Tuesday, July 12, 2011

'Adventure is on the horizon!'

You've just got to love this "classic" Game & Watch commercial.

I mean, it features the Mary-oh brothers (I've always gotten a kick out of that pronunciation), twins dressed in matching outfits and a reminder that the multi- and wide-screened systems can be used to tell time. (I guess that's where the "watch" part of Game & Watch comes into play, huh?)



See also: 'The Great Gaymathon Review #31: Game & Watch Collection (DS)'

9 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Ugh...Mary-o. That makes my skin crawl. What a campy commercial!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one :) I was expecting someone to come in here and say, "but that's how you say Mario!"

Anyway, yes, very campy, this commercial. And, oh, so 80s. Or are those the same thing? :)

Sean said...

That commercial is awesome. I have a fascination with kids rooms that appeared in 80s toy commercials, like the one in this one. As a kid they always represented the ideal to which I aspired for my own bedroom. Cool toys scattered about in the background, a dartboard on the wall, much more room and sunlight than any of my rooms ever had. They had it all.

Bryan Ochalla said...

What a wonderful observation, Sean! I was the same way as a kid, BTW. I wanted the bedrooms that were in commercials or catalogs :)

Mark Ayala said...

I also like how Bob Denver from Gillian's Island is Stanley the Bugman.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're right, Mark! How timely is that (in a somewhat sad sorta way)?

Drew Mackie said...

And let's not forget the grinning newslady at the end.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Yeah...the news lady was WAY awkward.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha! I forgot about the newslady at the end. How random is that??