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Classic TV commercials and TV ephemera uploaded by HappySwordsman

Vintage commercials, promos, PSAs, idents, bumpers, interstitials, & production slates! They range from the 1940s to 2000s, and includes material from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. 


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A 1954 commercial for the "big screen" RCA "Master 21" TV set, with a 21-inch screen....for $199.95, which was a lot of money in those days.
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, RCA, RCA Victor, Advertising, Advertisement, Television...
Cars promoted include the 1957 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, and Imperial. Back when one could buy a Chrysler that's as big as a whale...(this is from an hour-long program, which contained only 3 ads)
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, Imperial, Old,...
An old commercial, probably from 1965, for a skin cleanser called "Noxzema". This commercial is as average as a mid-1960's commercial can get. In other words, a standard, ordidary, run-of-the-mill skin-care commercial. Nothing special. At all.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Commercial, Advertising, Product, Skin, Clean, Cleanser, 60s, 60's, 1960s,...
A 1950 commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is (presumably) the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial, as was typical in the US at the time.
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, General Electric, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...
A 1958 commercial for Max Factor Curl Control. I don't think this product is still around...
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1958, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Max Factor, Advertising, Advertisement
A 1950s commercial for the 1954 RCA air conditioner.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, RCA Victor, RCA, 1950s
An Australian promo for an American/Canadian television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Nickelodeon
A 1960 commercial for King-Size Coca-Cola from "A Sweater for Rick" which can be downloaded elsewhere on the Internet Archive. I'm not a fan of the female singer but overall this is a good commercial.
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Topics: 1960, 1960s, 60s, 1960's, 60's, Sixties, TV, Television, Classic, Commercial, Commercials, Old,...
A 1955 Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancakes commercial. Features a mix of stills and footage. Promotes the long-lasting popularity of the product.
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Topics: Aunt Jemima, Buckwheat Pancakes, Pancakes, Commercial, 1955, Old, Not New, classic tv commercial
A commercial for Huggies Pull-Ups that I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2003 (bizarrely, this aired during an episode of "Yu-Gi-Oh!"). I don't know when this ad was produced, though. 
Topics: TV Commercial, Television, 2000s, 2003, Advertising, Advertisement, VHS
An Australian promo for repeats of the popular British television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television, Nickelodeon
An Australian promo for an American television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Cable television
A 1971 commercial for Lifebuoy soap. "Hysterically refreshing".  Please note that while the commercial and sponsor tag are public domain, the few seconds of material between the two commercials is still under copyright. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1971, 1970s, Soap, Sponsor tag
All 3 commercial breaks from the original broadcast of episode "Reverend Kommandant Klink" of "Hogan's Heroes". Slightly edited for copyright reasons (the show itself is obviously still under copyright and can't be uploaded here). Do NOT upload "break 1" or "break 3" to YouTube, as while they are public domain, some losers will claim copyright on them.
Topics: 1967, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Classic TV, Classic Commercials, Commercials,...
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A 1952 anti-prejudice PSA.
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Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, Prejudice, 1950s, Anti-Racism, Public Service Announcement
An overseas-produced promo which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000. I don't know know when this was produced, but it looks 1990s to me.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Nickelodeon, Cable television, 1990s
An Australian commercial featuring a tie-in with the film Babe .
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, Advertising, Advertisement
A 2-minute Australian commercial for a series of Time Life compilations.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, Advertising, Advertisement
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
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A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Cable television
A promo for various programs being shown on Australian cable channels.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Foxtel
A classic 1970 promo for the popular American TV series "The Odd Couple". The show itself obviously cannot be uploaded as it is still copyrighted, but I think this promo should be fine, after all, it's just a short promo.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1970, 1970s, Advertising, Promo, Comedy
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, Nickelodeon
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Taped off the Australian version of the programming block during 2002, but I don't know when this was produced. 
Topics: VHS, TV, Cable television, Nickelodeon, 2000s, Nick Jr
A live commercial for a Westinghouse refrigerator. There were only three commercials in the hour-long program I took this from (which can be viewed elsewhere on the Internet Archive). This aired on CBS on 13 August 1951.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Live Commercial, Westinghouse, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising,...
