Sunday, May 16, 2010


Slinky is a toy consisting of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. It can perform a number of tricks, including traveling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum.

The jingle in the Slinky 1962 commercial became the longest-running jingle in advertising history.

Everyone sing along!!

"What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows it's Slinky.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky. For fun it's a wonderful toy.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky. It's fun for a girl or a boy."
It's fun for a girl or a boy!"

1 comment:

  1. My cousin Mary had one that my brother broke and we had to buy her a new one in the early 80's. They were made nicely before the mid 80's - I think that they were mostly the cheap plastic ones after that.