This classic commercial from 1996 shows the excitement and dread parents and kids face going back to school. What makes this funny is the unexpected way the kids and parent act.

Give Staples credit for capturing the end of summer vacation in the way many parents and kids really feel, especially this year with summer vacation ending so early for Mesa County Valley School District 51 students who returned to class today (August 4).

Want another good laugh, or perhaps cry, note the prices on the items the store is promoting as part of their back to school sale.

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