It was the late 80's, before 'reality TV' and the Fernleaf butter family was the first of it's kind.
Mum and dad were separated, with a young daughter Sam.
The public was up in arms over the storyline and talkback radio calls ran hot. By the time the third commercial came out though, fanmail was coming in.
The familyeven survived the change of brand from Fernleaf to Anchor and still remained popular.
Now the Countdown family are heading in the reality TV direction, with the screen Dad losing his job and tough times looming. Watch the Fernleaf family here to bring back your 80s ad memories!