Tag Archives: 70s Mascot

70s Spots: Toys ‘R’ Us & Long John Silver’s (1978)

“When you think of toys – think of Toys ‘R’ Us!” We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1978 this year – so, let’s get off to a hearty start with a pair of vintage commercials. First, a good find for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Colonel Talks’ (1971)

“We’ve got another whole generation of chicken-eaters coming up…” Continuing our chicken theme, we have two commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Both spots aired on New Year’s Day 1971 (and were therefore produced in 1970). The first spot has the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hebrew National Hot Dogs & Ovaltine Hot Cocoa (1979)

“We’re Kosher…” Eating and drinking in the late 70s is our tenuous theme today. First, enjoy a classic Hebrew National hot dogs spot featuring “Uncle Sam” that ran for a good few years. After that, take in an Ovaltine Hot … 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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70s Spots: 9-Lives & Bran Chex (1977)

“Nutritious foods cats really like.” Here’s world-renowned feline, Morris the Cat, for 9-Lives cat food. This classic 70s mascot is voiced by actor, John Irwin. After the 9-Lives spot, we have the introduction of Purina’s human food, Bran Chex. Both … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Nice’n Soft With Lil’ Softy (1979)

“It’s softy-er!” 70s mascot alert! Here’s the not-creepy-at-all Lil’ Softy doing her public exhibitionism thing for Nice’n Soft bathroom and facial tissues. The spot aired in November of 1979. The actors are Susan Tolsky and Ron Masak. Nice’n Soft Commercial, … Continue reading

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