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Forgotten Commercials: Lost In Time, Found Online

We rarely appreciate modern-day commercials when we see them on TV; a commercial's true cultural impact can only be measured when we rediscover it years later. The Internet is a time machine, and these dated treasures have the power to transport us to our younger days when TV was all we had.

1989 - Centel - First Cell Phone Ad! view now
Drew Blatman

Core eGuider: Drew Blatman
Filmmaker, Sunset Television

1989 - Centel - First Cell Phone Ad!

Other Gems (Advertisements), Viral (Time Capsule)
[0:43, from YouTube]

This free wheelin' father has gotta make it home to the family, but oh no, he's late! What's he going to do? He will alert them with his cellular car phone. Thank god this guy was one of the first to get a cell phone because with his sense of direction I'm surprised he's ever arrived anywhere.