Man, I just finished eating some super salty country ham so I’d kill for an ice cold can of Slice right now.
Until I came across this commercial the other week, I had forgotten all about Slice. Originally, it was Pepsi’s answer to Sprite and 7Up in the 1980s. There’s a disclaimer in the commercial saying Slice is not available in all areas but I never had any problem finding it when I was growing up in Virginia.
Other flavors would eventually arrive such as fruit punch, grape, orange, strawberry and pineapple essentially making making the whole Slice line of soft drinks Pepsi’s answer to Fanta. In 2000, Pepsi replaced lemon-lime Slice with Sierra Mist but in recent years started selling some of the other flavors of Slice exclusively at Wal-Mart (though I don’t recall ever seeing any).
And hey, 10% real juice? Can’t go wrong with that.
Did everyone watch Happy New Year, Charlie Brown last night on ABC? I’ve been wanting to get that I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown DVD because it has Happy New Year as a bonus feature, but luckily I saw it was going to be on TV last night so I made sure I sat down to watch it. I should’ve made some Chex party mix to go along with it.
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown is yet another animated special my family had on VHS recorded straight from a television airing (in fact, I think it was recorded from the 1986 premiere). Yet again, like many specials we had recorded, that VHS copy is lost somewhere in time & space. I haven’t seen this special since probably 1990 or so, but once songs and gags starting popping up it was like “Oh yeah! I remember this!”
Snoopy sniffing Lucy’s root beer and Rerun blowing up square balloons still made me laugh and I help but feel sorry for ol’ Chuck as he fell asleep and missed the girl of his dreams coming to the party. My girl wondered why he was the only one worrying about the book report when everyone else had the same assignment and were partying like it was 1999 and I told her its because worrying is what Charlie Brown does.
I’m pleased to say this classic from my childhood has held up well and I’m glad to see it making it to TV again. I don’t remember it being on TV for a long time, but maybe I’m wrong.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, everybody!!!
Rodneymania is runnin’ wild, brother! Here’s two commercials from Burger King. One is from 1986, the other 1987, but they are almost word-for-word and scene-for-scene the same commercial. Even though BK took the cheap way out in 1987 by rehashing the ’86 commercial, at least they had the decency to donate to charity that year… even if they did raise the price of the reindeer by thirty frickin’ cents. SCROOGES!
It’s like I’ve always said… Fast food joints had the coolest toys back in the ’80s.
Hey, hold up– I thought these things were “NEW” when they were introduced back in the mid-90s? The Wendy’s marketing team has lied to us once again. >=(
Oh well. I never liked’em much anyway.
Weren’t Underoos just the best? I’ve never gotten so much enjoyment out of my underwear since I stopped wearing them. I had He-Man, Transformers, Batman, DC Super Powers, Smurfs, G.I. Joe, Thundercats… The list goes on and it was all great. Just look at that kid in the Superman outfit! Find me the correct size and I’d wear that TODAY!
I had that exact pair of Transformers briefs that kid in the middle is wearing.
Cherry Coke is one of the all-time greatest soft drinks and why is that? Because you can drink it to the latest beat, that’s why. It also helps that it’s not too heavy and not too sweet.
Unfortunately, I won’t be pressing a bottle or can of it to my lips anytime soon what with my diet and all. Cherry Coke Zero just doesn’t pack the same punch, but what can ya do?