70s Spots: LEGO Building Blocks (1973)

House-building circa ’73

“There’s no end to LEGO.”

A pair of LEGO building blocks commercials from 1973 on display today. The first spot let’s you know sets are available for varying ages. The second spot shows off a Sunnydale Bridge “emergency.’ Dig those groovy new safety rails!

LEGO ‘Grows’ Toy Commercial (1973)

LEGO ‘Emergency!’ Toy Commercial (1973)

Previously on 70s Spots: Ford Pinto Vs. Japan (Jackie Stewart, 1977)

More LEGO at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Ad: LEGO Expert Builder Series (1979)

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70s Spots: Ford Pinto Vs. Japan (Jackie Stewart, 1977)

Pinto owns the track

“Another better idea from Ford.”

A pair of Ford commercials for you today. First, we find racing champ Sir Jackie Stewart comparing the ’78 Ford Pinto line-up to Japan’s Datsun, Toyota, and Civic. The spot aired in November of 1977.

Second, a very Seventies Ford LTD II spot from October of ’77.

Ford Pinto Vs. Japan Commercial (1977)

’78 Ford LTD ‘Stage II’ Commercial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles Cereal (Flintstones, 1974)

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70s Spots: Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles Cereal (Flintstones, 1974)

Pourin’ out the Pebbles

“Yabba dabba chocolaty doo!”

A Post cereal Flintstones double-header on the table today. These spots for Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles feature Fred, Barney, and Wilma working and gobbling up the goods in a Post cereal factory. Both commercials aired in 1974.

Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Commercial (Flintstones, 1974)

Fruity Pebbles Cereal Commercial (Flintstones, 1974)

Previously on 70s Spots: American Express (Jim Fixx) & Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ (1978 & ’79)

More Flintstones at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Spot: Flintstones Vitamins (1974)

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70s Spots: American Express (Jim Fixx) & Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ (1978 & ’79)

The Fixx in France

“Do you know me?”

Two spots today focused on the mid-to-late 70s jogging craze. First we find best-selling author, Jim Fixx (The Complete Book Of Running) ambulating across Paris. The spot aired in July of 1979.

Then, a spot from six months earlier (October ’78) for Blue Cross – Blue Shield. Pound the pavement below.

American Express Commercial (Jim Fixx, 1979)

Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Budweiser ‘Beer Talk’ (1976 & ’77)

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70s Spots: Budweiser ‘Beer Talk’ (1976 & ’77)

When it says ‘Bud,’ Bud,’ ‘Bud’ on the label, label label…

“Pour it down the middle!”

This being a summertime Friday, you may be seeking some cool refreshment. With that in mind, we have two Budweiser spots on-tap.

First, “Beer Talk” and the joy of foamy bubbles from January of 1976 (produced in ’75). Second, the Budweiser Eagle race car team from October of ’77. Narration in both commercials by Ed McMahon.

Budweiser ‘Beer Talk’ Commercial (1976)

Budweiser ‘Eagle Racer’ Commercial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: PAM Spray & Wheat Berry Bread (1978)

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70s Spots: PAM Spray & Wheat Berry Bread (1978)

In a jam? Use PAM. The spray in a can!

“Save money, calories, and time.”

Time to whip out the PAM spray and fry up a sandwich with Arnold Wheat Berry Bread.

The PAM spot aired in January ’78 (therefore, likely produced in ’77). The Arnold Wheat Berry commercial aired in November ’78. Dig in.

PAM Cooking Spray Commercial (1978)

Arnold Wheat Berry Bread Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Panasonic & Quasar TV Sets (1977)

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