(SPOT.ph) Before today's commercials trended online by making audiences cry, they made an impact with a catchy jingle, a familiar face, or a heartfelt storyline. The best commercials are the ones that really stay with you, no matter how many years have passed. Think McDonald's "Karen" ad in 2001, or Palmolive's 1987 "I Can Feel It" jingle that catapulted Alice Dixson to stardom.
Relive your childhood days spent in front of the TV with these 10 memorable commercials from the '90s.
"Dear Carlo" by Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog
Easily one of the most recognizable ads from the decade, Chantal Umali played a little girl who decided that when it comes to matters of the heart, food trumps boys every time.
"Bag of Nips" by Nips
You probably still remember how that catchy tune goes: "You wanna see what happens in a bag of Nips?" The clever wordplay and colorful animation made this '80s commercial such a hit that even kids in the '90s got to see it on TV.
"I Love You Sabado" by Jollibee
For a lot of '90s kids, Saturdays meant a trip to Jollibee—and nothing encouraged that weekly habit more than this commercial starring a very young Boy2 Quizon. Sing it with us: "Isang tulog na lang, Jollibee na naman!"
"Sikreto ng Mga Gwapo" by Master Facial Cleanser
Before Rico Yan charmed '90s audiences in Gimik and Mula Sa Puso, his cute boy-next-door appeal was the star of this commercial. Soon, he went from commercial model to TV actor, and Master Facial Cleanser chose to retain the slogan.
"Angat Sa Iba" by Sarsi
It's safe to say that this classic ad was ahead of its time. First aired in 1991, it featured a theme song performed by Ryan Cayabyab, and meticulously created visuals that could still surpass any ad you see today.
"Sabado Nights" by San Miguel Beer
A younger Ina Raymundo shot to fame after starring in this 1995 ad for San Miguel Beer's Pale Pilsen. In the scene, she played a hot girl enjoying her Saturday night out with a stranger at a bar (portrayed by Paolo Abrera).
"Lumen and Lando" by Surf
In January 1999, the saga of Lumen and Lando's love story somehow managed to capture everyone's attention. The long-running campaign mainly revolved around Lumen, a money-savvy barrio lass who eventually wins over her domineering mother-in-law.
"Sakay Na" by Super Ferry
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Sharon Cuneta, who sings, soars, and cartwheels over different Philippine locations and eventually lands on—what else?—a Super Ferry boat.
"Sculler" by Bench
Simplicity was key for this 1991 ad starring Richard Gomez, depicted rowing a boat and wearing Bench. It nabbed Best Cinematography during Ad Congress that same year.
"Dragon Man and the Wife" by Dragon Katol
Originally aired in 1987, the popular commercial dominated airwaves well into the '90s. It paid homage to Western films, while immortalizing its memorable tagline: "Dragon kung umusok. Lamok siguradong tepok."