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Aug 31, 2015
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Ah, the '90s. Life was simpler back then. A time when street games ruled over virtual ones and we still gave a huge amount of attention to the boob tube, thanks to shows like these Japanese goodies (and, for the fanatics, tandems like Jolina Magdangal-Marvin Agustin).

Speaking of television, that decade was also home to a host of very memorable commercials that will forever be part of the collective memory of the millennial generation. And since we're in the mood for a little nostalgia trip (lazy, non-working holidays have that effect), we decided to list 'em down below!

Read on for the nine most memorable TV ads from the decade of rotating brownouts and Fidel V. Ramos' "Philippines 2000" campaign!


THE ONE ABOUT FOOD VS. BOYS


Product: Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog
Year: 1995


Video via ADman1909

Because this girl has got her priorities straight. After all, food would never leave you…unlike that crush of yours. #MayForever #GoodbyeCarlo #Hugot


THE ONE ABOUT KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT—A CARBONATED ORANGE DRINK


Product: Royal Tru Orange
Year: 1990


Video via Green

What better way to kick off a totally radical decade than with the late, great Francis Magalona rapping "Ito Ang Gusto Ko!"


THE ONE ABOUT LOVING SATURDAY MORNINGS


Product: Jollibee
Year: 1995


Video via dizwaltney2

The ginormous Pinoy fast food chain’s TVC perfectly captures the childhood joy of looking forward to the weekend. Because only the promise of Chickenjoy can get our lazy asses out of bed at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning.


THE ONE ABOUT LOVING SATURDAY NIGHTS


Product: San Miguel Beer
Year: 1995


Video via ADman1909

The "Sabado Nights" TVC is like the adult male’s counterpart of the Jollibee ad. It also gave every straight male unrealistic expectations on how a Saturday night at the bar should turn out. (Which in reality, ends up being a sausage fest.)


THE ONE WHERE YOU JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH

Product: Ovalteenies
Year: Late '90s


Video via Jaspher TVC

When anthropomorphic chocolate malt tablets tell you to eat them to the catchy tune of Depeche Mode’s "Just Can’t Get Enough," then you must abide.


THE ONE ABOUT GIFTED CHILDREN


Product: Promil
Year: 1995


Video via Nowell Trinidad

Starring children who accomplished a lot of things at such a young age. Meanwhile, you were on the Family Computer.


THE ONE WHERE WE STILL KNEW CALI SHANDY EXISTED


Product: Cali Shandy
Year: 1999


Video via Jaspher TVC

It’s only memorable because it reminded you of your own terrible fashion sense.

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THE ONE ABOUT OLYMPIC ENERGY


Product: Milo Energy Drink
Year: 1995


Video via Classic TV Commercials

Featuring Olympic medalist Bea Lucero (who also graced the Milo ads in the '80s when she was younger), this TVC taught us that we could do any feat if we just guzzled down an ice-cold glass of choco everyday.


THE ONE ABOUT BREAKING DOWN WALLS


Product: Smart network
Year: Mid-'90s


Video via Jaspher TVC

Watching that bespectacled man break down shit labeled "bills" with a hammer makes us wish we could do the same thing with our own.

THE ONE ABOUT LOVING SATURDAY MORNINGS

Product: Jollibee

Year: 1995

 

The Pinoy fast food chain’s TVC perfectly captures the childhood joy of looking forward to the weekend. Because only the promise of Chicken Joy can get our lazy asses out of bed at 8:00am on a Saturday morning.

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