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Remember those ad jingles, show introductions and songs or tunes contained within certain 1950s and ‘60s TV shows that somehow found their way into our brains and got stuck there?
Here are some of mine. Maybe these will trigger a few for you.
The embarrassing part about this is all items listed were compiled totally without use of the internet or any other reference tools.
• “Mister Trouble never hangs around, when he hears this mighty sound; Here I come to save the day, that means that Mighty Mouse is on the way.”
• “Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes a horseman known as Zorro. This bold renegade carves a ‘Z’ with his blade, a ‘Z’ that stands for Zorro.”
• “Dr. Pepper is the friendly pepper upper, and it never, ever, ever lets you down.”
• “Want you to meet a family known as the Real McCoys, from West Virginny they came to stay, in sunny Califor-ni-A. That’s grandpappy Amos and the girls and the boys, of the family known as the Real McCoys.”
• “You darn tootin’, we like Fig Newtons.”
• Think of saving $10, $20, $30 or more on car insurance; careful drivers choose State Farm Insurance.”
“Today is Tuesday, you know what that means — we’re gonna’ have a special guest. So get out the broom and sweep the place clean, and dust off the mat so the ‘welcome’ can be seen.” — Theme song as performed by “Mickey Mouse Club” Mouseketeers each Tuesday to begin the show.
• “Gold doubloons and pieces of eight, handed down to Applegate, from buccaneers who fought for years, for gold doubloons and pieces of eight.” — From the Hardy Boys’ mystery series on “Mickey Mouse Club.”
• “Fab washes clean clear through and deodorizes, too, it’s a Fab wash, a Fab wash for you.”
• “Mister Clean gets rid of dirt, grime and grease in just a minute. Mister Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.”
• “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I’m Popeye the sailor man. I’m strong to the finich, cause I eat my spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man.”
• “Whenever you cut or scrape your skin, don’t let those nasty germs get in. Kill them dead right down the line, give a shout for Isodyne.”
• “You’ll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.”
• “To look sharp and to feel sharp, too, here’s a razor that is built for you.”
• “Green Acres is the place to be, farm living is the life for me. Land spreading out for far and wide, keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.”
• “Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, brave, courageous and bold; Long live his fame and long live his glory, and long may his story be told.”
• “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, the big, bright Texaco star.”
• “Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener, that is what I’d truly like to be-e-e-, cause if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener, everyone would be in love with me.”
• “Use Lustre Creme shampoo tonight, and tomorrow your hair will be sunshine-bright.”
• “Brusha, brusha, brusha, here’s the new Ipana, with a brand-new flavor, it’s dandy for your teeeeeth” (Ipana toothpaste).
• “Yoo Hoo, it’s me, my name is Pinky Lee.”
• “Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is” (Alka-Seltzer).
• “Halo everybody, Halo. Halo is the shampoo that beautifies your hair.”
• As sung by Dinah Shore: “See the USA in your Chevrolet, America is asking you to call. Drive your Chevrolet through the USA, America’s the greatest land of all.”
• “Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods till he knew every tree, killed him a bear when he was only 3. Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier.”
Keith Barnes is a reporter for the Johnstonian News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.