Incredibly groovy TV commercial for "Good Strong Coffee" (1968)

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/08/incredibly-groovy-tv-commercia.html

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Groovy and trippy.
And this video is obviously making the rounds this morning as I heard the riffs and narration coming from the Mrs’s computer an hour earier.

Also in before @Papasan
I’m drinking coffee right now!

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Yeah, it’s really a pro-drug PSA encouraging the use of any stimulant.

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Two things:

  1. nice to see at least one POC in this '68 whatever-it-is (00:43).
  2. anyone have a clue what make/model is that funky sports car at 01:23? The roof cut-outs for the door are very distinctive and I’m trying to decide if it’s a one-off build or an actual production line vehicle of the era. Maybe a Mk1 GT40 with split inverse scoop instead of a single (https://www.carthrottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ford-gt-door-open.jpg)…or since it’s British, maybe a Lola Mk6 variant?
    Thanks!

ETA: Too Much Coffee Man! http://www.angelfire.com/moon/letmefly/TMCM/179_crap.gif

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This is wonderfully like a parody of a '60s commercial.

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Perhaps from the same people who ordered the “coffee achiever” ads in the 80s? They too were just for “coffee,” and no particular brand.

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Say, Gramps, isn’t it time to get a new dictionary?

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All the ascots. All of them.

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Me too! Me too!

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this looks like it was filmed during one of the Velvet Underground’s shows. same light effects, same general scene. i’m digging the couple dressed all in white. i think they look stylish.

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The man in the red scarf + hat reminds me of Robert Maplethorpe about that time.

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This seems like a deceptive ploy from the conservative coffee & cigarettes faction.

I have always disliked both. You’ll never get me to switch. You hear me? NEVER!

That said, where did I put my Irish Breakfast tea?

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hold on tight.
to your dreams.

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Yeah, this one gets it!

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