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70s Spots: Bonanza Restaurant With Gilligan & Barney Fife (1978)

“Discover a Bonanza!” Here’s a mighty fine spot for Bonanza restaurants featuring cameos from Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island) and Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show). Two of my childhood syndicated TV heroes in one commercial from July of 1978. We … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sambo’s Restaurant (1978)

“Just what the family ordered.” Here’s a spot for the nearly-defunct eatery, Sambo’s restaurant. At one point in the late 70s, Sambo’s had over a thousand locations. Today, there’s only one. The best part about this July 1978 spot is … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #535, 536: Miller Lite & Miller High Life (1978)

“For too long now bowlers have been left out of Lite beer commercials.” Happy lazy Sunday. Here are two commercials for Miller that ran in September of 1978. First up, former pro, Don Carter represents for bowlers in a humorous … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #533, 534: ’79 Chevy Chevette & Monza (1978)

“A lot of cars are like pizzas…” Are you having a super Saturday? I certainly hope so. To help your afternoon along, we have two spots from Chevrolet. First, the ’79 Chevy Chevette chews up “The Pizza Principle.” Second, the … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #532: Quaker State Motor Oil (Greg Evigan, 1978)

“Quaker State helps cars last.” Happy Friday the 13th, ‘Disco Dwellers! Here’s a spot for Quaker State motor oil featuring appearances by Greg Evigan (B.J and the Bear) and Burton Gilliam (Blazing Saddles). The commercial aired in January 1978 and … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #531: ’79 Lincoln Versailles (Bart Starr, 1978)

“Few cars are designed with such uniqueness…” Here’s Bart Starr, Head Coach of the Green By Packers, showing off the upcoming ’79 Lincoln Versailles. The Versailles was only produced for four years and was Lincoln’s answer to the Cadillac Seville. … Continue reading

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