Commericals of the Seventies

What memorable commercials were introduced during the 70s that you can think of? This isn't a list of every commercial to appear in the decade, just the commercials that really stood out for one reason or another.

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  • 7 Up

  • 7-UP

  • 7-Up
    There was a 7-Up commercial which featured this gorgoeus guy driving in a hot car at full speed. He gets pulled over, is read his rights of his arrest, than this female police officer takes off her hat and starts grining at the guy. She falls head over heels in love with the guy. He doesn't get arrested. She gets in the car with him. The other police officers who are male and had their eyes on her were flabbergasted. The theme song throughout the commercial was ' Are You Up For It?'

  • 7-Up
    A cool looking black man with a bald head, and with a deep Barry White kind of voice (with some kind of Carribean accent) extols the virtues of 7-Up. The part I remember best is him sitting there in a fan-backed wicker chair starting off with "The coooolaa nut" (and he actually holds one in his hand!). Too cool.

  • A&W Restaurant

  • AIM Toothpaste

  • Afro Sheen

  • Alka Seltzer
    A man is sitting on the edge of his bed with a rather ill look on his face and he says "I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing". The voice over goes into his schpeel about Alka Seltzer and then comes back to the guy who now is smiling and says "the WHOLE thing".

  • Alka Seltzer

  • Alka Seltzer

  • Alka Seltzer 70s

  • American Cancer Society

  • Amily Motor Oil

  • Anjolie Perfume

  • Anti Drug

  • Anti Drug Campaign

  • Anti-smoking Campaign

  • Apple Jacks

  • Arbys

  • Armour Hot Dogs

  • Armour Hot Dogs

  • Ayds Candies

  • Baby Alive Baby Doll
    I remember the tune.... Baby Alive, soft and sweet..... she can eat, she can drink...

  • Ball Busters

  • Ban Deoderant

  • Bayer Children's Aspirin
    A little boy at the door asks a little girl's mom if her daughter can come out to play. Mom replies that her daughter is sick and can't come out. The boy looks concerned and asks "does she hurt and have a [tempature]?" Mom replies that she gave her daughter Bayer Children's Aspirin and she would watch over the child to which the boy says with a smile "mothers are like that, yeah they are".

  • Beneficial Finance Company
    The loan company that gives you great money a great values. Because at beneficial you're good for more.

  • Beneficial Finance Company

  • Beneficial Financial

  • Bic Pens

  • Big Red

  • Body On Tap

  • Body on Tap shampoo
    "It's made with real beer, but don't drink it!"

  • Borden's Cheese

  • Brylcream

  • Bumble Bee Tuna

  • Burger King
    It had the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemmon showing you the many possible things to have on a burger, putting one on a stack after each one he names. Soon, the stack gets so high he has to jump up to put a burger on it and then he has to get on a stepladder. When he's done, he's like 'Wait, that's not [whatever combination], THIS is [whatever combination]!' With that, he plucks a burger out from the middle of the stack, and the rest just plops together. *cue 'Have it your way' jingle*

  • Burger King
    "Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us, all we ask is you let us do it your way."

  • Burger King

  • Burger King Characters

  • Burger King Commercial

  • C & H Pure Cane Sugar

  • Calgon

  • Calgon
    The customer at the "Chinese Laundry" asks young Mr. Lee how he gets the clothes so clean and white. "Ancient Chinese Secret!" he declares. His wife in the back lets _us_ in on the real secret. "Here's his 'Ancient Chinese Secret...' Calgon!" That disturbing and obsessively repeated commercial is tattooed on my brain stronger than almost anything I can think of.

  • Calgon Laundry Soap

  • Carnation Breakfast Bars

  • Charlie (from Revlon)
    There's a fragrance that's here to stay and they call it... Charlie. Kinds fresh, kinda now, Charlie. Kinda new, kinda WOW, Charlie.

  • Charmin

  • Charmin

  • Charmin Toilet Paper

  • Charmin- Mr Whipple

  • Charmine Bathroom Tissue

  • Cheer

  • Cheerios

  • Chevrolet

  • Chevy Chevette
    "Chevy Chevette, it'll make you happy. Look at that price sticker and listen to your heart beat quicker. Look at that mileage rating, what's the use of waiting?" Too bad the car never lived up to it's ad.

