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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ou Sont les Breeze Commercials d'Antan?


"For some of us, the most memorable TV commercial of the 1960s and ‘70s featured the line, “But folks, you can’t baahh them!,” sternly intoned by Porter Wagoner as he and Dolly Parton walked through a garden of “flower towels” available only in specially-marked boxes of Breeze laundry detergent.

Breeze, of course, sponsored The Porter Wagoner Show, which was syndicated from 1960 to 1979."

True enough, Mr. Musicrow columnist! I can truly understand the lure of buying a giant box of laundry detergent stuffed 3/4 full with a festive floral bath towel. Which, due to its soap-infused state, would need to be laundered before use....sending you back to the Piggly Wiggly in a day or two, to start the cycle all over again.
There are plenty of Porter and Dolly musical numbers to be found, including some "ain't live TV like that", seat of the pants, blooper-licious numbers like the one below.....

....but where are the videos of the comically anarchistic Breeze commercials? I want to experience them all over again, as if for the first time.

Mr. Jyn, will you accept the challenge??? Find me some Breeze detergent commercials!!