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Funshine Friday: Rankin/Bass – ‘Festival Of Family Classics’ (1973)

A glorious Funshine Friday to you, my Bionic pals! Here’s the intro to syndicated series, Festival of Family Classics produced by Rankin/Bass. Festival of Family Classics made its debut in September of 1972 and ran through November of 1973. The … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

A most pleasant Funshine Friday to all! Here’s a clip from a movie you might have watched on a lazy Sunday morning in 1973. It’s Johnny Whitaker and friends singing “Gratifaction” from the movie Tom Sawyer. ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie: ‘Gratifaction’ … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

Happy Funshine Friday, Bionic pals! Here’s an early morning commercial for McDonald’s you may have caught in 1976 or ’77 featuring the Little Ronald McDonald doll. Only $1.00! That’s a cheap gift. Somehow though, the whole clown thing seems slightly … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Sesame Street’ – Ernie & Bert ‘Emotions’ (1975)

Happy Funshine Friday (the 13th)! Let’s join Ernie, Bert and Shola as they come to our emotional rescue, demonstrating their best happy, sad and frightened faces. The segment below aired during season six of Sesame Street on March 13, 1975. … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Kings Dominion Theme Park Commercials (1978)

Happy Funshine Friday! Here’s a pair of 1978 commercials for Kings Dominion theme park. The first spot features perennial favorite, Dick Van Dyke. Kings Dominion is located in Virginia and opened in May of 1975. It is the sister park … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory Kit (1971)

“Chocolate not included…” A slight change of pace for today’s FF edition. Instead of a kid’s program from the 70s, we have a commercial that surely ran during a beloved children’s show before slipping into obscurity. Here’s a very cool … Continue reading

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