These 1980 Rockford TV commercials will take you all the way back.

Watching this nearly 8 minute long clip of TV commercials that aired locally in 1980 makes you really realize just how much has changed in the past 36 years.

A couple of things I heard while watching the commercials were "plaid couches" "world wide gold sales are soaring," "win a free black and white TV" and "get a ten pound ham free."

The biggest change since from then to now is the storytelling, and that's something that seems to be missing from commercials altogether.

The other thing missing in the 36 years since these commercials aired are the waterbeds. Man, stores in Rockford really used to sell some waterbeds.