70s Spots: Ford Granada ‘In Germany’ (1976)

Granada or Mercedes - you decide! (Ford commercial, 1976)

Granada or Mercedes – you decide!
(Ford commercial, 1976)

“The new Ford Granada came to Germany to match the quiet of its ride with a $20,000 Mercedes-Benz.”

The brave Ford Granada went to Bavaria to compare itself to Mercedes-Benz. According to this commercial from December, 1976 – it survived.
Catch it below.

Ford Granada ‘In Germany’ Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Nature Valley Granola Bars (Moosie Drier, 1976)

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70s Spots: Nature Valley Granola Bars (Moosie Drier, 1976)

Moosie Drier chowing down. (Nature Valley Granola Bars commercial, 1976)

Moosie Drier chowing down.
(Nature Valley Granola Bars commercial, 1976)

“Snack…goes granola.”

Let’s make this week a healthy one – with new, Nature Valley Granola Bars. Or rather, new for 1976. Keep your eyes peeled for ’70s child actor Moosie Drier, probably best-known for The Bob Newhart Show, and later, Kids Incorporated. The spot aired in July of 1976.

Nature Valley Granola Bars Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: ’75 General Motors Compact Cars (1974)

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70s Spots: ’75 General Motors Compact Cars (1974)

Would you buy a car from a man with an indistinct face?

Would you buy a car from a man with an indistinct face?

“There may never be a better time to move to a GM compact.”

On this lazy Sunday, we have another car commercial for you. Here we find General Motors showing off their line of upcoming compact vehicles for 1975; Chevrolet Nova, Pontiac Ventura, Oldsmobile Omega, and Buick Apollo. The spot aired on the last day of 1974.

’75 General Motors Cars Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Chevy – ‘Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie’ (1974)

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70s Spots: Chevy – ‘Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie’ (1974)

As American as apple pie. (Chevy commercial, 1974)

As American as apple pie.
(Chevy commercial, 1974)

“America – what do you love best?”

Here’s a real summertime in America treat for ya. It’s Chevy with their “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chevrolet” theme song. The commercial aired on the last day of 1974.

Chevy: ‘Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie’ Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Florigold Grapefruit (1972)

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70s Spots: Florigold Grapefruit (1972)

Now you've seen everything.

Now you’ve seen everything.

“Florida’s finest. A discriminating grapefruit.”

Here’s a mildly funny spot for Florigold Grapefruit. A wealthy fruit seeker and her servants round-up the “finest” grapefruits in the grove. The commercial aired in May of 1972.

Florigold Grapefruit Commercial, 1972

Previously on 70s Spots: Wonder Bread ‘Fresh Guys’ (1972)

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70s Spots: Wonder Bread ‘Fresh Guys’ (1972)

Don't you just wanna squeeze the heck outta these son-of-a-guns?

Don’t you just wanna squeeze the heck outta these son-of-a-guns?

“One squeeze tells you why people call us The Fresh Guys.”

Time to grab a few 70s mascots by the package and squeeze for freshness! It’s all on display in this spot for Wonder Bread from May of 1972.

I enjoyed these commercials when I was a younger human being. Anything animated with fun, cartoon voices worked for me.

Wonder Bread ‘Fresh Guys’ Commercial, 1972

Previously on 70s Spots: Kawasaki Motorcycle ‘Good Times’ (1973)

More Wonder Bread ‘Fresh Guys’ at Bionic Disco: Wonder Bread ‘The Fresh Guys’ (1974)

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