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WSNS Channel 44 - Star Spangled Movie - "You're Telling Me!" (Bumper #1, 197?)

Here is something extremely rare - some bumpers and on-screen station ID's during the "Star Spangled Movie" presentation of the W.C. Fields film "You're Telling Me!" on WSNS Channel 44.

It's too bad this person didn't go to the kitchen to make a sandwich - it would have been nice to have a complete bumper or commercial break.

The music during the bumper segments is interesting - also notice they fade it up slowly a good 5 seconds before the bumper begins, while the film is still on. Sounds like a jazzy, elevator-music type of music - anyone know what it's called?

Not sure when this aired exactly, but based on the on-screen station ID, this is definitely from the 70's, perhaps even as early as 1976 (which would make sense with the Star-Spangled reference) or 1977. We have other examples of WSNS on-screen ID's from 1980 and later, and they are a lot different.

Perhaps some enterprising person would want to search through the TV records for any WSNS airings of this movie from 1976-1979 to help narrow it down? (See, this is why we need a searchable database of all Chicago TV listings!)

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Sounds like bad porno movie music...Don't ask me how I know ;). For a second there I thought ol' WC. was going to do something perverted with one of his female costars. Whew! Commercial! :)
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Thursday, April 17th 2008 at 4:59pm.

Nice find Fuzzy. Just the other day my older brother was telling me he used to watch WC Fields on 44. I know WGN ran these Paramount Fields movies too (in the later 70's/early 80's)...so my guess is that this just might be from '76.
Comment posted by GHilbrich on Thursday, April 17th 2008 at 6:44pm.

Sure sounds like the music WSNS used for its Sunday Night Movie "The 3 Sisters" on the Beatles MMT clip #1 from 1980. Don't know the name of the tune, but I've liked it since that video. Another great find, fuzzy! I'll take it!
Comment posted by harps251 on Friday, April 18th 2008 at 3:18pm.

Ah! Good ear, Harps! That *is* the same song - I forgot about it in that clip. That will probably help to ID it someday. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Friday, April 18th 2008 at 4:15pm.

Way way way wayyyyyy back channel 32 used to show WC. Fields movies. My favorites were "The Bank Dick" and "You Can't Cheat and Honest Man". I also like the dentist and the golf shorts.
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Friday, April 18th 2008 at 5:25pm.

Looks like they don't have VCR's back then where it goes into a commercial, they paused it and skip back to the main movie. Those were the good old days.
Comment posted by musicradio77 on Monday, May 26th 2008 at 10:07pm.

Per the Chicago Tribune, WSNS ran this film four times: April 24, 1976; Jan. 15, 1977; July 30, 1977; and June 21, 1980. Can't say as what times of the day, though.
Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 at 2:37pm.

Phantom - W.B. says this movie aired on 6-21-80 - can you confirm that? And if the time was at 3:30pm then that's probably it, unless anyone finds any evidence of S.S.M. ever airing at a different time than 3:30pm. The only thing that still bothers me is the font for the on-screen station ID - looks a lot earlier than 1980.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 6:57pm.

6/21/80 is a Saturday, and the film aired on All Night Movies. There were daytime airings are 12/1/1981 at 3:30 PM and 3/11/1982 at 9 AM. The movie also aired 1/28/79 as the One O'Clock Movie.
Comment posted by Phantom on Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 7:34pm.

It could have been either 12/1/1981 or 3/11/1982, since the 6/21/1980 was aired as part of All Night Movies and earlier on that tape was another W.C. Fields film "The Big Broadcast Of 1938" which aired as part of Movie For A Saturday Afternoon on 3/10/1979.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Saturday, March 9th 2013 at 8:55pm.

We can eliminate 7/30/77 as a date. I found a listing that says the film played on that date as "Comedy Theater."
Comment posted by Phantom on Sunday, March 10th 2013 at 12:08am.

Maybe that movie was aired on April 21, 1976 because of its I.D. text, I'm just making a guess...
Comment posted by ER3017 on Sunday, March 10th 2013 at 9:23am.

If the airing was 4/21/1976, it would had been recorded on two K-60 Betamax tapes since the X-2 (BII) came out in March '77 and the X-3 (BIII) speed came out in September, 1978 (unless the tape was dubbed using 2 VCRs). VHS came in the market on 8/23/1977 and at that time the SP (Standard Play at 2 hours) and the LP (Long Play at 4 hours) came out since SLP or EP (Super Long Play or Extended Play) speed also came out in September 1978. If it was not a dubbed copy, then the 12/1/1981 or the 3/11/1982 dates would make sense.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Sunday, March 10th 2013 at 9:47am.

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