Category Archives: 70s TV

70s Spots: Schweppes Tonic Water & Club Soda (1975 & ’79)

“Schweppes – The Tastemaker.” A pair of bubbling, sparkling Schweppes commercials for your Tuesday. First, we have a “Tastemaker” theme from June of 1975. Second, an “Extraordinary” spot from August of ’79. Mix briskly and enjoy. Schweppes ‘Tastemaker’ Commercial (1975) … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1978)

“Talking to a trash bag?” Here’s two spots featuring comedian Jonathan Winters in his long-running stint as spokesperson for Hefty trash bags. Both commercials aired in November of 1978. Being a big fan of Winters, I always enjoyed when one … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Ford Maverick (1970) & Pinto (1971)

“Why gamble? We’ve got three sure things for you.” A pair of early Seventies Ford commercials rolling into view. First, the Maverick line-up featuring The Grabber muscle car debut from September of 1970. Second, Chaffey College students in California drive … Continue reading

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70s Spots: R2-D2 ‘Save Energy’ & ‘Have A Pepsi Day!’ (1979)

“It doesn’t take much energy to save energy.” Star Wars superstar R2-D2 makes an appearance today in a March 1979 Public Service Announcement for saving energy. After that, we have an October ’79 spot featuring a kid’s baseball game and … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wonder Woman & Clash Of The Cosmic Robots Toys (1977)

“Wonder Woman hurry!” More high-energy toy commercials from 1977 today. First up, we have a spot for Mego‘s Wonder Woman line-up with the Amazonian hero, Nubia, and Major Steve Trevor dolls in action. Next, a boxing toy I had forgotten … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mego Batman Toys (1977)

“I got your signal! Let’s go!” I’ve got two excellent Mego Corporation toy commercials lined-up for you today. Both feature the Caped Crusader and aired in 1977. First, a Batman & Robin Bat Coders spot filled with action-packed walkie-talkie adventures. … Continue reading

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