As a former purveyor of small-market TV commercials, I occasionally find myself more entertained by the ads than by the programming itself (especially during ‘shows like ‘Pawn Stars,’ one of my kid’s fave-raves).  As such, my brain is often full of snippets of commercial dialogue and songs, and I might have harbored a secret crush on the girl who sold Pine-Sol.  (Also, Lenny Kravitz’ drummer, but that’s not important right now.)  When it comes to retention of your commercial message, they say there’s nothing like a good jingle, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) makes the veeerrry best…

CHOOOOOOOOOOcolate, asking: What’s the best commercial jingle of all time?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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5 Comments

  1. Kirby
    September 30, 2013 at 11:41 am — Reply

    “Hold the pickles. Hold the lettuce. Special orders won’t upset us.”

  2. Frank
    September 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    Plop, Plop, Fizz Fizz, O’ what a relief it is. It’s been 30 years since it has been used, but it still works.

  3. HipHopHead
    September 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    “You cry for rain, You cry for thunder, You cry for the Boy Wonder.
    He made a deal, to be for real, he copped the keys to the Batmobile.
    He started up to the prison warden, standing there was Commissioner Gordon. He told me “Superman was on the loose”, right before the six o’clock news.
    So he let out scream, he put up a fight, so we got Batmite with the Kryptonite”

    Wait a minute…did you ask for best “commercial jingle” or “plagarized comic-related rap lyric”?

    “Winston tastes good like a cigarette should…Winston taste good like a…ooh ahh, I wanna piece of pie, the pie to sweet, I wanna piece of meat, the meat to tough, I wanna ride a bus, the bus to full, I wanna ride a bull, the bull to fat…I want my money back”

  4. September 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm — Reply
  5. B.V.K.
    September 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    Hot Pocket! Admittedly its only a good jingle now thanks to Jim Gaffigan.

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