As much as every one seems to hate commercials nowadays, there do seem to be quite a few references to commercials included in the riffs made by our MST crews over the years. Since commercials are even more ephemeral than the TV shows they sponsor/infest, maybe some people don’t remember or have never seen the commercials the gang is referring to.
I once made mention of this old commercial
and @Lowkeeba posted a video of the commercial in question
While watching a bit of The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy before bed last night, I saw the Mads present their Chalk Man
which includes a bit taken from this old commercial
What other commercials do you remember being used as material for riffs? I know I heard them use “Ancient Chinese secret, huh?” in some episode, but I forget which.
I can’t find a copy of the ad, but when someone would dejectedly ask “Where are the savings?” it was a reference to an AT&T ad that was responding to the discount long-distance services that had been cropping up.
RELATED: there was an AT&T ad from way back in the day where this guy on a phone said some jazz, but I couldn’t remember it. It sounded like “SOMETHING SOMETHING PEACE SIGN!” There’s a very specific cadence to that.
Anywho, Pod People ACTUALLY had a reference to that ad when those guys picked up the phone! It was Servo’s delivery that made me think, “Yeah, that’s the ad!” And after poking around, I found it!