  • Chiffon Butter
    I like the commercial when Mother nature is standing in a lawn and says "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" Then it thunder storms- the song breaks out like this, "If you think it's butter, but it's not- it's Chiifon!"

  • Chiffon Margarine

  • Chiffon Margarine

  • Chiffon Margarine

  • Chips-ahoy

  • Chrysler Cordoba
    The legendary Chrysler ad featuring Ricardo Montalban extolling the virtues of "rich Corinthian leather." Still one of the best ever.

  • Chunky

  • Coca Cola

  • Coca Cola
    Mean Joe Green throws the jersey to that kid!!! Remember??? Hey kid, catch!

  • Coca Cola

  • Coca Cola

  • Coca-Cola
    Who could forget the wonderful ad with a group of people on a hilltop singing about buying the world a Coke? "I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love/With apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves/I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony/I'd like to buy the world a Coke to keep it company...." Trivia note: A parody of the song ("I'd Like to Teach You All to Screw") turned up on the soundtrack of Deep Throat, in which Linda Lovelace shows a client that things really do go better with Coke.

  • Coca-Cola Classic
    There was Coca-Cola commercial where everyone form all over the world gathered around and sang " I Want To See The World ".

  • Coca-cola

  • Coke

  • Coke

  • Connect Four
    The Boy playing his sister in that "vertical checkers game" from (Hasbro?). "Object: connect 4 of your checkers while preventing your opponent from doing the same. But watch it... your opponent can sneak up on you and win the game." "Gotcha... four across" "Where?" "I don't see it..." "Here... Diagonally" "Pretty sneaky, Sis."

  • Continental Airlines
    It was Footage of the tail sections of various Continental jets as they landed, took-off or taxied. The song went: We're here to make you happy, We're out to make you pleased, You're flying Continental, Your flight will be a breeze. We'll help to make you happy, We'll skip to prove it's true, On Continental Airlines We Move Our Tails For You - (Chorus): We really move our tails for you, We make your every wish come true, Fly Continental Airlines, We really move our tails for you

  • Cracker Jack

  • Cracker Jacks

  • Crisco

  • Crispy Crunch

  • Datsun
    The jingle went like this: Nobody demands more from a Datsun, than Datsun. We are driven! I think this was late 70s, early 80s

  • Dentyne Gum

  • Digger The Dog - Child's Toy

  • Don't Litter Ad Campaign

  • Doral Cigarettes

  • Doritos Chips
    Commercials where their was a "big" guy with black curly hair and thick mustache that crunched into a Dorito chip.

  • Dr. Pepper

  • Dr. Pepper
    David Naughton singing and dancing that ridiculous song "Im a pepper, you're a pepper, wouldn't you like to be a pepper too."

  • Dr. Pepper

  • Dr. Pepper
    There were several commercials for Dr. Pepper. They were little stories. One was a back-to-the-fifties, one was country-western, one was in a library. The song from the 50's commercial went "She won't dance with me, Mary Lou. I can't get close to her, Mary Lou. Just one dance." "Not now Herbie, for goodness sake. Can't you see it's time for our break. We'll all have colas like usually." "No, no,no, Dr. Pepper for me." Then the boy breaks into the "It's not a cola, it's something much much more" song and they all dance fifties style. Another commericial in this "series" involved a young man making a presentation to the board, jumping on the table and tap-dancing while singing "it's not a cola, it's something much much more. It's not a root beer, there are root beers by the score. Drink Dr. Pepper, the joy of every boy and girl. It's the most original soft drink ever in the whole wide world." I loved these and would run into the room every time one came on.

  • Dr. Pepper

  • Enjoli
    I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never make you forget you're a man--cause I'm a woman.

