70s Spots: John Goodman For Mennen & Jane Curtin For Hoover (1979)

‘Thanks, I needed that!’

“Skin Bracer hits you just right.”

A double-whammy of celebrity goodness for you on this Easter Sunday. First, we find a very young and slim John Goodman for Mennen Skin Bracer. The spot aired in July of 1979.

Second, Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live) appears in an August 1979 commercial for Hoover portable washer and dryers. Just a gut feeling here, but I’m thinking this commercial may have been produced a few years earlier (possibly ’74 or ’75) before Curtin found fame on SNL.

John Goodman For Mennen After Shave (1979)

Jane Curtin For Hoover Washer (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Mr. Tax & H&R Block (1978)

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70s Spots: Mr. Tax & H&R Block (1978)

Tax time = fun time!

“What they know can save you dough.”

It’s that time of year – so let’s fire up a pair of commercials from the spring of 1978 related to doing your taxes. First, a spot for Mr.Tax featuring some animated segments.

After that, actor James Hampton (The Longest Yard) stars in a spot for H&R Block. Company president, Henry Bloch makes a cameo appearance at the end.

Mr. Tax Animated Commercial (1978)

H&R Block Commercial (James Hampton, 1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Chocks (Bugs Bunny, 1974) & Rexall Vitamins (1975)

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70s Spots: Chocks (Bugs Bunny, 1974) & Rexall Vitamins (1975)

Chock full o’ vitamins

“I like Chocks…and you, Mom.”

Two commercial supplements for you to down today. Firstly, one for Chocks Bugs Bunny vitamins that aired in February of 1974.

Second, a spot for Rexall drug store vitamins. This one aired in January of 1975. In Los Angeles, we had a large Rexall drug store across the street from Beverly Park (the local children’s amusement park) for a few decades there. I’d often visit the Rexall for candy to stuff my little face, or to spend some quality time ogling the toys on display.

Chocks Vitamins Commercial (Bugs Bunny, 1974)

Rexall Vitamins Commercial (1975)

Previously on 70s Spots: James Coburn For Schlitz Light (1977)

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70s Spots: James Coburn For Schlitz Light (1977)

Get that man a refill. Quick!

“The only Light beer with Gusto.”

Actor James Coburn donned Western finery for a series of Schlitz Light beer commercials in the late seventies. I’m pleased to present a pair of these spots for you today from October and November of 1977.

Schlitz Light ‘Cowboy’ Commercial (James Coburn, 1977)

Schlitz Light ‘Sailor’ Commercial (James Coburn, 1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Burger King With Maureen McCormick & Rosey Grier (1978)

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Music For Monday: Buzzcocks, ‘Everybody’s Happy Nowadays’ (1979)

I know it’s OK, OK

Music for Monday time! Let’s scurry on over to Cherry Stereo and experience another high quality seventies song.

Today, it’s punky-pop masterminds, Buzzcocks, performing “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays'” on European TV in 1979. Pogoing optional. Have a look & listen!

Previously on Music for Monday: Smokey Robinson, ‘Cruisin” (1979)

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70s Spots: Burger King With Maureen McCormick & Rosey Grier (1978)

Three burgers for the gentle giant, Mr. Rosey Grier

“That’s MY way.”

Here’s a good find. A spot for Burger King starring Rosey Grier (NY Giants, LA Rams) and Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch). You’ll also find Chris Beaumont (who made a few Brady Bunch guest appearances) co-starring. The spot aired in January of 1976 and was produced in 1975.

Our second spot features White Lily Muffin Mix and also aired in Jan ’76 – produced in ’75.

Burger King Commercial (Maureen McCormick & Rosey Grier, 1976)

White Lily Muffin Mix Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Tina Louise For Arrid & Dallas Cheerleaders For Fabergé (1978)

More Rosey Grier at Bionic Disco: 70s Spots: Miller Lite (Rosey Grier, 1976)

More Maureen McCormick at Bionic Disco: Funshine Friday: ‘The Brady Kids’ (Animated, 1972)

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