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Sweet Pickles - "Circle The Bus" (Commercial, 1983)
Here's another commercial for the Sweet Pickles books for kids. This one does feature a bus, but it's not a real bus - just cardboard. Also, it doesn't have the Sweet Pickles jingle - that must have come later.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 7th 1983.
I had several Sweet Pickles books as a kid back in the 1970s and I really liked them. My favorite was called "Moody Moose Buttons" about a manic-depressive moose. I also had one about a crabby alligator janitor, another about a quail, and one about a lion. I think I also had the books with the camel and zebra.
I also remember the imfamous bus from the 1980s that would pull up to the house and costumed characters waved from inside. I remember my mom telling my younger sister "they don't really do that if you order it!" The jingle was "Smart Moms know how kids' minds grow". Comment posted by smctopia on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 7:12pm.
30 Years Ago Today. Comment posted by Szake on Monday, January 7th 2013 at 10:03pm.
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Oakbrook Center was the "sister" of Old Orchard in Skokie. Old Orchard went up in 1956 and Oakbrook Center six years later. The first time I saw Oakbrook Center, I thought Old Orchard had been transplanted. Even the logo (an interlocked O and C) looked like Old Orchard's (two interlocked O's). The guy who built both of them was Philip Klutznick, who was Carter's Secretary of Commerce. Amazing the things you can learn on the Internet.
By the way, this video proves that Charles Gibson is one of those lucky people who actually become better looking with age. Even though he is 36 here, he still had a long-necked, awkward adolescent appearance.
It's odd to hear the booth announcer call it a "live" special report... you don't normally break into programming to run something taped earlier! (Unless it's one of those infamous EBS "red card" kiss-your-ass-goodbye announcements a lot of radio stations kept on a cart.)
Man, that jingle sounds cheap. Could it be more obvious that they were trying to cram a three-syllable word like "Convenient" into an existing music bed? With the off-key singing, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a William B. Tanner Co. production.