Happy Funshine Friday! Today we have an NBC promo for the third season premiere of Sid and Marty Krofft’s children’s TV series Land of the Lost.
By the time the third season of the portal-traveling series rolled around in September of ’76, Spencer Milligan, who portrayed the dad, had departed the show. He was replaced by Ron Harper, who played Uncle Jack. Wesley Eure appeared as Will Marshall throughout the series’ run and Kathy Coleman played Holly.
No, this isn’t Pete Maravich, but I’m Loving that 1970 style!
“I don’t like to smell too pretty.”
Keeping with a 1970 theme today, we have two good grooming commercials. First up, a spot from June 1970 for Arrid Extra Dry antiperspirant. The spot shows off the hot new feature of spray-on aluminum. Gulp!
Second, a spot for Vitalis Dry Control hair spray starring basketball great “Pistol” Pete Maravich. This one aired in early January of 1971 and was almost certainly produced in 1970 as well.
Reading up on Maravich, I was saddened to learn that he died of a heart defect in 1988 at the young age of 40.
Arrid Extra Dry Commercial (1970)
Vitalis Hair Control Commercial (Pete Maravich, 1971)
Two Busch Beer commercials from June of 1979 for you today. The first spot features a group of telephone linemen and the second, a road work team. The company was definitely going for a “hard-workin’ men out in the streets” feel with these.
It’s an ‘Emergency’! Gimmie Ringer’s Lactate! Stat! Go! etc…
“Some season! Some show! That’s Go!”
Happy Funshine Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? (Rhetorical question).
Here’s two nifty promos for NBC’s Saturday Morning Seventies programming. The Go! clip aired in September 1974 during The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue. I don’t really remember the GO! show but it looks darn good. Featured content included Emergency!, Grand Prix racing, and Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster.