Monthly Archives: July 2017

70s Spots: Natural Light Beer (Norm Crosby) & Miller High Life ‘Karate’ (1978)

“You can call me ‘Ray!’” A frosty batch of beer commercials on-tap for today. First, we find comedians Norm Crosby and Bill Saluga in one of a series of spots for Natural Light. You’ll know Saluga better as “Ray J. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Purina Puppy Chow & Cat Chow (1977)

“Chow, chow, chow!” Purina pet food time with two spots from 1977. First, we have an animated Puppy Chow commercial featuring the voice of Sterling Holloway (Winnie the Pooh). Second, dancing cats and a famous jingle in a spot for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Marathon Candy Bar (1974 & ’75)

“Lasts a good long time.” A pair of Marathon candy bar commercials from the Mars company today. First, Patrick Wayne appears as Marathon John in a pirate-themed spot from 1974. Wayne did a series of these commercials for Marathon. Second, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Chevy Nova Police Cars & Monte Carlo (1977)

“Put a little distance between yourself and the crowd.” Two Chevy commercials from November of 1977 for you today. First up, Jacksonville, Florida’s Nova police car line-up. After that, a spot for the “Third Generation” 1978 Monte Carlo. Chevy Nova … Continue reading

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70s Spots: LEGO Building Blocks (1973)

“There’s no end to LEGO.” A pair of LEGO building blocks commercials from 1973 on display today. The first spot let’s you know sets are available for varying ages. The second spot shows off a Sunnydale Bridge “emergency.’ Dig those … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Ford Pinto Vs. Japan (Jackie Stewart, 1977)

“Another better idea from Ford.” A pair of Ford commercials for you today. First, we find racing champ Sir Jackie Stewart comparing the ’78 Ford Pinto line-up to Japan’s Datsun, Toyota, and Civic. The spot aired in November of 1977. … Continue reading

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