  • Enjoli Perfume

  • Enjoli Perfume

  • Faberge Organic Shampoo

  • Faberge Organics Shampoo

  • Fashion Plates- Childrens Board Game

  • Fifth Ave Candy Bar

  • Fifth Avenue Candy Bar

  • Fig Newton
    Ewy, gewy, rich and chewy inside. Golden, flaky, tender on the outside. Wrap the inside with the outside it's a good, darn, tootin! Call it the Big Fig's the tricky part...the Big Fig more time! The Big Fig Newton!!!

  • Fig Newton Cookies

  • Fig Newtons

  • Fig Newtons

  • Florida Grape Fruit Industry
    First appeared around 1969 or so. Has a "british" looking man with a hat on in stage store set up. Only thing shown is a white background with a stand of grapefruit. He squeezes them one at a time while the voice over says "with florida grape fruit, you know every grapefruit is good" (or something to that affect). A lady comes by with a cart and simply grabs two and puts them in her cart. The scene fades out and the next one fades in with the British looking guy walking away with a cart full of Florida grape fruit.

  • Ford Pickup Trucks

  • Freakies Cereal
    It was for Freakies cereal and there were these weird little alien-looking guys singing: (to the tune of Who Wrote the Book of Love): "Who Made the Freakies Tree?"

  • Freakies Cereal

  • Freakies Cereal

  • Freakies Cereal

  • Fruit of the Loom
    The funny commercial where the the Fruit of the Loom Guys are in the bureau drawer, and are waving up at you. Just a classic. Or there's the one where they do the super waistband test. Also very funny.

  • Gee Your Hair Smell Terrific

  • Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific

  • Goldenlay Eggs

  • Good And Plenty

  • Grape Nuts
    Ewell Gibbons asking, "You ever eat a tree?"

  • Grape Nuts Cereal

  • Groove-E-Loop

  • Guy's Potato Chip Radio Commercial

  • Hershey's Peanut Butter Cups

  • Hertz Rentacar

  • Honeycomb Cereal

  • Inchworm by Romper Room

  • Jack In The Box

  • Jack In The Box

  • Jack In The Box

  • Jack In The Box

  • Jack-In-The-Box
    I seem to remember a commercial where a kid is eating a hamburger from Jack-In-The-Box.

    "Jimmy does your hamburger taste good?"

    "I can't tell you."

    "Why not?"

    "Because my mommy told me not to talk with my mouth full!"

  • Jordache Jeans

  • Keebler Cookies
    the jingle begins: well, you never will believe where those Keebler cookies come from, they're baked by little elves in a hollow tree . . . I don't remember the rest

  • Keep America Beautiful Campaign

  • Keep America Beautiful campaign
    This commercial was made sometime in 1970, 1971. This indian was walking all over a land full of trash and rubish. I think he had some sort of disgusted look on his face. Then later, some person that wasn't thinking threw a styrofoam box full of unfinished spaghetti out of his window of his car, and the spaghetti and box fell on the indian's foot. When that happened, the indian started crying. Then the announcer said, "Please.....Keep America Beautiful."

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken

  • Kentucky Fried Ckicken

  • Kodak Commercial from the 60s

  • Koogle

  • Koogle Peanut Butter

  • Kool-AId

  • Labatt's Blue Beer (canada)

  • Laughing Cow Cheese

  • Lay's Potato Chips
    Court room scene, Man sitting on the witness stand swearing under oath, that he can only eat just one...

  • Levi ( House Of Jeans )

  • Levi's Blue Jeans

  • Levi's Jeans
    A great commercial from the early 70's. A very weird almost stop-motion animation style commercial, only with a real guy and his dog out in a park. In the background you hear this great tune "Good morning world, I'm ready for you, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, wearing my Levi's, Le-he-he-he-he-vi's. Le-he-he-he-vi's, Haw-Haw, Le-he-he-he-he-vi's." That's pretty much it. The song was sort of a happy bluegrass sort of tune, and the guy singing it was almost yodeling part of it. And the guy and his dog moved around outside in a jerky, stop-motion fashion. Anybody remember this?

  • Levi's Jeans

  • Levi's Jeans
    Super Dennis

  • Levi's Jeans

  • Levi's Jeans

  • Levis Jeans

  • Libby's
    "Libby's Libby's Libby's on my table, table, table make me hungry, hungry, hungry!"

