Monthly Archives: June 2017

70s Spots: Yankees Franks & Colonial Bacon (Billy Martin, 1978)

“The taste that takes you out to the ball game…at home.” Here’s a pair of commercials for our newly-arrived summer. New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin for Yankees Franks and Martin and Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Tyco ‘Stick-Shift Racing’ & Eveready (1973)

“The race depends on how you shift!” All righty! Let’s get to racing. Here’s a spot from November 1973 for Tyco’s Championship Stick-Shift Pro Racing model cars set. Looks like we have some early joystick technology arriving in this one. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Pabst ‘First Flight’ (1972) & Budweiser ‘Basketball’ (1973)

“First of the great Milwaukee Brewers.” Rolling out a pair of beer spots now. First up, a commercial for Pabst Blue Ribbon with a turn-of-the-century, first flight theme. This one aired in November of 1972. Second, a Budweiser backyard basketball … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hamburger Helper & Morton Lite Salt (1974)

“You can get tired of hamburger – but you’ll never get tired of Hamburger Helper.” Here’s a pair of commercials that aired in February 1974 and may have been produced a bit earlier in ’73. First, a spot for Hamburger … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ABC Promos – ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ Vegas,’ ‘Soap’ (1978)

“Late night tonight!” Two ABC promos today. The first features Soap and Police Story and aired in August of 1978. I’m not sure how these shows ended up together as Soap was an ABC program and Police Story ran on … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Incredible Edible Egg & Minute Rice (1978)

“The incredible edible egg!” You’ll remember this happy jingle from the American Egg Board. The spot stars actor James Hampton (The Longest Yard) and was produced in 1977, aired in January of 1978. After that, a commercial for Minute Rice … Continue reading

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