70s Spots: Chevy Cheyenne (1973) & Trade-Ins (Ron Glass, 1974)

That’s quite a haul

“It never forgets it’s a tough truck.”

Here’s two Chevrolet commercials from the mid-Seventies. First, a Chevy Cheyenne pickup pulls a massive log train in a spot from November of 1973.

Pure Glass

After that, Ron Glass of Barney Miller fame is the spokesperson for Chevy trade-in offers. This one aired in November of ’74.

Chevy Cheyenne Truck Commercial (1973)

’75 Chevrolet ‘Trade-In’ Commercial (Ron Glass, 1974)

Previously on 70s Spots: Fashion Time With Bob Griese & Fran Tarkenton (1972)

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70s Spots: Fashion Time With Bob Griese & Fran Tarkenton (1972)

‘Blue, 80!’

“You won’t want to wear them all the time – but you could.”

Football and fashion go together like…well, not a whole lot. Nevertheless, I’ve got two commercials for you today from October of 1972 featuring just that.

First up, Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins (my childhood favorite team despite growing up in L.A.) in a spot for Sears slacks. Second, Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings for Arrow shirts. Quarterback style on view. Go long!

Sears Slacks Commercial (Bob Griese, 1972)

Arrow ‘Scrambler’ Shirt Commercial (Fran Tarkenton, 1972)

Previously on 70s Spots: British Airways (Robert Morley, 1978) & Space Shuttle (1979)

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70s Spots: British Airways (Robert Morley, 1978) & Space Shuttle (1979)

BA’s hot air service

“British Airways takes more care of you in the sky above and on the earth below.”

A pair of flight-related commercials today. First we have actor Robert Morley in one of the many spots he appeared in for British Airways. This one, featuring a hot air balloon, aired in September of 1978.

After that, a historic spot from Eaton Electronics featuring the Space Shuttle. This one aired in January 1979 and was likely produced in ’78. Take off, eh?

British Airways Commercial (Robert Morley, 1978)

Space Shuttle Commercial (Eaton, 1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Roy Rogers & Ponderosa Restaurants (1970 & ’79)

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70s Spots: Roy Rogers & Ponderosa Restaurants (1970 & ’79)

The Roy Rogers Roast Beef Sandwich – ‘ a meal all by itself’

“You won’t find better eatin’ anyplace.”

Here’s two Western-style eatery commercials. One from the start of the decade, the other, nearer the end. First it’s Roy Rogers and the restaurant chain bearing his name from November of 1970.

After that, a Ponderosa spot from January of 1979 (produced in ’78). Yee haw and such!

Roy Rogers Restaurant Commercial (1970)

Ponderosa Restaurant Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Basketball & Baseball (1978 & ’79)

More Roy Rogers at Bionic Disco: Saturday 70s Spots: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans & Jell-O (1973)

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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Basketball & Baseball (1978 & ’79)

Game on!

“Inside – a tiny, thinking computer plays like a team of pros.”

Back in March, I posted a spot for Mattel Electronics Football handheld. Here now, are two more spots in the Mattel Electronics line-up; Basketball and Baseball. The Basketball spot aired in December of 1978, the Baseball spot in July of ’79.

Mattel Electronics Basketball Commercial (1978)

Mattel Electronics Baseball Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Total & Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal (1974)

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70s Spots: Total & Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal (1974)

The Total package

“Only Total gives you both.”

Breakfast cereal time with two spots that aired in February of 1974. First, Total hauls out the trailer truck. Second, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat rolls out the whole grain.

Total Cereal Commercial (1974)

Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Commercial (1974)

Previously on 70s Spots: Cadillac De Ville & Chevy Monte Carlo (1976)

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