… I know I almost did.
Sadly, I could not find a commercial (not much info is out there at all, really) but believe me when I tell you that Jell-O 1-2-3 was… kinda okay? I think..? Oh well, who cares? It’s Jell-O and it’s from 1980s and that’s all you need to know to say you wish you had a giant bowl of it sitting in front of you right now!
Here’s the idea behind this concoction: you mix up your Jell-O and let it sit and as it sits it magically separates into not one, not two but three (oh… I get it! 1-2-3!!!!) layers of Jell-O goodness. Going by memory and from the look of the box, the first layer is basically foam, which I remember thinking to be really weird. Think fruit-flavored shaving cream. The second layer is more of a mousse. Think Yoplait’s Whips! line of light & fluffy yogurt. Then the bottom layer is the traditional jiggly Jell-O gelatin. Think gelatin.
People like to add weird stuff on top of Jell-O (and even inside it), but I’ve always thought any gelatin can and should stand (wiggle) on its own. The mix of foam, mousse and gelatin made for a culture clash of textures in my mouth. Nothing wrong with the flavors at all (orange and strawberry) but it was just too many textures and consistencies at once. I would’ve eaten Jell-O Instant Mousse. I would have eaten Jell-O Instant Foam. I just don’t think they matched up well alongside Jell-O gelatin.
Like Ratt, I’m back for more!
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos (1986)
With tongue firmly planted in cheek (Ooh, sounds scandalous!), Adult Swim aired all five, yes there were only five, episodes of this show a few years ago. With the pop culture phenomenon that is Chuck Norris, quite frankly, I’m extremely surprised we haven’t gotten a DVD release already. Make it so! I’m not sure why the show didn’t last or there weren’t more episodes produced. Usually a syndicated cartoon like this would’ve had tons of episodes already in the can in order to keep up the 5-days-a-week schedule. There was even a comic book and toy line to go along with it.
Chuck Fact: The show premiered the exact same day as Rambo and the Force of Freedom and both shows were produced by Ruby-Spears Productions.
Chewing gum is a big-time market these days. They whiten, they freshen, they cool, they quench, they blow bubbles and they rot teeth. Certain chewing gum companies and their flavors are always going to stand tall as the vanguard of the chewing/bubble gum industry. Classics such as Wrigley’s Spearmint, Big Red, Doublemint, and Juicy Fruit will always remain, but what about those wacky flavors and brands that just couldn’t stick it out in the long run?
Join me and we take yet another trip into history as we visit…
CHEWING GUM FROM BEYOND!!!
How many pieces have you chewed?
The 1980s. The era of the incredibly long-winded print ad.
All this text… for just a pair of sunglasses? Who could even be bothered to read all of this? I guess America had a longer attention back then, but even as a child flipping through magazines and comic books, whenever I came across an ad that read like a phonebook, it was an easy skip. If you’ve got PARAGRAPHS in your ad, there’s something wrong and you’re probably a very boring company.
The brutality of the GPK trading cards never cease to amaze me. Someone call child services!