Funshine Friday: The Electric Company, ‘Lick-A-Lolly’ Song (1973)

"Molly lick-a-lolly, lick lolly, lollypop!" ('The Electric Company,' 1973)

“Molly lick-a-lolly, lick lolly, lollypop!” (‘The Electric Company,’ 1973)

Happy Funshine Friday! Here’s a sing-a-long tune from The Electric Company that will stick in your head (for better or for worse).

I believe the “Lick-A-Lolly” song first aired in December of 1973. I can’t decide if this clip is a wonderful or terrible thing. I…I think I love it. Lick away!

‘The Electric Company’: ‘Lick-A-Lolly’ Song, 1973

Previously on Funshine Friday: A ‘Jabberjaw’ Moment (1976)

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Daily 70s Ad: Elton John ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ (1974)

Elton John ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.' ('Billboard' magazine, June 22, 1974)

Elton John ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.’ (‘Billboard’ magazine, June 22, 1974)


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“A single from his forthcoming album.”

Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s tune reached #2 on the US charts and #16 in the UK. Daily 70s Ad #195: Elton John ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ originally appeared in the June 22, 1974 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Bell Telephone ‘Be Choosey’ (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Bell Telephone ‘Be Choosey’ (1978)

Bell Telephone ‘Be Choosey.' ('Cincinnati' magazine, August, 1978)

Bell Telephone ‘Be Choosey.’ (‘Cincinnati’ magazine, August, 1978)


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“With Bell you have enough choices of shapes, colors and styles, so you can get a phone that’s genuinely you.”

That really is a nice mushroom lamp. Daily 70s Ad #194: Bell Telephone ‘Be Choosey’ originally appeared in the August, 1978 issue of Cincinnati magazine.

(Source: Cincinnati)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Colorburst (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Colorburst (1978)

193.	Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Colorburst. ('Ebony' magazine, July, 1978)

193. Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Colorburst. (‘Ebony’ magazine, July, 1978)


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“Bright, brilliant, bursting color by Kodak.”

Hurray for Dick Van Dyke! Still going strong at 88. He’s outlived this camera – and Kodak itself. Daily 70s Ad #193: Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Colorburst originally appeared in the July, 1978 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Volvo ‘Steel Cage’ (1974)

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Hair’ (1979)

Treat Williams is a real swinger in 'Hair,' 1979

Treat Williams is a real swinger in ‘Hair,’ 1979

The movie version of the popular stage musical Hair arrived about 10 years too late. Nevertheless, it’s a fun spectacle to watch and sing-a-long with. The 1979 film was directed by Miloš Forman and stars; Treat Williams, John Savage and Beverly D’Angelo. Enjoy the original trailer below.

‘Hair’ Official Trailer, 1979

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Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Bad News Bears’ (1976)

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Daily 70s Ad: Volvo ‘Steel Cage’ (1974)

Volvo ‘Steel Cage.' ('Texas Monthly' magazine, August, 1974)

Volvo ‘Steel Cage.’ (‘Texas Monthly’ magazine, August, 1974)


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“To protect the passengers even further, Volvo surrounds them with a steel cage.”

I drove a green 70s Volvo much like this in the late 80s. Thankfully, I never had to test its steel integrity. Daily 70s Ad #192: Volvo ‘Steel Cage’ originally appeared in the August, 1974 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

(Source: Texas Monthly)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Pink Lady ‘Kiss In The Dark’ L.P. (1979)

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