Other than Don Draper and the many people who work on Madison Avenue, perhaps no one loves the concept of commercials. However, a catchy or memorable commercial sticks with you. There's a reason Apple's "1984" commercial is still discussed decades later.
Most commercials make their way into your brain with the perfect slogan or an earworm of a jingle. Even when it had not aired for 16 years, the general American public remembered the Meow Mix jingle that cats recite to ask for the food by name. Some commercials, such as Alka-Seltzer's "That's a spicy meatball" have staying power, even though many people assume the commercial is for Italian food, not an antacid.
Commercials permeate pop culture so much that we often find ourselves quoting them. While you may not specifically ask for "milk's favorite cookie" or the cereal that's "magically delicious," you instantly know that those slogans belong to Oreos and Lucky Charms, and you may ask for them by the slogan as a joke.
Now, it's time for the test. Did you watch a lot of TV growing up? Do you still watch a lot? Are there times you find yourself looking up old commercials on YouTube? Then this quiz is for you. Test your knowledge of famous ad campaigns!