Classic Levi’s TV Ads Collection. 1985-1997

December 29, 2008

Remember these classic Levi’s Ads? Oh yes, you will! This is the collection of the most memorable ones, many of which are imprinted on the brains of a generation, running between the mid 80’s to late 90’s. Brilliant choice of music that inspired countless imitations over the years. Here they are… the originals 🙂

Note: Clip ‘Prison’ has a very famous main character…

Above: The Launderette (Nick Kaman) 1985
Music – Heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Above: The Bathtub. 1986
Music : Wonderful World – Sam Cooke

Above: The Refrigerator 1988
Music: Mannish Boy – Waters, Muddy

The Pickup. 1989
Music : Be My Baby-The Ronettes

The Bike (1990) –
Music – The Joker/Steve Miller Band

Pool (1991)
Music The Clash – Should I stay or should I go.

Prison (feat a very famous movies star) 1991
Music: Twentieth Century Boy – T-Rex

The Swimmer (1992)
Music: Mad About The Boy – Washington, Dinah

The Fall / Oilrig (1994)
Music: Music by Peter Lawler – Fictional Self


The Procession (1993)
Music: Scream Jay Hawkins – Heart Attack and Vine

The Creek 1994
Music: Peter Lawler | Stiltskin – Inside

Spaceman 1995
Music: Babylon Zoo

The Mermaids (1997)
Music: Smoke City- Underwater Love

Is it just me or was Mermaids the last of the great Levi’s ads???

Note/Help!:
There are several notable missing ads from this collection/era which can be identified by the soundtracks:
Erma Franklin – Piece of my heart
Ben E King – Stand by Me

(If you find the above please post in comments thx!)

Edit: Thanks to @oonai5000 for posting some of these Levis commercials.


The top 50 movie one liners…

May 11, 2007

According to Channel Nine here they are:
http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=265935

EDIT 27/8/08: This list also appears to have been recycled by Bert Newton on the TV show 50 to 1 on Channel Nine Australia (26/8).

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But I have a gripe… where was “Yippie Kayay MotherF*@#er” – surely that Bruce Willis line beats many of these? Oh well maybe not PG enough for Ch9. Any other missing ones post them below. We’ll make a new list and send them to Bert;)

  • 50. APOLLO 13
    “Houston, we have a problem.”
  • 49. WALL STREET
    “Greed, for want of another word, is good.”
  • 48. COOL HAND LUKE
    “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
  • 47. AUSTIN POWERS
    “Yeah baby!”
  • 46. SCARFACE
    “Say hello to my little friend.”
  • 45. BLUES BROTHERS
    “We’re on a mission from God.”
  • 44. JAWS
    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
  • 43. GHOSTBUSTERS
    “Who you gonna call?”
  • 42. TRUMAN SHOW
    “Good morning, and in case I dont see ya, Good afternoon, good evening and good night.”
  • 41. DIRTY DANCING
    “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”
  • 40. BATMAN
    “Have you ever danced with devil in the pale moonlight?”
  • 39. GLADIATOR
    “At my signal, unleash hell.”
  • 38. ON THE WATERFRONT
    “You don’t understand, I could’ve been somebody, I could have been a contender.”
  • 37. TITANIC
    “I’m the king of the world.”
  • 36. DEAD POETS SOCIETY
    “Carpe Diem, seize the day, boys.”
  • 35. THE MASK
    “Smokin’!”
  • 34. PULP FICTION
    “Bring out the gimp.”
  • 33. OLIVER
    “Please sir, I want some more…”
  • 32. ROCKY
    “Yo Adrian.”
  • 31. PSYCHO
    Stabbing scene
  • 30. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
    “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
  • 29. GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
    “Good morning Vietnam!”
  • 28. MAE WEST
    “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?”
  • 27. POLTERGIEST
    “They’re here.”
  • 26. TOP GUN
    “I feel the need… the need for speed.”
  • 25. MURIELS WEDDING
    “You’re terrible Muriel.”
  • 24. THE ELEPHANT MAN
    “I am not an animal. I am a human being.”
  • 23. FIGHT CLUB
    “First rule of fight club is – never talk about fight club.”
  • 22. TERMINATOR
    “I’ll be back.”
  • 21. KARATE KID
    “Wax on, Wax off.”
  • 20. THE CASTLE
    “Tell him he’s dreaming.”
  • 19. ET
    “ET phone home.”
  • 18. CROCODILE DUNDEE
    “That’s not a knife, that’s a knife.”
  • 17. WIZARD OF OZ
    “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
  • 16. SIXTH SENSE
    “I see dead people.”
  • 15. FORREST GUMP
    “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never what you’re gonna get.”
  • 14. TAXI DRIVER
    “You talkin to me?”
  • 13. STAR WARS
    “May the force be with you.”
  • 12. BRAVEHEART
    “They can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom.”
  • 11. THE SHINING
    “Here’s Johnny.”
  • 10. DR NO
    “Bond. James Bond.”
  • 9. DIRTY HARRY
    “Do you feel lucky punk? Well, do you?”
  • 8. SUDDEN IMPACT
    “Go ahead, make my day.”
  • 7. JERRY MAGUIRE
    “Show me the money!”
  • 6. CASABLANCA
    “Play it again Sam.”
  • 5. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
    “I’ll have what she’s having.”
  • 4. A FEW GOOD MEN
    “You can’t handle the truth.”
  • 3. THE GODFATHER
    “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
  • 2. LT.APOCALYPSE NOW
    “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
  • 1. GONE WITH THE WIND
    “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”