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70s Spots: Yankees Franks & Colonial Bacon (Billy Martin, 1978)

“The taste that takes you out to the ball game…at home.” Here’s a pair of commercials for our newly-arrived summer. New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin for Yankees Franks and Martin and Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ABC Promos – ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ Vegas,’ ‘Soap’ (1978)

“Late night tonight!” Two ABC promos today. The first features Soap and Police Story and aired in August of 1978. I’m not sure how these shows ended up together as Soap was an ABC program and Police Story ran on … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Incredible Edible Egg & Minute Rice (1978)

“The incredible edible egg!” You’ll remember this happy jingle from the American Egg Board. The spot stars actor James Hampton (The Longest Yard) and was produced in 1977, aired in January of 1978. After that, a commercial for Minute Rice … Continue reading

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70s Spots: SunSensor Sunglasses & Timex Watches (1978)

“Lenses that change.” Seventies fashion time with two spots from 1978. First up, a commercial for SunSensor sunglasses with a humorous touch. The spot aired in February of ’78. Second, a commercial for Timex digital watches with spokesperson Jim McKay … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Burger King And I’ (1978 & ’79)

“Who’s got that flame-broiled burger and it’s never fried?!” All right, ‘Disco shimmy shakers – here’s two spots for Burger King featuring the “Burger King And I” jingle-song-thingy. First, a commercial from September 1978 with a group of Girl Scouts. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Have A Pepsi Day’ (1978)

“Have a Pepsi day!” We’re opening two bottles of pop on this fine afternoon. Both of the Pepsi commercials on display here aired in September of 1978. The first features a family birthday party, the second, a catamaran sailing outing. … Continue reading

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