Category Archives: 70s TV

Saturday 70s Spots: Pat Morita & Jamie Farr For Dodge (1975)

“Hey, Charger!” Commercial time for a holiday weekend! It’s 1975 (just because) and we’ll start things off with two spots for Dodge Charger. First up, we find Pat Morita (not yet co-starring in Happy Days) making an appearance. After that, … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ – ‘Fireworks’ (1976)

Happy Friday and happy 4th of July tomorrow! Have a safe and fun holiday. Here’s an episode of Schoolhouse Rock entitled, “Fireworks.” The segment originally ran in July of 1976. Schoolhouse Rock: ‘Fireworks,’ 1976 Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘The Most … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Federal Express & La Pizzeria (1979)

“When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” Our 1979 weekend continues today with another pair of mind-tickling commercials. Firstly, we have a spot from a long-running series of ads from Federal Express (pre-FedEx days) featuring a “Pass the … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Computer Perfection & Sunkist (1979)

“In the world of electronic games it’s outstanding.” It’s 1979 this weekend! Here’s two commercials to get you in that late 70s mood. First up, a spot for Lakeside’s Computer Perfection electronic game with a family of Coneheads Domeheads. Following … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Ed McMahon For Ford (1976 & ’79)

“A Ford deal may be your best deal.” On this Father’s Day, let’s view a pair of celebrity-hosted spots for Ford. Firstly, Notre Dame coach, Ara Parseghian (and his wife, Katie) extoll the virtues of Ford wagons in February, 1976. … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Formula 409 (1973 & ’74)

“Just spray and wipe.” Today, in Commercialville, we have a pair of spots for Formula 409 spray cleaner. Firstly, a strange spot featuring Home Economic students turning into giant thumbs. After that, one with a toy train set and a … Continue reading

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