The 80’s was a high point for TV commercials with every company competing to create a funnier and more memorable experience for viewers, making if tough for us to pick our Top Five Funniest TV Ads from the 80’s.. But here they are:
5. Talking Pages
This fantastic British advert featuring the classic John Cleese and Gabrielle Drake depicts the hilarious consequences of having a stiff lip when something goes wrong in your plumbing. Cleese first phones around to find someone to fix his leak, before his wife takes over and does what he should have done in the first place, call Talking Pages.
4. Where’s the Beef – Wendy’s
The most famous TV ad slogan of all time, knocking lines like ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ and ‘They’re G-R-R-R-eat’ out of the running comes from a 1984 ad for Wendy’s that questioned other fast food companies for their lack of meat and the sneaky tactic of using bigger buns to hide that fact.
3. Tastes Great, Less Filling! – Miller Lite
Old timers and baseball bloopers, this classic 80s advert hosts one of the most memorable catchphrases of all time and is put together by the king of advertising agencies, McCann-Erickson who uses some top sporting celebs to create a memorable ad.
2. Refreshes the Parts Other Beers Can’t Reach – Heineken
Before becoming one of the most famous ad campaigns of the 20th century, this fantastic one-liner was thought up by a very frustrated copywriter Terry Lovelock’s who was instructed to come up with a memorable ad campaign for the Dutch beer company.
1. Laundrette – Carling Black Label
‘I bet he drinks Carling Black Label’ is the response to a hunky guy taking his clothes off in a laundrette and thereafter any out of the ordinary happenings in day-to-day life. The second most memorable line in the Ad comes from a naked man on the other side of the washing machines commenting that Mr Hotstuff doesn’t wash his underpants.
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