Also referenced in Being from Another Planet. Not one I was familiar with.
Quasar - bum BUM bum bum…
Burned into my memory as a child
The Giant Spider Invasion was entirely a Wisconsin production, so Menards fits right in.
There are quite a few Menards in Iowa too (saw one today in fact!), so I also relate to those riffs strongly.
I’m also certain Fleet Farm has been name-checked at least a couple times!
Shortly before the murder of the model in The Dead Talk Back.
Riffed on several times, although they always get it wrong and say, “I’m Charlton Heston for Contel” instead of the other way around.
Are okay under funky clothes
But gentlemen prefer Hanes™…”
– Joel, in Hercules Unchained
This is the first time I’ve seen that outside of Scary Movie!
In Attack Of The Giant Leeches, Joel has Bruno VeSota the unhappy husband singing the Big Fig Newton jingle as he readies someone’s groceries:
These aren’t quite the right commercials, but there’s an episode where one of them sings, “Oh you never would believe where those Keebler cookies come from” to the same tune as these commercials.
So many Keebler references over the years…
Secret Agent Super Dragon had an “It’s Herb from Burger King” riff.
That’s in reference to an ad campaign about some guy named Herb who apparently never had a Whopper before, and if you were the first personn at YOUR Burger King restaurant to spot Herb, you could get a cash prize.
When Tammy snaps, “Well, have it YOUR way!” at Ken (being a total duck, as usual), Joel softly adds, “At Burger King?” (Fugitive Alien I )
“Oh, no I forgot to add the fabric softener!” – From Fire Maidens.
I had to look up that the detergent’s name was Solo. Gotta’ love the figure-8 of marketing a useless product just so you can make another redundant product whose whole pitch is, “You don’t actually need that earlier useless product that we swore up and down was more vital than oxygen. Neat, huh?”
When Jonah refers to the Mads as “Cellino and Barnes” in Season 11, it pretty much made me jump out of my seat:
These guys are infamous for their heavy advertising in New York and L.A., and were spoofed on many a late-night TV show in the past decade. But I know them from snowy ol’ Buffalo.
(Ross Cellino grew up only a few minutes away from my mom in West Seneca and Steve Barnes has since passed on. They now have double the advertisements, as both have split into separate firms, at least here in WNY)
The “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” dance adds some needed levity to the grim goings-on in Horror Of Party Beach. I’m not that big on the Roman Times sketches but this and the pants party one are pretty good.
In The Girl in Lovers Lane, when Danny keep increasing the money he’s offering the truck driver, Servo yells “Sold American!” from the old Lucky Strike ads with the auctioneer.