Xeni Jardin at 4:15 pm Mon, Jun 24, 2013
“Make up your own games.”
Seriously, how many games could you really make up in conjunction with these? I’m thinking maybe three:
“Look, I’ve Made a Large Footprint”
“Look, I’ve Made Another Large Footprint”
“Hit Your Brother in the Head With the Big Foot”
“Lolita’s Crush Fetish”.
Howard the Duck Cosplay?
If all the kids had them – a rousing game of duck, duck, grey duck.
Jay Leno or perhaps Bart Simpson mask.
Half-arsed Moose horns.
Pull them out the next time that that ol’ spankin’ machine is fired up.
Giant fake pubes – or – giant fig leaf.
Boards of Canada are doing commercials now?
KTEL was not WHAMMO!
They forgot one use… Plausible excuse for being in the woods.
K-tel toys are a gateway toy!
Weren’t these really marketed to parents as a way to get the children out of the house in bad weather?
As a Canadian citizen, I’m legally obligated by federal statute to say, “Pshaw, THAT isn’t bad weather.”
/No really, you can look it up.
That commercial was filmed in July.
I’m not sure that, as a kid, I even acknowledged the concept of “bad weather”.
The reason you really know this was a seventies TV commercial? Children playing outside.
In measurable amounts of snow.
Those were birch trees (as, a tree that likes to live north of the 45th parallel). I’d guess this commercial was filmed in November before the real snow came.
These are toys? I thought they were survival tools. You see, as a child of the eighties, I assumed those out-of-the-house children must be fighting for their lives. I’ll alert my cohort — perhaps these large feet will be awarded to us as a trophy for our mere participation in something.
Next up, Whammo’s “Crop Circles Hula Hoop.”
I thought it was the 4:3 aspect ratio.
K-tel made things besides records?
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