What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
Wonder bread has been sold in North America since 1921. In 1930 it became one of the first pre-sliced breads available nationwide in the US. This led to the well-known English expression ‘the greatest thing since sliced bread.’ The 12 ways, apparently referred to the amount of nutrients added to the bread.
Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...
Muhammad Ali, the greatest of American fighters, was born Cassius Clay Jr. to a Methodist father and Baptist mother. While a young boxer, breaking records, Ali became involved with the Nation of Islam, first changing his name to Cassius X Clay and then finally Muhammad Ali.
Good night, David.
Chet Huntley co-anchored NBC’s evening news program The Huntley-Brinkley Report for 14 years with his partner David Brinkley. Their famous sign-off was initially disliked by the anchors, but they were eventually persuaded. These words undoubtedly contributed to their giant fame, reportedly eclipsing that of John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant and the Beatles.
See you later, alligator.
You'll wonder where the yellow went...
Pepsodent remains a popular brand of toothpaste, but it was its catch slogan that helped it dominate rivals all over the globe. The 50s, 60s and 70s were the golden age of advertising, when people recited commercials’ slogans for fun, even readapting them. None were more famous and successful than Pepsodent’s ‘You’ll wonder…’
When you lose your crayons.
If you paint the room blue.
If you buy a soft water tank.
When you use Lady Clairol.
When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.
Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and.....
Superman always stood for truth and justice, like all decent heroes. Yet in the original comic strips there was no mention of the American Way, which is said to have been an innovation from the radio series of Superman produced during the 1940s. Into the 1950s this expression gained traction through the popularity of the TV version.
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Hey kids! What time is it?
Howdy Doody was a groundbreaking TV show from the golden age of broadcasting. It was cast between 1947 and 1960, featuring the puppet Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob Smith’s co-presenter.
It's time to do your homework.
It's time for Romper Room.
Lions and tigers and bears...
The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939, and has been well-loved by every generation of children since. While Dorothy and her friends muse on the dangers that may lurk in the dark forest they chant together this memorable phrase, before meeting the cowardly lion.
Jack Weinberg advised us never to trust anyone....
It was Jack Weinberg rather than Bob Dylan who popularized the expression ‘don’t trust anyone over 30’. He said the phrase in a moment of frustration when dealing with a journalist who implied his left wing group were being controlled by foreign communists. Weinberg wanted to suggest that his group were a closely knit group who kept their own counsel.
The NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings was...
Joe Namath is an NFL hall of famer who once appeared in a commercial donning a pair of pantyhose. His cheeky advertisement for Beautymist pantyhose seemed about to reveal a lovely young lady, but we were all shocked to see Namath’s mischievous grin greet us instead.
The full jingle for popular British hair syling product, Brylcreem went like this: "Brylcreem — A Little Dab'll Do Ya! Brylcreem — You'll look so debonaire. Brylcreem — The gals'll all pursue ya; they’ll love to run their fingers through your hair!."
I found my thrill...
Fats Domino covered the song Blueberry Hill in 1956, turning it into a rock ‘n’ roll standard. The phrase that begins ‘I found my thrill’ also reached a new audience with Happy Days’ Richie Cunningham often repeating the lyric when talking about the ladies.
Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
The Broadway production of Peter Pan in 1954 was such a success it spawned several telecasts between 1955 and 1960, many of which were subsequently repeated. Mary Martin, in a nod to the pantomime tradition, as a female took the lead role.
I wonder, wonder, who...
The Book of Love was a smash hit rock and roll number written and performed by the Monotones. They were listening to that famous Pepsodent ‘wonder’ commercial when they penned this classic. The song is so famous it is even mentioned in two other pop classics, Don McLean’s American Pie, and Led Zeppelin’s Rock and Roll.
Who wrote the book of love?
I'm strong to the finish...
Spinach’s rich vitamin A content prompted the attribution of Popeye’s indestructability and strength to his eating of the healthy green when in need of a boost.
Cause I eats my broccoli.
Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
Candid Camera was the original hidden camera show, that also made use of elaborate and hilarious practical jokes. The series was actually spawned as a development of the 1947 radio show, The Candid Microphone. So far there have been well over 1000 editions of the TV show.
Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
Smile, you're on Star Search.
Smile, you won the lottery.
Smile, we're watching you.
Smile, the world sees you.
What do M & M's do?
M&M’s have been going since the 1940s, but their famous slogan “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand," actually show us something of their unusual and surprising beginning. The trademark candy-covered chocolate method was in fact devised for soldiers’ food packs, enabling them to carry chocolate without it melting everywhere.
Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.