The Growing Up Everett Media Page 2

Make no mistake about it. Television plays an influential role in shaping the mores and attitudes of every generation. It dictates our fashions, our music, our politics, and even gets us all worked up over something so simple as a piece of candy. Because let's face it -- there's nothing quite like a kid eating a Hershey bar - right?

Relive some classic television moments from our childhood growing up in Everett.

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Political campaign TV ads have sure changed since 1952. And even in this simple cartoon ad they honed in on a golden opportunity to make the democratic donkey look dumb. Ya gotta love this ad.



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"Brylcreem - a little dab'll do ya." I was just a little kid when this one came out. The 3D claymation characters blew me away. By the 1960's only a real square would comb his hair with this axle grease, even if the claymation characters were awesome.


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My big sister got a Chatty Cathy for Christmas. They were all the rage. She said up to a dozen different things when you pulled that string at the back of her neck. And you could buy an entire wardrobe of clothes for her, too.


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"Here comes Suzie Snowflake dressed in her snow white gown." I don't actually have to introduce this clip do I? If you've never seen the world renowned "Suzie Snowflake," you haven't lived... until now!



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Okay, raise your hand if you've never eaten a box of Cracker Jacks. With each passing decade those cool little toys inside became ever so disappointing. I'll bet ya ten to one you'll remember this song.



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This is "unquestionably" my all-time favorite Kellog's Corn Flakes commercial. They never again achieved such perfection as they did in this one. This is the one that sticks out in everyone's mind. Ya gotta love it. Try not to tap your feet to the rhythm.


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Being a cartoonist at heart, stop-motion claymation figures always fascinated me. Speedy was amongst my favorites. And I still walk around the house singing "plop plop fizz fizz - oh what a relief it is" even to this day. Check this one out from the early 1960's.


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I never was much of a TV freak, even as a little kid. But I wouldn't miss an episode of the Twilight Zone for the world. Many episodes were written by Ray Bradbury. And Rod Serling's mysterious voice added a sense of surrealism to the opening introduction.


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And what little boy doesn't remember this classic "Rock em Sock em Robots" commercial? I got one of these for Christmas. It was a real blast and half for the first ten minutes. After that I started pulling the plastic men apart to see how they worked. I still love the commercial.


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Chew Chew Charley was an Engineer. Charley says, "I love my Good and Plenty." Charley says, "It really rings the bell." One of the most simple one-dimensional animations ever made, but man, did it ever get stuck in your head. You've gotta remember this one.


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Sunday, September 9, 1956 is a day that will live on in Rock N Roll history. That was the night when the "King" himself went live on national television to perform "Don't Be Cruel" on the Ed Sullivan Show. Witness the "birth" of Rock N Roll before your very eyes.


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And who could ever forget the excitement of the very first time the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan? Relive that moment back in 1964 when the one and only, "Beatles" took the world by storm. Who amongst you doesn't remember that day?


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Here it is 45 years later and the Rolling Stones are still going strong. Only weeks after the Beatle's debut, the British invasion kicked off into full swing when the Rolling Stones appeared live on the Ed Sullivan show to perform "Time is on My Side."


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"Davey & Goliath"

Davey & Goliath extolled the virtues of Godliness on Sunday morning. Their stop motion claymation was superior to all up until the invention of "Lightwave" when things like "Toy Story" and "Ants" came along.



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