Author Archives: David Moore

70s Spots: Hertz Rent-A-Car (Don Adams, 1971)

“Ever wondered why everybody doesn’t offer 32 different kinds of cars?” Two spots today for Hertz Rent-a-Car. First up, we find Don Adams (Get Smart) as a Hertz valet. John Erwin provides the voice heard over the loudspeaker. The commercial … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Band-Aid & Clean ‘N Treat Pads (1970)

“It’s the best protection you’ve got.” Today, we’re cleaning up cuts and scrapes at the top of the decade. First, the folks at Band-Aid take us all the way back to the year 1526 in this extremely retro spot. The … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Bay City Rollers, ‘Rock And Roll Love Letter’ (1976)

Jukebox junkies – it’s Music for Monday time! Let’s head over to Cherry Stereo and see what fine seventies disc is currently spinning. Today, it’s another group of Scottish heroes, the Bay City Rollers, performing “Rock And Roll Love Letter” … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Fruit Of The Loom Briefs & Playtex Bras (1978)

“Fruit makes the best pickin’s!” Today’s theme is “Underthings of 1978.” With that in mind, let’s enjoy a classic commercial for Fruit of the Loom briefs from August of ’78. You’ll recognize the fruit mascots and the “Granny” who stars … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hebrew National Hot Dogs & Ovaltine Hot Cocoa (1979)

“We’re Kosher…” Eating and drinking in the late 70s is our tenuous theme today. First, enjoy a classic Hebrew National hot dogs spot featuring “Uncle Sam” that ran for a good few years. After that, take in an Ovaltine Hot … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Swiss Colony Chianti (1970) & Champale Malt Liquor (1971)

“Pass it around.” Let’s go with a drinking theme today. First, a commercial for Italian Swiss Colony Chianti featuring a posse of boozing friends on the beach. The spot aired in September of 1970. Wine and cheesy! After that, a … Continue reading

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