Bernie Kopell as Ludwig von Calculatus (National Semiconductor commercial, 1976)
“Sold more handheld calculators…than anybody else in America.”
Handheld calculators! The Love Boat! Bob Hope! We’ve got a mighty mix for today’s vintage spots. First in the queue, The Love Boat‘s Bernie “Doc” Kopell for National Semiconductor calculators. The spot aired in September of 1976.
After that, take in a commercial starring Bob Hope for Texaco service stations. This one aired in early January ’76 and was produced in 1975.
“The First Lady of the American stage, Helen Hayes, plays the mind-boggling, huggable, perpetual stowaway, Ada Quonsett…”
We haven’t enjoyed a good trailer in quite some time, so let’s fly right into one. Here’s the Coming Attraction for 1970’s Airport. The trailer for this early “Disaster Movie” is a long one featuring a parade of stars including; Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jacqueline Bisset and Burt Lancaster.
It’s hard to watch this clip and not think of the 1980 comedy flick Airplane! Let the smacking commence.