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Conrad1776
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I've heard a story from my parents that once, a long time ago (before color television) there was a 7UP ad on TV where the 7UP bottle appeared to be green, even though color TV hadn't been invented yet.

Could this story be true?

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Joe Bentley
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It's possible this is some form of collective memory.

I remember hearing somewhere that people vividly recall and describe the "red blood" flowing down the shower drain in Psycho.

If the image of a 7-Up bottle was promenently used in a commercial people might of associated it with the color green strong enough to "remember" it that way.

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BrainDamage
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I remember when 7up did a commercial in which everything was in B&W except the bottle was in color, kinda like Pleasantville. It would've still looked B&W on a B&W TV, though.
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musicgeek
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quote:
Originally posted by BrainDamage:
I remember when 7up did a commercial in which everything was in B&W except the bottle was in color, kinda like Pleasantville. It would've still looked B&W on a B&W TV, though.

Right -- it was for Cherry 7-Up. The drink was pink, the cherry in the glass was red, everything else was B&W. I think that there were male and female versions of the commercial, in which one article of clothing was pink on the respective actor/actress.

Can you still hear the jingle?

"Isn't it cool.... in pink? Isn't it cool... to drink?"

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