70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘BBQ Twang’ (1976)

Country-style couple loves Kentucky Fried Chicken BBQ-style (1976).

Country-style couple loves Kentucky Fried Chicken BBQ-style (1976).

“It gives ya some tasty twang!”

Back when KFC was still known as Kentucky Fried Chicken they fired up a newfangled barbeque-style flavor. Ooowee, it shore was twangy!

The spot below aired 40 years ago, in July of 1976.

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘BBQ Twang’ Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Long John Silver’s ‘Pirate’s Dozen’ (1977)

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70s Spots: Long John Silver’s ‘Pirate’s Dozen’ (1977)

Shull shills for Silver (1977)

Shull shills for Silver (1977)

“Bring a big appetite, but don’t bring a lot of money.”

Greetings, me hearties! The actor playing the lead pirate in this Long John Silver’s spot looks and sounds like Richard B. Shull (Holmes & Yo-Yo). If it isn’t him, he’s got a double. The commercial aired in June of 1977.

Long John Silver’s ‘Pirate’s Dozen’ Commercial, 1977

Previously on 70s Spots: Arby’s Restaurant (1977)

More Richard B. Shull at Bionic Disco: Forgotten TV: ‘Holmes & YoYo’ (1976)

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70s Spots: Arby’s Restaurant (1977)

"Lean, luscious..." (Arby's commercial, 1977)

“Lean, luscious…”
(Arby’s commercial, 1977)

“The delicious change of taste!”

Continuing the restaurant theme I seem to be following this week, here’s one for Arby’s from June of 1977. Enjoy your sammich.

Arby’s Restaurant Commercial, 1977

Previously on 70s Spots: Burger Chef (James Cromwell, 1977)

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70s Spots: Burger Chef (James Cromwell, 1977)

James Cromwell alert. (Burger Chef commercial, 1977)

James Cromwell alert.
(Burger Chef commercial, 1977)

“You get more to like at Burger Chef.”

Actor, James Cromwell (Babe) appears in this spot for Burger Chef. The commercial, featuring a child intimidated by his hamburger, aired in June of 1977.

Burger Chef Commercial with James Cromwell, 1977

Previously on 70s Spots: McDonald’s Banana Shake (1977)

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70s Spots: McDonald’s Banana Shake (1977)

Who wouldn't want this lovely banana boat? (McDonald's commercial, 1977)

Who wouldn’t want this lovely banana boat?
(McDonald’s commercial, 1977)

“We’re goin’ bananas!”

Greetings! Who remembers McDonald’s banana shakes? I thought you would! Drink up this fun spot from June of 1977 – it’s triple-thick!

McDonald’s Banana Shake Commercial, 1977

Previously on 70s Spots: Bonanza Restaurant With Gilligan & Barney Fife (1978)

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70s Spots: Bonanza Restaurant With Gilligan & Barney Fife (1978)

Don Knotts in Bonanza! (1978)

Don Knotts in Bonanza!
(1978)

“Discover a Bonanza!”

Here’s a mighty fine spot for Bonanza restaurants featuring cameos from Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island) and Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show). Two of my childhood syndicated TV heroes in one commercial from July of 1978. We have a winner, folks!

Bonanza Restaurant Commercial With Gilligan & Barney Fife, 1978

Previously on 70s Spots: Folger’s Coffee ‘Three Spoon Test’ (1974)

More Bob Denver at Bionic Disco: Funshine Friday: ‘Far Out Space Nuts’ (1975)
More Don Knotts at Bionic Disco: In celebration of Don Knotts

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