June 4, 2010

Big Red

No doubt you've seen the Verizon commercial that parodies the classic Big Red chewing gum commercial from the 80's.  Ever since I first saw the Verizon ad, I've wanted to find the original and compare the two.  So, where do you go when you want to relive a tv memory from your childhood?  Why... YouTube, of course!!
Here's the current Verizon commercial:




And now a couple of originals:



There's a few obvious differences necessary to advertise the current product (using a chewing gum commercial to sell 3G wireless phones must've been quite a challenge), and it took me a while to realize they used several different commercials to pull from.  I'm still not sure where the concept of the couple on a horse came from, but the line in the jingle is epic, "You'll watch YouTube on a horse...!"  Kudos to the creators of this ad.
Wanna see more classic commercials?  Check out this YouTube channel.

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