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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I said in a casual conversation "Whoa, whoa, whoa! We're not done rippin' and dippin'!" Would you know which old TV commercial I was referencing without looking it up on the Internet!


P.S., what are lines/scenes from old commercials that are embedded in your long-term memory?


Dear Mikey,

I would have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, but I would be delighted at the very weird and good thing you had just said.

The most memorable commercials for me are this Geico one that graced us with "Bob Wehadababyitsaboy" and this Geico one about "playing possum". I don't know if it says more about me or Geico that they made my two most remembered commercials. 

-Quixotic Kid



I also would not know the reference, but would be equally delighted. Just anything to put a skip in my step, that's what I say (I don't actually say that, unfortunately).

With my mom,  when we would say, "Who is it?" At the door or whatever, she would say, "It's the plumber, I've come to fix the sink!"

You know, someday, when we grow up, our kids are going to think it's so weird that we say things like, "Bye Buddy! I hope you find your dad!" or "On Wednesdays, we wear pink."

-Inklings, who retroactively realizes that he answered with TV shows and movies, not commercials. Whoops. 


Dear Mikey,

Like everyone else, I also have no idea where that commercial is from. 

One of my favorite commercials of all time has to be this 2010 Geico commercial:

"Wee! [...] Wee wee wee!"

"...Maxwell? MAXWELL!"


"You're home."

"Oh, thanks Mrs. A."

My second favorite that I remember is this iconic 2007 Orbit gum commercial:

"Who are you calling a cootie queen, you lint licker?"

Then lastly, the infamous 2002 Yoplait jingle:

"She wore an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini... that she wore for the first time today!"

-Goldie Rose


Dear phast phood,

That is a commercial for cinnamon toast sticks with icing that you tear and rip. I'd eat that.


French toast stick waffle things. Those would be gross.


Domino's breadstick crust pizza with tearable crust you dip. Maybe the crust is stuffed?

Okay, time to check. DANG. Sooo close.


--Ardilla Feroz


Dear Mike,

I would have no idea what you're talking about, unfortunately. (Although I think I do fare better with commercials than I do with movies so that's too bad.)

Mostly, I just wanted to share what ten-year-old me thought was the best commercial of all time. Instead of having a favorite contestant on American Idol (my family’s TV staple), I had a favorite commercial. Even Brooke White, the cute, peppy, blonde, curly-haired, Mormon girl from Arizona, who should have been my favorite, came in second to this commercial. I’m sure my mom was completely appalled that I watched enough TV to have a favorite commercial, but I couldn't have cared less about the MacBook Air (which now that I think about it, might make this the worst commercial of all time). It was really the song that captivated me. I actually looked forward to Ryan Seacrest’s annoying commercial breaks. Although, usually, my mom would make us do dishes or put away laundry during the breaks, so that meant that every time I heard the piano intro, I literally dropped everything, including clean dishes and folded laundry, and tore around corners to the TV room to make sure I didn't miss any more of my favorite commercial. It was just so mesmerizing. It's safe to say I was a little obsessed and that the whole commercial is embedded in my long term memory.




Dear Miiiiike

I don't have much to add, just that your question reminded me of this scene from Inside Out that I think is hilarious and a perfect representation of me with the *stupid* Kit Kat theme song.