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Oi! The Aussie Jacko's Christmas Energizer Ad

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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.

One of the stranger flukes of fame in the 1980s belonged to an Aussie known as Jacko.  You likely know Jacko best from his many Energizer battery commercials in which he'd pronounce "Get Energizer. It'll surprise you! Oi!".  I remember thinking "Oi!" was a pretty cool expression back in Australia lovin' 1987.

I also remember being pretty excited about his 1988 television series, "The Highwayman".  He was survival expert "Jetto", but the show didn't survive for long.

Jacko did pretty well for himself, considering how damn annoying these ads are now that I watch them with adult eyes.

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