look at & beautiful voices. I miss the old time music, too. It was a much more innocent era in time...or at least seemed that way.

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад +1

      They were on the air for Chevrolet in October 1958 (Pat on ABC, with his "CHEVY SHOWROOM", and Dinah with her "CHEVY SHOW" on NBC).

  • Michelle Steil
    Michelle Steil 8 месяцев назад +5

    I love the poetry in the Champs of the Akcan Run... it's really wonderful. Too bad they don't make commercials like these happy, positive, smile provoking commercials. They're feel good. I line that. This world needs all the positive & feel good media it can get.

  • mitchell hobbs
    mitchell hobbs 8 месяцев назад +1

    ~ oz ~

  • Frank Tidepod
    Frank Tidepod 9 месяцев назад +10

    REMINGTON ELECTRIC SHAVER! *fifteen seconds of awkward silence*

    • Quantum Leap
      Quantum Leap 19 дней назад

      They put that dry ending to allow local stations to plug the local Remington dealers.

  • Beryl White
    Beryl White 9 месяцев назад +3

    Really super

  • kim jongun
    kim jongun 9 месяцев назад +5

    pepsodent omg

  • David Perkins
    David Perkins 9 месяцев назад +4

    53:05 - Ooh! 'Platformate ' ;)

  • Ian Strange
    Ian Strange 9 месяцев назад +2


  • Teddy Meen
    Teddy Meen 9 месяцев назад +2

    Wasn't no TV in the 1940s

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      Yes, 1947 marked the beginning of a rapid increase in TV set sales- especially after NBC telecast the World Series on the East Coast. Most people saw the New York Yankees vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers on TV's at their favorite bar or tavern, then went out to buy sets of their own. 1948 was the year TV "exploded", as the national networks began to schedule more regular programs at night (and a few during the day), with local stations expanding their schedules as well.

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 7 месяцев назад +2

      Tv didn’t really get going until 1947 or so.

    • Rob's Greatest Hits
      Rob's Greatest Hits  9 месяцев назад +2

      Yes there was go read up on the history of tv. My grandparents had a tv in the 40's.

  • Pigsaw Janet
    Pigsaw Janet 9 месяцев назад +5

    "You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!"

  • Lyle Waller
    Lyle Waller 9 месяцев назад +3

    It's noteworthy that, except for the character, "Joe", and Dinah Shore, all the people seen in these ads are "White". Today, however, there are no "Whites" in the ads, except as objects of ridicule and derision. The rest of the "people" are Negros or are "arab" or mixed in some way. The subliminal message is that "Whites" are not welcome members of the Jew, er, New World Order. For some of us, the message is not subliminal, but blatant.
    Have YOU noticed this?

  • Andrew Fernandez
    Andrew Fernandez 9 месяцев назад +2

    I saw the wpix website that hal marshal was one of their first news reporters when it first launched in 1948.

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      Rex Marshall represented many products during the 1950's and early '60s [for example, he spoke for Auto-Lite on CBS' "SUSPENSE" (1949-'54), Blatz beer on "THE AMOS 'N' ANDY SHOW" in the 1952 -53 season, Instant Maxwell House during the mid-1950's, and so on).

  • Andrew Fernandez
    Andrew Fernandez 9 месяцев назад +3

    there was chicken meat at one time

  • Andrew Fernandez
    Andrew Fernandez 9 месяцев назад +5

    I found pepsodent at dollar tree.

    • nostalgia dude
      nostalgia dude 3 месяца назад +3

      +Timothy Cullen On the snow, perhaps? 😆

    • Timothy Cullen
      Timothy Cullen 6 месяцев назад +2

      Did you wonder where the yellow went?

  • retroxlove
    retroxlove 9 месяцев назад +5

    That Chevrolet commercial was so long, but so well made. I like the little jingles that old commercials had.

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman Месяц назад

      You forget that Pat also appeared in his "CHEVY SHOWROOM" on ABC (1957-'60), and could also have been seen on HIS program, too.

    • Fordman 64
      Fordman 64 Месяц назад +1

      That was Pat Boon and Dinah Shore in the Chevy commercial and was most likely from the Dinah Shore Chevy Show that ran from 1956 to 1961. Pat Boon was a frequent guest on her show. Shore’s acting and singing career spanned 56 years but she is best known for singing ‘See the USA in your Chevrolet’ from 1960’s Chevy commercials.
      Today Pat Boon pitches walk-in bathtubs where he sings a jingle. “Rub-a-dub-dub in my safe step tub, safety never felt so good.”

