Scrub-A-Dub-Dub #socs

For some reason, I thought about the song above when I read the prompt for this week. Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote some great earworms, didn’t they?

Recently, a prompt for another blog hop asked me to write about the word "giant," and it made me think about boxes of Tide detergent.

Where it says on the box above "America’s Favorite" used to say "The Washday Miracle." Not sure what the miracle was. Maybe that it got your clothes clean, but then every laundry detergent did that, didn’t they? Mom was a dedicated Tide user, even though there other brands on the market…

  • Oxydol
  • All
  • Ajax
  • Wisk
  • Cheer

And those are just the ones I can remember in five minutes.

Now Tide is more memorable for Tide Pods, and it’s not for their cleaning ability, it’s because some damn fool kids were eating them. No doubt the pods do a good job; it’s a shame they have to be hidden from teens.

Linda runs Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word from Tide laundry detergent, the cleanest clean under the sun!

24 thoughts on “Scrub-A-Dub-Dub #socs

  1. Tide was the only detergent I remember being in my childhood home. The others were only on the TV soap operas. The commercial made me wonder about sand getting on those clean clothes.

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    1. Several folks have mentioned that re the sand and the clothes, but I guess that didn’t bother Procter and Gamble when their ad agency showed them the commercial. They probably liked the fact that it was near the ocean, which has tides…

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    1. The whole Tide Pod thing started as a joke on TikTok, and by the time they pulled it off the site, a bunch of kids had made themselves deathly ill (I think one or two of them died). That’s worrisome, and it looks like Zuckerberg is taking Facebook and Instagram in the same direction.

      I was reading up on Rodgers and Hammerstein and how they changed musicals from light-hearted comedies to actual stories built around the music. They started looking for actors who could sing rather than singers who could act. Doesn’t sound like much, but it was revolutionary. That was all Hammerstein’s doing…

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    1. We had a client in Tulsa that I went to visit several times, always when they wanted us to make the software do what they wanted it to. Great people, but a little demanding, and it really stretched my skillset. Anyway, any time they’d send me there, and I’d break into “OOOOOOOOO!klahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’down the plain…” I worked with a guy who just thought that was hilarious…

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  2. The soundtracks of those musicals were often playing at our house when I Was a kid, John. My mom used Duz – I’m not even sure they still make that stuff.

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