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

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  • 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.
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  • Clifford Shields
    Clifford Shields 2 дня назад

    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 TV
    SorrowCat TV 6 дней назад +1

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

  • Ally Taylor
    Ally Taylor 6 дней назад +1

    33:56 JESUS

  • r8drfan76
    r8drfan76 9 дней назад

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

  • P Bernice
    P Bernice 15 дней назад

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

  • spicey tuber
    spicey tuber 18 дней назад

    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  18 дней назад +1

      Yes they were: www.google.com/search?q=1940s+tv&oq=1940s+tv&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5250j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  • Vanna6345
    Vanna6345 24 дня назад

    ... am just a consumer.

  • denis franks
    denis franks Месяц назад

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

  • Paula Farrell
    Paula Farrell Месяц назад

    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 2 месяца назад +3

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

  • MrEpic7203
    MrEpic7203 2 месяца назад +1

    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 3 месяца назад

    HI follow me on
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    to see behind the scenes of the new rides coming to Disneyland

  • merce10554
    merce10554 3 месяца назад +1

    Loved this. ☆☆☆☆☆

  • castletriglav
    castletriglav 3 месяца назад +2

    Dinah Shore was the ugliest woman on t.v., after Hillary.

  • Robert Severson
    Robert Severson 3 месяца назад +1

    The days when things lasted and were dependable

  • csifwtt
    csifwtt 3 месяца назад +1

    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 4 месяца назад +1

    Wow...you mean we actually used to make things ourselves?

  • Stephanie Slozberg
    Stephanie Slozberg 4 месяца назад +1

    I could literally watch these for hours

  • Clorox bleach***
    Clorox bleach*** 4 месяца назад +1

    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 5 месяцев назад +1

    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.

  • Michelle Steil
    Michelle Steil 5 месяцев назад +1

    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 5 месяцев назад +1

    ~ oz ~

  • Future Felix
    Future Felix 6 месяцев назад +1

    REMINGTON ELECTRIC SHAVER! *fifteen seconds of awkward silence*

  • Beryl White
    Beryl White 6 месяцев назад +1

    Really super

  • kim jongun
    kim jongun 6 месяцев назад +2

    pepsodent omg

  • David Perkins
    David Perkins 6 месяцев назад +1

    53:05 - Ooh! 'Platformate ' ;)

  • Ian Strange
    Ian Strange 6 месяцев назад +1

    Marvellous.😀

  • Teddy Meen
    Teddy Meen 6 месяцев назад +1

    Wasn't no TV in the 1940s

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 4 месяца назад

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

    • Rob's Greatest Hits
      Rob's Greatest Hits  6 месяцев назад

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

  • Pigsaw Janet
    Pigsaw Janet 6 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Lyle Waller
    Lyle Waller 6 месяцев назад

    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 6 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Andrew Fernandez
    Andrew Fernandez 6 месяцев назад +1

    there was chicken meat at one time

  • Andrew Fernandez
    Andrew Fernandez 6 месяцев назад +2

    I found pepsodent at dollar tree.

    • nostalgia dude
      nostalgia dude 18 дней назад +1

      +Timothy Cullen On the snow, perhaps? 😆

    • Timothy Cullen
      Timothy Cullen 3 месяца назад

      Did you wonder where the yellow went?

  • retroxlove
    retroxlove 6 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Stupidgills
    Stupidgills 6 месяцев назад +1

    I love watching these ❤️❤️

  • Fat Stacks of Cash
    Fat Stacks of Cash 6 месяцев назад +1

    1:13:47 Hmmmmm _Steamed_ Hamm's

  • Fat Stacks of Cash
    Fat Stacks of Cash 6 месяцев назад +1

    48:50
    Did not expect that to happen

  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin 7 месяцев назад +1

    State of the art graphics.

  • Bruce Snider
    Bruce Snider 7 месяцев назад +1

    Band Aid must have been brand "W' ?

  • Sharon Mynes
    Sharon Mynes 7 месяцев назад

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

    • castletriglav
      castletriglav 3 месяца назад +2

      You might to do some research, dullard. By the way, Rachel Madcow is a moron.

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 4 месяца назад +2

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

    • Glenn Lego
      Glenn Lego 4 месяца назад +2

      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  7 месяцев назад +2

      Yes it was before that. Go read up on the history of television sets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_set

  • caspence56
    caspence56 7 месяцев назад +1

    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 20 дней назад

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

  • Kristian J.
    Kristian J. 7 месяцев назад +1

    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.

    • Lyle Waller
      Lyle Waller 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Crystal Abbott
    Crystal Abbott 8 месяцев назад +1

    Curse you danger mouse.

  • Anima Crackers
    Anima Crackers 8 месяцев назад +7

    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?

    • Candice Honeycutt
      Candice Honeycutt 2 месяца назад

      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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Mark Rocovich
    Mark Rocovich 9 месяцев назад +1

    The tea commercial is so smooth....

