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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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ChitownTVFan - Yes, but that "broadcast" you saw was a re-creation. They created it from scratch and put in period-appropriate commercials. No one knows for sure what actual commercials aired during the real 10-9-71 Creature Features Wolfman airing though.
Seeing that shot of the studios at 0:47 made me wonder if the station is there today. Turns out they moved to neighboring Johnson City in 1992.
50 Front St. in Binghamton was the Sheraton Inn, built in 1959. WNBF-TV/WBNG occupied a portion of the ground floor of the hotel. Dick Clark broadcast his Saturday night variety show from the back lot of the hotel on May 30, 1959 before about 1,000 teenage fans. This was the first time a network telecast originated in Binghamton... and it wouldn't surprise me if it was the last! The station has a gallery of historical photographs on its website.
May 19 1979 By Suzanne Barnes Cedar Rapids Gazette entertainment editor
The setting for "Two Guys from Muck" is a sleazy weekly scandal sheet. Currently in production, the one-hour NBC comedy stars Adam Arkin ("Busting Loose") and Rick Casorla. They will play a photographer- reporter team.
Graham Jarvis, who plays John Ehrlichman in "Blind Ambition" this week and who originally gained fame as Charlie Haggers on "Mary Hartman,
Mary Hartman," also stars as Davis, the crusty editor of Muck. (Why are TV's editors always crusty? Ours aren't.)
Rounding out the cast is Gwen Humble as Cybil Sanders, a rival reporter for the posh Beautiful People magazine.
The story follows Buzz (an aspiring journalist who hopes to one day win a Pulitzer Prize) and photographer Louie (grateful to editor Davis for his job)
as they are assigned an interview with a slightly offbeat museum guard with a bullet in his brain. They eventually become involved in a robbery of Cleopatra's jewels masterminded by a mysterious Mr.Big.