The Most 80s Ad


A 1985 ad for General Electric rightly identified by We Are The Mutants as having the most amount of 80s any ad from the 80s could possibly have. Imagine the film Krull starring Jon Bon Jovi in suede lace-up boots. You’re not even close. To wit:

Only in a decade as contradictory as the 1980s would one of America’s most respectable and historic companies spend nearly a million dollars on a commercial depicting new wave “adventurers” in a post-apocalyptic “third millennium” wasteland as part of a last ditch campaign to save its fatally outmatched consumer electronics line. The company was General Electric, and the commercial was aimed squarely, even obnoxiously, at the nascent MTV generation.


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One thought on “The Most 80s Ad

  1. .meh

    Nothing to add to the 80s-ness here but it reminded me of another old GE add for the first night time American football game.
    Featuring a young(er), mustachioed George Hook for a split second at 31 seconds.
    Also, I think, the priest who acted like a monkey in Father Ted makes a split second appearance.

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