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What can make a product come to life and help companies rake in the cash? Who are some of the most famous and long-lasting spokespeople of all? Take our quiz and see what ads you've paid attention to through the years.start quiz
Question 1 of 20
What year did the Green Giant (often described as jolly) make his debut?
... The Green Giant stepped off the drawing board and into the annals of vegetable advertising in 1928.
Question 2 of 20
This was the name of the famous RCA puppy.
... Nipper (1884-1895) was the name of the dog who posed for the famous RCA cylinder phonograph ad.
Question 3 of 20
What is the official name of the Pillsbury Doughboy?
... The actual name of the widely recognized Pillsbury Doughboy is Poppin' Fresh.
Question 4 of 20
This sticky sweet mascot-turned-menacing-giant debuted in the original Ghostbusters movie.
... The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man became the iconic symbol of the original Ghostbusters movie.
Question 5 of 20
Bounty Paper Towels' queen was known for her famous line, "the quicker picker upper."
... Actress Nancy Walker played the famous Rosie who helped Bounty sell millions of paper towels.
Question 6 of 20
According to legend, Ronald McDonald lives in McDonaldland with several friends, including which of the following?
... Decked out in flying cap, goggles and scarf, Early Bird joins Ronald McDonald and friends in fictional McDonaldland.
Question 7 of 20
You may recognize actress Stephanie Courtney as Flo from commercials for this insurance company.
... Actress Stephanie Courtney is becoming well-known for her character in Progressive Insurance commercials.
Question 8 of 20
Geico uses this type of lizard as its spokesperson.
... The Geico gecko loves to talk insurance and sell insurance.
Question 9 of 20
Once a famous Starfleet captain, he is now the spokesperson for the travel company Priceline.
... As the cheeseball of captains, he explored the final frontier -- and now William Shatner keeps his feet firmly on the Earth with Priceline.
Question 10 of 20
He is the voice of Darth Vader and Verizon.
... With his iconic bass voice, James Earl Jones is the answer.
Question 11 of 20
He was a pitchman for the JELL-O brand for more than 20 years.
... Beginning in 1974, Bill Cosby became the king of pudding for JELL-O.
Question 12 of 20
Which of these athletes was more than happy to advertise his own line of sneakers?
... Basketball star Michael Jordan has a whole line of sports gear, including sneakers.
Question 13 of 20
After the 1968 Olympics, Suzy Chaffee, who came in 28th place, transformed herself into this character.
... A star was born when Suzy Chaffee uttered the words, "Hi! I'm Suzy Chapstick."
Question 14 of 20
For years, Morris "the finicky cat" has only eaten this brand of food.
... Morris won't consider touching anything but 9Lives.
Question 15 of 20
The Bull Terrier named Spuds MacKenzie took best in show with which brand of beer?
... Spuds MacKenzie, a female Bull Terrier, was the mascot for Bud Light in the 1980s.
Question 16 of 20
Betty Crocker was created in 1921 for this brand of flour.
... Betty Crocker was the pinnacle of the home baker and the face of Gold Medal Flour -- not to mention boxed cake and brownie mixes.
Question 17 of 20
The pink bunny wearing shades and banging on a drum has been selling this brand of batteries for years.
... Otherwise known as the Energizer Bunny, this little guy has been in the battery game since 1989.
Question 18 of 20
Kellogg's replaced Katy the Kangaroo with which mascot?
... Although she was Tony the Tiger's colleague, she quickly lost out in the popularity contest and was permanently replaced by him in the early 1950s.
Question 19 of 20
This lucky cow been the face of Borden dairy products since 1939.
... Elsie was voted the best ad the same year she debuted. For the 1939 World's Fair, 150 cows auditioned to be her stand-in.
Question 20 of 20
Not only was he famous on the field, but Joe Namath generated a stir with an ad for this product in 1974.
... The 1970s were much more provincial than you might think. When Joe Namath appeared wearing pantyhose, some die-hard fans were startled.
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