Happy new year! Since most of my readers are female, I thought I'd take a look back at some crazy commercials from the decade of my birth. I'm not entirely sure if we've come a long way since then, given the recent commercial when a woman has to trick her idiotic boyfriend into marriage by proposing with Maple Leaf Bacon in the resealable packaging. I get the Side Show Bob shudders just thinking about it.
Anyway, let's go back in time.
Hey, that was 1981. Go back further!
Oh yeah. That's the ticket.
This is the strangest commercial, almost Twin Peaks-esque, before there was Twin Peaks. Creepy older woman with braided hair - check, Stepford wife - check, sexist husband - check, eerie lack of cheerful coffee background music - check.
If the evil Mrs. Olsen weren't enough, get a load of this commercial. Here, a woman seems to undergo some sort of spirit possession when her husband's disgustingly greasy shirt collar gets into her soul. The suitcase - which she is forced to pack on behalf of her incompetent and greasy husband - taunts her. Is she losing her mind or is the shirt really trying to tell her something? You be the judge.
Finally - an empowered woman in the seventies. Go girl! And don't take any #$%! off those car dealers!