Let these distilled doses of 1990s advertising take you back to a simpler time, when pizza came on a bagel and hair came in a can.
The field of advertising is designed to plant its simple ideas deep inside your subconscious.
As a result, your brain is overflowing with jingles, images, and snippets of commercial dialogue that you absorbed like a sponge through the hundreds of hours of TV you watched in your childhood.
While this has probably crowded out useful knowledge and skills like your CPR training, or the name of that cousin you see every few years, it does have the bonus of tapping straight into nostalgia. Short of the smell of your childhood home, there is probably nothing better than an old commercial to transport you back in time, away from the horrors and crises of the present.
With that in mind, let's not waste any more time on the intro—because you really need this right now.
"Je suis la jeune fille!" If that was the only phrase of French you knew in the '90s, that's because your parents were too cheap to buy you Muzzy's cartoon learning tapes, and you had to make do with what you could pick up from the commercials. Developed by the BBC and sold by a strange woman with the supernatural ability to appear undetected in your living room, MUZZY promised to teach kids a variety of languages from the comfort of home.
The fact that kids who grew up watching that Muzzy commercial are now old enough to have kids of their own—who currently have no choice but to learn from home—is only slightly more shocking than the fact that Muzzy is still "the world's leading language course for kids," with online lessons and games in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, and Korean. Considering the current state of American society...it might be a good idea to start future-proofing our kids.
Now don't you feel like a kid again? And don't you want to buy all that stuff?
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