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So, who was the first "Flo"?

My hubs and I were talking earlier about the character "Flo" in the the Progressive commercials and got to wondering... who was the first Flo-like character? I'm thinking Mr. Whipple of "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" fame, I'm sure there must have been someone earlier than that. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Dec 24, 2015 - 22 answers


How much more footage does a director tend to shoot for a 60 minute show than for a 45-minute show (i.e., 60 minutes with commercials?)
posted by michaelh on Oct 17, 2014 - 9 answers

"Futuristic" 1990s instant soup ad from Latin America

I'm trying to track down a television ad for instant soup that aired in Latin America in the 1990s. A young woman arrives home, prepares the advertiser's instant soup, and sits down to eat in front of a computer. On the screen, a man is waiting to welcome her to dinner, which was science fiction when the commercial aired. [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

When did rock become the mainstream music in television?

When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Yes, fine, I'll even take Baywatch.

I need a reasonable quality video stream captured from recent US network television, with the commercials still in it. Oh, and no subtitles. And, actually, maybe more than one, if that's possible. The usual pirates, you see, conveniently strip the commercials. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Mar 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Television ad summaries

ResearchFilter: I'm looking for summaries of advertising content at different times of day on different television networks. [more inside]
posted by Kemayo on Sep 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Why don't commercial TV networks replay their prime time shows in the overnight hours?

Why don't commercial TV networks replay their prime time shows in the overnight hours? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 28, 2006 - 13 answers

New Jersey Ads and Me, Perfect Together?

Where can I find old New Jersey tourism commercials? [more inside]
posted by TPIRman on Nov 27, 2005 - 2 answers

Answers: Priceless.

I recently saw a MasterCard commercial set in a gas station/convenicence store. In it, the cashier (in the trademark "Priceless" voice) rings up their items, etc. Is that really the guy behind the voice, or some clever dubbing? If so, good for that guy, leveraging voice talent into an on-screen role and all. [more inside]
posted by potch on Apr 26, 2005 - 14 answers

Why do I hear static on my TV when certain text is displayed.

Why does my TV (and most other's I've ever seen) do this? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jan 16, 2005 - 13 answers

Is the Geico Caveman racist?

The Geico Caveman TV commercial.
Is it racist or just brilliant?
posted by Fupped Duck on Jan 8, 2005 - 24 answers

Where to find old Cartoon Network ads, probably by Williams Street?

Anyone else a fan of the TV adverts for Cartoon Network (by, I guess, Williams Street of Sealab 2021 and ATHF fame)? The new CG commercials are fun, and the old classics featured things like Shaggy doing a variation on the Whopper/Royale conversation from Pulp Fiction, and Johnny Bravo sitting around in Hopper's Nighthawks coffeeshop (having had his heart broken by Scooby Doo's Velma.) Hip stuff with obvious references aimed at adults. Can the adverts be found anywhere? Anyone want to sharez a link with me via e-mail? Thanks.
posted by Shane on Nov 27, 2004 - 13 answers

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