If you're looking for the funniest stuff, I suggest starting with the Steve, Don't Eat It Homage and then the travel category. You're on your own with the older posts that have yet to be categorized.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Like, Thanks For The Gumball, Dude

When I was growing up, there was a commercial on TV for gumball machines. I don't remember all the types but I'm pretty sure they made Mickey Mouse and Popeye models. The ads went something like this:

kid: Penny for a gumball, Mickey.
(operates machine)
kid: Thanks for the gumball!
other kid: Penny for a gumball, Popeye.
(operates machine)
other kid: Thanks for the gumball!

I wonder how much you could sell one of those gumball machines for in Ellicott City, MD?


Anonymous said...

that commercial totally existed...for years I'd say "Thanks for the gumball" and people wouldn't know what I meant...could it have been a NYC-area product? I would love to see that commercial again. As I remember it, the ad was really cheaply made, even for then, and was grainy, and the kids' voices were barely audible or they had speech impediment or something that made it hard to understand what they were saying. I only remember Popeye and Mickey also.

talljay said...

I think you have to be in a certain age range and have a penchant for remembering useless stuff. :-)