I always remember the nineties with a sense of melancholy and youthful glee. The world truly was a different place back then. Wearing fluorescent clothing was considered cool. Biggie and Tupac were alive. Trump wasn’t president of the United States. Pokémon were relatively new. Dragonball Z wasn’t finished yet. I could go on.
But the most defining thing about those golden days was that commercials were awesome. I remember spending night after night watching boring shows with intricate plots and carefully thought out characters, only to woefully pray for the next commercial break so I could be properly informed about which product is best at what it does.
And just as memorable as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, young Leo DiCaprio and Keanu Reeves were the people that starred in those commercials. You know who I’m talking about. Let me take you on the sweetest of trips down memory lane and guide you through some commercial hotshots, then and now.
The Kinder Chocolate Guy
This guy – Günter Euringer – was the face for Kinder Chocolate for a whopping 32 years (1973 until 2005). As this goes in the rough world that is advertisement Hollywood, he was replaced by someone younger and prettier when he reached his ripe age. He was replaced by the next guy in this list.
The Kinder Chocolate Kid
Speaking of Dragonball Z, this dude’s hair makes me think he actually achieved the power level of the legendary Super Saiyan! But it was only supposed to be a myth! Someone warn Lord Freeza! Also, his eyes are freakishly blue now. Oh, his name is Josh Bateson.
The Old Spice Guy
Look at the picture of Isaiah Mustafa on the right. Now the left. Now back to the right. Now back to the left. This is the guy, the guy on the right could look like. But he doesn’t, because he’s a bunch of years older.