This commercial is a great example of example of pop culture transferral that happened in my house when I was growing up. I never owned the Chugga-Chugga-Toot-Toot-Ding-ding-Choo Choo, but my sisters, who are a good deal older than me did. They knew this jingle at some point and whenever anything toy train related came up (and I loved playing with toy trains), they would sing the music from this commercial.
I had no idea what they were talking about and they never bothered explaining anything. So now, decades later I do a search on the parts I can remember and this commercial pops up. Immediately I was back on the living room floor, a little kid trying to set up a toy train on a shag carpet with my sisters sitting on the couch chuckling and singing this…
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