Daily 70s Spot #400, 401: Chevy Chevette & Monza (1979)

Disco rollerskatin' with the Chevy Monza, 1979

Disco rollerskatin’ with the Chevy Monza, 1979

“It hasn’t forgotten what value’s all about.”

All righty, let’s close out January and 1979 week (and hit spot #400) with two for Chevrolet.

First up, the 1980 Chevy Chevette is on display. After that, a spot for the upcoming ’80 Chevy Monza. Both commercials aired in December of 1979.

’80 Chevy Chevette Commercial, 1979

’80 Chevy Monza Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #398, 399: Electronic Mastermind & Computer Chess (1979)

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Daily 70s Spot #398, 399: Electronic Mastermind & Computer Chess (1979)

"Such mastery!" (Electronic Mastermind commercial, 1979)

“Such mastery!” (Electronic Mastermind commercial, 1979)

“I already programmed in my secret code…”

I’ve programmed in two “computerized” game commercials for us today. Firstly, one for Invicta’s Electronic Mastermind. Second, a space age spot for Fidelity Electronics’ Chess Challenger. The chess game that speaks to you!

Both commercials aired in December of 1979. Press to play.

Electronic Mastermind Game Commercial, 1979

Fidelity Electronics Chess Game Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #397: Atari ’30 Games’ (1979)

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Daily 70s Spot #397: Atari ’30 Games’ (1979)

"Over 30 games"...featuring colored blocks moving in a straight line. (Atari commercial, 1979)

“Over 30 games”…featuring colored blocks moving in a straight line. (Atari commercial, 1979)

“No other company offers you as many different video game cartridges as Atari.”

A very good Friday to you, Bionic pals! Today, we’ve got a spot for Atari showing of games like; Sky Diver, Football, and Outlaw. The commercial aired in December 1979.

Tune back in tomorrow for a double dose of electronic game spots from ’79. Bleep bleep! Blorp blorp! Awww, I went too much to the right!

Atari ’30 Games’ Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #396: Sony Betamax (1979)

More Atari at Bionic Disco: 35 years Ago This Week: Atari 2600 Console Launches

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Daily 70s Spot #396: Sony Betamax (1979)

Simulated picture by Sony Betamax, 1979

Simulated picture by Sony Betamax, 1979

“Sony. The one and only.”

And now, a spot for the Sony Betamax recorder featuring a proud father fast-forwarding through a “boring” tennis match. The commercial aired in December of 1979. It’s a shame that VHS won the popularity battle over the Betamax, as Beta offered better quality. Darn those consumers!

Sony Betamax ‘Tennis’ Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #395: Ted Danson For Michelob Beer (1979)

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Daily 70s Spot #395: Ted Danson For Michelob Beer (1979)

Cheers to good friends. (Michelob Light commercial, 1979)

Cheers to good friends. (Michelob Light commercial, 1979)

“Compare the taste to any beer you like.”

It’s December 1979 again and which celebrity do we find in today’s commercial? Why, it’s a pre-Cheers Ted Danson in a spot for Michelob Light. Ted Danson hanging out in a bar. What a novel idea!

Ted Danson Michelob Light Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #394: Bruce Jenner For Minolta Cameras (1979)

More Ted Danson at Bionic Disco: Ted Danson & Danny Glover Beer Commercials (1978 & ’79)

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Daily 70s Spot #394: Bruce Jenner For Minolta Cameras (1979)

Look out! (Bruce Jenner, Minolta commercial, 1979)

Look out! (Bruce Jenner, Minolta commercial, 1979)

“The automatic choice in automatic cameras.”

Today, we find Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner) as spokeperson for the Minolta XG-1. The spot aired in December of 1979.

In the summer of 1976, Jenner won the Olympic decathlon title at the Montreal Games, gaining the unofficial title of “World’s Greatest Athlete.”

Bruce Jenner For Minolta XG-1, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #393: ABC TV Stars ‘Still The One’ Promo (1979)

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