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Kid of the 80s

Did you know that Jack Black’s first acting gig was a commercial for Activision’s Pitfall.

Just last night, I was lost in the jungle with Pitfall Harry, surrounded by giant scorpions and man-eating crocodiles!

Kid of the 80s

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Frito-Lay introduced us to Cool Ranch Doritos in 1986. Jay Leno appeared in a commercial for the tortilla chips before becoming host of The Tonight Show.

Kid of the 80s

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On May 3, 1986, Silver Dollar City Tennessee reopened as Dollywood after Dolly Parton became co-owner of the amusement park.

The amusement park is located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywood hosts over 3 million guests in a typical season, making it the biggest “ticketed” tourist attraction in Tennessee.

Parton said she became involved with the operation because, “I always thought that if I made it big or got successful at what I had started out to do, that I wanted to come back to my part of the country and do something great, something that would bring a lot of jobs into this area.”

Dollywood has 3,000 people on its payroll, making it the largest employer in that community.

Check out this 80′s commercial for Dollywood.

Kid of the 80s

In 1987, Pert Plus was introduced as the the first 2-in-1 (shampoo plus conditioner) on the market.

Kid of the 80s

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Did you know that the original “How Many Licks?” Tootsie Pop commercial was 60 seconds long and also included Mr. Cow and Mr. Fox?

The original, full-length commercial debuted in 1969 as follows:

Questioning Boy: Mr. Cow…

Mr. Cow: Yeeeeesss!!?

Questioning Boy: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?!

Mr. Cow: I don’t know, I always end up biting. Ask Mr. Fox, for he’s much cleverer than I.

Questioning Boy: Mr. Fox, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?!!

Mr. Fox: Why don’t you ask Mr. Turtle, for he’s been around a lot longer than I! Me, heheh, I bite!

Questioning Boy: Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?

Mr. Turtle: I’ve ain’t never even made it without biting. Ask Mr. Owl, for he is the wisest of us all.

Questioning Boy: Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop!?

Mr. Owl: A good question. Let’s find out. (He takes the Tootsie pop and starts licking) A One… A two-HOO… A tha-three.. (crunch sound effect)

Mr. Owl: A Three!

Questioning Boy: If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s a smart owl.

Narrator: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? (crunch sound effect)

Narrator: The world may never know.