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Where are all the Throwback Commercials?

If you live in Chicago, you are lucky enough to have a chance to check out the Soul Train exhibit at Expo 72.

I really enjoyed VH1’s short documentary on the history of Soul Train, but the icing on the cake was definitely the archive of retro commercials. The ones for Afrosheen – especially where they use an appeal to black history – are hilarious.

Best Afrosheen line ever: “Isn’t it made with cocoa butter from the motherland? So it’s for sisters! If it was for brothers, wouldn’t it be from the Fatherland?”

Afrosheen will even help you fight a cartoon hawk!