70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ (1977)

Singing’ for The Colonel

“I like my chicken finger lickin’ good!”

Here’s two spots for Kentucky Fried Chicken from 1977. A “Family Picnic Pack” (with table cloth included) from June of 1977. Then a “Finger Lickin'” testimonial spot from November ’77.

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Picnic’ Commercial (1977)

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Finger Lickin’ Commercial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Wendy’s (Animated) & Hungry Bull Restaurants (1976)

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Music For Monday: Cheap Trick, ‘Surrender’ (Live ’78)

Cheap Trick rolling out a number.

Music for Monday is here! Time to jettison ourselves over to Cherry Stereo and open our ears to the finest seventies tunes.

Well, all right! It’s Cheap Trick performing “Surrender” live on The Midnight Special in 1978. A rocking teenage anthem if ever you’ve heard one. Have a look & listen!

Previously on Music for Monday: Lobo, ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’ (1971)

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70s Spots: Wendy’s (Animated) & Hungry Bull Restaurants (1976)

Wendy Thomas and the Huggable Hamburgers!
(Have I ever mentioned I’m a vegetarian?)

“Where quality is our recipe.”

A pair of chewable commercials today from 1976. First, an animated spot for a Wendy’s restaurant Grand Opening in Ohio. This’un aired in September of ’76.

Second, a commercial for the Hungry Bull restaurant from the Atlanta, Georgia area. This’un aired in January 1976 (so it’s likely a 1975 creation). Eat up!

Wendy’s Restaurant Animated Commercial (1976)

Hungry Bull Restaurant Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: ’74 Ford Torinos (Hugh Downs, 1973)

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70s Spots: ’74 Ford Torinos (Hugh Downs, 1973)

Hollywood Blvd. cruising circa 1973.

“The closer you look – they better we look.”

Two spots for the Ford Torino Brougham now. First, Hugh Downs (still going strong at the age of 96 by the way) drives a carpool around Hollywood, CA.

Second, a young man takes “Cleopatra” on a date in his special “chariot.” Both spots aired in December of 1973.

Ford Torino ‘Hollywood’ Commercial (Hugh Downs, 1973)

’74 Ford Torino ‘Cleopatra’ Commercial (1973)

Previously on 70s Spots: ‘Owen Marshall’ & ‘The Crooked Hearts’ ABC Promos (1972)

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70s Spots: ‘Owen Marshall’ & ‘The Crooked Hearts’ ABC Promos (1972)

Bionic Lawyer, Lee Majors

“Thursday nights – here on ABC.”

A pair of ABC TV promos from November of 1972 for you today. First up, Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law starring Arthur Hill and Lee Majors. Majors eventually left the series to focus on his new hit, The Six Million Dollar Man. His replacement on Marshall? David Soul.

In second position, a spot for the Wednesday Movie of the Week, The Crooked Hearts, starring Rosalind Russell, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Ross Martin. This was to be Russell’s last film. She passed away in 1976.

‘Owen Marshall’ ABC Series Promo (1972)

‘The Crooked Hearts’ ABC Movie Promo (1972)

Previously on 70s Spots: Magnavox & Zenith TVs (Lloyd Bridges, 1971)

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70s Spots: Magnavox & Zenith TVs (Lloyd Bridges, 1971)

Lloyd Bridges picked a bad day to give up watching TV.

“Magnavox gives you more.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy Funshine Friday! Don’t adjust your set – that is indeed Lloyd Bridges extolling the virtues of Magnavox television.

After Mr. Bridges, you’ll find a colorful spot for Zenith sets. Both commercials aired in December of 1971.

Lloyd Bridges For Magnavox TVs (1971)

Zenith Chromacolor TV Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: Colt 45 ‘Dirt Drop’ & Schlitz ‘Ship Captain’ (1973)

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