Great Moments In Commercial History: Lincoln Insurance

Eagle Insurance started it, but when Lincoln Insurance put our 16th president in a prison outfit complete with striped top hat, we knew they had something special.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Good Old Tom

As a criminal defense attorney, I must say, I am extremely suspect of where all these heaps of “scrap gold” Tom’s customers have lying around came from.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Norton Furniture

Reader Jacob says:
I’m from Cleveland and Norton Furniture commercials have perplexed late-night viewers for the past few years.

Perplexed is the perfect word to express what we are feeling right now.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Jhoon Rhee

I always assumed the kids at the end were Jhoon Rhee’s kids, like in those car dealership commercials. Regardless of what they said, I bet they got beat up a lot.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Linda Soundtrak

Shhh, Linda. Shhhhh.

Great Moments In Commercial History: The Back Up

“It’s the smartest money you’ll spend in your life.” A bed-mounted gun rack? Smart? At first we thought this was fake, but no. Here’s the patent.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Rejuvenique

This thing is just plain terrifying. That’s all we have to say.

Great Moments In Commercial History: John Orcutt

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Great Moments In Commercial History: Rainier Beer

We actually like these ads. Maybe we should change the tag to “Goodvertising.” Nah.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Apple

We like watching ads for outdated technology. It reminds us not to spend tons on money on soon-to-be obsolete junk, and also makes us feel happy that technology is so much better than it was in 1984.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Dr. Jang & Associates

Reader Diane calls this Dr. Jang & Associates commercial “a bay area classic!” Dr. Jang sure does seem like a cheerful guy. If you’d like to nominate a commercial for our weekly series “Great Moments In Commercial History” send us an email at tips [at] consumerist [dot] com. Be sure to put “Great…

Great Moments In Commercial History: Uncle Otto's European Eatery

We believe Ben that the food is good. Sort of. The guy in the suit doesn’t touch the sandwiches, does he?

Great Moments In Commercial History: Crazy Bruce's Liquor Store

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Great Moments In Commercial History: Eastern Motors

“I live for the lord, I ain’t got to do all the boogie woogie.”

Great Moments In Commercial History: Select Dental

We love this Select Dental commercial, which, if you have cable in the NYC area you’ll surely agree, is shown approximately 4 times per second. Yet, it never gets old.

Great Moments In Commercial History: The Mattress Ranch

Mattress Ranch has been having a huge commercial push lately, they seem to have taken over the airwaves.

Great Moments In Commercial History: Vern Fonk Insurance

This guy scares us, who would buy insurance from someone who pronounces Christmas “Christ Mas?”

Great Moments In Commercial History: Member's Only Jackets

For those of you who weren’t aware, Luke raped Laura and then fell in love with her. Sometime afterwards, the two characters got married with 30 million viewers tuning in. Nice. That doesn’t make this Member’s Only jacket commercial seem creepy at all.