Former New York Yankees manager Billy Martin is the one in the yellow floppy hat. He died three years later in a car accident. Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at 12:17am.
Greatest ad campaign of all time. Don't know what Miller Lite was thinking when they abandoned it for all of the lame ad campaigns that followed! Comment posted by Ray on Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at 2:25am.
Mickey Spillane and Bubba Smith are two of the other celebrities in the ad.
And I kinda like the "Man Laws" ad campaign for Miller Lite, but yes, this is better. Comment posted by daniel75 on Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at 2:46am.
Let's not forget ex-NFL players L.C. Greenwood (The can crusher in one Miller Lite commerical),and Bert Jones (who tried to do what L.C. did in another commerical).And ex-New York Met "Marvelious" Marv Throneberry (who said,"This 'Open' otta be closed!).
Do you all remember Billy Martin's commercial with Yankees owner George Stienbrenner?That too was a classic. Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at 10:22am.
Ben Davidson was the big burly bearded guy saying "This calls for another Lite Beer from Miller".
Steve Mizerak was the guy hitting the golf ball like he was shooting pool (he did the "you can work up a thirst even when you're just showing off" commercial where he sank a really tricky pool shot).
And who could forget "the Doll", Lee Meredith?
Billy Martin had two other memorable Miller Lite commercial moments: one in the "Group Photo" ad where he was giving someone bunny ears ("knock it off Billy, you NEED this job!") and the one with rodeo cowboy Jim Shoulders where he talks about how Lite quenches his thirst after a day of rounding up dogies and Billy responds "I didn't punch that doggie!" Comment posted by Ray on Sunday, February 24th 2008 at 1:46am.
I think that was Bob Uecker trying to hit the ball out from UNDER the water hazard. Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Sunday, February 24th 2008 at 3:03pm.
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"Ladies & gentlemen, it's with great admiration that I present for the 2,753rd time. The star of Jeopardy!... Art Fleming!" - Don Pardo on the last NBC telecast of Jeopardy! aired on Friday, January 3, 1975.
This early Chicago Blackhawks sports special is a fascinating look into one of Chicago's favorite sports franchises before the advent of 24/7 cable sports networks and the Blackhawks own Blackhawks TV on the internet. This practice session is also the precusor to the morning practice skating sessions that is occasionally seen these days on Comcast SportsNet.
A few days ago, a YouTube poster put up an entire edition of the 6pm "Eyewitness News" on WABC Channel 7 in New York City (see here) from January 8th 1981. That newscast was significant if only for the sports report - which dealt with the retirement of by-then New York Ranger Phil Esposito (who, as a 'Hawk, was seen in this part) as an active player, and comments from his brother Tony in which he spoke briefly about the retirement of another 'Hawk from this clip, Stan Mikita. (Because Espo and Mikita had served in the 'Hawks at various points in the former's and all through the latter's career, this item was Chicago-related in a back-handed way.)
I remember watching it often in between cartoons. I remember for example the one that was about the engagement of Prince Charles and Princess Diana (then Lady Diana)because it was something my paternal British grandmother always mentioned. I liked these news segments and I didn't feel talked down to. I was a smart child and hated anything that felt like it.
"In The News" didn't talk down to the kids. The features were almost what you got on the network news. They were well-done and concise, and the tone was that of someone explaining the news stories that the kids had heard while they were watching the news with their parents, something parents and kids used to do together.