Funshine Friday: ‘Land Of The Lost’ Season Premiere Promo (1976)

Earthquake ’76 – ‘Land of the Lost’ style

Happy Funshine Friday! Today we have an NBC promo for the third season premiere of Sid and Marty Krofft’s children’s TV series Land of the Lost.

By the time the third season of the portal-traveling series rolled around in September of ’76, Spencer Milligan, who portrayed the dad, had departed the show. He was replaced by Ron Harper, who played Uncle Jack. Wesley Eure appeared as Will Marshall throughout the series’ run and Kathy Coleman played Holly.

‘Land Of The Lost’ Season Premiere Promo (1976)

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Go!’ Show (1974) & ‘Big John, Little John’ (1976)

More Sid and Marty Krofft at Bionic Disco: Funshine Friday: ‘The Krofft Supershow’ (1976)

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70s Spots: Arrid Extra Dry & Vitalis (Pete Maravich, 1970)

No, this isn’t Pete Maravich, but I’m Loving that 1970 style!

“I don’t like to smell too pretty.”

Keeping with a 1970 theme today, we have two good grooming commercials. First up, a spot from June 1970 for Arrid Extra Dry antiperspirant. The spot shows off the hot new feature of spray-on aluminum. Gulp!

Second, a spot for Vitalis Dry Control hair spray starring basketball great “Pistol” Pete Maravich. This one aired in early January of 1971 and was almost certainly produced in 1970 as well.

Reading up on Maravich, I was saddened to learn that he died of a heart defect in 1988 at the young age of 40.

Arrid Extra Dry Commercial (1970)

Vitalis Hair Control Commercial (Pete Maravich, 1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: Listerine Mouthwash & Cold Tablets (1970)

More Vitalis at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Spot #451: Vitalis ‘Liquid’ Hair Tonic (1974)

More Arrid at Bionic Disco: Tina Louise For Arrid & Dallas Cheerleaders For Fabergé (1978)

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70s Spots: Listerine Mouthwash & Cold Tablets (1970)

Gargle and keep those colds away! (?)

“Fight back with Listerine Antiseptic.”

With winter slowly approaching it’s time for Listerine mouthwash and cold tablets. At least, according to these commercials from October of 1970, it is. You’ll love the antiseptic flavor!

Listerine Cold Tablets Commercial (1970)

Listerine ‘Winter Colds’ Commercial (1970)

Previously on 70s Spots: Busch Beer (1979)

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70s Spots: Busch Beer (1979)


“Head for the mountains.”

Two Busch Beer commercials from June of 1979 for you today. The first spot features a group of telephone linemen and the second, a road work team. The company was definitely going for a “hard-workin’ men out in the streets” feel with these.

Busch Beer ‘Linemen’ Commercial (1979)

Busch Beer ‘Road Workers’ Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: ’79 Ford Thunderbird & Granada (1978)

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Rad Ads: Gottlieb’s ‘Dragon’ Pinball Machine (1978)

Gottlieb’s ‘Dragon’ Pinball Machine (‘Cash Box’ magazine, October 28, 1978).

“Startling BEAUTY AND THE BEAST graphics.”

Get a look at this fancy, high-tech Dragon pinball machine from D. Gottlieb & Co. Arcade state-of-the-art and ready to wow players in late ’78.

Previously on Rad Ads: Florence Henderson, ‘Conversations’ Record (1970)

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Funshine Friday: ‘Go!’ Show (1974) & ‘Big John, Little John’ (1976)

It’s an ‘Emergency’! Gimmie Ringer’s Lactate! Stat! Go! etc…

“Some season! Some show! That’s Go!”

Happy Funshine Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? (Rhetorical question).

Here’s two nifty promos for NBC’s Saturday Morning Seventies programming. The Go! clip aired in September 1974 during The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue. I don’t really remember the GO! show but it looks darn good. Featured content included Emergency!, Grand Prix racing, and Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster.

The second clip shows off the premiere of Big John, Little John (starring Robbie Rist) and aired during The Great NBC Smilin’ Saturday Mornin’ Parade in September 1976.

‘Go!’ Show (NBC Kids Promo, 1974)

‘Big John, Little John’ (NBC Kids Promo, 1976)

Previously on Funshine Friday: Danny Bonaduce Sings ‘Feelin’ Groovy’ (1973)

More Big John, Little John at Bionic Disco: Show Toppers: ‘Big John, Little John’ (1976)

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