As Simple, or Perhaps Complicated, as Flicking a Switch

Dec 8, 2015 10:00 AM ET

You know what’s fun? Reminiscing about old, iconic commercials is fun. You’ve got your “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner,” the California Raisins dancing across your screen, and some excessively persistent kid giving a limping and clearly frustrated “Mean Joe” Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers a Coca-Cola in exchange for his sweaty, disgusting football jersey. Ahhhhhhhh, good times.

Here’s one that I thought of recently. Do y’all remember The Clapper? A classic 1980s beauty, this television ad gave us the “clap on, clap off” jingle and took convenience to a new level. So you don’t want to get out of bed to turn off the lights? Now you don’t have to! Fun fact, you can still buy The Clapper.

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Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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