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The EMD Guide To The 1960s: Commercials

The 1960s were a time of huge cultural upheaval in America. From the Civil Rights movement to the counterculture of the late 60s and the Summer of Love, the times, they were a-changin'. Unfortunately, this wasn't reflected heavily in the commercials of the time. Advertising tropes from the 50s were still reflected in the [...]

'Eating Muppets' from The State [video]

Here's the classic sketch "Eating Muppets" from MTV's The State: a dinner party that features the tasty neon blue meat: Muppet. With handy advice about the delicate art of Muppet hunting: “I sure could use some help counting to four…”
From the birth of the Muppet in Jim Henson's Wikins Coffee commercials in 1957 to the [...]

Violent Commercials for Wilkins Coffee by Jim Henson [video]

Here's a whole series of dark and funny commercials for Wilkins Coffee made by Jim Henson during the late 1950s and early 1960s featuring the proto-Muppets Wilkins, who liked the coffee, and Wontkins, who didn't care for it. In each of the ten-second commercials, Wilkins does some serious harm to Wontkins, electrocuting him, hitting him [...]

Muppets / Reservoir Dogs Mashup [video]

Here's a video that synchronizes the audio from the scene in Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) rants about tipping with video from The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Steve Buscemi makes a surprisingly good Kermit: "I don't tip because society says I have to. Alright I mean, I'll tip if someone really deserves it, if they [...]

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