Just One Ad – 50 Watts Per Channel, Babycakes

Detroit had some of the best local ads ever produced and none were as quoted or still as beloved as those from now-defunct Highland Appliance. If you were a TV watcher of any age during the ’80’s in metro Detroit, this commercial is instantly recognizable and drips with nostalgia.

While researching this spot I found many folks calling this the best ad ever. I may not be able to agree with that sentiment, but the concept is fun and the commercial has impressive production quality not often seen in a local ad. It’s silly and goofy while never making light of the store or its products.

Speaking of the products, the size and price of the electronics in this ad seem absolutely bananas to we modern viewers. Makes one wonder what modern amenities will be unfathomable to folks 30 years hence, babycakes.


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