7 Ads From 1991

These adverts all have something in common. Can you guess what? I’ll tell you at the end.

First off, let’s see what was on Now 20 in 1991.

I don’t know why, but seeing Dizzy on there seems a bit incongruous somehow.

Here’s an advert for Benylin.

I never know what to make of these kind of seemingly self-deprecating things – but Clive Anderson is a good choice for the voice over.

This next one is a good sketch in and of itself, and the menace on the hair stylist’s face is chilling. That’s a pretty good slogan too.

The values expressed in this one are all over the place, as you might expect from the early 90s.

What’s striking though is the total lack of self-confidence Walkers was showing at the time. Why do our crisps taste good? We don’t know. Do you? Someone, tell us, pleeease.

Glad to see this next product innovation caught on.

Wonder how many people burned themselves before they were withdrawn. Could be some Aardman animation though.

Brace yourself for this one, IT’S TERRIFYING.

I did warn you.

And finally – ho ho ho, they mean playing with your wibbly bits.


So, the connection?

You all guessed it right away I know.

All of these adverts aired in 1991 on Anglia during the showing of the movie Big.

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