Tag Archives: 70s Spots

Sunday 70s Spots: Federal Express & La Pizzeria (1979)

“When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” Our 1979 weekend continues today with another pair of mind-tickling commercials. Firstly, we have a spot from a long-running series of ads from Federal Express (pre-FedEx days) featuring a “Pass the … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Computer Perfection & Sunkist (1979)

“In the world of electronic games it’s outstanding.” It’s 1979 this weekend! Here’s two commercials to get you in that late 70s mood. First up, a spot for Lakeside’s Computer Perfection electronic game with a family of Coneheads Domeheads. Following … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Ed McMahon For Ford (1976 & ’79)

“A Ford deal may be your best deal.” On this Father’s Day, let’s view a pair of celebrity-hosted spots for Ford. Firstly, Notre Dame coach, Ara Parseghian (and his wife, Katie) extoll the virtues of Ford wagons in February, 1976. … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Formula 409 (1973 & ’74)

“Just spray and wipe.” Today, in Commercialville, we have a pair of spots for Formula 409 spray cleaner. Firstly, a strange spot featuring Home Economic students turning into giant thumbs. After that, one with a toy train set and a … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Joe Frazier & Ray Bolger (1978)

“Everything you always wanted in a beer. And less.” Happy Sunday! Let’s continue with our weekend celebrity commercial theme. Together again, for the very first time, we have the strange pairing of boxer, Joe Frazier and actor, Ray Bolger. First, … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Rosemary Clooney & Meredith Baxter Birney (1979)

“Good skin starts with Noxzema-every day.” Commercial time. Here’s a pair of celebrity-fronted spots from September, 1979. First up, we have Meredith Baxter Birney (now, sans “Birney”) for Noxzema skin cream. Afterward, you can spy a spot for Coronet starring … Continue reading

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