From Jolly John to the Marden’s Lady: ‘What’s The Best Maine TV Commercial?’
This is a blast from the past. Watching these ads will bring back some memories.
In a post on Reddit, someone posed an excellent question, when asked what the best "Maine" commercial was.
Not only were there some spot-on answers, but it also gave me the idea to find all the iconic ads that were mentioned. These will give you all the old-school feels.
Big Al's on "rrrrOUte" 1, Wiscassett
According to Google he decided to close because the pandemic slowed his business and he wasn’t able to keep full staffing around. That was September 2021.
Big Al earned an exclusive, lifetime, hall-of-Maine-fame pass on mispronouncing it.
Remember Jolly John?
I'm not jolly unless you're happy!
I was Jolly John for Halloween.
One summer they handed out masks at his dealerships and I got my hands on one.
One of my best costumes evah……
Webb’s RV “they’ve got the sharpest pencil in town”
Hammond Lumbah—that commercial gets me EVERY DAMN TIME. I can’t have a ham and cheese sandwich without saying it.
Hammond Lumbah Comp'ny! I'll never forget that whistle.
Bangor Savings Bank Christmas kittens. Hands down.
Nostalgia right here! Meow!
Dysart's! Buttery flakey crust!
No line is safe to touch, evah.
don't you just, loveee a bargain
Shoulda bought it when I saw it!
The Marden's Lady kicking off every commercial by screaming "what are you still doing in there?!"
China Dine-uh: a stones throw away from 202!
Funtown, Splash Town USA!
Before that one it was Funtown Funtown FunTOWN! U. S. AAAaaaaa.
Bangor Car care. “Come join the party!”
OMG, great now that it's not continually irritating daily, lol
Halloween at Laverdier’s. It’s not just for kids anymore!
Came here for this. Laverdieres Halloween commercials were the best.
There are a bunch on youtube
I can't believe I forgot this one. A cousin and I still randomly start singing this to each other, lol. 990 2200!
Thanks, just sent this to my boyfriend. He sings this fairly often 😂
5 Local TV Commercials That Mainers Can Never Forget
Gallery Credit: Jeff Parsons