Simply 6 Minutes: Karma, Karma, Karma…

Well, I’m calling it a chameleon, anyway, because of the way the eyes look. From 1983, here’s Culture Club with "Karma Chameleon."

You know, he kind of looks like Jim Henson’s character Wilkins in the old "Wikins and Wontkins" commercials. You can tell that Wilkins was an early Kermit the frog, or a prototype…

These two guys showed up in commercials for Kraml Milk in the Chicago area.

They didn’t even change the commercials, just the product they were hawking.

Just one of those days when I didn’t feel like writing much…

Christine Bialczak runs the Simply 6 Minutes blog hop.

22 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes: Karma, Karma, Karma…

  1. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:

    Hilarious commercials which are now so “offensive” due to our new cultural norms and restrictions. You honestly can’t take life so seriously! Thanks for your contribution John!

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  2. Bahahaha! Those commercials are hilarious and so politically and culturally incorrect it’s amazing! Funny but they might have to be un-remembered or whatever they call it…Ah, the good old “just for fun!”. Thanks for participating!

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    1. Don’t get me started on the subject of political or cultural correctness, and especially not on their child, cancel culture. Pretty soon we won’t be able to enjoy anything without being made to feel guilty about it. And it pains me to know that there are people who get their jollies from making people feel badly about the things they enjoy. And I’d better get off my soapbox before I fall off…

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  3. Hi John – fun to see and to listen to … always amazing to see ads from another part of the world! Jim Henson was so talented … all the best – Hilary

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    1. Kind of a look back 60 years ago to the state of advertising as well. Henson was just getting started when he did those commercials. Amazing to see where he took it…

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  4. John,

    I’m not at all familiar with these vintage commercials but I sure did get a chuckle out of them. What year are these from? I remember Boy George’s “Karma Chameleon”. I liked Culture Club. Thanks for the good music and laughs!

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    1. As far as I could tell, the commercials were done in the late ’50’s and early ’60’s. I was five or six when I saw the Kraml commercials,which would have put them at 1961 or 1962.

      When Culture Club first came out, I thought they were annoying, but they grew on me.

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      1. I saw them in a retrospective on Jim Henson and the Muppets at the Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center) in New York. We were members of the museum for several years, and they used to have special showings where they would stitch together bits from shows and documentaries.

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        1. We had the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago, which was more Chicago-centric (Chicago was a big TV center in the early days of the medium). Of course, it took them forever to get the place going…

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