Growing up, I loved my Superheroes. I was obsessed with The Hulk! I loved to watch The Incredible Hulk with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby. I loved that show so much that one day I got into my dad’s green paint and painted my hands green. When my dad came home from work in his orange Datsun 240Z, I can still remember the terror in his eyes as he stepped out of his car and I bellowed, “Dad, I’m the HULK!” We can laugh about it now, but back then, that car was my Dad’s baby. But one of the other things about The Hulk I remember growing up, are the Underoos!
I had a pair of The Hulk one’s and Spiderman ones. In the summer, I’d wear them as pajamas. And my demeanor would very depending on which one I wore. The Hulk ones and I would be banging around and stomping and the such. Spiderman ones and I would be jumping from chair to couch to whatever else while trying to avoid my mom and a spanking. It’s amazing, these memories were dormant until I saw the commercial below.
This commercial is from the late 70s, and I don’t remember ever seeing it, but seeing the outfits brought back memories. Like I already said, I had The Hulk and Spiderman, and I believe my sisters had Wonder Woman. There is nothing really special about this commercial. It’s boring by today’s standards, but as a kid idolizing many Superheroes, these Underoos made me believe that I was one, if only for a little.
Anyone else out there have these? Which one’s did you have?