The Best Part of Waking Up

After disbanding the duo Pearl she formed with her sister, singer Leslie Pearl made a go of it as a solo pop singer and scored one minor hit: 1982’s “If the Love Fits Wear It,” which went to #28 on the pop chart and #7 on the AC. Pearl’s career stalled, so she turned to songwriting…and then jingle writing. She wrote one of the longest-lasting, most heard commercial songs ever:

Double Retro: that is indeed Scott Bakula.

Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) for Folgers’ Coffee

I love this commercial for two reasons: The great Scott Bakula is in it and it exudes 1980s sensibilities. You might not see him do it, but you can picture Bakula, finishing his Folgers whole hopping into his DeLorean and running off to his job on Wall Street. Don’t forget to vote for Reagan on your way to work Scott.

And now a little something for the ladies…