Video: Select Commercials from Game 6 of the ’87 World Series

What the author has done is to poorly edit out all baseball-relevant footage from freely available video of Game Six of the 1987 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals — to edit out all relevant baseball footage from the first three-plus innings of that game, leaving only select advertisements from that particularl broadcast.

What the author has also done is to provide the following, hastily composed annotations to certain of the aforementioned commercials.

0:01 — Firestone Antifreeze
In which a baritone-voiced narrator assures the viewer that winter, previously thought to be indomitable, is actually totally domitable.

1:01 — Merrill Lynch
In which a wealth-management company attempts very earnestly to convince the public that a recent financial catastrophe is actually an opportunity.

3:34 — Van Heusen Shirts
In which gender is problematized in precisely zero ways.

4:05 — Shearson Lehman Brothers
In which another, different wealth-management company attempts very earnestly to convince the public that a recent financial catastrophe is actually an opportunity.

5:07 — Equitable Financial Companies
In which the bourgeois ideal is problematized in precisely zero ways.

6:37 — Merrill Lynch
In which the first, aforementioned wealth-management company attempts very earnestly to convince the public that a recent financial catastrophe is actually an opportunity.



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I kept looking for Adrian Beltre in one of those Heartbeat of American Chevy ads.