In 1989, Fred Savage and Howie Mandel starred in the comedy fantasy film Little Monsters. The movie wasn't a hit, but it did spawn this movie contest you could enter by dialing 1-900-89-MAURICE. The commercial is nearly two minutes(!), but it never explains why the number has two extra digits.
Pringles really dropped the ball when their rap didn't include the line, "It's all that and a can of chips!"
"Sales of our cereal are rapidly declining! What should we do?"
"Umm...maybe a commercial with rapping?"
- Every cereal advertising meeting in the late '80s/early '90s.
10. Partnership for a Drug Free America
The logic of this PSA is simple. If rappers are cool ””Which they are! All of them! ”” and rappers say that doing or selling drugs is not cool, then doing or selling drugs is definitely not cool. Drug problem solved!
11. Miller Lite
Sometimes people like to make fun of Joe Piscopo for not reaching stardom after SNL, but I think he gets a bad rap.
12. Perfect Strangers/Head of the Class
Maybe they should have just left the rapping in this commercial to Balki. After all, he's Fresh Young Balki B.
13. Skeletor's Spydor
How do you take Skeletor's creepy mechanical spider Spydor and make it even cooler? Write a rap song about it, of course!
14. Honey Nut Cheerios
It was a major coup for Honey Nut Cheerios to get an endorsement from the most popular rapper of 1991, General G.
15. Campbell's Teddy Bear Soup
When you see a cute, cuddly teddy bear who can also rap, the first thing you want to do is eat him.
These kids just put together an incredibly elaborate rap routine, and yet their mom is completely unimpressed. Hopefully she eventually recognized their talent.
This commercial finally lets you know, once and for all, something we all suspected ”” using regular soap is for total nerds.
18. Golden Crisp
1992 was a huge year for rap, including the release of Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day," and, of course, Sugar Bear's "Golden Crisp Rap."
19. Froot Loops
Wait, his name is DJ Rhino? Shouldn't it be MC Rhino? It's almost as if the people at Froot Loops know nothing about hip-hop!
20. Freedom Stick
A wireless joystick? We're living in the futurepresent!