Video: Smashing Success: Classic Smash TV Ads


Embark on a nostalgic journey as we revisit the iconic video advert series of Smash instant mash potatoes, where aliens from Mars invaded our screens, creating a blend of whimsy and culinary delight from 1973 to 1992. Join us in celebrating the quirky charm that made Smash a household name in the best of British fashion!

Video: Smashing Success: The Extraterrestrial Odyssey of Smash Instant Mash Potatoes

In the heyday of the 1970s, Smash Instant Mash Potatoes introduced a marketing campaign that left an indelible mark on British culture. The brainchild of creative minds, the series of adverts featured hilarious and memorable extraterrestrial characters hailing from Mars. The concept struck a chord with audiences, blending the surreal with everyday kitchen life, and transformed a simple kitchen staple into a household favourite.

The adorable and mischievous Martian characters became the face of Smash, injecting a playful spirit into the world of instant mash. From 1973 to 1992, viewers were treated to a delightful parade of TV commercials that showcased the aliens’ attempts to understand Earth’s obsession with traditional mashed potatoes. The series cleverly combined comedy and culinary appeal, turning what could have been a mundane product into a pop culture phenomenon.

What made the campaign so enduring was its ability to connect with the Best of British nostalgia, capturing the essence of a bygone era. The whimsical aliens became unlikely cultural ambassadors, creating a sense of shared joy and laughter across living rooms throughout the nation. The adverts not only promoted Smash but also embedded themselves in the hearts of viewers, creating a lasting association between the product and the delightful Martian antics.

As we journey through the decades via a curated YouTube video showcasing every advert from 1973 to 1992, we invite you to relive the magic of Smash instant mash potatoes and the extraterrestrial friends who made dinnertime a cosmic adventure. Whether you fondly remember their quirky catchphrases or the joyous jingle that accompanied each commercial, these adverts remain a testament to the enduring power of creativity in advertising.

In the spirit of Best of British Magazine, which celebrates the golden years between the 1930s and 1970s, the Smash instant mash potato adverts stand as a charming relic of a time when even the most ordinary products could be transformed into extraordinary cultural phenomena. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey as we revisit the delightful and otherworldly escapades that made Smash a beloved part of the Best of British experience.

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