Monthly Archives: February 2013

Show Toppers: The Rookies

The Rookies first hit TV screens as an ABC Movie of the Week in the spring of 1972. By September, the series proper had launched and ran until March of 1976. The Rookies focused on a group of young southern … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Pepto-Bismol commercial (1972)

“Pepto-Bismol’s good to have when somebody’s a little too quiet…” Our Daily 70s Spot on tap today features a child with an upset stomach and a caring mother with a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. This belly-coating commercial aired in August of … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Andy Kaufman’s Elvis transformation

I know we experienced A Johnny Carson Moment a mere two weeks ago but this clip was too priceless to hold onto any longer. Here’s the hilarious and bizarre Andy Kaufman (d. 1984) morphing from “Foreign Man”/Latka Gravas into an … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: RC Cola ‘Skater Girl’ (1978)

“Me and my RC.” Here’s a sunny, California-style Daily 70s Spot that will have you singing along to a tune you’d forgotten. This RC Cola commercial, featuring a pizza delivery gal on a skateboard, aired in March of 1978. Roll … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: Kelly’s Heroes

Kelly’s Heroes hit theaters in June of 1970 and ended up just making it onto the Top 20 highest-grossing films of the year list. The WWII comedy stars Clint Eastwood as the titular hero along with Donald Sutherland (Oddball), Don … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Qantas Airlines Koala Mascot (1972)

“I hate Qantas.” Here’s another Daily 70s Spot featuring a famous airline mascot. This time around we have the Qantas Airlines koala “bear” touting the virtues of the new 747B planes. The commercial aired in January, 1972. Why does the … Continue reading

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