Awesome Vintage Legal Ad – “Mr. Mom”

Six years after the release of the motion picture “Mr. Mom” this gem hit airwaves across the country. Bob’s wife was injured in an accident, forcing him to tend to his two Ginger children and try to tame what appears to be a rocket-propelled toaster oven. Things are so tough for the John Edwards look-a-like, that he needs to wear an apron to keep the mess that is his life, from staining his now wrinkled dockers. To top it off, he is ridiculed relentlessly by elementary schoolers. It’s tough to be Bob. Pause at 17 seconds and peep the sick vintage 1987 AFC champion Broncos t-shirt the kid on the far left is wearing.

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad of the Week – “Your Corner”

This week’s gem comes from 1988, three years after A-Ha’s “Take on Me” music video, mind you. We see an effect that can now be re-created with an app on any phone, but at the time, probably took all off 1988 to render. It hurts my brain to think of a time when rendering wasn’t made bearable by Angry Birds or the internet. Seriously, what did they do back then? Converse with their clients?! Ah, who am I kidding. It was the 80’s, they were probably playing pong or doing blow…. Probably blow. How should I know, I was 4. Anyone else think of GOB Bluth when watching this?

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad of the Week – Jedi

This week’s Awesome Vintage Legal Ad comes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. A young padawan, getting her bachelor’s in Mind Trickery (from Metro State, no less), is worried about her now-unemployed Jedi father after a nasty speeder accident. With no income, debt out the wookie, and the likelihood of becoming Jabba’s sex slave; the cost of a lawyer is obviously a concern to her. I would also be concerned at the law book this lawyer is referencing. Vol. XXX? Can’t be a good sign.

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Awesome Vintage Legal ad of the Week 3

Originally when I started this series, I did preface that content updates were subject to my availability. Alas, I have found some time to continue with the third installment of the “Awesome Vintage Legal ad of the Week” series. This week (month…Year…) we touch on the darker side of legal advertising. The scene starts and ends on the protagonist in a dark room, peering out the blinds, reciting scathing lines of anguish and revenge. His face, half in darkness and half in fragmented light, symbolizes the duality and fragmentation of his fragile state. The blocking portrays a character longing for a normal life, but is tormented by anger and imprisoned by darkness and fear. The actor obviously referenced his high school performance of “Hamlet” in preparation for this role. LB

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad of the Week “A Bike”

(…may or may not be updated weekly) This week’s selection takes us back to the far off time of 1986. A time when it was appropriate for spokespeople to dress like MJ’s “Thriller.”… Only minus the Tiger cub. This bad to the bone spokesman discusses the dangers of riding a rad bike and the potential results that might occur when encountering a 1981 Honda Accord. On the bright side, with a jheri curl like that, there is no need to wear a helmet. I am worried, however, as to how his hair looks when he removes that bomb helmet. Awesome Vintage Legal Ad of the Week “A Bike” from Crosspoint on Vimeo.

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad of the Week “Mailbox”

(…may or may not be updated weekly) In the 1980s, Crosspoint was founded by legendary Denver attorney, Norton Frickey. He pioneered legal and medical broadcast advertising, building a successful agency and post-production facility along the way. Over the years, we’ve produced thousands of spots for lawyers and doctors. Some of it good, some of it bad. A few SO bad, they’re awesome. We uncovered this gem while digging through the archives. Brought to you by Lopez, Gomez Y Associates

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