Monthly Archives: June 2016

70s Spots: Bakshi’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ (1979)

“Frodo lives!” Here’s a very cool spot for Ralph Bakshi’s animated version of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The film opened in November of 1978. In this commercial, we find the movie opening into wider release in … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘BBQ Twang’ (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. *Update: … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Long John Silver’s ‘Pirate’s Dozen’ (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, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Arby’s Restaurant (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)

“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 … Continue reading

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70s Spots: McDonald’s Banana Shake (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 … Continue reading

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