Funshine Friday: ‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ (1976)

"Animals, animals, animals, animals. animals everywhere..." ('Animals, Animals, Animals' TV title, 1976)

“Animals, animals, animals, animals. animals everywhere…” (‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ TV title, 1976)

Here’s one you may not have seen in many a year, but the melody of the opening theme will come roaring back into your mind immediately after pressing play.

It’s Hal Linden starring in the Emmy Award-winning documentary TV series, Animals, Animals, Animals which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1981.

‘Animals, Animals, Animals’ TV Intro, 1976

Previously on Funshine Friday: Rankin/Bass – ‘Festival Of Family Classics’ (1973)

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Rad Ads: Frank Sinatra, ‘I Would Be In Love (Anyway)’ (1970)

Frank Sinatra, 'I Would Be In Love (Anyway).' ('Billboard' magazine, March 14, 1970)

Frank Sinatra, ‘I Would Be In Love (Anyway).’ (‘Billboard’ magazine, March 14, 1970)

“From his next album ‘Watertown.'”

It’s a “significant” single from Frank. Frank Sinatra, ‘I Would Be In Love (Anyway)’ originally appeared in the March 14, 1970 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Rad Ads: Woolrich Hiking Clothes (1975)

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Funshine Friday: Rankin/Bass – ‘Festival Of Family Classics’ (1973)

Rankin/Bass' 'Festival of Family Classics' TV title, 1973.

Rankin/Bass’ ‘Festival of Family Classics’ TV title, 1973.

A glorious Funshine Friday to you, my Bionic pals! Here’s the intro to syndicated series, Festival of Family Classics produced by Rankin/Bass.

Festival of Family Classics made its debut in September of 1972 and ran through November of 1973. The clip below featuring Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs originally aired on March 04, 1973. (Source: The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass by Rick Goldschmidt)

Rankin/Bass: ‘Festival Of Family Classics,’ 1973

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

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Rad Ads: Woolrich Hiking Clothes (1975)

Woolrich Hiking Clothes. ('Backpacker' magazine, Spring, 1975)

Woolrich Hiking Clothes. (‘Backpacker’ magazine, Spring, 1975)

“Climb into something comfortable.”

Hittin’ the trail in stylish belt and shorts combos. Woolrich Hiking Clothes originally appeared in the Spring, 1975 issue of Backpacker magazine.

(Source: Backpacker)

Previously on Rad Ads: James Brown For Falstaff Beer (1970)

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Music For Monday: Betty Wright, ‘Tonight Is The Night’ (1974)

'Tonight is the night, that you make me your woman...' (Betty Wright, 1974)

‘Tonight is the night, that you make me your woman…’ (Betty Wright, 1974)

Here’s the fantastic and underappreciated, Betty Wright performing “Tonight Is The Night” on Soul Train.

The clip originally aired in 1974, possibly ’75 and the tune first appeared on Wright’s Danger – High Voltage L.P. Now, get into it.

Betty Wright: ‘Tonight Is The Night,’ 1974

Previously on Music for Monday: Captain & Tennille, ‘Muskrat Love’ (1976)

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Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

Tom Sawyer taking 'Gratifaction,' 1973.

Tom Sawyer taking ‘Gratifaction,’ 1973.

A most pleasant Funshine Friday to all! Here’s a clip from a movie you might have watched on a lazy Sunday morning in 1973.

It’s Johnny Whitaker and friends singing “Gratifaction” from the movie Tom Sawyer.

‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie: ‘Gratifaction’ Song, 1973

Previously on Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

More Johnny Whitaker at Bionic Disco: ‘Sigmund And The Sea Monsters': Johnny Whitaker Sings ‘Lovin’ Ain’t Easy’ (1973)

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