Tag Archives: 1971

70s Spots: Animated Sunoco & Mobil Gasoline (1971)

“Let us quest for the World’s Highest Octane Gasoline!” If you like your gasoline commercials animated, you’ll love today’s pair. First, we find Don Quixote and Sancho Panza searching out a Sunoco station. Next, a singing “Rocker Arm Assembly” sells … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Magnavox & Zenith TVs (Lloyd Bridges, 1971)

“Magnavox gives you more.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy Funshine Friday! Don’t adjust your set – that is indeed Lloyd Bridges extolling the virtues of Magnavox television. After Mr. Bridges, you’ll find a colorful spot for Zenith sets. Both … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Lobo, ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’ (1971)

Music for Monday, Monday, Monday! Time to leap over to Cherry Stereo and discover which seventies song is basking in the limelight. Hey, groovy! It’s Lobo singing “Me And You And A Dog Named Boo” on European TV in 1971. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Esso Gasoline ‘Toys & Animation’ (1971)

“Esso is doing more.” Two commercials for Esso HTA gasoline today featuring toy cars and a focus on the “hesitation” theory. The first spot aired in November 1971. The second aired a bit earlier in August of ’71. Esso ‘Toy … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hertz Rent-A-Car (Don Adams, 1971)

“Ever wondered why everybody doesn’t offer 32 different kinds of cars?” Two spots today for Hertz Rent-a-Car. First up, we find Don Adams (Get Smart) as a Hertz valet. John Erwin provides the voice heard over the loudspeaker. The commercial … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Swiss Colony Chianti (1970) & Champale Malt Liquor (1971)

“Pass it around.” Let’s go with a drinking theme today. First, a commercial for Italian Swiss Colony Chianti featuring a posse of boozing friends on the beach. The spot aired in September of 1970. Wine and cheesy! After that, a … Continue reading

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