In Videos: Food Commercials of the '80s, Breakdancing Edition

Editor's note: This week, it's, like, omigawd, totally '80s for our daily In Videos segment. Big hair, breakdancing, and before-they-were-big celebrity commercial appearances to the max. So kick back your fat-laced high tops and take a chill pill. —The Serious Eats Team

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How did Hershey and Pringles manage to peddle their addictive snacks to the young, impressionable youth of the '80s? Through the power of breakdancing. And not just any breakdancing, but the kind that can only be accomplished by an entire student body moving in perfect harmony to a beat brought forth by a crazed desire for junk food.

After the jump, check out these commercials and a bonus video of a tween Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks) teaching you how to breakdance.

Hershey's Chocolate Breakdancing Commercial

Pringles Breakdancing Commercial

Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) Teaches Us to Breakdance

Related

Breakdancing [Wikipedia]
Alfonso Ribeiro [Wikipedia]
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