You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up...
We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90s, and all that stuff shaped who we are today as adults. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Gen X'ers who refuse to grow up.
Backtrack: Retired Advertising Icons
Back in the 70s & 80s, nothing sold a product better than a great mascot or spokesperson. Everyone knew Mr. Wipple, Chalie the Tuna, and the Maytag repairman, and they became almost synonymous with the products they represented. We thought that they’d be around forever but times change and many of our beloved characters have been replaced. In this Backtrack we remember some of our favorites and talk about what made them so memorable.
The life and death of Spuds Mackenzie » https://bit.ly/2vpzeGH
Taco Bell liable for 42 million because of the Yo Quiero Dog » https://bit.ly/2SMGGdI
Original Duracell Bunny commercial » https://youtu.be/FNAKgApo72U
And Energizer Bunny takes over » https://youtu.be/qiFQsxGUQOI
How many licks? » https://youtu.be/O6rHeD5x2tI
9 things you didn’t know about Morris the Cat » https://bit.ly/2SbZBcX
Charlie the Tuna » https://youtu.be/4HYOv9Fmt-Q
Exxon Tiger is called back » https://youtu.be/_I7xSLeILyQ
McGruff the Crime Dog safety products » http://www.mcgruff-safe-kids.com/
Punchy (Hawaiian Punch) » https://youtu.be/-LyBBlOkuuA
Snoopy dropped by MetLife » https://youtu.be/GhS8ZG03H1Y
There once was a mascot named Pizza Pete » https://bit.ly/2TWUAGS
The Frito Bandito, the mascot they would like for us to forget » https://allthatsinteresting.com/frito-bandito
Joe Camel Ads » http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/joe-camel-ads
Madge » https://youtu.be/H7BvEldVEHU
Did pop rocks and soda kill Mikey? » https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pop-rocks-soda/
I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up » https://youtu.be/bQlpDiXPZHQ
I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up memes » https://youtu.be/v1WMQYd6IwE
Where’s The Beef Lady » https://youtu.be/idnwh6iDnXA
Bartles and Jaymes » https://youtu.be/hYdWHK6AA6E
Time To Make The Doughnuts – Fred the Baker » https://youtu.be/sjqUMOdgH5E
Mr. Whipple » https://youtu.be/L50tuag6iRs
Marlboro Man » https://youtu.be/JLvU498Eu1s
Maytag repairman » https://youtu.be/LCfmi5C40D4
Milton the Toaster » https://youtu.be/_L2nodU5pYY
Mr. ZIP » https://youtu.be/Tf71PHyOfR0
Cool Spot » https://youtu.be/hZgwxGl1lUA
The Noid » https://youtu.be/7Gt0uaxf-Uo
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