Tag Archives: 1978

Sunday 70s Spots: Buick Turbo-Chargers & Wagons (1977)

“The wizardry of turbo-charging.” Taking it all the way back to December of 1977, we have two spots for Buick’s 1978 line-up. Firstly, a look at the “turbo-charged” Regal and LeSabre sports coupes. And following that, a commercial for the … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Eastern Airlines (1978 & ’79)

“We have to earn our wings every day.” Sunday armchair travelers! Here we have two spots for Eastern Airlines featuring company president and former astronaut, Frank Borman. The first spot, with a “people” theme, aired in the summer of 1978. … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Telly Savalas For Black Velvet Whisky (1978)

“Feel the Velvet, baby.” A smooth classic. Telly Savalas For Black Velvet Whisky originally appeared in the September 1978 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. (Source: Popular Mechanics) Previously on Rad Ads: Peter Ustinov For Gallo Wine (1975)

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Funshine Friday: Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Dinky Dog’ (1978)

Today, we’ve got the intro to a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that I must admit I’m barely familiar with. Dinky Dog originally aired as segments on The All-New Popeye Hour in 1978. The show featured a giant sheep dog (voiced by Frank … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Plymouth Horizon (1978)

“Fine little car.” She’s French, you know. Plymouth Horizon originally appeared in the September 1978 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. (Source: Popular Mechanics) Previously on Rad Ads: The Dry Look By Gillette (1978)

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Funshine Friday: Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Jana Of The Jungle’ (1978)

Hanna-Barbera’s Tarzan-influenced, Jana of the Jungle, made its debut in September of 1978. The animated series originally aired on NBC (as part of The Godzilla Power Hour), running for 13 episodes. B.J. Ward, stars as Jana, who searches the South … Continue reading

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