McDonalds SpongeBob Happy Set

SpongeBob SquarePants (often referred to simply as SpongeBob) is an American animated television series, created by animator Stephen Hillenburg. SpongeBob has gained popularity in Japan, specifically with Japanese women. Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom purposefully targeted marketing at women in the country as a method of the SpongeBob SquarePants brand. Skeptics initially doubted that SpongeBob could be popular in Japan as the character’s design is very different to already popular designs for Hello Kitty and Pikachu.

A “Happy Meal” is a form of kids’ meal specifically marketed at children sold at the fast-food chain McDonald’s since June 1979. A toy is typically included with the food, both of which are usually contained in a box or paper bag with the McDonald’s logo. The packaging and toy are frequently part of a marketing tie-in to a popular film, TV show, or toy-line. In Japan, it was called Okosama Lunch from 1987 to 1988, then Okosama Set from 1988 to 1995 (Okosama is a polite word for “child”), before being renamed to Happy Set.

Hyperactivity is a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. The majority of studies show no connection between sugar and hyperactivity. This belief is especially prevalent among parents and teachers who claim that children’s behavior often gets more rowdy, excited and energetic after they eat too many sugary foods and drink too many sugary drinks (such as chocolates/sweets or soft drinks).

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Grandpa Sures Knows His Country Time Lemonade

In many western European countries, the term limonade, from which the term “lemonade” is derived, originally applied to unsweetened water or carbonated soda water with lemon juice added, although several versions of sugar sweetened limonade have arrived on store shelves. The French word limonade, which originally referred to unsweetened lemon-flavoured water or carbonated soda, has since come to mean “soft drink,” regardless of flavor, in many countries.

The first marketed [non-carbonated] soft drinks in the Western world appeared in the 17th century. They were made from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1676, the Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks. Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to thirsty Parisians.

Country Time is the name of a brand of lemonade drinks owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS).

Now That’s Brisk, Balboa

Lipton is one of the world’s best-known and best-selling brands of both hot leaf and ready-to-drink tea.

Iced tea is a form of cold tea, often served in a glass over ice. It may or may not be sweetened. Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink.

Clay animation is one of many forms of stop motion animation. Each animated piece, either character or background, is “deformable”—made of a malleable substance, usually Plasticine clay. The portmanteau term “Claymation” is a registered trademark in the United States, registered by Will Vinton in 1978 to describe his clay animated films.

Robert “Rocky” Balboa, Sr. is a fictional boxer, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone who has appeared in the Rocky series from 1976 to 2006.

Yahoo, Mountain Dew!

Mountain Dew’s name is a previously-existing euphemism for moonshine, which likely traces back to Ireland, and has generally been marketed to highlight its potency. It was originally marketed as “zero proof moonshine” and had pictures of hillbillies on the bottle until 1973.

Hillbilly can be a pejorative term referring to people who dwell in remote, rural, mountainous areas usually of the United States. Because of its strongly stereotypical connotations, the term is frequently considered derogatory and is highly offensive to those of Appalachian heritage.

MC Hammer has Feelings for Pepsi

Pepsi and other similar products contain large amounts of sugar. Excessive sugar intake is thought to be a contributing factor in the development of certain types of diabetes.

[MC] Hammer also began the trend of rap artists being accepted as mainstream pitchmen. Prior to Hammer, it was virtually unheard of for a hip-hop artist to be seen in a major commercial spot. Hammer appeared in major marketing campaigns for companies such as Pepsi and Taco Bell to the point that he was criticized as a “sell-out”.

“Feelings” is a song by Morris Albert, first recorded by him as the title track of his 1975 debut album. The song’s lyrics, recognizable by their “woah woah woah” chorus, concern the singer’s inability to “forget my feelings of love.” Albert’s original recording of the song was very successful, reaching the Top 10 in both the pop and Adult Contemporary charts in America and performing well internationally.

Introducing Diet Coke

Diet Coke (sometimes known as Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light or Coke Light) is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It was introduced in the United States on July 9, 1982 as the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark. The product quickly overtook Tab in sales.

Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas (Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας‚ in Greek) (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was a prominent Emmy Award-winning American film and television actor whose career spanned four decades. Undoubtedly Savalas’ most famous role was that of the tough detective Kojak on television. Lt. Theo Kojak was a bald New York City detective who had a fondness for lollipops and whose trademark line was, “Who loves ya, baby?” Reportedly the lollipop gimmick was added in lieu of having the character smoke. Savalas himself was quitting smoking and the lollipops may have been his own trick for defeating his habit.