Thread: Commercials that scared you as a child

    • 2 years 10 months ago
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    What commercials scared you as a kid? One commercial that scared me was the smoking ad where it showed a woman smoking and developing tar all over herself. Also, there was this multiple sclerosis ad where it showed a person getting chained around her body.
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      • 2 years 9 months ago
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      The smoking commercial where there was this lady who sounded like E.T. with asthma.
      "It's so heavily guarded, it might be the most dangerous place on the planet."
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        • 2 years 7 months ago
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        The drug PSA where the drug dealer turns into the Snake Man scared the crap outta me when I was a kid
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          • 2 years 7 months ago
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          wedward, you're impossible.

          You know good and well there is already a thread like this, but you made another one anyway.

          http://www.retrojunk.com/community/post/index/25256
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            • 2 years 7 months ago
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            None because I wasn't a wuss
              • 2 years 7 months ago
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              I'm re-posting the comment I posted on the other thread, in the hopes that somebody remembers these commercials:

              The two commercials that scared me most when I was little, I can't remember what were for. Both aired around 1988/1989 in the Washington, D.C. area. Can anyone help me identify these commercials?

              One opened with the line, "It's a new day in Washington...." It showed a rambler-style house in the dark. The end of the commercial showed someone wearing heart monitors running on a treadmill (i.e. taking a stress test). The commercial may have been for a hospital or health insurance company, but I just don't remember. I don't know why this commercial scared me so much, but it did.

              The second commercial opened with an elderly lady falling down the steps. I believe it was for First Alert, but I have searched those commercials (and Life Alert commercials) on YouTube, and could not find anything close to what I remember.
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                • 2 years 7 months ago
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                Quote by agentkev
                The drug PSA where the drug dealer turns into the Snake Man scared the crap outta me when I was a kid

                What? What the fuck? - JonTron, 2014
                "It's so heavily guarded, it might be the most dangerous place on the planet."
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                  • 2 months 30 days ago
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                  Quote by 90sNickGirl
                  The smoking commercial where there was this lady who sounded like E.T. with asthma.

                  That's because I didn't know what smokers sounded like back then. Now, all I can think of is...
                  "WHAT? WHAT ARE THEY SELLING?"
                  "It's so heavily guarded, it might be the most dangerous place on the planet."
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