Category Archives: 70s TV

Daily 70s Spot #550, 551: Texaco ‘Rough Roads’ & ‘Oil Wells’ (1975)

“Texaco understands what rough roads can do to tires and shock absorbers…” To finish off this week of commercials, we have two for Texaco. First up, a focus on rough road conditions and other vehicle wear and tear. After that, … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #548, 549: Chevy Chevelle & Vega Wagon (1974)

“Chevrolet makes sense for America.” Here we have two commercials for Chevy touting great gas mileage and affordable pricing. First, one for the ’75 Chevelle. Second, one for the Vega Wagon. Both spots aired on the last day of 1974. … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #547: Hamilton Beach Double Mac (Joe Namath, 1976)

“Just about anything you want to cook you can cook double-quick.” This weekend, why not pull out the ol’ Hamilton Beach Double Mac and cook up something twice as fast as normal. Joe Namath thinks it’s the bee’s knees. The … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #546: Western Union Mailgram (1975)

“Mailgram. Impact of a telegram at a fraction of the cost.” Here’s an old timey spot for Western Union’s fancy schmancy Mailgram messaging service. The commercial aired in May of 1975. Kids today with their texting and internets! In my … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #545: Schick Super II ‘Tortoise & Hare’ (1973)

“Once upon a time…” Fairy tale time. Here’s a commercial for the Schick Super II razor system featuring the famed tortoise and hare. The spot aired in November of 1973. Slow and steady wins the…shave. Schick Super II ‘Tortoise & … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #544: Brut Cologne (George Blanda, 1971)

“Aftershave, after shower…after anything.” With a fresh week underway, we’ll mix things up and cover a wide range of years over the next seven days. To start us off, here’s George Blanda of the Oakland Raiders for Brut cologne. The … Continue reading

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