Where Did All the Serial Commercials Go?
June 13, 2021

Also: where are the serial cereal commercials?

NOTE: Despite the serial/cereal reference, this article is not sponsored by Magic Spoon. Missed Opportunity, I guess.

In the 80s-90s, there was a love story told between two neighbors. While their romance was slow-burning, they hooked the world with a compelling story full of twists and cliffhangers. Millions followed the attractive, well-to-do couple through their highs and lows. Due to the nature of how their story was told, viewers were constantly left thirsty for more.

I am, of course, talking about the couple from the Gold Blend / Tasters Choice commercial.

"It's OK, I have instant-coffee-breath, too."

Serialized commercials aren't new, but they are rare. Certainly there are a number of them that have been lost to history. There are others, however, that have worked their way into the hearts and minds of society. The cavemen from GEICO were at one point so popular that they got an ABC sitcom that aired for six episodes. That's four more than the Clerks Animated Series.

Also featuring Flo from the Progressive Commercials. Serious.

The whole point of this article, however, is to attract more people to the most epic of serial commercials. One that follows three people making their way through modern-day Japan. It's a twelve-part series that covers the most important choice that has to be made in their lives ... involving gummy candy.

I present to you: The Epic of Long Long Man.

You're welcome.


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