Tag Archives: 1978

70s Spots: American Express & Visa (Karl Malden, 1978 & ’77)

“Don’t leave home without them.” It’s a plastic fantastic Monday with two credit card commercials on display. First, we have a spot from November 1978 for American Express Travlers Cheques. Karl (The Streets of San Francisco) Malden, long-standing spokesperson for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mr. Tax & H&R Block (1978)

“What they know can save you dough.” It’s that time of year – so let’s fire up a pair of commercials from the spring of 1978 related to doing your taxes. First, a spot for Mr.Tax featuring some animated segments. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Tina Louise For Arrid & Dallas Cheerleaders For Fabergé (1978)

“I told two friends…and so on. And so on…” Greetings, Bionic friends. Here’s Tina Louise (aka Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island) for Arrid Extra Dry. The commercial aired in January 1978 (produced in ’77). After that, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Reynolds Wrap & Behold Polish (1978)

“The Best Wrap Around.” Two spots for the household today. First, a commercial for Reynolds Wrap starring Marilyn Saunders. After that, one for Behold furniture polish. Both spots aired in January of 1978 (and were likely produced in ’77). Reynolds … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Revlon Shampoo & Maybelline Nail Polish (1978)

“The more you do to your hair – the more you need Flex.” Let’s pull ourselves together with a good grooming theme today. Here’s a commercial for Revlon’s Flex shampoo from August 1978. After that, a February ’78 spot for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Schaper Super Jock & Ideal Toys Race Cars (1978)

“You can pretend to be a pro!” A pair of quality toy commercials incoming today. First, enjoy a spot for Schaper’s Super Jock Football, Baseball, and Basketball. After that, check out Ideal’s Total Control Racing sets. Both commercials aired in … Continue reading

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