Remember the days when watching TV meant constant commercial interruptions. Half hour shows were actually filled with ten minutes of advertising, but in spite of how annoyed your 10-year-old self was, part of you misses the commercials. Here are nine that are sure to make you wish Kim Possible and Boy Meets World were still airing new episodes.
1. Caramilk – “Modern Dance”
This was part of a whole series of commercials with incomprehensible explanations of how they get the caramel inside the Caramilk bar. Mostly it just leaves us with raised eyebrows wondering what those suits are made of.
2. Yop – Me Mama
How this one became so popular will always be a mystery to me. Why do all these tired teens have giant mouths and what does that have to do with yogurt? We’ll never know.
3. Skittles – Taste The Rainbow
You probably thought this was some kind of super power when you were younger but after getting over how old I feel knowing this is from 2008, this one just makes me sad. And there are so many better ways to ‘taste the rainbow’.
Everything about this makes me happy. I’m not sure how polar bears became Coke’s official mascot but it doesn’t get much better than polar bears in scarves. Open happiness indeed. Take that Pepsi!
5. Fruit Gushers – Mouth Morphing
In this whole sequence of commercials, no one is really concerned with the fact that their faces turned into fruits. Chances are that you were kind of nervous about eating gushers after seeing this and then very quickly relieved and disappointed when nothing happened.
6. Fruit by the Foot
If you say you and your elementary school friends didn’t hold it out and karate chop your Fruit by the Foot, you’re lying. Fruit by the foot was a lasso, a tongue tattoo, and a very disappointing yoyo. It was and still is number one in all 90s kids’ hearts and turns out it’s only a 15-minute baking session away.
7. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
This is like the cereal version of Axe commercials. The more shareable your snack the more popular you were and cinnamon toast crunch definitely made you the coolest kid on the block. Turns out these 90s kids may have been onto something with the cinnamon craze.
The Kool-Aid Man was the coolest at the time but in retrospect some of his actions are questionable. Still, we wonder whether or not he was arrested by the angry cops in this commercial.
9. Rice Krispies Squares
I can’t even imagine my childhood without these three and their shenanigans. Mostly because of Pop. Get it together Pop, you’re the reason we can’t have nice things. If only they could see how creative we’ve become with Rice Krispies. I think they’d be proud.