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Be Nice Clear Your Ice with Ben Wicks


YouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems.  These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

If you're a Torontonian who was around in the early 80s, you remember the "Be Nice, Clear Your Ice" campaign.  It was based around Ben Wicks' cartoons and featured his voice.  I know I always repeated the "Be Nice, Clear Your Ice" catch phrase after nights like the last one.

Here's the original ad I remember so fondly.

Stop the presses!!!! I just found the follow-up version from 1988 featuring Wendel Clark and Lloyd Moseby.   No word of a lie, my brothers and I would repeat Lloyd Moseby's line all the flippin' time!  "You should see me catch a baseball".  Thanks, Retrontario!

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