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La Preferida Foods With Harry Caray (Commercial, 1980)

What comes to mind when you think of Harry Caray? If you said Mexican Food products, you'd be correct! Here's a commercial for La Preferida Foods featuring the late, great Sox and Cubs broadcaster.

(Remember, "La Preferida" backwards is "Adireferp Al")

Question for everyone: "If you were a taco, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?" I know I would!

This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, September 20th 1980.

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Who would agree with me in saying that Chicago had the two greatest pitchmen in the history of sports; Michael Jordan of course and Harry Caray.
Comment posted by Spr463 on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 9:10pm.

Spr463: I would agree that Michael Jordan is an incredibly affective figurehead for product advertisement, but he doesn't say a lot during his commercials.

In the case of Harry, by the time he was making his "Cub Fan, Bud Man" commercials he came across as quite distant and slow (and was rarely pressured to speak in taped-for-broadcast commercials). I am quite pleasantly surprised by how well Harry performs in this commercial. He seems quite together.

Comment posted by Melk on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 11:18pm.

May not be Falstaff Beer,but it's still classic Harry!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 9:38am.

As you can tell from some of the old play-by-play clips on this site, Harry was among the best broadcasters in sports before his stroke. It's sad that some people remember him only as the slow, colorful old man he was in his later years.
Comment posted by kba on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 11:26am.

HOLY COW! WHAT A CASE OF THE TROTS!
Comment posted by BadGurl404 on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 10:56pm.

heh Harry looked 10x hipper than that fake kitchen.
Comment posted by BabyBear on Sunday, April 6th 2008 at 3:20am.

"If you lived in the Stone Age, would you have a saber-toothed tiger for a pet? I know I would--I'd name him Mittens!" :D
Comment posted by 70s80s on Sunday, April 6th 2008 at 8:14am.

That's awesome that Harry says "Holy Cow! What a meal" with a mouthful of tostadas.
Comment posted by horacio_27 on Monday, April 7th 2008 at 10:49am.

"Holy Cow! What a case of the trots"

ROTFLMAO.

Thanks BadGurl404.

Comment posted by jeffreyk on Sunday, December 14th 2008 at 5:07pm.

You're welcome, Jeff!
Comment posted by BadGurl404 on Sunday, December 14th 2008 at 11:20pm.

"Adireferp Al" . LOL
Comment posted by cskwiatkowski on Sunday, February 15th 2009 at 7:58pm.

In terms of baseball announcers famous for commercials, there was the case of 1957-98 WPIX Channel 11 (New York) Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto, who for many years was the ad spokesman for The Money Store. YouTube has many examples of such ads from the 1970's into the '80's.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, May 8th 2011 at 3:18pm.

Aw man, Harry Caray shouldn't have been talking with his mouth full.
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, August 12th 2011 at 6:38pm.

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Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Newstalk - "Audio Book Devices" (Small Excerpt, 1981) by Szake on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 9:06pm CT

http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-first-audiobooks-were-invented-for-blind-americans-1620940467 It seems like two librarians talking about books on tape and books on record albums with adaptive devices such as a record turntable with a pause button and a pitch or speed control on the audio cassette tape player.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 1:58pm CT

Correction: Al was able to confirm that this was a filmed insert for Bob Luce Wrestling, not Al Lerner Sports as was previously listed.

Also, I updated the video title to make it more clear that this is a report, and not actual footage of the match. :-)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by W.B. on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 8:15am CT

I was wondering exactly what telecine equipment was used to make this transfer. Because certainly it appears a bit better than it would have "back then" via WGN's film chain setup which at that point would have included RCA TK-27's.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 6:07pm CT

GHilbrich - Good observations. To answer your question, we did the transfer ourselves, direct from the original film reel. Everything you see, including the dissolve between the ID and the GG opening, was as it appears on the reel.

I agree with your reasoning. Perhaps we'd have a better idea where this came from if we can get any more information out of the original seller on Ebay. For example, I'd like to know how long this reel was in his possession, and where he got it from (was it an estate sale / private collection, or something else?)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by GHilbrich on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 2:32pm CT

I do not believe that this was done for any other reason than someone taking home a souvenir of sorts. I think what you have here is one of (and maybe now the only) original, station used 16mm reels with the WGN Color Presentation and Garfield Goose intro that would have run any given morning before moving into the video feed with Frazier. Perhaps someone who worked at WGN got a hold of the materials here when the station was unloading reels into a dumpster and adding one of the full 5 part Clutch serials for continuity.

This is just a guess, of course. But judging from the flow of the 16mm print, it's probably the best bet (the Clutch episodes are spliced pretty tightly together without any leader, countdowns or "Place Commercial Here" slugs).

Maybe the person responsible for getting this reel out of WGN is or will read this and chime in.

I have to ask, Fuzzy, did you add the dissolve between the Color Presentation and GG titles? Do you have the actual reel or was it transferred and sent to you this way?


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by TeleFrank on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 12:22pm CT

SPOILER ALERT !!
No wrestling is shown. Booooo !!!!


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by ArmitageNLowell on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 4:22pm CT

From what I have read in various message boards, including THE source for wrestling's past, kayfabememories.com , this sounded like a non-taped/broadcast house show to promote the big card at Comiskey Park in September; Robinson actually DID NOT win the title because Gagne's foot was on the rope when he was pinned. So, the belt was held up until the September card at Comiskey Park.

(Edited to correct date of the Amphitheater card.)

*SPOILER*
Gagne defeated Robinson via count-out.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 11:34am CT

Or, could this have been from Bob Luce Wrestling?


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by Szake on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 8:49pm CT

I'm thinking it was the film roll in for the show. I wonder if the original 16mm film had a splice between the Garfield Goose intro and the Clutch Cargo cartoons. If so... it may have been the telecine film run during the show. There is also a dissolve between the WGN Color intro and the show open. Film dissolves needed to be done optically, so I expected the one to end in black and the next to start from black.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by ArmitageNLowell on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 12:34pm CT

I'm guessing it was the raw/pre-edited tape and the space in between the intro and Clutch Cargo is where the live host segments would go. Either way, this footage is in excellent shape for something 45 years old (there's professional grade tapes out there that are younger with much lesser A/V quality...even the ones that are "digitally remastered"). Someone did an excellent job of storing this tape. Wonder what it was stored in? How was it kept form degrading under Earth's magnetic field? Anyway, another epic find!


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