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.
Ronald McDonald "The Tooth Fairy"
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is this horrifying clown-child that McDonald's genetically engineered for this 1993 ad. Taking place in the always-unsettling Happyland—with the Grimace's dead eyes and the Hamburglar's manic smile—this commercial tells the story of how Ronald McDonald escaped from the factory where he was mad by trading his teeth for a pair of shoes.
On the bright side, the tiny, ghoulish creature in the commercial is ageless and eternal, so he can never "grow up" and make you feel old.
Now don't you feel like a kid again? And don't you want to buy all that stuff?
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