32 retro metro Detroit TV commercials that will make you feel old — let’s watch


The year is 2020 and you can now “skip” advertisements when watching YouTube videos or when binging some drama on Hulu. But back in the day, the television commercial was not just a form of creative expression but an absolute must-have tool in getting people to buy expensive fur coats or pack up the station wagon to head to Bob-lo Island or the Detroit Zoo. For a blast from the past, step into our slideshow — er, time machine — and take a look at some of metro Detroit's both most memorable and cringe-worthy ads from yesteryear. Warning: you may or may not get the Tubby's jingle in your head, and we are not responsible for any madness that may occur as a result.