Image Union episode featuring the year's best commercials, 1985.
0:00Copy video clip URL Slate.
0:28Copy video clip URL Image Union opening. Creative commercials, winners of the 1984 U.S. Television and Radio Festival.
1:24Copy video clip URL Images of babies on conveyor belt. If it were so, Clark’s job of shoe fitting would be much easier. But Clark’s children are individuals.
1:53Copy video clip URL Rowntree’s Jelly. Happy kids and bright gelatin shapes wobble and bounce to happy music.
2:21Copy video clip URL Smiths Crisps. Animated potatoes won’t come out of ground for regular potato picker. They “want to be Smith’s Crisps.”
3:01Copy video clip URL Addis Housewares. Man admires mop like it’s a work of art.
3:29Copy video clip URL Man serenades his love loudly from courtyard, neighbors become upset. Send a Valentine’s card instead.
4:13Copy video clip URL Dr.Scholls. Dog smells stinky shoes. “Because everybody’s sneakers get a little woofy.”
4:43Copy video clip URL Telecom. Cowboys and Indians at war, phone rings. Reinforcements are coming.
5:22Copy video clip URL Anti-smoking ad. Pretty girl ages rapidly as she smokes.
6:00Copy video clip URL Animated King of Diamonds shaves himself to look like a Jack to help poker player who’s drinking Heineken.
6:30Copy video clip URL King Gee Trousers. “If they were any tougher, they’d rust.”
7:00Copy video clip URL Appealing images of chocolate accompanied by jazzy choral music. “Cadbury. The perfect word for Chocolate.”
7:41Copy video clip URL Wheel falls off driving vehicle, sets off elaborate chain of events. AAMI pays for all the damages your car causes.
8:34Copy video clip URL Intimidating images of police cars coming down a road. Don’t drink and drive in MA. There are more of us than there are of you. “The party’s over.”
9:01Copy video clip URL Old footage of cowboys made to dance to funky rap type music. Watch Cowboy Funk.
9:31Copy video clip URL “Health stop–your minor disaster area.”
9:56Copy video clip URL Famous musicians appear for “Friday night videos.” “What the youth of America are coming to.”
11:00Copy video clip URL Upbeat people party and sing “This bud’s for you.” Performed by Oingo Boingo.
12:08Copy video clip URL Levi’s Cords. Appealing images of appealing women in Levi’s.
12:37Copy video clip URL Upbeat montage of people having summer fun. “Nike. Summer.”
13:36Copy video clip URL Athletic female hurls shotput at screen with man droning on about the ideal person in 1984-ish scene. “Macintosh. Why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”
14:37Copy video clip URL Characters inside 3-D movie throw cans of Budweiser to theater audience. “This Bud’s for you.”
15:08Copy video clip URL “Some of the best beer bellies in America.” Images of attractive abs. “Brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon Light.”
15:37Copy video clip URL California Cheese. Appealing shots of cheese. “Say Cheese.”
16:07Copy video clip URL Appealing shots of dairy products with lively song.
16:37Copy video clip URL Pepsi. Man struggles with horse. Boy drinks Pepsi, tames horse.
18:07Copy video clip URL Divers , country scenes, other serene images. Travel Ontario.
19:07Copy video clip URL Illinois Bell. Man rushes through emergency room to call mother (who is on the other line) to tell her “it’s a boy.” “The important calls will always get through.”
19:37Copy video clip URL Marines. “Looking for a few good men…” Ad likens man to steel.
20:37Copy video clip URL Apple. “Business as usual isn’t anymore.” The most advanced PCs.
21:37Copy video clip URL Man goes after beautiful woman in park. She litters and literally looks like a pig to him. “Litter. It makes us all look like pigs.”
22:07Copy video clip URL Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Kids get messy in mud with garden hose. Father takes a photo instead of getting angry.
22:37Copy video clip URL Car crash sounds to glasses of alcohol toasting. “Drinking and driving kills friendships.”
23:07Copy video clip URL Screwdriver goes through hell, still is fine. Mastercraft Tools from Canadian Tire.
24:08Copy video clip URL Image Union closing with “Media Burn” footage by Ant Farm.
25:15Copy video clip URL End of tape.