  • Libbys Soup

  • Life

  • Life Cereal

  • Life Cereal

  • Life Cereal

  • Life Cereal

  • Life Cereal*

  • Life breakfast cereal
    I don't exactly remember how the commercial started out, just the classic dialogue (between two little boys, referring to a third smaller boy): "Let's get Mikey!" (to eat the cereal, that is....) "He won't eat it -- he hates EVERYTHING!" (They give the smaller boy, Mikey, a bowl of Life cereal.) "He likes it! Hey Mikey!"

  • Lite Brite

  • Lite Line Cheese

  • Lite-Brite

  • Marathon Bar

  • Marathon Bar

  • Marathon Bar

  • Marathon Bar

  • Mc Donald's Big Mac

  • Mc Donalds Saturday Spree

  • McDonald's

  • McDonald's

  • McDonald's Big Mac

  • Mcdonald's Restaurant Christmas Commercial

  • Meow Mix

  • Mercury Cougar Car

  • Metropolitan Life

  • Mickey Mouse Gumball Bank
    The famous line was "Thanks for the gumball Mickey"

  • Mickey Mouse Gumball Bank

  • Milky Way candy bar
    The chocolate bar with delicious chewy caramel in the middle at work, rest, or play, it's Milky way!

  • Mounds and Almond Joy

  • Mountain Dew

  • Mountain Dew

  • Mr. Big (Canada)
    This candy bar debuted in 1978 in Canada, and the commercial showed the factory where this candy bar was being made. The jingle went "Here comes something really special, a candy bar with so much more. Crispy biscuits, creamy caramel, rice crisps, peanuts by the scrore. More to eat, and more goes in them, chocolately coated Mr. Big!

  • Mr. Microphone

  • Mr. Yuck

  • Murphy's Oil

  • Mutual Of Omaha

  • Mystery Date game
    "Will he be a dream?" Oooh! "Or a dog?" Ugh! Open the door to your "mystery date".

  • Nair

  • Nair
    I group of young ladies are wearing short shorts and are singing the jingle: "Who wears short shorts? WE wear short shorts! If you dare wear short shorts, Nair for short shorts!"

  • Nair

  • Nair Depilatory

  • Nesbit Soda Pop

  • Nescafe Coffee

  • Nestle Chocolate

  • Nestle Crunch

  • Noxzema

  • Numbers Up

  • Nutty Navy Boats

  • Old Home Bread

  • Operation Game

  • Operation game by Milton Bradley
    The boy fails to remove the funny bone, causing the nose to light up and the buzzer to sound. But his sister successfully remove another bone and goes "Ha! Ha! Ha!".

  • Oreo's

  • Oscar Mayer Bologna
    "My bologna has a first name it's O-S-C-A-R, my bologna has a second name it's M-A-Y-E-R, Ooh, I love to eat it everyday and if you ask me why I'll say, cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

  • Oscar Mayer Weiner

  • Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs

  • Paper-mate Pens

  • Parkay Margarine

  • Parkay Margerine
    Voice over claims Parkay tastes like butter. Woman looks at tub of Parkay on her kitchen table and says "but you're Parkay". In a rather comical voice the tub of Parkay says "butter". They go back and forth until she tries a taste of it and she says "it does taste like butter" so the tub of Parkay says "Parkay!"

  • Pearl Drops Tooth Polish

  • Pepsi

  • Pine-Sol Floor Wax

  • Post Grape Nuts Cereal

  • Post Grape-Nuts

  • Post Honeycombs
    One phase I remember... "Honeycombs big, big, big yeah."

  • Prell Shampoo
    The whole Idea was to show how thick the shampoo was and they showed a pearl slinking very slowly when the shampoo was turned upside down.

  • Price Spaghetti

  • Public Service - Anti-Pollution
    It was the commercial with the Indian (Iron Eyes Cody), paddling a canoe in either the Hudson River or New York Harbor, with garbage floating by, and he has tears in his eyes.

