Tag Archives: Ed McMahon

70s Spots: Budweiser ‘Beer Talk’ (1976 & ’77)

“Pour it down the middle!” This being a summertime Friday, you may be seeking some cool refreshment. With that in mind, we have two Budweiser spots on-tap. First, “Beer Talk” and the joy of foamy bubbles from January of 1976 … 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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A Johnny Carson Moment (Full Episode): David Letterman, Bruce Dern (1979)

Today marks Jay Leno’s last night hosting The Tonight Show. So, naturally, we turn to…Johnny Carson and his guest, David Letterman. No snub intended to Leno, but Bionic Disco being a 70s-centric site, we’re presenting a full episode of The … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spot: Budweiser Half Pint With Ed McMahon (1978)

“8 easy-tasting ounces of the King of Beers.” Here’s the Saturday 70s Spot: a Budweiser beer commercial featuring the Half Pint can. Spokesperson is jolly ol’ Ed McMahon. Spot aired in October of 1978. And now, I’ve “said it all.” … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Burt Reynolds’ whipped cream incident (1974)

You’ll enjoy hitting play on this installment of A Johnny Carson Moment. Watch a minute and 30 seconds of whipped cream frivolity with Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Ed McMahon and Johnny. The original Tonight Show airdate was September 26, 1974. … Continue reading

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A Johnny Carson Moment: Surprise dance with Ginger Rogers (1976)

And now…A Johnny Carson Moment. Hit the clicker below for a fun, two minute twirl with Johnny Carson and Ginger Rogers. Pat Boone and Ed McMahon co-star. The dance occurred on The Tonight Show in February of 1976. Johnny Carson … Continue reading

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