Monthly Archives: August 2017

70s Spots: Clint Eastwood & Scripto Easy Roller (1978)

“Watch out! Clint Eastwood is headed your way!” Here’s a TV spot advertising the original release of Clint Eastwood’s Every Which Way But Loose. The promo aired on Christmas Day, 1978. After that, a Star Wars-influenced sci fi comedy commercial … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Pink Panther Flakes Cereal (1971 & ’72)

“Tickle me pink!” A pair of perfectly precious Post Pink Panther Flakes cereal spots today. I’m fairly certain these animated commercials were produced by DePatie-Freleng studios. The copyright marks are 1971 and 1972 (or both possibly circa ’72). Pour yourselves … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Kellogg’s Special K Cereal & Feen-A-Mint Gum (1970)

“America’s favorite high-protein cereal.” Two chewable commercials now. First up, a spot for Kellogg’s Special K cereal. This one aired on New Year’s Day, 1971 (produced in 1970 natch’.) After that, a spot from May 1970 for Feen-a-mint laxative gum … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bell System (Dolph Sweet, 1976 & Animated ’79)

“Keeping your phone system the best in the world.” Here’s two spots for Bell System telephone. In the first, from December of 1976, we find actor Dolph Sweet getting us up-to-date on the phone company’s recycling program. In the second … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wisk, ‘Ring Around The Collar!’ (1971)

“Squwak! Ring around the collar!” Grooming and cleaning are the order of the day. First, we have a 1971 spot for Wisk featuring the product’s famous “collar” tagline and a feisty parrot. After that, a commercial for Gillette’s The Dry … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘All My Children,’ ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ & ‘Operation Petticoat’ (1978)

“Love in the afternoon…” Going back 39 years to August of 1978, we have a few ABC TV promos on display. First up, a spot for daytime soaps Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. You’ll find Susan Lucci as Erica … Continue reading

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