Funshine Friday: ‘Sesame Street’ End Credits (1970-71)

''Sesame Street' has been brought to you today by the letter F and by the number 11...' ('Sesame Street' end credits, 1970-71)

”Sesame Street’ has been brought to you today by the letter F and by the number 11…’ (‘Sesame Street’ end credits, 1970-71)

Hey, what do ya know! We made it to Friday. Let’s close out the week with some Sesame Street season two end credits circa 1970-1971.

In the clip, Big Bird has learned a bit of Spanish, we look over a selection of finger-paint originals and watch some kids at play. Have a great weekend and be sure and join us tomorrow for some vintage 70s commercials.

‘Sesame Street’ End Credits, 1970-71

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Spider-Woman’ Cartoon (1979)

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Brady Bunch Moments: ‘Television-itis!’ (1973)

Television-itis! Give generously now, folks... (Susan Olsen, 'The Brady Bunch,' 1973)

Television-itis! Give generously now, folks… (Susan Olsen, ‘The Brady Bunch,’ 1973)

We now join The Brady Bunch, already in motion. Cindy Brady (Susan Olsen) appears on the children’s quiz show, Question the Kids, and experiences a sever case of “Television-itis.” The quiz show host is portrayed by Edward Knight, real-life father of Christopher (Peter Brady) Knight.

Monty Marshall (Edward Knight), host of 'Question The Kids,' 1973

Monty Marshall (Edward Knight), host of ‘Question The Kids,’ 1973

The clip below originally aired on March 16, 1973 during season four of The Brady Bunch. Watch in awe!

‘The Brady Bunch: ‘Television-itis,’ 1973

Previously on Brady Bunch Moments: Bobby The Enforcer (1973)

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Rad Ads: Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup’ (1970)

Chevrolet 'Camper's Pickup.' ('Popular Mechanics' magazine, May, 1970)

Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup.’ (‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine, May, 1970)

“During a long day’s drive, what you’ll savor most is that Chevrolet ride. And sweet it is.”

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’. Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup’ originally appeared in the May, 1970 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

(Source: Popular Mechanics)

Previously on Rad Ads: ‘Join The Olivetti Girls’ (1972)

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Trailer Tuesday: Joe Don Baker In ‘The Pack’ (1977)

'The Pack' trailer title, 1977

‘The Pack’ trailer title, 1977

“Last summer they were pets. Now they are predators.”

The Pack, also known as The Long, Dark Night, is one of the many angry animal horror flicks that arrived in the blockbuster wake of Jaws. The plot follows a group of hungry, abandoned dogs who rampage across the vacation destination, Seal Island.

'The Pack' cast in a frightened state.

‘The Pack’ cast in a frightened state.

Joe Don Baker stars as the shotgun-wielding hero, Jerry. Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R.G. Armstrong and Ned Wertimer co-star. Explore the darker side of man’s best friend in the trailer below.

‘The Pack’ Theatrical Trailer, 1977

The Pack Wiki, IMDb
The Pack at Every 70s Movie

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Previously on Trailer Tuesday: Woody Allen In ‘The Front’ (1976)

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Music For Monday: Kris Kristofferson, ‘Lovin’ Her Was Easier’ (1972)

Kris Kristofferson performs on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test,' 1972.

Kris Kristofferson performs on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test,’ 1972.

Let’s take this week in a relaxed fashion and start off with something mellow. Like, for instance, Kris Kristofferson performing “Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)” on the UK’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972.

“Lovin’ Her Was Easier” (written by Kristofferson) appeared on 1971’s The Silver Tongued Devil and I L.P. and reached a high of #26 on the Billboard “Hot 100″ singles chart.

Kris Kristofferson: ‘Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again),’ Live, 1972

Previously on Music for Monday: Ringo Starr, ‘It Don’t Come Easy’ (1971)

More Kris Kristofferson on Bionic Disco: ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ promo (1977)

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Sunday 70s Spots: Wizard Air Freshener & Soft & Dri Deodorant (1979)

It's not just a delightful-smelling air freshener...it's also a kitty! (Wizard commercial, 1979)

It’s not just a delightful-smelling air freshener…it’s also a kitty! (Wizard commercial, 1979)

“The Wizard Owl and Pussycat look nice, last longer and save you money.”

Welcome back and happy Mother’s Day! Today, we’ve got another pair of 1970s TV spots. Both aired in 1979 and are kinda sorta related in that they both involve keeping things fresh.

First up, a spot for Wizard Air Freshener featuring the magnificently-molded “Owl and Pussycat” line. Secondly, you can enjoy a spot for Soft & Dri deodorant with a few nervous ladies in need of a quality antiperspirant.

Wizard Air Freshener ‘Owl & Pussycat’ Commercial, 1979

Soft & Dri Deodorant ‘Nervous’ Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Vanish & Calgon (1974)

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