In the 1960s, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson made a series of commercials for Britain's Lyons Maid ice cream treats featuring characters from their various puppetronic series. This one, circa 1963, is for a suggestively shaped three-stage "ice lolly" called Zoom and features Col. Steve Zodiac and Doctor Venus of Fireball XL5. Click through for a look at Thunderbirds' Lady Penelope shilling "Fab-especially for girls" in 1967.


Instead of flying through space and saving the world like the other Lyons Maid pops, Fab did nothing more than keep girls cool—and give them early experience with torpedo-shaped objects, of course.