Monday, March 1, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: I'm the sole survivor!

Long before "Survivor" the TV show co-opted that "I'm the sole survivor!" phrase, it was used in this commercial for a marble-dropping game that I totally forgot about until now.

Who else remembers "Stay Alive"? There were levers on each side, and you moved them and marbles dropped, and you wanted to be the last person with a marble left on the board.

The commercial was memorable not just for the "sole survivor" phrase but because they were playing it on the beach. Who brought their board games to the beach? I would think the sand would make all the levers stick, or you'd surely lose your marbles.

Rob says he thinks the "sole survivor" kid was a classmate of his!


briank said...

"Your turn, move a lever" is a catchphrase in our household.

Deanna said...

My lord, I loved that game!

Mike said...

I didn't remember the name at first, but the video cleared it up. I remember that kid at the end. He seems so sad for being the winner of the game. It's like he didn't realize he's not really all alone. :)

Anonymous said...

When I read the headline, I immediately remembered a version of the commercial with Vincent Price saying, "I'd invite you to play, but there's no one left, I'm the sole survivor!" in his inimitable creepy style. That really happened right?

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper said...

Yes, it did! Here is that ad: