That’s a ‘Citron,’ not a ‘Citroën.’ (STP commercial, 1971)
“Feel the difference.”
Sunday’s Daily 70s Spot features an honest-to-goodness “lemon” of a car. Now, if we just had sugar and water vehicles we could make a lemonade truck. This commercial for STP ‘Double Power’ Gasoline Treatment was filmed in ’71 and aired on New Year’s Day, 1972.
How did they swallow aspirin tablets that large? (Bufferin commercial, 1971)
“Faster to your headache. Better for your stomach.”
After all that wine and cheese in the last few Daily 70s Spots you may need something for your head. Here’s a Bufferin Aspirin commercial with see-through mannikins. This way, you know right where the little aspirin pellets go to do their work. Spot aired in April of 1971.
Filmation’s Jason of Star Command first aired in September of 1978. The low-budget, outer space-based adventure appeared as 15-minute cliff-hanger episodes during the CBS series Tarzan and the Super 7. The following year, Jason was expanded to 30-minutes and ran as a stand-alone series.
Hawaii Five-O originally ran on CBS from September, 1968 through April of 1980. Therefore, it’s one of the quintessential 1970s shows – having aired new episodes across the entire decade.
The police drama focuses on Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, played by Jack Lord, who runs a special police task force in Honolulu, Hawaii. Episodes often ended with McGarrett’s catch phrase “Book ‘em, Danno.”
Jack Lord is Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett – the only man on the beach in suit, tie and fancy shoes. (‘Hawaii Five-O,’ 1973)
Let’s drink up our Daily 70s Spot. Here’s a humorous commercial for Crista Bella wine starring actor-comedian Sid Caesar. In the 70s, you saw Caesar in Grease and Airport 1975. Spot aired in May of 1978.
Daily 70s Spot #125: Sid Caesar for Crista Bella Wine, 1978