Wednesday, December 31, 2008

97% Popability Guaranteed

That does sound exciting...With a name like TNT, how could it not be?

This reminds me of one of my favorite I Love Lucy episodes, "Lucy Does A TV Commercial." Lucy is shilling a tonic called Vitameatavegemin, which has vitamins, meat, vegetables, minerals - and a ton of alcohol in it, which she doesn't know about. "Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? Well, are you?"



Hope your New Year's Eve is as much fun as TNT Popcorn claims to be, and safe too!

21 comments:

Crystal Raen said...

I Love Lucy!!! Seriously tho, how did the director not realize she was getting tee-totally smashed! :-D

LOOKING4ANCESTORS said...

Happy New Year's Greetings Lidian,
Popcorn & I Love Lucy - now there's a exploding combination! Thanks for sharing "Lucy Does A TV Commercial"; it's one of my favourites too.
Kathryn

Frogs in my formula said...

I try to pop out at parties but my husband tells me to cool it! Happy New Year to you too. Health, wealth and happiness for 2009.

Jane Doe said...

That episode of 'I Love Lucy' was hilarious!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Jane

Lidian said...

Crystal - She was an amazing actress and comedian, she was putting it all on! Pretty good, eh?

Kathryn - All the best to you too!

Frogs in my formula - If I say whatever pops out of my mouth, i might become unpoopular! All the best to you too!

Jane - It is one of my favorite TV moments ever. All the bes to you too!

Exaggerato said...

Two things brought to mind by this item:

*Johnny Carson's "Art Fern" character (as in the "Tea Time Movie" segment, replete with corny-sounding adverts whose directions invariably included the "Slauson Cutoff").

*Cedric Adams, a longtime newsreader on WCCO radio in the Twin Cities whose 10 o'clock newscast was an institution in the Upper Midwest; back when it was sponsored by Taystee Bread, he was reading a commercial for Svenska Limpa (a Swedish rye bread) one night when the pronunciation of the product came out rather imperfect--and, in the process, unleashed unprecedented demand that the bakers were unable to keep up with, even running out of baking pans within days.

(Cedric, as everybody called him, was the old-school, straight-from-script type when it came to reading news copy or commercials. And was quite the salesperson; in Taystee Bread's case, his delivery helped make Taystee the longtime brand leader in the Twin Cities.)

Melanie said...

I haven't seen that "I love Lucy" episode, but the TNT popcorn certainly seems like something my brother and I would have begged mom to buy when we were kids.

Broadway Matron said...

I remember this stuff!

Tori Lennox said...

I'd be afraid that popcorn would blow the lid off the pan!

Carol said...

A classic clip! I got my daughter a Vitamina Vegemin lady t-shirt a couple of years back. It's still one of her favorites!

Preston said...

Great popcorn ad and great retro Lucy. Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

~~louise~~ said...

You CRACK me up. A perfect way to end the year.

A very Happy, Healthy New Year Lidian. It's been a fun blogging year and I look forward to what ever you pull out of a hat!

papercages said...

This is one of my favorite Lucy shows.

Happy New Year Lidian. I hope 2009 will all you want it to be.

Lux said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year, Lidian!

ettarose said...

Happy New Year Lidian. I wish you and yours the best. Greta episode of I Love Lucy. Very memorable.

Jewelgirl said...

A happy new year to you and
your family! Happy 2009!
Jewelgirl

Lidian said...

Exaggerato - Thanks, I will check these out if they are on YouTube -

Melanie - I think it would have appealed to kids!

Broadway Matron - Was it any good?

Tori - It does seem to promise something like that!

Carol - That sounds like a great T shirt, I had no idea they made them.

Preston, Louise, papercages, Lux, ettarose and Jewelgirl - I wish you (and everyone else, only I can't list you all!) the very happiest New Year's! :)

arelente2 said...

that is adorable!

Lidian said...

aralente2 - Thank you!

Crystal Raen said...

LOL, I meant the actor "director" who was in the commercial with her (sometimes what I'm thinking makes much more sense when it stays in my head than when it comes out) He kept acting like she was just sick or nervous and needed to rest....

Lidian said...

Crystal - Yeah, I always thought the director as played by that actor seemed incredibly dense and cheery! :) The other guy, Joe, actually read the contents on the bottle so he knew...but he was offstage mostly.