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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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I remember hearing somewhere that, after years of doing these commercials, DiMaggio was disenchanted by young people who wanted his autograph because he was "Mr. Coffee" and had no idea about his baseball career.
Something seems misleading here... is it 37 cents for one 5x7 print, with a much greater sitting fee that we're not told about?
Or is this all to get Cheapskate Mom to come in for a big sales pitch in hopes that she'll put away her change purse and actually buy the deluxe package of 75 prints, with a pose in front of each background. With 5x7, 8x10, 3x5, 36x24x36... wait, maybe not that last one!
And if these are "portraits for Christmas," why are none of the backdrops holiday-themed?! I guess they bring those out for Easter...