Monthly Archives: March 2016

Daily 70s Spot #477: GE Television Set (1971)

“We build every television as if we had to use it ourselves.” Today, we have a spot for General Electric and their “one-touch color tuning” television set. A bit of 1928 TV history is shown off in this one. The … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #476: Joe Namath For Hamilton Beach Butter-Up Popper (1971)

“It’s so automatic I never have to scramble around.” Here’s something of a commercial classic. At least to my 70s-addled mind. It’s football great, Joe Namath for the Hamilton Beach Butter Up Popper. The spot aired in November of 1971 … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #475: Ideal Toys: ‘Class A: Racing’ Model Cars (1971)

“No slots. No lanes. And it doesn’t need batteries or electricity.” Here’s a cool spot from Ideal for the Class A: Racing model car system. You need to make a pit stop with this set and there’s no electricity involved. … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #474: ‘NFL Strategy’ Board Game (1971)

“The brain game for serious football nuts.” Time for a new week and a fresh batch of commercials. We’ll go with a 1971 theme for the next seven days. Here’s a spot for the NFL Strategy Board Game by Tudor … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #472, 473: Safeguard & Sure (1976)

“The smallest soap in the house.” A very good lazy Sunday to everyone. We close 1976 Week with a pair of spots focused on cleanliness. First, one for Safeguard soap. Second, a commercial for Sure spray-on antiperspirant. Both spots aired … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #470, 471: Miller Lite With Wilt Chamberlain (1976)

“Everything you always wanted in a beer…and less.” Two December 1976 spots now for Lite Beer from Miller. In the first, we find basketball great, Wilt Chamberlain and another very tall human being. My first thought was, “Oh, it’s Richard … Continue reading

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