Back in the ’90s and early 2000’s, there was only one advertisement that really mattered, and that was the Got Milk mustache ads. Yes, I’m talking about ads for milk, and don’t even lie – I know you remember them too. The Got Milk ads were classic. They always featured the most famous celebrity of the moment, standing there with a glass of milk and a telltale milk mustache, next to a paragraph with an explanation of why they love milk so much that always referenced exactly what they were famous for. You could find the ads in all of your favorite magazines. I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely had a Got Milk ad collection. In fact, if you go through my desk drawers, I guarantee you’ll find some of my favorites.
I don’t know why the Got Milk ad campaign was such a big deal. It was literally a bunch of pictures of celebs drinking milk, of all things, but for some reason, people LOVED them. The ads were a huge hit, and I know I wasn’t the only person collecting them. Don’t even get me started on the moment we all realized that milk mustache was fake – it was devastating.
If you can believe it, the Got Milk ad campaign actually just recently ended earlier this year. It was around for a while, but I’m assuming it stopped performing as well when celebs started shunning dairy for almond and cashew milk. Regular milk just stopped being cool.
Well, I don’t care how “cool” milk is or not – I still love these ads. Here are 22 amazing old milk mustache ads you probably forgot about. Which ones did you collect?
1. The Backstreet Boys
My teenage heart exploded when I first saw this. Also, this is SO ’90s!!!
Look at these little baby faces!
3. Britney Spears
I can’t believe how young Brit Brit looks here! This is the cutest.
4. Austin Powers
This movie was huge back then, so it only makes sense that the character would get his own ad.
5. Tommy Pickles, Chuckie and Angelica from Rugrats
I mean… obviously.
6. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
These two were my idols when I was growing up (and still kind of are), so I was obsessed with this one.
7. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
We need to live in a world where JTT is just as famous now as he was in the ’90s.
8. Lindsay Lohan
Aw, this one actually makes me sad. What happened, Linds?!
9. Kermit The Frog
I love everything about this vintage milk ad.
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Look how clever these marketing people are.
11. Jonathan Lipnicki
So… this might be the cutest Got Milk ad ever.
That belt… so early 2000’s.
13. Nikki McCray, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes
Female basketball stars FTW!
Milk and lasagna is a disgusting combination, but this is still really cute.
15. Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston
Did all of the Friends cast get a milk ad? They should have all done it together!
16. Amanda Bynes
Awww, Amanda 🙁
17. Tyra Banks
OMG guys, look at Tyra here. She looks amazing!
18. Bart and Lisa Simpson
The cartoon milk ads were always the best ones.
19. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Here’s SMG, being all Buffy on us.
20. Serena and Venus Williams
21. Mischa Barton
Oh man, this makes me miss The O.C.
22. Miley Cyrus
What a difference a few years makes, huh?
Which of these Got Milk ads were your favorite? Did you ever collect these? Which ones did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments!