Tag Archives: Michael Bell

70s Spots: Datsun ‘Saves’ & ‘We Are Driven’ (1979)

“Datsun saves again!” A pair of Datsun commecials are up today. In the first, we have two Datsun tag lines for the price of one; “Datsun saves,’ and “We are driven!” The spot, from June 1979, extols the virtues of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bell System (Dolph Sweet, 1976 & Animated ’79)

“Keeping your phone system the best in the world.” Here’s two spots for Bell System telephone. In the first, from December of 1976, we find actor Dolph Sweet getting us up-to-date on the phone company’s recycling program. In the second … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sizzler & Sambo’s (1978)

“A price that won’t pinch your wallet.” Continuing with an eating theme and rolling into 1978 – here’s a spot for Sizzler featuring a crab claws and sirloin deal. Narration by Michael Bell. The commercial aired in February of ’78. … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #538: Shower Massage By Water Pik (1976)

“America’s favorite.” Well, folks, my busy schedule got the better of me and I missed a post or two. Let me try and get 1976 Week back on track. Here’s a commercial for The Shower Massage by Water Pik. The … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Jana Of The Jungle’ (1978)

Hanna-Barbera’s Tarzan-influenced, Jana of the Jungle, made its debut in September of 1978. The animated series originally aired on NBC (as part of The Godzilla Power Hour), running for 13 episodes. B.J. Ward, stars as Jana, who searches the South … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Kraft Parkay Margarine & Spaghetti Meals (1974)

“The flavor says, ‘Butter.’” Hello, TV pals. Welcome back. Sunday’s commercial theme is Kraft Foods. Firstly, a fun spot in the long-running series of Parkay margarine “Butter!” commercials. The actress in the spot is pretty wonderful. If anyone can tell … Continue reading

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