Friday Frivolity, Funny Commercial Edition

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At last week's party, we laughed at some of the strangest stock photos out there in Internet-land.

This week, we're remembering some of the stand-out commercials that have made us laugh over the years:  






Yep, I'm just laying that one out there - pulling out the big guns, right off the bat.

Because there's just not much that can top those old grannies.



I guarantee this tune is ingrained so deeply into your brain (if you were alive back then) that you can still sing every single word of it.

And did anyone else besides me get the flimsy promo record of this song?  I can't remember, but I think it came in the newspaper...

And, while we're talking about songs from commercials that never leave your head...



This one, too:



For some reason, my cousin Charlotte and I would get an extreme case of the giggles and have to sing this anytime we were drying off...even as teenagers...at the beach...

Not as much funny as cute, but this popped into my head after the previous few:



You can pretty much bet that someone's asking this same question any time pickles are involved during a meal with my parents!

Okay, back to the funny.  Here's one that I still quote today - I just encountered something recently that used this line - maybe it was on Parks & Recreation - and I literally jumped up off the couch before doubling over in laughter.

Of course, G didn't remember this commercial, so he just stared at me for the next 15 minutes, questioning his judgment in marrying me...




"ThereIwas, ThereIwas, ThereIwas - IN   the Congo"

Cracks me up, every time.

And, finally, the commercial that I would "do" more often than any other.

It was for a local television station, and it started like this:

"Hey Vern - you just about missed all the action on TV 35..."

I can't find the exact clip anywhere, but I did find this:



Oh, Jim Varney, how I miss you.





Now, on to the link-up! 


The Hosts:




Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits.  She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more!  Lately, she's begun a series of around-the-world date nights, called Passport to Fun -- check it out for lots of inspiration!!



Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom



Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living a life full of all of her favorite things... friendship and connection, laughter, books and music, furbaby love, minimalism, wellness pursuits, Paleo-ish cooking, and on and on!  Curious about how to create a capsule wardrobe without losing your mind??  Check out her series here!




Host, Audrey, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated."  Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more!  Her latest post features a gorgeous DIY Valentine's wreath, AND a free "love" / heart cross stitch template!




Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more!  Jessica also has a knack for winning things, and gives her readers tips on how to win things too!  Her list of 101 Blog Posts Ideas includes so many creative and fun ideas -- be sure to check it out! 

  






Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!



Featured Post from Last Week:
Four hosts means FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there!    

The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........


Ack!  I had the great fortune this week to get to meet up with the lovely Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom in person, but that ended up being on my only day to get online at the library, and then I completely forgot about needing to choose a feature for the week!  So sorry!  I did, however, still manage to pin, tweet & comment on your posts, so at least I wasn't a total failure. :/

Now, the new stuff! 


This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy.  That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. 

If you're just here to have fun, skip the rules and start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!  To improve traffic to your site, try to link posts we might not have seen in a while... keep it fresh!  :)


There are three rules only: 








We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!



What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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