In this weekly Throwback Thursday series, we surface memorable TV advertising spots from days past – ones that made us laugh, inspired us, or sparked an affinity for a brand.
Labor Day is quickly approaching – which means it’s officially time to start dreading the upcoming winter. Before you know it, kids will be filing onto school busses, the temperatures will drop, and the leaves will be just a bit more colorful. But we vote to hang on to the summer – there are still a few more cookouts left to attend and it’s still acceptable to drink shandys all day.
To honor of the close of summer, we found this goodie from the TV archives for you: Skip-Its. Time Magazine named the Skip-It one of the greatest toys of all time. Tiger Electronics released the Skip-It back in the 1980s and it captured the boundless energy of kids by keeping them outside and jumping around a plastic ball – all in the game of getting that darn counter up. It remained popular for a solid two decades before slowly fading into the country’s cultural memory. The toy itself may be one of the greatest, but its TV spot may be even more iconic for those of us growing up in the 80s and 90s. Watch the spot below to jump start your nostalgia for this Thursday. We dare you to not sing along.
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