70s Spots: ’79 Chevy Camaro & AMC Concord (1978)

For when you could use a good hug

“The ultimate Camaro!”

A pair of car spots for you today. In pole position, a high-octane commercial for Chevy’s ’79 Z28 Camaros. In second place, we have an unexpected challenger, the AMC Concord. Both spots aired in November of 1978.

’79 Chevy Camaro Z28 Commercial (1978)

’79 AMC Concord Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Noxzema (Farrah Fawcett) & Ace Hardware (Connie Stevens, 1976)

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70s Spots: Noxzema (Farrah Fawcett) & Ace Hardware (Connie Stevens, 1976)

Noxzema’s Angel

“Great balls o’ comfort!”

A pair of celebrity sightings in our commercials today. First up, Farrah Fawcett and plenty of sexual innuendo in a spot for Noxzema shave cream. After that, Connie Stevens in a singing ‘n’ dancing spot for Ace Hardware. Both commercials aired in October of 1976.

Noxzema Commercial (Farrah Fawcett, 1976)

Ace Hardware Commercial (Connie Stevens, 1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Recipe Dog Food (Lassie, 1970) & Purina Dog Chow (1976)

More Farrah Fawcett at Bionic Disco: Who Remembers?: Farrah Fawcett Hair Care Products (1979)

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70s Spots: Recipe Dog Food (Lassie, 1970) & Purina Dog Chow (1976)

Worth coming home to…

“The balanced dinner Lassie eats.”

You’ll find some major celebrity power on display in this September 1970 Recipe dog food commercial starring Lassie. Following that, a fun spot from September 1976 for Purina Dog Chow with narration by Mason Adams.

Recipe Dog Food Commercial (Lassie, 1970)

Purina Dog Chow ‘Menagerie’ Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Toys ‘R’ Us & Long John Silver’s (1978)

More Lassie at Bionic Disco: Funshine Friday: ‘Lassie’s Rescue Rangers’ (1973)

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70s Spots: Toys ‘R’ Us & Long John Silver’s (1978)

A perfectly normal sight in the Seventies. Do not adjust your sets.

“When you think of toys – think of Toys ‘R’ Us!”

We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1978 this year – so, let’s get off to a hearty start with a pair of vintage commercials.

First, a good find for Toys “R” Us featuring the entire Giraffe family dancing across America. The spot aired in November of 1978. Second, a spot for Long John Silver’s restaurant from December of ’78.

Toys ‘R’ Us Commercial (1978)

Long John Silver’s Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Korbel Champagne (1971)

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(Holiday Repeat) Sing-A-Long: ‘Rudolph’s Shiny New Year’ – ‘Have A Happy New Year’ (1976)

Yes, another year has sped by. Therefore, as is tradition…Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have a wonderful 2018. Enjoy a Rankin/Bass holiday repeat from previous years.

Should auld Animagic be forgot... ('Have a Happy New Year,' 'Rudolph's Shiny New Year,' 1976)

Should auld Animagic be forgot… (‘Have a Happy New Year,’ ‘Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,’ 1976)

On behalf of myself and Bionic Disco, here’s wishing you a joyous and wonderful new year!

Let’s celebrate with belting out the “Have A Happy New Year” song from Rankin/Bass’ 1976 Animagic holiday special, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. The tune is sung primarily by Red Skelton. Music & lyrics by Johnny Marks. Arranged & conducted by Maury Laws.

‘Have A Happy New Year’ From ‘Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,’ 1976

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70s Spots: Korbel Champagne (1971)

Happy 2018 from your friends in 1971!

“A work of love.”

A very happy New Year’s Eve to everyone! For our last vintage commercial of the year we have something appropriate for the occasion – a spot for Korbel Champagne. This one aired in November of 1971. Pop!

Korbel Champagne Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: Pizza Hut ‘SuperStyle’ (1977 & ’78)

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