  • Public Service Announcement

  • Public Service Smokey Bear

  • RC Cola

  • RIF--Reading Is Fundamental

  • Ravioli
    The man is going to his weekly dart game, and he is feeding his son ravioli 'one for you, one for me...two for you...and 1-2 for me!.....etc." Then the wife walks in and asks what he's doing, and the man says to the kid "eat your darts!" "i mean eat your ravioli son!"

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

  • Rock'em Sock'em Robots

  • Rolo

  • Rolo Candy

  • Rolo candies
    Remember the Rolo candy guy dressed up in that chocolate suit dancing around singing, "A Chewy-chewy Rolo in a roll for you........"

  • Salem Cigarettes

  • Samsonite Luggage

  • Say No To Drugs...

  • Schweppes Ginger Ale

  • Shake N Bake

  • Short-N-Sassy Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Slinky

  • Slinky

  • Smash Up Derby

  • Snoopy Snow Cone Machine/ Chapstick

  • Soft N Dry Deodorant

  • Spaghetti O's

  • Sparklettes Water

  • Sprite

  • Star Wars Toys

  • Starburst Fruit Chews

  • Stay Alive

  • Stay-free Maxi Pads

  • Sunbeam Bread
    Back in the middle of the 70's was a song that went with this product,i hope you can find it.


  • Tab

  • Tab Soda

  • Tame Creme Rinse

  • Texaco

  • Tide

  • Tiffany Tina

  • Tootsie Pops

  • Tootsie Roll Pop

  • Tootsie Roll Pops
    Animated. "Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the center roll of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" "I never made it without biting." "Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" "Let's find out. One, two, three, crunch. Three." "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop? (Crunch!) The world may never know."

  • Tootsie Roll Pops

  • Tootsie Rolls

  • Tootsie Rolls
    Animated, train, whale, airplane turn into Tootsie Rolls. Song: Oh, the world looks mighty good to me, 'Cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see. Whatever it is I think I see It becomes a Tootsie Roll to me Tootsie Roll Tootsie Roll Chocolatey Chew Tootsie Roll I think I'm in love with you Whatever it is I think I see It becomes a tootsie roll to me.

  • Top Choice Dog Food

  • Toyota

  • Toys R Us

  • Twizzlers

  • Ultramax Shampoo
    Start with Ultramax Shampoo and your hair's gonna do whatcha want it to do! Memorable jingle!

  • Underalls

  • Underalls

  • Underwood Deviled Ham

  • Underwood Spread

  • Vantage Cigarettes

  • Vitalis

  • Volkswagen Bug

  • Whistlepop

  • Winston Cigarettes

  • Woolite
    This was probably more of a sixties commercial, but I remember that when I was a kid it was really neat that a black and white horizontal striped woman's pullover would go dancing down the street all by itself!

  • York Peppermint Pattie

  • caress soap
    the man touched the woman and said yoour skin is so soft she said it's caress. Hesaid like this (as he touched her arm)and she said no lke this and held up a bar of caress soap . 1976, 77

  • coke
    "Have a Coke and a smile. Makes you feel good, so refreshing. Makes you feel right, and that's the way it should be. And I'd like to see the whole world smiling with me. Coca-Cola adds life. Have a Coke and a smile."

  • levi strauss co
    western/mining themed comercials. animated? and kind of eerie. really fun to watch.

  • levi's and bit o honey commercial jingles
    levis' commercial has the jingle good moring world, i'm ready for you, wearing my levi's lee,eee,eee,ee,ee,e vis,-haw haw.... bit o honey jingle has the lyrics "beat it you guys". sorry enough that is all i know but the commercial was an animated cartoon. anything on these commercials and jingles would be appreciated. how to find them etc. thanks, phil

  • panty hose
    Underalls...Because it makes you look like you're not wearing nothing.

  • public service announcement
    "in the time it takes to grow a tree,you can grow a country" The camera goes up a tree with sounds bites from history ending with the moon shot and a match falls at the base of a tree

  • shampoo
    Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific

  • stocks
    When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen

  • ultra brite toothpaste
    Farrah Fawcett in a convertible saying something like, "Mother always warned me about ??? and smooth-talking musicians, but mother never warned me about ultrabrite!"

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