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70s Spots: Fruit Of The Loom Briefs & Playtex Bras (1978)

“Fruit makes the best pickin’s!” Today’s theme is “Underthings of 1978.” With that in mind, let’s enjoy a classic commercial for Fruit of the Loom briefs from August of ’78. You’ll recognize the fruit mascots and the “Granny” who stars … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Happy Days’/’Laverne & Shirley’ ABC Promos (1978)

“Laverne & Shirley teach a slow learner some fast moves.” Tune in for a pair of ABC promos from the fall of 1978. Catch a spot from August ’78 for the Tuesday night line-up of; Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sony Betamax Vs. RCA VHS (1978)

“It could change your whole way of life.” Here it is, folks. Today, we relive the Battle of the Century! Sony’s Betamax (Beta tape) versus RCA’s VHS recorder. Beta tape technology was superior in nearly every way so it was … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Schaefer Beer (George Kennedy, 1978 & Mario Andretti, 1979)

“When you’re having more than one.” The original Schaefer beer is pretty much gone these days. However, current owners Pabst (the company changed hands a few times) do still supply a few markets with a beer they call “Schaefer.” Below, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Clairol (Cheryl Tiegs) & Eveready (Robert Conrad) (1978)

“Why not change the things you can?” Here’s another pair of classic celebrity spots. First, Cheryl Tiegs for Clairol Clairesse hair color. The commercial aired in January of 1978 and was produced in 1977. And yes, I had a crush … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Swiss Miss & Post Raisin Bran (1978)

“Give a little yodel.” Here’s a cozy, quick meal for you. First, mix up a piping hot mug of Swiss Miss Instant Cocoa. The spot aired in January of 1978 and features the Swiss Miss mascot (voiced, I believe, by … Continue reading

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