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      In those days, automobile manufacturers produced "extended" commercials lasting about two minutes, and were usually seen in the middle of half-hour programs they sponsored (and about every 20 minutes during an hour-long show), through the early 1960's.

  • Stupidgills
    Stupidgills 9 месяцев назад +4

    I love watching these ❤️❤️

  • Mozambican Warlord
    Mozambican Warlord 10 месяцев назад +4

    1:13:47 Hmmmmm _Steamed_ Hamm's

  • Mozambican Warlord
    Mozambican Warlord 10 месяцев назад +2

    Did not expect that to happen

  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin 10 месяцев назад +2

    State of the art graphics.

  • Bruce Snider
    Bruce Snider 10 месяцев назад +2

    Band Aid must have been brand "W' ?

  • Sharon Mynes
    Sharon Mynes 11 месяцев назад +2

    Television wasn't even available for the home until 1954. So you might want to adjust your video title a bit to reflect that.

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 7 месяцев назад +2

      Sharon Mynes Depends On where you lived when you had tv available.

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 7 месяцев назад +3

      Sharon Mynes Most larger cities had at least one tv station by 1947-48. TV did come to other places between 1950 and 1964.

    • Rob's Greatest Hits
      Rob's Greatest Hits  11 месяцев назад +2

      Yes it was before that. Go read up on the history of television sets.

  • caspence56
    caspence56 11 месяцев назад +4

    Love the Chevy station wagon commercial where the Mom is wearing a suit and white gloves while out doing her grocery shopping! But the thing that is kinda cool, especially for the 1950s, is that she is the one taking it out for the test drive.

    • Steven Roberts
      Steven Roberts 3 месяца назад

      That old car was also a Chevy, a 1950 model.

  • Kristian J.
    Kristian J. 11 месяцев назад +22

    I find this oddly relaxing. There's something about the precision of the pronunciations and pitch in voice of the commercial announcers that's rather soothing.

    • synth3tic
      synth3tic 28 дней назад

      It's the Trans-Atlantic accent. It fell out of favor after the 60's.

    • Thomas Sullins
      Thomas Sullins Месяц назад

      Good grammar and enunciation on TV made learning proper English (and I mean as first language) somewhat easier. As a school age kid,if you were unsure as to a tense, or syntax issue, you could probably get most of the finer points of it right just by whether or not it "sounded right ". And you indirectly learned what sounded right from hearing it on television and radio.

    • Lyle Waller
      Lyle Waller 9 месяцев назад

      Kristian J. - Yes, very manly in sound, unlike the more fruity tone of today.

  • Crystal Abbott
    Crystal Abbott 11 месяцев назад +2

    Curse you danger mouse.

  • Anima Crackers
    Anima Crackers 11 месяцев назад +12

    And is it me or did everyone have that same accent that sounds like they were about as much fun as a sack of dirty laundry in olde tyme TV?

    • asking Americans
      asking Americans Месяц назад

      everyone spoke English and we were all white ..the greatest of times

    • Candice Honeycutt
      Candice Honeycutt 6 месяцев назад +1

      Anima Crackers It's a mid-Atlantic accent. It's how people on tv at the time were taught to speak.

  • Anima Crackers
    Anima Crackers 11 месяцев назад

    Ye gods! These hairstyles just SCREAM “dickheads”. 😆

  • Mark Rocovich
    Mark Rocovich Год назад +5

    The tea commercial is so smooth....

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      The National Tea Council began promoting the idea of enjoying tea more often, beginning around 1955, when tea sales were declining. For years, their slogan was "Take Tea and See".

  • Mark Rocovich
    Mark Rocovich Год назад +4

    The SOS ad from the Garry Moore Show is CLASSIC!!!Who were the supporting guests???Bloody Awesome....

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      That was performed during Garry's live 1955 CBS daytime show, as S.O.S was one of his many sponsors.

