‘Rubblehuff, if this package isn’t in Peoria by tomorrow. etc…’ (Federal Express commercial, 1979)
“When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.”
Our 1979 weekend continues today with another pair of mind-tickling commercials. Firstly, we have a spot from a long-running series of ads from Federal Express (pre-FedEx days) featuring a “Pass the buck” theme. This one aired in February of 1979.
After that, enjoy a look at La Pizzeria’s frozen pizza from the summer of ’79. You’ll have a hard time finding a box of La Pizzeria in your local store these days. The brand appears to be extinct.
“In the world of electronic games it’s outstanding.”
It’s 1979 this weekend! Here’s two commercials to get you in that late 70s mood.
First up, a spot for Lakeside’s Computer Perfection electronic game with a family of Coneheads Domeheads. Following that, a spot for Sunkist orange soda featuring “Good Vibrations” and a collection of swimming suits. Both commercials aired in the summer of 1979.