#FlashbackFriday – Duracell Commercial

It’s Friday, the last day of July, and well, it’s Friday.  That’s important enough.

So how about a little flashback to ease you into the end of the work week?

In the mid-1980s Duracell had this cute trend of making advertisements featuring “toys” as the central figure of their campaign to prove they are the longer-lasting battery.  I can recall ads involving a vampire that operates on Duracell:

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Somebody buy him for me, he’s so cute!

And of course, I remember the Putterman family in the1990s that operated on Duracell:

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But how could I forget it when the image burned into my subconscious memory is Grandma and her dancing? 

Today’s Flashback Friday goes back to 1986 and to this cute commercial:

We’ve got two racers:

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Just Plain Hip versus Hip to Be Square.

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They both operate on Duracell Coppertop batteries, but one of them has a little secret…

One has a battery from two years ago, before Duracell made advances to their batteries to help them last longer.

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Eat my dust, Not Competition.

Who will win?

Just watch the commercial and find out!

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So they want you to think!

So, moral of the article: Duracell lasts longer.

Oh, and don’t underestimate the power of Grandma Putterman’s Duracell batteries.

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She’s an animal.

Happy Friday! 🙂

Do you like Flashbacks everyday?  Be sure to visit my other nostalgic home on the internet, The Retroist.  Tell ’em Allison sent ya!


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