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October 30, 2011 9:38 PM Subscribe
Melt your brain into goo on an overdose of crass 80s consumerism and TV without the TV shows at 80sCommercialVault
. Superbowl 19 commercials. Commercials from Jaws. Saturday morning commercials
/ evening commercials.
GYOB editorial commentary: Links are more or less random. Contained in the archives are gems and stinkers from all over the US. There's also quite a few 70s and 90s commercial in the archives, as well as news broadcasts and other arcana from the era.
Chances are good you'll may find a sequence of commercials you may even remember watching at the time of broadcast. Many/most of the sequences are dated and annotated and searchable if you're looking for a particular commercial or date or TV station.
I find this fascinating because it's many things. History. The state of the art of analog video production and optical effects. The shift into digital motion graphics and effects. The awesome 80s clothes. Products or companies long dead that you've forgotten about. And a masochistic sense of Gen X nostalgia.
It's also nice to be able to look back and see how ridiculous these look out of context. In hindsight it's much easier to see the manipulation going on, and I found it illuminating.