21 May 2011

Oh, I'd Love To Be An ...: 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

Kirk, the summer of 2008 at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

Week 21:  Commercials.  Do you remember any commercial jingles from your childhood?  Share them here.

Can you fill in the rest of my blog title?  "Oh, I'd love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I'd truly like to be, for if I was an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be in love with me."

I don't know why this jingle resonates with me, but it was the first one I thought of when I saw the blog prompt.  The commercial I remember is of a line of kids marching along singing the jingle.  I decided to google it and see what I could find and I found the 1965 commercial on you tube.

I remember two other commercial jingles:
  • "Hot Dogs, Armour hot dogs, what kinds of kids eat armour hot dogs?  Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks, tall kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite."
  • "Ai Yi Yi Yi, I am the frito bandito"  If I remember right it was in a commercial with a bouncing frito bag.
I must have had a thing for hot dogs as a kid.  Of course, all three are food related.  Please don't blame me if these jingles stick in your head all day.  What commercial jingles remind you of your childhood?

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin, of the We Tree blog, is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants.

1 comment:

  1. Great photo! My husband used to threaten to embarrass our daughter by picking her up after school in the Wienermobile. She just rolled her eyes until the day I had a coworker whose sister was one of the drivers of the vehicle. Hubby never got to drive it, but it was always good for a laugh. Thanks for posting this and bringing back those great memories!