Daily 70s Spot #545: Schick Super II ‘Tortoise & Hare’ (1973)

Forgotten mascots of the 1970s - the Schick Tortoise (1973).

Forgotten mascots of the 1970s – the Schick Tortoise (1973).

“Once upon a time…”

Fairy tale time. Here’s a commercial for the Schick Super II razor system featuring the famed tortoise and hare. The spot aired in November of 1973. Slow and steady wins the…shave.

Schick Super II ‘Tortoise & Hare’ Commercial, 1973

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #544: Brut Cologne (George Blanda, 1971)

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Daily 70s Spot #544: Brut Cologne (George Blanda, 1971)

43 year old football star, George Blanda for Brut (1971)

43 year old football star, George Blanda for Brut (1971)

“Aftershave, after shower…after anything.”

With a fresh week underway, we’ll mix things up and cover a wide range of years over the next seven days. To start us off, here’s George Blanda of the Oakland Raiders for Brut cologne. The spot aired in November of 1971.

Brut Cologne Commercial, George Blanda, 1971

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #542, 543: Boeing Jetliner Vacations (1976)

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Daily 70s Spot #542, 543: Boeing Jetliner Vacations (1976)

Get snorkeling with Boeing (1976).

Get snorkeling with Boeing (1976).

“Getting people together.”

We’ll finish off 1976 Week with two humorous spots from Boeing. In the first commercial, romantic hideaways are encouraged. In the second, flying to warm, blue waters is encouraged…on a Boeing Jetliner, of course.

Boeing Jetliner ‘Romance’ Commercial, 1976

Boeing Jetliner ‘Blue Water’ Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #540, 541: Ford Mustang II Cobra & Maverick (1976)

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Daily 70s Spot #540, 541: Ford Mustang II Cobra & Maverick (1976)

Here come the Cobras! (Ford Mustang commercial, 1976)

Here come the Cobras!
(Ford Mustang commercial, 1976)

“The sweet handling Mustang II Cobras!”

Today, we have two Ford commercials in the retro showroom. First, a cool burner for the Mustang II Cobra. After that, a fun comparison featuring the Ford Maverick and the Plymouth Volaré. Both spots aired in December of 1976.

Ford Mustang II Cobra Commercial, 1976

Ford Maverick Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #539: ‘Family’ ABC Promo (1976)

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Daily 70s Spot #539: ‘Family’ ABC Promo (1976)

Sada Thompson faces another stressful situation in 'Family' (1976).

Sada Thompson faces another stressful situation in ‘Family’ (1976).

“Drunks need booze and I’m all out…”

A very wonderful Friday to you, Bionic Crew! Here’s a promo for ABC’s drama series, Family.

Somehow, throughout all of these years on the site, I’ve neglected to mention that I had a huge crush on Kristy McNichol when I was a kid. Yep, sure did.

The promo below aired in December of 1976. Unfortunately, dreamy Kristy doesn’t appear in the clip, but it’s a good one anyway. Enjoy!

‘Family’ ABC Promo, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #538: Shower Massage By Water Pik (1976)

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Daily 70s Spot #538: Shower Massage By Water Pik (1976)

Isn't that America's favorite? The Shower Massage by Water Pik?

Isn’t that America’s favorite? The Shower Massage by Water Pik?

“America’s favorite.”

Well, folks, my busy schedule got the better of me and I missed a post or two. Let me try and get 1976 Week back on track.

Here’s a commercial for The Shower Massage by Water Pik. The spot aired in December of 1976. End narration is by Michael Bell.

Shower Massage Water Pik Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #537: Sears ‘Where America Shops’ (1976)

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