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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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WKBD had Son of Svengoolie as part of its double-featured Chiller Movie, which aired at 11PM (10CT.) Sven aired first, weaved-in with the feature being shown, then the second feature without. Also, this block had two intros: the main one which can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m_mwYwXB4Q, followed by the "big broadcast" as seen above.
For local flavor, there were voice overs of Sven doing "return-to-feature" announcements for his segment of the Chiller Movie. On one Saturday night, I remember him making reference to the legendary Bill Kennedy, who at the time was WKBD's midday afternoon movie host as a quick gag.
WKBD stopped airing SoS after Field sold the station to Cox in 1984.