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Throwback Thursday: Universal Studios Ages Wonderfully Well in Classic Commercial

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Universal Studios Ages Wonderfully Well in Classic Commercial

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Go ahead and try to have a bad day after watching this classic commercial for Universal Studios’ Tour, which comes donning questionable sartorial decisions.

This is all to usher in another Throwback Thursday in travel, where we scour the Internet to bring you moments from yesteryear that might offer modern-day chuckles and guffaws.

The latest is a brief commercial that packs a wallop of nostalgia, showing us what Universal Studios resembled back in the 1980s, when this video is purported to have premiered.

The aptly named goldcylon posted the video to YouTube for us all to enjoy. Now let’s head back to a time when the cameras were enormous and the shorts were, well, short.

This was a magical time when monsters like Dracula and Wolfman were about as scary as the fashion at the time.

It seems they were a bit ahead of their time, because this looks like the cast of “Monster Squad.”

But this commercial isn’t about scares; it’s about fun and family frivolity.

The ad actually starts with the family of four clapping, cheering and smiling like they just saw Santa Claus pull the Easter Bunny out David Blaine’s pocket.

In actuality, they are enjoying a day at Universal Studios. This means enjoying awesome tours, seeing toothy sharks and escaping Cylon violence.

We nearly lost our breath just by watching this action-packed ad from about 35 years ago.

And if you are wondering, yes, you are indeed old. Thankfully, we have come a long way from when we allowed kids to just pick up huge vans for our benefit.

Children must have been stronger back then. Perhaps it was the shorts.


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