In conjunction with the 1999 marketing slogan “Make 7 Up Yours”, 7 Up distributed shirts that said “Make Seven” on the front and “Up Yours” on the back. Television and radio advertisements featured Orlando Jones walking down a street talking about 7 Up with people seemingly angry or shocked by the risqué phrase “up yours”. The ads and slogan quickly became popular, and the campaign lasted until 2005. Click here to watch the commercial »
Game & Watch is a line of handheld electronic games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991. Created by game designer Gunpei Yokoi, each Game & Watch features a single game to be played on an LCD screen in addition to a clock and an alarm (thus, “Game & Watch”). 43.4 million of those 59 games were sold worldwide. It was the earliest Nintendo product to garner major success. Click here to watch a video about Game & Watch »
The Cheddar Melt was a quarter pound beef patty covered with cheddar cheese sauce and grilled onions on a light rye bun. It was offered in 1988 and the 1990s. Click here to watch a commercial for it »
The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially called the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held in Los Angeles County, California Superior Court from January 29 to October 3, 1995. Former American football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder following the June 1994 deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The case has been described as the most publicized criminal trial in American history. Ultimately, Simpson was acquitted after a lengthy trial that lasted over nine months which was presided over by Judge Lance Ito. The trial was covered in 2,237 news segments from 1994 through 1997.
Gullah Gullah Island is an American children’s television series starring Ron Daise and his wife Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a Gullah family.
The show stars Ron Daise and Natalie Daise as “Ron” and “Natalie,” along with their fictional children Shaina and James, niece (Vanessa), non-fictional child Simeon and fictional tadpole, Binyah Binyah Polliwog. The family lived on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The Downtown area was featured in one episode when the family took a trip to Charleston.
The show was taped and recorded at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando at Universal Studios Florida, with the show Clarissa Explains It All shot on the same set (interior and exterior). Modifications were made, like adding various shades of red to the home as shown on Gullah Gullah. The backyard was used on earlier episodes of All That as well.
Episodes featured singing, dancing, learning and encouraging children in the audience to think about things like healthy eating, telling the truth and problem solving. The show ran for 3 seasons from 1994-1998, with a total of 78 episodes. Click here to watch the intro »