From Jim Carrey movies to Tamagotchi, the 1990s brought many interesting trends, but the kids’ commercials are especially memorable. Bright colors, catchy jingles and interesting themes make these kids’ commercials the best of the ’90s.
Blow Pops from Charms
This commercial features kids making their own Blow Pops commercial and best captures the fashion of the ’90s. One little boy wears glasses almost as big as his face. The little girls have poofy hair and there is plenty of neon clothing. It is a cute commercial because the kids seem as though they are having fun.
Check Yourself: The Video Game
Possibly the most realistic, helpful PSA ever made for kids during, these commercials show kids experiencing common problems. This particular commercial shows two boys playing video games. One boy stands up while playing and steps on his friend’s pizza. (For some reason, the same boy played the bratty kid in three of these commercials.) Instead of apologizing or helping clean the mess, he obnoxiously says, “But I’m winning!” and continues playing.
In response, the friend gets ready to punch the boy. A rap song plays and reminds the boy he does not have to use his fist to make his case. Instead, he should stop, breathe and count to three.
Someone needs to bring these commercials back. The catchy jingles are hard to forget and the messages are still relevant to today’s kids.
Stretch Armstrong is a muscular doll that wore a black tank top and shorts. Strangely, the Stretch Armstrong commercial portrays the character as real person using his stretching abilities to grab a burglar. Then it cuts to kids playing with the toy version and stretching his arms and legs. It is very weird and typical of the ’90s.
“There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s.”
In these commercials, different types of people show their unique methods of eating Reese’s candy. For example, a little boy arranges his candy like falling dominos. A math-lover cuts his candy into four precise pieces to multiply his Reese’s experience. Of course, the best way to eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is to punch out the center.
Six feet of bubblegum? Apparently, it was a good idea because this product is still popular today. This animated commercial shows a lunch lady and gym teacher telling kids to avoid Bubbletape. The in-your-face style is very ’90s and the commercial raises some interesting points. Why does the lunch lady cover everything with gravy and use an ice cream scoop to serve mashed potatoes?