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michaelcarraher

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Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Sun, 07/18/10 5:08 PM (permalink)
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Hello, Detroit expatriots:

Faygo used to make a drink called Uptown (somewhat like 7-Up or Sprite).  Apparently it has been discontinued.  In the 50s, they ran TV commercials in Detroit featuring Herkimer Bottleneck, the bottle blower.  Herkimer lost his energy for blowing bubbles and was about to be fired ("Blow, or go!") when he drank some Uptown and got his energy back (thanks to the sugar rush).  I've been looking for this commercial on You Tube and other video sites but I've never found it (The Faygo Kid for Faygo Old Fashioned Root Beer is available).  Does anyone know where the Uptown commercial can be found online?
 
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    zeebaneighba

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    Re:Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Thu, 07/22/10 12:43 PM (permalink)
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    I think I found it for you on the Faygo site:
     
    http://www.faygo.com/Display.aspx?id=22  (click on UpTown 1950)
    <message edited by zeebaneighba on Thu, 07/22/10 12:44 PM>
     
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      michaelcarraher

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      Re:Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Wed, 02/23/11 2:31 PM (permalink)
      Thanks
       
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        jackd418

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        Re:Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Wed, 02/23/11 5:26 PM (permalink)
        Telling my age but,I remember most of those commercials.A few from the drive ins during intermission
         
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          mayor al

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          Re:Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Thu, 02/24/11 12:05 PM (permalink)
          Our local IGA store sells 20oz FAYGO soda in it's cheapie soda refrig. Usually 2/$1.00. Several flavors-Cola, Root Beer, RedPop, Peach, PUNCH, and Grape.  I have noticed they tend to be pretty flat when opened. I recall RedPop being quite fizzy when I bought it many years ago.
           
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            stricken_detective

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            Re:Faygo Uptown - too pooped to participate. Fri, 02/25/11 1:16 AM (permalink)
            Faygo Rock & Rye is the closest thing I've found to replace Fanta Red Cream Soda.
             
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