Because it’s Friday, after all!
So has his ever happened to you? You have to eat and run, but you’d rather take it slow. But that’s just not possible, you gotta get your food and go. And then, before you know it, these actions catch up with you?
Has that ever happened? Has a commercial jingle described your life?
Today’s commercial from 1992 may just be a little too relatable.
People need to eat, and sometimes, they need to do it quickly. And when you combine the stressors of life (sometimes the very stressors that caused one to eat and run), it can catch up to you. So if you’re dealing with an upset stomach, or heartburn and headache, there is one over-the-counter medication guaranteed to get you feeling better quickly.
Because the jingle alone won’t help. But it tries!
So click play, and you’ll feel the relief!
And now this will be stuck in your head the rest of the weekend.
Alka-Seltzer, previously a product of Miles Laboratories, and Bayer since 1976, was introduced in 1931. It is marketed as relief for aches, pains, headaches, fever, stomachaches, indigestion, acid reflux, and hangovers, while neutralizing stomach acid. A sister product, Alka-Seltzer Plus, tackles cold and flu symptoms, and contains acetaminophen in some of its varieties, rather than aspirin. At one time, Alka-Seltzer was marketed to cure “the blahs,” but was changed based on not every individual can tolerate aspirin.
Alka-Seltzer has always had catchy jingles that rank up there with the best – “plop plop, fizz fizz. Oh what a relief it is!” and the “Spicy Meatball” commercial are among their classic advertising. Mascot “Speedy” was introduced in 1951, and is considered an advertising icon. And while I’ve seen these commercials, this is the one from my childhood that stands out. I can never unhear this jingle and unsee the disgruntled faces of stress and agita!
But with the two fizzy tablets, they’re right as rain and ready to conquer the world…or the rest of the day.
May you have the ability to conquer the rest of your day, whether you need Alka-Seltzer or not.
Hopefully, you don’t need it!
Have a fantastic Flashback Friday, and a great weekend!
This commercial is a fantastic one … and so is the jingle.
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