Most memorable catchphrases from commercials

Fun advertisement jingles


How many of you have walked around on a Wednesday saying “It’s HUMMMMP DAAAAAAY!” That phrase has been made popular by a Geico insurance ad that features a camel walking around an office asking people what day it is.

That ad brings up memories of other pop culture phrases that were made popular by a television commercial. Here are some of the more memorable ones:

  • “Where’s the beef?”

This catchphrase was popular in the late 1980s. It was originally used to promote Wendy’s hamburgers by three elderly ladies. Almost everyone used this phrase back then.


  • “Finger lickin good”

This catchphrase is still used to promote Kentucky Fried Chicken’s famous and delicious chicken.


  • “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline”

Everyone has heard this catchphrase once in their life. This stylish product has helped everyone with hair problems over the years


  • “Yo quiero Taco Bell”

This catchphrase was used 16 years ago to help promote Taco Bell and all of its awesome tacos. The phrase first aired in September of 1997 when Gidget “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” appeared on television.


  •  “Just do it”

This catchphrase is recognizable for being in a Nike commercial. It first appeared on TV ads in 1988 and has been a trademark of the popular shoe company ever since.


  • “Can you hear me now?”

 This catchphrase was used by Verizon in television commercials to show where its network went for cell phone users.


  • “Silly Rabbit Trix are for Kids”

If you like cereal then you should know this one. If you like Trix cereal then you know about that darn rabbit always trying to steal that cereal but he never does. This phrase first appeared on television in 1959.


  • “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin”

This catchphrase was used in the 1980s. The commercial showed a man always saying “please don’t squeeze the Charmin” but at the end of the commercial he always hugged it.


  • “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

This may be funny now but back then it was a serious problem. This was originally used for Life Alert. It was designed for the elderly that could not get up if they fell. It was trademarked in 2002 by Life Alert.


  • “Give it to Mikey, he’ll eat anything.”

This phrase became popular in the 1970s in a TV spot for Life cereal. Mikey was everyone’s little brother who would eat anything his older brothers would put in front of him.


  • “Have it your way”

This phrase first appeared on television in a 1976 ad for Burger King. The ad highlighted the fact that you could order hamburgers any way you liked them from Burger King.



  • “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion – on a sesame seed bun.”

This first appeared on a TV ad in 1975 and was a jingle made famous by McDonald’s, who were advertising the Big Mac. In 2002, McDonalds brought the jingle back but used it to help coin the phrase “I’m Lovin It.”