A nice U.S. commercial with Juliet Prowse. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1980, 1980s, Advertising, Advertisement, Pantyhose, Juliet Prowse
A commercial for a beverage. Taped off Australian broadcaster Network Ten during January 1996, so I'm not certain on the year.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, Advertising, Advertisement
A near-complete commercial break which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon after an episode of Rocket Power . Please note that the contents of this uploaded have already been uploaded individually, and as such I am worried that this is a pointless upload. Contents include: closing logos (I can't explain why I included these), 'Coming Up Next' bumper, promo for The Angry Beavers , interstitial showing kid playing basketball and dancing, promo for Snick , and partial Rugrats...
Topics: Commercial break, 2000, 2000s, TV, Cable television, Nickelodeon, VHS
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An Australian promo for repeats of the popular American television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television
Oh damn, a cigarette commercial. This one aired during the mid-1960s (either 1964 or 1965...). Yes, it is one of those "I'd rather fight than switch" commercials. 
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1960s, Tareyton, Cigarette, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Advertising, Advertisement
A commercial for Coca-Cola from circa 1972. 
Topics: Coca-Cola, Soft Drink, Coke, Edible, Classic TV Commercial, Jingle
A bumper which aired on Australian cable channel Fox Classics around 2003.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, Cable television
A promo for an Australian/British television series which was being repeated on the Australian version of Nickelodeon.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Nickelodeon, Television
A promo which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon. I am planning to upload every variant I come across of this promo!
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
A 2001 Australian commercial for a 2000 album by the British singer. 
Topics: TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, VHS, Record industry, 2000s
A promo for the popular Australian television series, which was being repeated on cable channel Hallmark.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television
A 1966 commercial for Marlboro Cigarettes, complete with cowboys. Do NOT upload this to YouTube, as despite being public domain, some losers will claim copyright on it and have your account suspended. Probably a B&W copy of a color commercial.
Topics: 1960s, Marlboro, Cigarette, Cigarette Commercial, Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial
An Australian promo for American television series Biography . This particular promo is for an episode about the the Mendendez brothers.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television
An Australian promo for a cable TV showing of the 1986 American film.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, TV1
An Australian promo for various shows being shown on Nickelodeon (Spongebob Squarepants, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Wild Thornberries, Rocket Power, Renford Rejects)
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Cable television
A somewhat humorous commercial for Kellogg's corn flakes with Jimmy Durante. This United States commercial is taken from a 1966 TV-episode. This commercial uses various look-alike sets for comic effect. Sorry for the poor quality of the color.
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, Classic Television, 60s, 60's, 1960s, 1960's, Sixties, Commercial,...
Here is every commercial (all 3 of them) that aired during the episode "Still Valley" of the popular American TV series "The Twilight Zone" back in 1961. Slightly edited due to copyright reasons. Warning: Do NOT upload the two Chesterfield commercials to YouTube. They are public domain, but some losers keep claiming copyright on them. These people are evil and should be stopped by Son Goku.
Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, Classic Commercials, Smoking, Tobacco, Cigarettes, 1960s, 60s,...
Here are three semi-classic commercials for Betty Crocker cake mix. These aired in the decade usually (but not always) known as the 1950s. Features the message "Just add fresh eggs". One of these also features a closing credits.
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, Classic Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Betty Crocker,...
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Another 1952 anti-prejudice public service announcement. This one references Benny Goodman.
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Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, 1950s, Public Service Announcement, PSA
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon during 2000, although I don't know when this was produced.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, Cable television, Nickelodeon
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A 1960 commercial promoting the drinking of Coffee. The bad picture quality is because this is from a DVD-R of a Videotape of a Kinescope of a Filmed Commercial. This is a charmingly dated commercial that screams "OLD!".
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Old, Dated, Retro, 1960s, Sixties, Coffee, Classic TV
An Australian promo for an American television series.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, Nickelodeon
A short Australian promo for an American television series which was being shown on Network Ten.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television, 1990s, Broadcasting
Bill Collins (1934-2019) tells us which film was to be shown later that day on Australian cable channel Fox Classics. I don't know the exact date of this promo, but it's from October 2002.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, Bill Collins
A 1952 commercial for the Westinghouse Commander Electric Range.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Westinghouse, 1952, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Live Commercial, Advertising,...
