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Post# 153991   10/2/2011 at 15:23 (4,534 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I thought that these would be fun to share. These are probobaly my favorite eureka commercials ever.

Fast forward to about 6:45 and there are two back to back



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This post was last edited 10/02/2011 at 20:36
Post# 153996 , Reply# 1   10/2/2011 at 17:46 (4,534 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        

Loved em! Lol

Post# 154000 , Reply# 2   10/2/2011 at 21:24 (4,534 days old) by luxg ()        

Those were great Scott, thanks for sharing them.   



Post# 154001 , Reply# 3   10/2/2011 at 21:32 (4,534 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

were the days my friends. There was a factory 40mi. from me in Bloomington Illinois pumping Eurekas out as fast as they could, same as they were doing in N. Canton Ohio at Hoover. You never really see any decent vacuum commercials any more. Once in a while I see one for Hoover, but think it's pretty lame.

Post# 154012 , Reply# 4   10/2/2011 at 22:39 (4,534 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much for this link, Scott!!!!! I am using RealPlayer at this very moment to download this YouTube clip so that I can watch the Eureka commercials as many times as I want!!!!

I actually remember seeing these commercials on TV in Montreal when I was 11 or 12 years old! Montrealers got all the American networks back then through cable TV. Most of the American networks seen by Montrealers had affiliates in Vermont and upstate New York (WCAX, WPTZ, etc.)

If I was home sick from school,I would wait endless hours watching daytime TV waiting for vacuum commercials! They would often be on shows like "The Newlywed Game" or "The Dating Game" or "Match Game" or "The Price is Right". I got so hooked on Eureka at the time that I would secretly hook up a tape recorder and a timer to record any of the game shows on which I knew Eureka had bought advertising time. (I explained to my mom that I just wanted to tape the game shows!) My dad's subscription to Home Furnishings Daily would often have articles indicating what TV shows were to show certain commercials from certain vac makers! I actually remember having a cassette tape of that very same Eureka upright commercial! Now I know that the later Vanguards with the Rugulators did indeed feature the first Vibra Groomer brush rolls!!!! (even though the hood never advertised the new brush roll...) The model shown is probably 2070 or 2071....

I am still mystified by two lines in that animated commercial for the Eureka upright: I knew the whole dialogue off by heart, except I could never get 2 of the lines the "Sargeant" says. The first garbled line is when he tries to pacify his little soldier: The little guy says "It's scary!!!!..." and then the boss says something like...."ah...don't worry kid....something, something, something, Eureka is operatin' on thus carpet!" (Can someone see if they can figure out what he says?) The next garbled line is at the very end of the dialogue: The boss says "Hey gimme that picture, kid!!! Oh, oh....Something,something, something....about that EUREKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" Can't figure out what he says....any help would solve a 40-year old mystery!

That wonderful commercial for the Sweet Sixteen line of canister vacs really brings back memories. I actually remember thinking "Gee....that's not very safe to vacuum up ashes from that ashtray!!!!" Now all vacuum instruction manuals warn you against sucking up ashes! It's really a great commercial though.....showing how easy it is to use and store. Just a beautiful machine. And there is the proof that Eureka marketed the line as the "Sweet Sixteen" series of vacs because those were the first 2 digits in the model series: 1680 had the full control panel with suction control and audio bag check, while the 1660, 1640 and 1620 were more basic versions. The commercial shows the basic model 1620 with no control panel and no Cordaway. The Sweet Sixteens came after the 1800 series FastVac Empress II's. (If anyone can find the FastVac commercials from 1968 or 1969, I would be ever so grateful!)

I seem to remember that Eureka Williams had hired one of the best advertising agencies in the USA at the time - Young and Rubicom. Y&R probably were responsible for these commercials.

The best part of these Eureka commercials was that powerful, authoritative ending: "Eureka. The very best in vacuum cleaners. And more kinds of vacuum cleaners than anyone else in the world. That's Eureka." You can see all the profiles of all the Eureka models made in the last 10 years in that parade of images - the stick vac, the Empress,the Princess, even a floor polisher!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this trip back in time! :-)

Post# 154035 , Reply# 5   10/3/2011 at 07:40 (4,534 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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"ah...don't worry kid...G-2 reports there's no Eurekas operatin' on this carpet!"

Well, the bugs are playing soldiers in the carpet jungle so I suppose G-2 are the advance lookouts?

Post# 154040 , Reply# 6   10/3/2011 at 10:21 (4,534 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks Dave.....(Who the hell is G-2?) Such a creative well done....ahhh...those were the days: 60 second commercials that gave the producers the chance to tell a little story....

Eurekaprince is sooo happy about for the next convention, I want Stratford Dave and Sarnia Pete to dress up like these two guys!!!! :-)

Post# 154052 , Reply# 7   10/3/2011 at 13:22 (4,533 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Enjoyed the commericals

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I really liked the commercials Scott.   It is interesting how she sucked up cigarettes into the vacuum.  When I clean for my grandmother (who is a smoker) I'm always a little worried about sucking ashes into my Electrolux tank or Hoover,  because I don't want my vacuum to stink.  I've had to do so, in the past because she has knocked over her ash tray. It doesn't seem to stink if I change the bag after wards.

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