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WFLD Channel 32 - The Addams Family (Partial Break, 1971)

Here's a partial commercial break from The Addams Family on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Good 'N Fruity candy (partial commercial)

Cocoa Puffs (cut off?)

Not sure if the tape was stopped here or if the commercial was just cut-off

Lucky Charms with Rally Sport Racer (cut off at beginning)

Notice the color is on at the beginning, and then turns off. What could have caused this?

(Again, sorry the audio is kind of loud)

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1971.

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I guess 1971-1972.
Comment posted by dth1971 on Sunday, April 27th 2008 at 6:44pm.

Video tape starts to break down after about ten years. And if the heads on the playback machine aren't aligned with the heads on the machine that recorded the tape, the tape may have tracking problems, the video can lose color or resolution, and the audio starts to sound muddy.
Comment posted by kba on Sunday, April 27th 2008 at 8:31pm.

Also, seeing that the earth is a giant magnet...Well, we all know what happens to magnetic media when exposed to a magnet. Which makes these tapes treasures or, dare I say miracles!
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Monday, April 28th 2008 at 8:47am.

Nice rare early 1970's Good 'n Fruity jingle ("Rainbows of flavor") which doesn't match up to Good 'n Plenty's Choo Choo Charlie commercials.
Comment posted by dth1971 on Monday, April 28th 2008 at 9:38pm.

Daaaaaaaaannnnnngggggg! 35+ years and I STILL know all of the lyrics to the "Good n' Fruity" Rainbow jingle. I was singing along just now - the first time I've seen it in that long.
Comment posted by madsixtian on Wednesday, April 30th 2008 at 6:09pm.

Yahooooo, I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! LOL!
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Wednesday, April 30th 2008 at 10:03pm.

I was surprised that the cuckoo was the mascot for Cocoa Puffs this early on. I had thought he was a late-70s idea. But I guess he was there from the beginning. How old is Cocoa Puffs cereal, by the way?
Comment posted by Ringthane on Thursday, May 1st 2008 at 6:55am.

Ringthane, I have come back from the lab with some answers for you! Cocoa Puffs have been around since 1958, which means they turn 50 this year! Sonny, however, is four years younger - he started appearing on TV in 1962.
Comment posted by madsixtian on Thursday, May 1st 2008 at 5:33pm.

Sweet! Thanks for indulging me, madsix.
Comment posted by Ringthane on Thursday, May 1st 2008 at 6:41pm.

I know I've heard the music in the Rally Sport Racer spot somewhere before. It may be a piece of production music I have.
Comment posted by brithgob on Wednesday, May 28th 2008 at 11:02pm.

Good 'n Fruity - The cherry tastes good as the Fourth of July.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Wednesday, July 4th 2012 at 7:39am.

Did you know Carly Simon was the singer of the Good 'n Fruity Rainbow Band jingle?
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Saturday, June 21st 2014 at 8:27am.

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$50,000 a day? lol No, that's $50,000 a year for the next 20 years until 2002 for a total of $1 Million.


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Found this photo on a MySpace page of a band called "Passion" playing at Saints & Sinners:
https://myspace.com/johnnybeat81/mixes/classic-my-photos-434035/photo/165062694


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 10:27pm CT

The other big question: Which station produced this ad? If WBBM, then its cuts from one slide to another differed significantly from the clunky "fade-out--fade-in" transitions for which New York sister WCBS Channel 2 was famous for decades, from the '50's well to the '80's. But then, practically every Chicago station, I.I.N.M., had RCA TK-27 film chains through which we all saw these slides (and films), and a few by this time may've even gotten the newer TK-28's.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by Smctopia on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8:33pm CT

Wow, I want to know what the Intergalatic Robot Show was!

I don't know about the first incarnation of Temptations but during the second go round it was a lesbian bar.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by AMNewsboy on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 4:43pm CT

Via the Googles:

Put'n On The Ritz - Best guess is that it eventually became a place called Cafe 22 (the addresses match based on a newspaper article), and was at one point the Lombard Beef n' Barrel. I gave up trying to figure out where the eff this place was.

Inn and Around - Became a nightclub called Temptations, changed names to "Come Back Inn Sports Bar & Grill", then went back to Temptations before closing in 2012. Yelp says there was also a club called Club VIP there at some point.

Saints & Sinners - Apparently next to a cemetery, how lovely. Now housing.

Erik the Red - Now an Irish pub called Blackthorn Pub.

Tovia Club - Now called the Chicago 21 Club. Most definitely no sign of 2-million dollar anything here.

The Vineyard - Looks like the whole shopping center was given a makeover at some point, so it sure as hell ain't there now.

Ships Rail Lounge - Looks like there was some legal bankruptcy mess over the Dolton Lodge; it eventually became the Dorchester Senior Center which, quite honestly, looks like the most depressing senior center ever.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:02am CT

From what I've read, NYC rights to "Her Twelve Men" were held on and off by WOR Channel 9 for years.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 10:45pm CT

Ok, I can do that. :-)


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by Phantom on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 10:25pm CT

I would love to see the Her Twelve Men bumper art card as a cover photo on the Facebook page. My research says WBBM first showed the film in 1973, so the art card probably is from that date.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 9:48pm CT

Mentioning stuff that Fuzzy purposely tried to edit out: That's a Bozo no-no. ;-)

Seriously though, you're right and I will fix the clip to remove that. I don't like stuff that distracts from the main event. How do you think the poor Starbeat commercial feels when the only comment left about it refers to the .002 second flash of something unrelated at the end. Boo-hoo. ;-)


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ChitownTVFan on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 4:14pm CT

At the end on the clip, I saw a title card of the 1954 movie called "Her Twelve Men" starring Greer Garson. I might be wrong, but that movie's title card comes from The Late Show on channel 2.


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