70s Spots: Alpo Dog Food (Lorne Greene) & Meow Mix (1976)

Famed dog food spokesperson Lorne Greene

“He’s 15. That’s 105 for you and me.”

A pair of commercials for the Seventies pets in your life. Firstly, father figure, Lorne Greene (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica) in a spot featuring one of his many appearances for Alpo dog food.

Second, a cute, nonsensical spot for Meow Mix cat food. Bot commercials aired in 1976.

Alpo Dog Food Commercial (Lorne Greene, 1976)

Meow Mix Cat Food Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Wonder Bread & Sunbeam Bread (1970)

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70s Spots: Wonder Bread & Sunbeam Bread (1970)

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

“Helps build strong bodies 12 ways.”

Here’s a pair of commercials from 1970 you may want to toast and nibble. First, we have one from September ’70 for Wonder Bread. Looks like they’re going on about “The Wonder Years” 18 years prior to the TV series.

After that, a spot for Sunbeam Bread from October ’70. Not sure why a “no holes” in the bread policy is so utterly amazing, but it seems to be worth a hole in the ad budget here.

Wonder Bread ‘Wonder Years’ Commercial (1970)

Sunbeam Bread ‘No Holes!’ Commercial (1970)

Previously on 70s Spots: ‘Chill A Cella!’ & Colony Burgundy Wine (1979)

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70s Spots: ‘Chill A Cella!’ & Colony Burgundy Wine (1979)

The magnificent Aldo Cella

“Chill a Cella!”

Here’s a living, breathing Seventies mascot I’m pleased to bring back to your memory cortex. His name is – Aldo Cella! Behold. The commercial for Cella wine (part of a series of “Aldo” spots) aired in October of 1979.

After that, another chilled wine spot. This one for Colony Burgundy aired in July of ’79. Two lil’ drinkie-poos just for you.

‘Chill A Cella!’ Wine Commercial (1979)

Colony Chilled Burgundy Wine Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Fritos Corn Chips & C&H Sugar (1976)

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70s Spots: Fritos Corn Chips & C&H Sugar (1976)

‘Truly good’

“I’ll munch to that.”

Two 1976 commercials today from ad campaigns you may remember. First, a spot for Fritos Brand Corn Chips with a “munchy” theme.

Second, a spot for C&H Pure Cane Sugar with a sing-a-long jingle. Let’s hear you belt it out!

Fritos Corn Chips Commercial (1976)

C&H Pure Cane Sugar Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Mattel Race Cars (1971) & Skittle Tac-Toe (1972)

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70s Spots: Mattel Race Cars (1971) & Skittle Tac-Toe (1972)

Only 59 cents – sealed, in the box!

“What would you trade for a new ’71 Superfast?!”

Let’s get in the game with two toy commercials from the early part of the decade. First up, a spot from 1971 for Mattel’s Matchbox Superfast race cars.

Following that, a spot starring Don Adams for Aurora’s Skittle Tac-Toe. This one aired in October of 1972.

Mattel Superfast Toy Race Cars Commercial (1971)

Skittle Tac-Toe Toy Commercial (Don Adams, 1972)

Previously on 70s Spots: 7-Up ‘Undo It’ & Coca-Cola (1978)

More Mattel at Bionic Disco: 70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Basketball & Baseball (1978 & ’79)

More Don Adams & Skittle at Bionic Disco: 70s Spots: Skittle Tennis Game (Don Adams, 1971)

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70s Spots: 7-Up ‘Undo It’ & Coca-Cola (1978)

The obligatory ‘chug-a-lug’ shot

“The only way to do it – is undo it!”

A pair of consumable commercials are available today. First, we have a spot for 7-Up featuring a caterer and a construction site.

Second, a Coca-Cola spot featuring a first love theme. Both commercials aired in April of 1978.

7-Up ‘Undo It’ Commercial (1978)

Coca-Cola ‘Young Love’ Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Fotomat (Animated) & Kinney Shoes (Ken Berry, 1976)

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