  • Mark Rocovich
    Mark Rocovich 9 месяцев назад +2

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

    • William T Koltek
      William T Koltek Месяц назад

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

  • Buddy Paul Wolfie Shaw
    Buddy Paul Wolfie Shaw 9 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Clorox bleach***
    Clorox bleach*** 9 месяцев назад +2

    My favorite commercial is at 54:52

  • ladyi7609
    ladyi7609 9 месяцев назад +12

    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 17 дней назад

      I think her mother would be too.

    • newjerseybt
      newjerseybt 9 месяцев назад +2

      Lady, I am embarrassed by you. Guess why.

  • Christopher U.S. Smith
    Christopher U.S. Smith 9 месяцев назад +4

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

    • Amy Capen
      Amy Capen 9 месяцев назад +3

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

  • Christopher U.S. Smith
    Christopher U.S. Smith 9 месяцев назад +4

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

    • Christopher U.S. Smith
      Christopher U.S. Smith 8 месяцев назад +1

      Don Crabbe He certainly had a unique voice. :)

    • Don Crabbe
      Don Crabbe 8 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 9 месяцев назад +2

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

    • ladyi7609
      ladyi7609 9 месяцев назад +3

      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 9 месяцев назад +6

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

    • Fluffy Bunny
      Fluffy Bunny 9 месяцев назад +1

      Chevrolet was a sponsor of the Dina Shore Show.

  • Fluffy Bunny
    Fluffy Bunny 9 месяцев назад +2

    I remember MUM deodorant from the 60s

  • John Addeo
    John Addeo 10 месяцев назад +6

    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.

  • Clorox bleach***
    Clorox bleach*** 10 месяцев назад +4

    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 10 месяцев 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?

  • Gerald Tanaka
    Gerald Tanaka 10 месяцев назад +2

    At least let the Rheingold ad finish. And who was that woman with Durwood Kirby in the SOS ad?

    • Christopher U.S. Smith
      Christopher U.S. Smith 9 месяцев назад +1

      Gerald Tanaka Which one? Garry Moore was wearing a wig as one of them. LOLOLOL This clip was from his morning show, so it's not Carol Burnett..... I'm thinking it might be Martha Raye.

  • phoebecatgirl
    phoebecatgirl 10 месяцев назад +5

    Born 1951 - these are great to watch., and some are far better than the ads today (do I sound old yet?). The Chevy Truck commercial is really well done, and good poetry for a TV ad!

  • lil princess
    lil princess 10 месяцев назад +7

    so glad i was born in the late 70's!! i had the 80's 🤘🤘✌✌✌

  • Tommy Black
    Tommy Black 11 месяцев назад +7

    How comforting to know that the government inspects your eggs.

  • otterlover95
    otterlover95 Год назад +1

    Too much yelling.

  • Ockie Ditchbank
    Ockie Ditchbank Год назад +3

    Very well done! Thanks a million for the memories.

    • Ockie Ditchbank
      Ockie Ditchbank 11 месяцев назад +1

      No prob. A Happy New Year to you, and keep up your great work.

    • Rob's Greatest Hits
      Rob's Greatest Hits  11 месяцев назад +1

      You are very welcome.

  • Hank Austin
    Hank Austin Год назад +1

    ok.. a couple of those hats on the ladies doing the Westinghouse Laundromat demonstration.. AWFUL! I'm sure they thought it was just the very HEIGHT of fashion back then though... but, today.. WOOF! dogshit ugly!

  • Jesse Grant
    Jesse Grant Год назад +9

    9:03 this Chevrolet one has to be my favourite

  • Rational Nationalist
    Rational Nationalist Год назад +5

    nice clean towels... now check your plumbing

  • Rational Nationalist
    Rational Nationalist Год назад +10

    14:57 Is that Pat Boone & Dinah Shore?

    • Christopher U.S. Smith
      Christopher U.S. Smith 9 месяцев назад +1

      See the USA in your white bucks and your Chevrolet. :)

    • ladyi7609
      ladyi7609 9 месяцев назад

      My mom loved Pat Boone! Which means she totally understood why her little girl loved British punk and '90s alt-rock.

    • Hank Austin
      Hank Austin Год назад

      LOL Wolfsrudel - because we ARE old!

    • Rational Nationalist
      Rational Nationalist Год назад

      Larry DeWein
      christ, now i really feel old. lol

    • Larry DeWein
      Larry DeWein Год назад +1

      Yes, it is!

  • Vid3oJo3
    Vid3oJo3 Год назад +2

    All of a sudden I want to go watch. As ew episodes of Madmen

  • berighteous
    berighteous Год назад +4

    Lucky Strike cigarettes cause cancer.

    • Lyle Waller
      Lyle Waller 6 месяцев назад

      berighteous - Yeah, but "it's toasted".

    • Clorox bleach***
      Clorox bleach*** 8 месяцев назад

      That's true and you can die and it's bad for you lungs

    • John Addeo
      John Addeo 10 месяцев назад

      I think berighteous is saying that he knows Lucky Strikes cause cancer, but he's not quite sure about the others. 12:48 - Another for instance, I know that men purchasing the Renault Dauphine caused serious damage to their manhood, could the same be said for today's Daimler AG Smart? See what I'm sayin'?

