One Thousand and One cleaning fluid

This ad was aired only a few times in the very early '80s, but was memorable because it was so bizarre.

1001 was a multi-purpose cleaning and polishing fluid that is sadly no longer with us- a sort of cosmetic equivalent of WD-40. It's name sprang from the claim that it had 1001 uses. The ad. was a short cartoon, which opened with a glum downtrodden housewife hoovering her living room, when suddenly an enormous cat with a German accent springs into view, singing 'Von Tousand und Von, Hi Ho!" He goes on to transform the lady's day, by demonstrating how the amazing lotion can halve her housework- it ended with them both dancing across the room with the housewife twirling her vacuum cleaner like a cheeleader's baton.

The cat was almost as big as she was, and had a vamp-ish face with protruding teeth and a bat-like snout. And WHY did he have a German accent? Your guess is as good as mine!

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One Thousand and One cleaning fluid Last post by kazboot
19 June 2011

Do You Remember One Thousand and One cleaning fluid?

Do You Remember One Thousand and One cleaning fluid?

  • Anonymous user
    One thousand and one, one thousand and one cleans a big big carpet for less than half a crown. I sometimes find myself singing that to myself even now. such a catchy jingle.