Americans are exposed to a lot of commercials. A 2014 report by TVWeek found that the average network show includes 14 minutes and 15 seconds of advertising per hour, while the average cable program includes 15 minutes and 38 seconds of commercials. With a typical adult watching more than 5 hours of TV each day, according to Nielsen, that's easily an hour of straight ads going straight into your brain each day. While plenty of people swear they aren't effected by these ads, evidence suggests they are having more of an influence then you think. That's why companies are willing to spend an average of $112,000 for a 30-second spot on a prime-time network show - and much, much more for hit series or big events.
While the average commercial does its job of spreading brand awareness or letting consumers know about new products, some advertisements transcend typical, and become a part of pop culture history. The most successful ads turn into memes and catchphrases, helping us remember them years after they've aired.
Do you remember what commercial suggest as the cure discomfort after consuming a spicy meatball, or what concoction soothes Mean Joe Greene? Any idea why that pink bunny keeps going and going? More crucially, do you remember what these memorable commercials were actually selling? Take our quiz and see if you can identify the products associated with these commercials from just a single image!