    • Gabes Petit
      Gabes Petit 10 месяцев назад +1

      berighteous - Ya think?!

    • John H. Batte
      John H. Batte 10 месяцев назад +3

      berighteous I would say additives do. Let me put it this way in 1910s and 20s almost everyone smoked and didn’t use filters yet cancer was so rare a Doctor was considered lucky to see a case in their life. Fast forward a few decades and cancer explodes, was tobacco different? No but the product had chemicals added, same for food and water. Now with smoking very low cancer is through the roof. So I’d say additives is the issue.

  • Vanna6345
    Vanna6345 Год назад +3

    Back in the 60's I had an excuse for being ignorant.. Now I ..

  • Songs Mirth
    Songs Mirth Год назад +6

    Wow. That's Rob. I remember several of these but the Hams beer was my favorite at the time. I remember that beer in a bar in San Joquine (sp), California. It was just out of the club grounds and kids were welcomed! We could sit in the booths while our parents drank on stools at the bar. And the water moved now that I think of it. You could sit and stare at it because I think they used lights on the advertisement and the water was quite pretty. I haven't thought of that for . . . fifty years at least. How did I get this old? lol And the stink of the bar. Yuk. In those days people didn't know how bad it was for you so most adults smoked. And the bar was just smokey. They served food too, which was good for us. And women didn't know they shouldn't drink or smoke in those days when they were pregnant. I've often wondered if that effected us. They even would give a carton of cigarettes as a present to a 18 years old when they turned into an adult. :( My Mother died from it. And Lucky's! My Uncle smoked those. He had nicotine fingers all the time. There weren't many cigarette types in those days. Maybe ten kinds. I remember the Raid one and the cereal one. I guess they don't make it any more. I forgot how dry these commercials were. I have to laugh about the, "flavor buds" bit. "The amazing coffee discovery." Oh, I remember those bands. Kids thought they were cool.

    • Gabes Petit
      Gabes Petit 10 месяцев назад +1

      Songs Mirth - I remember Hamm's! "In the land of cool clear waters "(or a variation of my bullshit) .... My Dad used to get fucked up drinking that shit! I'm half in the bag myself, but as I write this crap to you, I wish I had a few Hamm's right now! Didja know they don't stock that beer in California anymore? Gahtdamn I miss the old days! Love, peace and taco grease! BTW...Rob, ya' done good! Hasta, Gabes "the Meskin"!

  • Brian Arbenz
    Brian Arbenz Год назад +4

    Who would have guessed that a guy named Pee Wee would use the Heavy razor? :)

  • Will B
    Will B Год назад +2

    Far out - the first "modern" washing machine? (revolving drum). Wait...this is a really sad comment isn't it?

    • Lyle Waller
      Lyle Waller 6 месяцев назад

      Actually, it is a great one. Had it not been invented in Africa we would still be pounding on our laundry down on river rocks.

  • Firestick _Update
    Firestick _Update Год назад +2

    The mystery at 28:34..

    • Mikael
      Mikael 4 месяца назад

      That's a frame from another 1940's Ajax commerical.

    • Ockie Ditchbank
      Ockie Ditchbank Год назад

      Brian Arbenz Although it sure looks like it, he's not a stranger, he's the kid's uncle.

    • Brian Arbenz
      Brian Arbenz Год назад

      The hipster ghost-like splotches lauding popcorn is weird, but even stranger is the one a few minutes before where the stranger offers a kid he encounters a cigar band and the boy never forgot.

  • Firestick _Update
    Firestick _Update Год назад +4

    The Ballantine Ale puppet commercial reminds me of "Hardrock, Coco and Joe". No way to know if it was made by the same production team.

  • Mark Forster
    Mark Forster Год назад +10

    I was born in 59. I remember that cracker jack commercial by hart. it must be from the 60s.

    • TruAnRksT
      TruAnRksT 7 месяцев назад

      My computer is making funny noises.

    • Dan Bolton
      Dan Bolton 7 месяцев назад

      Sorry that was supposed to be a razor reply. My computer won’t let me access the post , so...

    • Dan Bolton
      Dan Bolton 7 месяцев назад

      Why is it when you shave a peach smooth the fuzz grows back like boars bristles?

    • Brian Arbenz
      Brian Arbenz Год назад

      What a great moral message -- steal a kid's Cracker Jack! lol

  • ferociousgumby
    ferociousgumby Год назад +11

    This is the absolute, ultimate, all-time PERFECT ad. From the visual composition, to the narration and sensual appeal, it is truly a classic. 45:58

  • Steve P
    Steve P Год назад +6

    Each one is a gem!Thanks!!

  • William Cook
    William Cook Год назад +4

    How did you get these?

    • carmar597
      carmar597 11 месяцев назад +1

      They are on a DVD called "Classic Commercials"

    • Tommy Black
      Tommy Black Год назад +1

      Yes.