The first assignment I saw in the assignment bank for this week was the 80’s product commercial where you do a radio commercial of a product from the 80’s. I thought this assignment was perfect because it fits into our theme and seemed relatively simple.
I decided to reach out to my mom and my aunt about what a good product would be since they both grew up in the 80’s. They both love the theme of this course so they are always looking for a way to be involved in what I’m doing.
After a couple of texts, my aunt brought up that people used to line up outside stores and get into physical fights for Cabbage Patch Dolls. I thought that this would be a really interesting way to go about the commercial.
So, that’s what I did. I centered it in the year 1983 because according to the internet, this is kind of when it really began. And they were really named the Cabbage Patch Riots.
It was easy to come up with the script if I set it around Christmas time because it demonstrates reasoning for the advertising.
I also watched some commercials for the CPK’s from the 80’s to get an idea of the product. CPK’s are still around so I wanted to make sure that my commercial fit how the dolls were in the 80’s. They could totally still be the same, but I have no idea if they are or not.
Give it a listen!