Eastenders Cast – Retro TV Ads

east 25Its hard to believe that Eastenders has been on the air for 25 years!  We all have  our favorites but did you know that in their younger days they featured in a few commercials in the 80’s and 90’s?  Have a chuckle at the below ads and see can you spot them!

Prudential – I want to be a Brain Surgeon

Jake Wood

1980’s Kellogg’s Fruit ‘N’ Fibre Advert

 

Ross Kemp

Yellow Pages (French Polisher)

Jake Wood

1980s Clearasil

Patsy Palmer

1980s Shredded Wheat feat Ian Botham

shredded-wheat-weightlifting-workout-breakfastShredded wheat is a breakfast cereal made from whole wheat. As of January 2010, it was available in three sizes — bite sized (¾×1 in), miniature (nearly half the size of the bite-sized pieces), and original. Both smaller sizes are available in a frosted variety, which has one side coated with sugar and usually gelatin. Some manufacturers have produced “filled” versions of the bite-size cereal containing a raisin at the centre, or apricot, blueberry or cranberry filling.

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1980s Kelloggs Frosties – They’re Gr-r-reat!

kelloggs frostiesKellogg’s Frosted Flakes is a breakfast cereal, produced by the Kellogg Company and consisting of sugar-coated corn flakes. It was introduced in the United States in 1951, as Sugar Frosted Flakes. The word “sugar” was dropped from the name in the 1980s.

Tony the Tiger has been the mascot of Frosted Flakes since its introduction. Tony is known for uttering the cereal’s slogan: “They’re Gr-r-reat!” (pronounced as one elongated word, not a stutter). Tony the Tiger was originally voiced by Dallas McKennon, but Thurl Ravenscroft voiced him for more than 50 years, until his death in 2005. Tony is currently voiced (in Canada and the US) by former professional play-by-play announcer Jim Van Horne.  Van Horne also voiced Tony in a 1997 television commercial. In the UK, Tom Hill voiced Tony after Ravenscroft’s death. Tony is drawn wearing a red scarf on all Frosted Flakes cereal boxes.

Another character, Katy the Kangaroo, was on the Frosted Flakes box for a short time.

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1991 Rice Krispies

rice krispiesRice Krispies (known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal that was created by Clayton Rindlisbacher for the Kellogg company, and later marketed by Kellogg’s in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice (rice and sugar paste that is formed into rice shapes or “berries”, cooked, dried and toasted), and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crisp. When the cereal is subjected to a change in heat, the walls tend to collapse, creating the famous “Snap, crackle and pop” sounds.

Rice Krispies cereal is widely known and popular with a long advertising history, with the elfin cartoon characters Snap, Crackle, and Pop touting the brand. In 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded a short song for a Rice Krispies television advertisement.

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1988 Weetabix

wheetabixWeetabix is a whole grain wheat breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited of the United Kingdom. It comes in the form of palm-sized (rounded rectangles approx. 9.5 cm × 5.0 cm or 4″ × 2″) biscuits. Variants include organic and Weetabix Minis (bite-sized) versions.  The UK cereal is manufactured in Burton Latimer, Kettering, United Kingdom and in Canada and exported to over 80 countries.  Weetabix for the North American market (Canada and the U.S) is manufactured in Cobourg, Ontario, in both organic and conventional versions.

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1988 Kelloggs

Kelloggs-CornflakesKellogg’s was founded as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company on February 19, 1906, by Will Keith Kellogg as an outgrowth of his work with his brother John Harvey Kellogg at the Battle Creek Sanitarium following practices based on the Seventh-day Adventist Christian denomination. The company produced and marketed the hugely successful Kellogg’s Toasted Corn Flakes and was renamed the Kellogg Company in 1922.

In 1930, the Kellogg Company announced that most of its factories would shift towards 30 hour work weeks, from the usual 40. This practice remained until World War II, and continued briefly after the war, although some departments and factories remained locked into 90 hour work weeks until 1980. From 1969 to 1977, Kellogg’s acquired various small businesses including Salad Foods, Fearn International, Mrs. Smith’s Pies, Eggo, and Pure Packed Foods; however, it was later criticized for not diversifying further like General Mills and Quaker Oats were.

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