Category Archives: 70s TV

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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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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70s Spots: ‘Oh, God!’ (George Burns) & The Tony Awards (1977)

“I’m a big hit. Socko! Boffo!” Two entertaining spots from the entertainment industry for our Friday. First, George Burns narrates a November 1977 promo for his hit film, “Oh, God!”. Second, a May 1977 ABC promo for the Tony Awards. … Continue reading

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