Raising a glass of Coke in honor of the final Mad Men

Well, that is it and that is all. Mad Men is history after last night’s final episode on AMC, an episode dominated from start to finish by Coke. Heck, it even had a scene with Joan doing cocaine. Ha ha ha. And of course, it was a very Coca-Cola ending, which anyone who paid attention…

It’s Mad Men night again, and now this from Tang!

Yes, it’s Commercial Sunday here again, and since we’re celebrating 1969 — or trying to, anyway — we might as well celebrate the Year of Apollo 11 and space travel, and astronauts on the moon and all that. Tang was all the rage back then, because the astronauts drank this stuff on their space flights…

Mad Men night features a word from Alka-Seltzer

It’s Mad Men night here at the blog! With all the nerve-wracking playoff games and tornado weather today, it sure makes you want to reach for the antacid. Today’s ad from 1969 is the famous “spicy meatball” commercial from Alka-Seltzer, a commercial that starts out seemingly as a meatball ad but ends up being something…

IT’S MAD MEN NIGHT AGAIN! AND NOW THIS FOR RC COLA

I haven’t done one of these retro commercials for a few weeks, but I stumbled on an old RC Cola ad from the Sixties featuring Meredith MacRae, and since it fits in with the whole Mad Men era and all that I thought I would post it here. It looks as if this ad ran in…

MAD MEN NIGHT CALLS FOR ANOTHER CLASSIC AD, THIS TIME FROM PLYMOUTH

This week, I’m putting up yet another classic car commercial, this one from the “The Beat Goes On” campaign from Plymouth. This one is from 1968 — the current year of the current MAD MEN season, by the way — and features British pop singer Petula Clark singing “And the Beat Goes On”; meanwhile, the band…

MAD MEN WEEK CONTINUES WITH THIS WORD FROM BRANIFF!

It is MAD MEN week here at the blog, and in honor of the return of the TV show, as well as some people I know who are flying off to Mexico, I am putting up this ad for Braniff International. Braniff was, of course, a well-known Dallas-based carrier that flew a lot of flights to international…

MAD THAT ‘MAD MEN’ SEASON 5 IS ENDING

Well I am ticked off that the latest Mad Men season is wrapping up tonight — mad, because I missed all the highlights of most of this season because I don’t have an AMC subscription and am too cheap to pay to download any episodes. Instead, I am watching the usual junk-food network TV. I guess I’m getting…