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70s Spots: American Express (Jack Nicklaus) & Atari (Chuck McCann) (1977)

“Man does not live by golf alone.” Two commercials from late 1977 to enjoy today. First, we have one from October ’77 for American Express. Golf champ Jack Nicklaus stars and the theme is tennis. A clever twist! After that, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Palmolive Rapid Shave (Chuck McCann, 1970)

“You won’t want to shave it off.” Here’s a pair of silly but lovable Palmolive Rapid Shave spots from April of 1970. Actor Chuck McCann (from Far Out Space Nuts and…a million other shows) appears as a traffic cop in … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Far Out Space Nuts’ (1975)

“I said ‘lunch,’ not ‘launch!’” Sid and Marty Krofft’s Far Out Space Nuts originally ran on CBS from September, 1975 to September, 1976. 16 episodes were produced. The show starred Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island) and Chuck McCann as pea-brained NASA … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago This Week: Atari 2600 Console Launches

The Atari 2600 console hit stores 35 years ago this week on October 14, 1977. Originally called the Atari VCS, the unit shipped with two Joysticks, two paddle controllers and a copy of the cartridge-based game Combat. To celebrate this … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Right Guard, ‘Hi, Guy!’

Here’s a pair of spots for a Right Guard deodorant campaign that ran throughout the 1970s. Famed on-camera and voice over actor Chuck McCann (Far Out Space Nuts) and his annoying but lovable “Hi, Guy,” uh, guy. The first spot … Continue reading

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