Jingle Jangle


Posting and communications will be sporadic today, since we (that would be Greg, me, two dogs and a very annoyed cat) are going to be nomads for most of the afternoon as we wait for Nippertown Central to be fumigated for a startlingly large infestation of carpenter ants.

Because I have been singing this jingle to myself all weekend and feel an overwhelming need to share, I present to you the Catseye Pest Control song:

Catchy little number, eh? Definitely earworm material, and the only way to get rid of an earworm is to replace it with something else. So here ya go – my favorite commercial jingle (seriously, it’s a pop masterpiece):

Daisy Daisy sour cream
fresh and tasty naturally
a dip for your and a dollop for me
Daisy just goes with family
so do a dollop, do do a dollop of Daisy…
things taste better with a dollop of Daisy
so do a dollop, do do a dollop of Daisy…

Okay, perhaps I have a higher tolerance for silly pop songs than most but Greg and I have joked for years about the band we’re going to start that will only perform covers of commercial jingles for local businesses. Some of our favorites are:

Waterslide World (I really like the way you….what? I can never make out that last word.)

Window World (sounds like Pat Benatar passionately claiming “Simply the best for less..”)

Aird Dorrance (earnestly proclaiming “when it’s worth doing right”)

What’s your favorite local commercial jingle?

  1. LiLi says

    Everytime I hear that Daisy jingle, I start singing:

    Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do
    I’m half crazy all for the love of you
    It won’t be a stylish marriage
    I can’t afford a carriage
    But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
    Of a bicycle built for two

    For commercials that got stuck in my head, it’s Band-Aid, Oscar Mayer, and the Gaslight Village jingles.

  2. Sara says

    Lisa, I remember the melody to the Gaslight Village song, but not the words. Do you remember them?


  3. AndyG says

    “Gaslight Village, yesterdays fun today
    Bo-dee-yo-dope, Bo-dee-yo-dope, yo-yo”
    Looking forward to CRUMBS Nite Out this week…

  4. LiLi says


    AndyG is right to begin with but the end was

    vo-vo-de-o, vo-vo-de-o-doh

    or something close to that.

    It reminds me of it everytime the Stompers do “Washington at Valley Forge”

  5. LiLi says

    I can’t believe I forgot about the jingle rolling around in my head lately:

    I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid
    From bikes to trains to video games
    It’s the biggest toy store there is
    Gee wiz! I wanna be a Toys R Us kid!

    It seems like I’m missing something though…

  6. Sara says

    Lisa and AndyG,

    This is like tag but with earworms.
    “Millions of branches to serve you, at the one and only Bob’s Trees”

  7. LiLi says

    Hi Sara,

    Just thought I’d update the Toys R Us jingle. Tim found this on the web:

    “Toys ‘R Us Jingle”
    I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys’ R Us kid
    There’s a million toys at Toys ‘R Us that I can play with!
    From bikes, to trains, to video games,
    It’s the biggest toy store there is! Gee whiz!
    I don’t want to grow, cuz baby if I did,
    I wouldn’t be a Toys ‘R Us kid!

    I had most of it anyway. 🙂

    I think the site he found it at was: http://www.tvacres.com/giraffes.htm

    RE: Bob’s Trees – that’s a good one!

  8. Sara says

    Here’s a link to youtube if you want to hear the Toys R Us jingle:
    Ack! What have I started??

  9. LiLi says

    Another earworm although not local, is the old Coke commerical

    I’d like to teach the world to sing
    in perfect harmony
    I’d like to buy the world a Coke
    and keep it company…

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