Lois Griffin voiceover? Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Monday, September 29th 2008 at 9:29pm.
Piggy-backing off of MST's statement:
Now we know where Alex Borstein got the voice for Trisha Takanawa, Asian reporter. Comment posted by Melk on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 7:49am.
No, the voiceover in the commercial might be Eartha Kitt. Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 8:15am.
Funny, I thought it would've been Tammy Grimes. Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 12:17pm.
The voiceover IS Eartha Kitt. Close your eyes and think of the black Catwoman in the Batman TV show. Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 12:17pm.
That would be pretty amazing if it really was her. I have no other guesses. So, I suppose we'll never know for sure... (crosses arms, waits for answer to magically appear) Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 2:00pm.
This was a great album, but I forgot they did a commercial for it. Now that I think of it, commercials promoting albums, like this one, were big at one time. Got any more? Comment posted by ro46214 on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 5:31pm.
The album was released in September 1977. My 13th birthday, the month we moved into the house I am still living at, and they month I started Grade 8, and then this album! Peg was one of my favorite songs! Comment posted by visaman on Wednesday, October 1st 2008 at 3:57am.
It appears that this is Eartha Kitt
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Friday, October 3rd 2008 at 8:47pm.
It IS Eartha Kitt.
Purrrrrrrrrrr-fect! :D Comment posted by Ray on Saturday, October 4th 2008 at 2:43pm.
Today, she does the voice of Yzma/Amzy on Disney's Emperor's New School. Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, October 6th 2008 at 11:31am.
I believe this album had one of my favorite songs: Black Cow. Comment posted by sugarbear522 on Thursday, February 26th 2009 at 3:39pm.
HEY!!!!! We've got that album on CD!!! Great band, great music!!!! They ROCK!!!! Comment posted by michiganfan on Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 11:01pm.
ABC Records was taken over by MCA Records in 1979. In 2003, MCA Records was absorbed in to Geffen Records. Geffen now has the entire ABC and MCA Records catalog. One of the best LP's by Steely Dan. You might find a lot of these in thrift stores. Comment posted by Betamax75 on Saturday, April 20th 2013 at 9:01am.
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In response to the question about the intro announcer (whose name escapes me, but who was apparently based out of Washington, DC, and who V/O'd many special reports and News Briefs originating there) and the time between their cutting to the Special Report bumper and his first coming in - that seemed to be an ABC thing. One of the other Special Reports on this site had this attribute as well from what I remember; and way back in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, one of the early breaks also had a massive gap between when their "Bulletin" slide came on and when the announcer broke the latest news about the President's condition up to that point. I think it might've been a case of making sure all affiliates were on that particular feed before the announcer came in.
@Smctopia - I have lots of them, from original 70s airings, some dating as old as 1974. Happy Days too. They're all on EIAJ reel-to-reel and I don't have the funds to transfer them right now though. :-(
@OddityArchive - Agreed. Side point: Do you suspect the intro voiceover announcer on the Special Report waited just a little extra before talking? For extra anxiety on what the interruption was going to be about? Or was that just me? ;-)
At first thought this was them breaking into prime time programming... was just a morning rerun, so, that seems less drastic of a break-in than during prime time... but, the nature of the news still seems rather innocuous.... Who watching an ABC affiliate at 10am was going to need to know "immediately" that some White House staffer resigned? Even in the days before 24 hour news and the internet, I realize that the networks had to break in for things like plane crashes, etc, but.... this to me feels like some news producer at ABC decided to get high and mighty and break into the programming, despite the news not being all that "urgent".
If I remember correctly, the *Chicago's Very Own" ad campaign began at the same time WGN introduced the new logo. Lou Rawls wa featured in many of them.
Do you remember the "WG-Ntertains You" ads?
Smctopia: I think it came with two double sided cassettes that played Hickory Dickory Dock, This Old Man, London Bridge and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I don't know if they sold any additional tapes, but I haven't seen any others.