I would be doing a great disservice I made a link to play the jingle for this ad. If you are old enough, you can sing it yourself. If you don’t know it, I will keep your brain free of its jingle. One of my recurring nightmares involves being in a nursing home with the Musak playing advertising jingles.(that would make a great horror movie.)
One of the true benefits of marrying a man my same age is that at a moment’s notice, he can join me in an advertising song. Ok, it’s a minor benefit, but still! For some reason, my growing up years were full of musical advertisements. There was “plop, plop, fizz, fizz” for Alka Seltzer, “see the USA in your Chevrolet,” and “Brylcreem, a little dab will do you, or watch out the gals will all pursue you.” Ironically, I was not the target audience for any of these ads, yet they are stored in my brain.
One ad, though, has provided a great deal of fun for my grandkids. The original line was ” you’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.” That just called out for a parody, then and now. At camp we made up new lyrics, and I have taught my grandkids the rhyming pattern to produce the knockoffs such as ” you’ll wonder why your mouth turned blue when you brushed your teeth with Elmer’s Glue.” Who says fun has to be expensive?