A commercial which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 2000s, Advertising, Advertisement
An Australian promo for a British documentary which aired on the Discovery Channel.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television
A promo which aired on Australian cable channel Fox Classics. Bill Collins announces which films were to be shown later that day.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Cable television, Foxtel
Another 1950 commercial for Camel cigarettes. This one features a jingle. It just amazes me that we can watch a commercial from over 60 years ago.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950
A vintage television commercial (circa 1965) for a men's hair grooming product called "Brylcreem". This 1960s commercial appears to be intentionally silly.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60s, 60's, 1960s, 1960's, Sixties TV, Television, Commercial, Advertising,...
A short and simple promo aired on Australian cable channel TV1.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Cable television, TV1, Signpost
An Australian promo for American television series My Three Sons , which was being repeated on cable channel Fox Classics.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, Television
An American closing logo taken from a 1977 episode of Quincy. Taped off Australian cable channel TV1 during 2002.
Topics: Closing logo, VHS, TV1
A 31 July 2000 bumper from the Australian version of Nickelodeon, which notes that Kenan & Kel and Nick Takes Over Your School were coming up next. 
Topics: Bumper, TV, Cable television, VHS, Nickelodeon, 2000, 2000s
An Australian commercial for Gatorade. Promotes a competition to meet Michael Jordan.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, Advertising, Advertisement
A bumper which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon.
Topics: TV Bumper, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Cable television
A commercial which was taped off Australian broadcaster network Ten during January 1996.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, Advertising, Advertisement
An Australian commercial.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, SUV, Advertising, Advertisement, Automobile
An Australian commercial for an American film. It promotes a competition involving the film.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 2000s, Advertising, Advertisement
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A classic 1960s commercial for Pure Oil, starring Buster Keaton. I read this is from 1965...is that correct?
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Pure Oil, Buster Keaton, Amusing
A slightly incomplete piece of Face continuity which was taped off the Australian version of Nick Jr. sometime during the 2000s. Before anyone asks for more Nick Jr. material, I have very little in my collection. I found this clip purely by chance on a tape which otherwise contained material from other channels.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Cable television
A commercial break which I taped off the Australian version of Nickelodeon. This aired between two episodes of Rocket Power . Please note that most of the contents have already been uploaded individually. The contents include: 'Coming Up Next' bumper, promo for Spongebob Squarepants , interstitial cartoon  The Non-Adventures of Safety Queen , promo for Just a Kid (aka Caitlin's Way ), Rocket Power bumper. 
Topics: Commercial break, 2000, 2000s, VHS, Nickelodeon, TV: Cable television, Interstitial programming
An Australian commercial for the compilation CD Something to Remember by American singer Madonna. Please excuse the poor quality sound, the tape this comes from has deterioration during part of the recording.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 1990s, Record industry, Advertising, Advertisement
An Australian promo for an American television series which was being repeated on cable channel TV1.
Topics: TV Promo, VHS, 2000s, TV1, Television
An extremely happy 1961 TV Commercial for Coca-Cola taken from "The Manly Arts" which can also be downloaded on the Internet Archives. The commercial is so cheerful and happy that your brain will explode.
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Topics: Coca-Cola, Coke, Classic TV, 1960s, 1961, 60s, 60's, 1960's, Sixties, Commercial, Commercials,...
An Australian commercial featuring American athlete Carl Lewis.
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, Advertising, Advertisement, 1990s
A commercial for the website of Nickelodeon Australia. 
Topics: Print advertising, Advertisement, 2000, 2000s, Internet, Nickelodeon, VHS
A collection of 1958 commercials for Alka-Seltzer with Buster Keaton (no, he was not an ingrediant in Alka-Seltzer, but he appears in the commercials).
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Topics: Alka-Seltzer, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Buster Keaton, Old, Classic TV Commercial, Classic TV...
A commercial break taped off Melbourne, Australia television station ATV-10.  Includes commercials/promos for: Jetset Travel, Pulp Fiction, Impulse Devotion, Mylanta, Daewoo, Westco, Woman's Day, Target, and The Larry Sanders Show. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercials, Commercial Break, 1995, 1990s, Advertising, Australian television, VHS
A 1954 commercial for Pall Mall cigarettes.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Pall Mall, Causes Cancer, Tobacco, Cigarette,...