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70s Spots: R2-D2 ‘Save Energy’ & ‘Have A Pepsi Day!’ (1979)

“It doesn’t take much energy to save energy.” Star Wars superstar R2-D2 makes an appearance today in a March 1979 Public Service Announcement for saving energy. After that, we have an October ’79 spot featuring a kid’s baseball game and … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Swanson Hungry-Man (LA Dodgers) & Brown ‘N Serve Sausage (1978)

“The second helping of meat is already in.” Back to our regularly-scheduled commercials today. First up, a spot I particularly like as it features my hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, for Swanson Hungry-Man TV dinners. Second, a spot for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Enjoli Perfume & Aqua Velva After Shave (Pete Rose, 1979)

“I can bring home the bacon. Fry it up in a pan.” Today, we have two scented campaigns you’ll likely remember. First, we have a classic commercial for Enjoli Perfume from November of 1979. This series of spots featured a … Continue reading

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70s Baseball: In Praise Of ‘Ugly’ Uniforms

Todd Random at The New York Times describes “Why I Love Ugly Uniforms.” The uniforms in question being the bright and stylishly suspect Seventies baseball gear of teams like the Houston Astros, Oakland A’s, and San Diego Padres. NYT quote: … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Yankees Franks & Colonial Bacon (Billy Martin, 1978)

“The taste that takes you out to the ball game…at home.” Here’s a pair of commercials for our newly-arrived summer. New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin for Yankees Franks and Martin and Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox for … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #440: Schlitz ‘Yokohama Baseball’ (1973)

“When you reach for gusto – you’re reaching all the way.” Here’s a sixty second spot for Schlitz beer that aired in October of 1973. In this one, a bunch of American sailors play baseball with their Japanese counterparts in … Continue reading

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