Tag Archives: 1979

70s Spots: American Express (Jim Fixx) & Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ (1978 & ’79)

“Do you know me?” Two spots today focused on the mid-to-late 70s jogging craze. First we find best-selling author, Jim Fixx (The Complete Book Of Running) ambulating across Paris. The spot aired in July of 1979. Then, a spot from … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ’79 & ’80 Volkswagen Rabbit (1979)

“Volkswagen does it again!” Visiting the last year of the decade today with a pair of 1979 Volkswagen spots. First, a commercial for the Rabbit Diesel from January ’79 featuring everyone’s favorite – a Washington politician. After that, a Parisian-flavored … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Mork & Mindy’ & ‘The White Shadow’ (1979)

“Sunday is Double-Mork Day.” Two TV promos from November 1979 for you today. First, an ABC spot for a two-part episode of Mork & Mindy, followed by the Sunday Movie, Love for Rent. Second, one from CBS containing a pair … Continue reading

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70s Spots: McDonald’s ‘Summer Song’ & ‘Seahawks’ (1979)

“Nobody can do it like McDonald’s can.” Another summer-related spot today. This one from McDonald’s features a swimming theme and aired in July of 1979. After that, another McDonald’s spot, from November of ’79, showing off Seattle Seahawks drinking glasses. … 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: British Airways (Robert Morley, 1978) & Space Shuttle (1979)

“British Airways takes more care of you in the sky above and on the earth below.” A pair of flight-related commercials today. First we have actor Robert Morley in one of the many spots he appeared in for British Airways. … Continue reading

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