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70s Spots: Coke (‘Mean’ Joe Greene) & Pepsi ‘Disney Parks’ (1979)

“Hey, kid! Catch!” Here’s an iconic ad I’m happy to finally have on the ol’ YouTube channel. “Mean” Joe Greene for Coca-Cola. The spot aired in October of 1979, became an advertising classic and one of the best-known spots of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Chill A Cella!’ & Colony Burgundy Wine (1979)

“Chill a Cella!” Here’s a living, breathing Seventies mascot I’m pleased to bring back to your memory cortex. His name is – Aldo Cella! Behold. The commercial for Cella wine (part of a series of “Aldo” spots) aired in October … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bell System (Dolph Sweet, 1976 & Animated ’79)

“Keeping your phone system the best in the world.” Here’s two spots for Bell System telephone. In the first, from December of 1976, we find actor Dolph Sweet getting us up-to-date on the phone company’s recycling program. In the second … Continue reading

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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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