Friday, February 12, 2010

Funky Food Friday: Life Savers Commercials

As we approach Valentine's Day, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the smoochiest, sweetest commercials from days of yore. Life Savers, in particular, was on a, um, roll with its lovey-dovey '70s and '80s ad campaigns, including this one starring Audrey Landers, who went on to star in "Dallas."

But our favorite Life Savers commercial is the one where moppet Adam Wylie (from "Picket Fences" and "Gilmore Girls") asks his little friend Dorothy to marry him. She promptly asks, "Where's my ring?" The girl settles for a Life Saver, instead, and they decide to live with Adam's mother.

This one's tough to track down online -- if anybody knows where we can find it, we'd love to take another look. In the meantime, here's a photo of Wylie. Aaawwww...


Gael Fashingbauer Cooper said...

Ohhh, I totally forgot that jingle. "Liiiife Saverrrrrs...a part of livvvvving."

Also, I think that guy in the video clip looks kinda like a serial killer. I wouldn't let him kiss me, LifeSaver or no.

Remember how Wintergreen LS would spark in the dark? I always kinda liked Butter Rum, and it seemed so adult because they had RUM in the name!

Kim Kosmatka said...

Where's My Ring? That's the commercial that was on when my husband propsed. I saw it, turned to him and repeated, "Where's my ring?". You should have seen the look on his face. He left the room to get the ring, and brought it back to propose. (I think he was going to wait for dinner...but with that line, there was no turning back!)
I've tried to find the commercial online, but no luck.

Kimberly Gibson said...

Here it is! Enjoy: