A collection of vintage milk PSAs


I loved milk commercials when I was growing up. There were tons of them and they were shown all the time.  And there were so many versions of the ads that it was endlessly interesting.

So on this Friday, I’m going to show you a bunch of my favorites.

Let’s start with one of the most iconic. The one directed by Michael Bay. The “Aaron Burr” commercial.

Next up are the “Milk it Does a Body Good” commercials. These are the ones I generally think of when I think of milk commercials. There were two versions of these. The first was a series of musical numbers featuring kids and random images of things flying all over the place. Things like animals (cows, penguins and kangaroos).

Check out the awesome 80s randomness of this ad featuring a lot of kangaroos. Seriously, kangaroos on pogo sticks and tap dancing kangaroos.

Here’s the “cow on the moon” musical PSA.

…and here’s the penguin version.

The other version of the “Milk it Does a Body Good” PSA involved kids talking to someone about the benefits of drinking milk. As they talk, they transform into an older, taller, better looking version of themselves. There were even two versions of this ad, one in which the kids were talking to someone else and one where the kids were looking in the mirror talking to their future selves. All of these commercials are filmed in front of a gray backdrop that looks like a crinkled up curtain.

This one features a little girl talking to her older brother and telling him how milk will make her a hottie and she’s gonna sleep with all of his friends (I’m paraphrasing). There’s another milk commercial similar to this one in which the girl is talking to her crush and telling him what a hottie she’s going to be.

This ad features a kid telling his football coach how, in like 6 years, milk will make him a star player. Not sure why that would help him RIGHT NOW.

This ad features a kid trying to pick up a Baywatch chick telling her how he’ll be a hunk in a few years. Nevermind that if she went out with him right now, she could be thrown in jail.

Here’s one of the “kids talking into a mirror” commercials. Check out another one here.

So, those are some of my favorite 80s-90s milk commercials. If you grew up in the 80s, I know you remember some of those. If you enjoyed them, check out my article 6 Awesome Saturday Morning PSAs.

As a final treat, here’s a more recent milk commercial. I found it while researching this article. It’s hilarious.

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2 Responses to “A collection of vintage milk PSAs”

  1. Two things:

    1. That last commercial is amazing.

    2. Michael Bay apparently can’t direct anything without including some sort of massive plot hole. Not sure why the guy isn’t spitting out the peanut butter sandwich. He’s an idiot.

  2. 1. It is, isn’t it?
    2. I know.

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