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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I'm so glad this footage has turned up--I remembered seeing Creature Features in the late '70s and early '80s, but every historical reference I could find on the Interwebs told me that it ended in May 1976, so I assumed my memory was just wrong...until now! I also remember the simple opening with the blue slide. I must have been up late during summer vacation to see it, and I don't know which movie I saw (Kronos, maybe, since I remember seeing that on CF, though it only aired once in the "classic" era...when I was 9), but I remember being shocked (and thrilled!) to see it still on the air. I still have dreams about the show, too--usually that somebody has at least briefly revived it and I've stumbled across it on cable. (You listening Antenna TV? Cozi? This?)
These puppets were later used on a show called I.N.K. -- Interesting News for Kids. I thought it was on WMAQ, but maybe I'm wrong on that. The mic was named Mike Rafone, (get it?), and the show also featured a character who was a spider that looked like a black glove with a huge black pin cushion sewn onto the top of it. This is the ONLY reference I've seen to the show in years.