    • William T Koltek
      William T Koltek 4 месяца назад +1

      That was Durward Kirby and Denise Lor. They were regulars on his daytime show

  • Buddy Paul Wolfie Shaw
    Buddy Paul Wolfie Shaw Год назад +3

    i miss out on the good old ads bec i an 38 years old

  • Juan playz
    Juan playz Год назад +4

    My favorite commercial is at 54:52

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      THat was produced for the Dreyfus Fund in 1958. The lion became their symbol through the early 1970's.

  • ladyi7609
    ladyi7609 Год назад +15

    My parents were born in the mid '40s so I feel like I'm getting an excellent taste of what commercials were like during their most formative years. Some of these commercials are embarrassing as fuck, but there are some really great ones that would sell me on the product even today. I wish I could show my mom and dad these commercials to send them on a trip down memory lane, but at least I'm getting a good taste of a time long before mine, when my parents were growing up.

    • J Stephens
      J Stephens 3 месяца назад +1

      I think her mother would be too.

    • newjerseybt
      newjerseybt Год назад +3

      Lady, I am embarrassed by you. Guess why.

  • Christopher U.S. Smith
    Christopher U.S. Smith Год назад +8

    1:08:51 Giving new meaning to the phrase "wax off". Johnson's Wax off, to be precise.

    • Wendy O Koopa
      Wendy O Koopa Год назад +4

      Christopher U.S. Smith I love sc Johnson family of companies and their products and staff

  • Christopher U.S. Smith
    Christopher U.S. Smith Год назад +5

    2:47 That sure sounds like Peter Thomas doing the Remington shaver ad voiceover.

    • Christopher U.S. Smith
      Christopher U.S. Smith 11 месяцев назад +1

      Don Crabbe He certainly had a unique voice. :)

    • Don Crabbe
      Don Crabbe 11 месяцев назад +2

      I, just, was about to begin watching, Mr. Smith. Now, I can't wait, to get to 2:47 and, hear that. 'FF' is, by a long ways, my favourite television show!(That despite the fact I've seen several episodes multiple times.)

    • Christopher U.S. Smith
      Christopher U.S. Smith Год назад +2

      ladyi7609 As long as the average age of that shaver user isn't 19... nanana 19. :)

    • ladyi7609
      ladyi7609 Год назад +4

      Holy crap, that just made that commercial a whole lot darker! Who's going to get killed using that shaver?? :o

  • Fluffy Bunny
    Fluffy Bunny Год назад +11

    Dina Shore and Pat Boone, need I say more....

    • Barry I. Grauman
      Barry I. Grauman 2 месяца назад

      And they sponsored Pat's "CHEVY SHOWROOM" on ABC (1957-'60).

    • eydie sanders
      eydie sanders 2 месяца назад +1


    • E L Brown
      E L Brown 2 месяца назад +1

      She was pretty hot as well. I bet that didn’t hurt.

    • Fluffy Bunny
      Fluffy Bunny Год назад +3

      Chevrolet was a sponsor of the Dina Shore Show.

  • Fluffy Bunny
    Fluffy Bunny Год назад +4

    I remember MUM deodorant from the 60s

  • John Addeo
    John Addeo Год назад +24

    53:43 Rear wheel drive, no posi-traction in that old Belvedere, those Goodyear's weren't getting that guy anywhere. Anyone remember the days of swapping your regular tires for snow tires in the winter? I think my hip just broke on that stroll down memory lane.

    • Quantum Leap
      Quantum Leap 19 дней назад

      Yep, later they added the tag "with recappable tire".

    • ComicOzzieSU
      ComicOzzieSU Месяц назад +2

      I remember watching the service station shoot the steel studs into my snow tire treads.

    • Thomas Sullins
      Thomas Sullins Месяц назад +1

      Fom $12.95 Plus tax,and old tire? Must be days of re-capping old tires. Now,you pay THEM a surcharge to take it.

    • I.M. 138
      I.M. 138 Месяц назад +1

      Not quite that far, but I do remember physically getting out and locking my hubs for 4-wheel drive!!!

  • Juan playz
    Juan playz Год назад +6

    For me I watch this everyday I don't know why but don't ask its just so relaxing for me. But just don't ask me.

  • Xcorgi
    Xcorgi Год назад

    That kid in the station wagon commercial had some MAJOR big ass fucking BUCK TEETH! Holy fucking dog shit! Where did they dig him up?