70s Spots: ’77 Ford Pinto (1976)

Check out that optional glass hatch back! (Ford Pinto commercial, 1976)

Check out that optional glass hatch back!
(Ford Pinto commercial, 1976)

“America’s best-selling small car last year is an even better idea for ’77.”

Happy Friday! Here’s a perky spot for the 1977 Ford Pinto that aired in December of 1976. Go on, ride the Pony!

’77 Ford Pinto Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Sambo’s Restaurant (1978)

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70s Spots: Sambo’s Restaurant (1978)

'Kid's hot dogs and hamburgers for .35 cents...' (Sambo's commercial, 1978)

‘Kid’s hot dogs and hamburgers for .35 cents…’
(Sambo’s commercial, 1978)

“Just what the family ordered.”

Here’s a spot for the nearly-defunct eatery, Sambo’s restaurant. At one point in the late 70s, Sambo’s had over a thousand locations. Today, there’s only one.

The best part about this July 1978 spot is the narration by Tom Bosely of Happy Days. Good one, Mr. C!

Sambo’s Restaurant Commercial, 1978

Previously on 70s Spots: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles (1979)

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70s Spots: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles (1979)

Ski-Doo says 'Go do it!'

Ski-Doo says ‘Go do it!’

“Everything you ever knew about snowmobiles is about to change forever.”

Time for some frosty snow in June in a Ski-Doo snowmobiles spot. The best part of this one is watching the male model/actor flashing his best “Blue Steel” look. The commercial aired in December of 1979.

Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Converse All Star ‘Basketball Poem’ (1975)

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70s Spots: Converse All Star ‘Basketball Poem’ (1975)

"Limousines for the feet." (Converse commercial, 1975)

“Limousines for the feet.”
(Converse commercial, 1975)

“You’re the greatest – and that’s no jive…”

Ladies and Gentlemen, we now present the B Street Five for Converse All Star basketball shoes! The commercial aired in May of 1975…and that’s no jive.

Converse All Star ‘Basketball Poem’ Commercial, 1975

Previously on 70s Spots: M&M’s Candies Man (1976)

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70s Spots: M&M’s Candies Man (1976)

The M&M's Candies Man has sorta got a thing for chocolate-covered peanuts.

The M&M’s Candies Man has sorta got a thing for chocolate-covered peanuts.

“The milk chocolate melts in your mouth…not in your hand.”

Now here’s a good one. It’s the M&M’s Candies Man singing a version of “The Candy Man” and prancing around San Francisco with a pack of kids. The spot aired in October of 1976.

M&M’s Candies Man Commercial, 1976

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #552: Magnavox TV W/ Built-In Odyssey Game (1976)

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Bionic Disco: Celebrating 5 Years Online!

Five years young!

Five years young!

Loyal visitors and 70s time-walkers – Bionic Disco is celebrating five years online today! I “soft launched” the site on May 30th, 2011 and I’m very pleased that you continue to check in and share the 1970s commercials and pop culture goodness.

To help the site grow and thrive, I’d love it if you could share your favorite Bionic Disco posts with your friends. You can find our Facebook and Twitter pages with a simple click. Also, don’t be afraid to leave friendly comments and distorted memories on posts. Hundreds of you check in here every day, but it sure is awfully quiet most of the time.

THANK YOU, Bionic pals! I do need to mention that my daily work schedule has become a bit overwhelming in the past two years, so I’m going to need to step back from daily posting here. Never fear though, there will still be regular updates and more awesome commercials on the way. Just not seven-days-a-week.

If you find yourself in need of some awesome 1970s music, I invite you to visit my newest site, CHERRY STEREO.com!

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