70s Spots: Schweppes Tonic Water & Club Soda (1975 & ’79)

You can almost taste the ‘Schwepp-of-Essence’

“Schweppes – The Tastemaker.”

A pair of bubbling, sparkling Schweppes commercials for your Tuesday. First, we have a “Tastemaker” theme from June of 1975. Second, an “Extraordinary” spot from August of ’79. Mix briskly and enjoy.

Schweppes ‘Tastemaker’ Commercial (1975)

Schweppes ‘Extraordinary’ Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1978)

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70s Spots: Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1978)

When Jonathan Winters talks…people listen

“Talking to a trash bag?”

Here’s two spots featuring comedian Jonathan Winters in his long-running stint as spokesperson for Hefty trash bags. Both commercials aired in November of 1978.

Being a big fan of Winters, I always enjoyed when one of these would air. How about you?

Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1978)

Hefty Trash Bags Commercial (Jonathan Winters, 1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Ford Maverick (1970) & Pinto (1971)

More Jonathan Winters at Bionic Disco: Rad Ads: Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1975)

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70s Spots: Ford Maverick (1970) & Pinto (1971)

The Grabber (suitable for framing)

“Why gamble? We’ve got three sure things for you.”

A pair of early Seventies Ford commercials rolling into view. First, the Maverick line-up featuring The Grabber muscle car debut from September of 1970.

Second, Chaffey College students in California drive a Pinto 100 thousand miles – and live to tell the happy tale. This spot aired in October 1971.

Ford Maverick ‘Slot Machine’ Commercial (1970)

Ford Pinto ‘College’ Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: R2-D2 ‘Save Energy’ & ‘Have A Pepsi Day!’ (1979)

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70s Spots: R2-D2 ‘Save Energy’ & ‘Have A Pepsi Day!’ (1979)

No offense, fella, but C-3PO is our preferred translator

“It doesn’t take much energy to save energy.”

Star Wars superstar R2-D2 makes an appearance today in a March 1979 Public Service Announcement for saving energy. After that, we have an October ’79 spot featuring a kid’s baseball game and the “Have a Pepsi Day!” jingle.

R2-D2 ‘Save Energy’ Commercial (1979)

‘Have A Pepsi Day!’ Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Wonder Woman & Clash Of The Cosmic Robots Toys (1977)

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70s Spots: Wonder Woman & Clash Of The Cosmic Robots Toys (1977)

Wonder Woman the wrangler

“Wonder Woman hurry!”

More high-energy toy commercials from 1977 today. First up, we have a spot for Mego‘s Wonder Woman line-up with the Amazonian hero, Nubia, and Major Steve Trevor dolls in action.

Next, a boxing toy I had forgotten existed, Marx‘s Clash of the Cosmic Robots. On to the fun!

Wonder Woman Toy Commercial (1977)

Clash Of The Cosmic Robots Toy Commerial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Mego Batman Toys (1977)

More Wonder Woman at Bionic Disco: Show Toppers: ‘The New Adventures of Wonder Woman’ (1976)

More Marx Toys at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Ad: Marx Games, ‘Magic Shot’ (1974)

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70s Spots: Mego Batman Toys (1977)

Look who got stuck playing Robin again

“I got your signal! Let’s go!”

I’ve got two excellent Mego Corporation toy commercials lined-up for you today. Both feature the Caped Crusader and aired in 1977.

First, a Batman & Robin Bat Coders spot filled with action-packed walkie-talkie adventures. After that, a commercial for the incredibly awesome Batman Wayne Foundation Crime Lab playhouse.

Batman & Robin Bat Coders Toy Commercial (1977)

Batman’s Wayne Foundation Toy Commercial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: ’79 Chevy Camaro & AMC Concord (1978)

More Batman at Bionic Disco: 1970s Moments: ‘Batman’s’ Burt Ward Meets His Fans (1972)

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