Friday, June 01, 2012

Nostalgia Theater: My Kind of Zoo

Here's a slice of nostalgia that's a bit more targeted than some of the other topics I tend to cover here. This spot first aired in Chicago's local markets in 1987 to promote the then-new renovation of the Lincoln Park Zoo near downtown. While I never did end up actually going, the catchy tune (sung by the band Big Daddy, nominated for a Clio commercial award for their trouble) has taken up permanent residence in my psyche -- as it obviously has for many others, seeing as how someone was moved to actually upload it to YouTube. This should be instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up where I did and when I did, and if you're anything like me, just hearing it will put a big smile on your face.

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