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WLS Musicradio 89 - Larry Lujack - "Animal Stories" (Commercial, 1980)

Here's a fun promo for Larry Lujack and his "Animal Stories" with Little Tommy mornings on WLS Musicradio 89.

These were the glory days of Chicago Radio. :-)

This commercial aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, April 7th, 1980.

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Wonder if someone still has the van. :')
Comment posted by BabyBear on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 4:43am.

Dog gonna be OK, Uncle Lar?
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 6:55am.

There was another ad where you see him IN the tank at Shedd Aquarium. I remember we went there when that commercial was still popular and when there was a caretaker in the tank my dad said, "Hey, it's Larry Lujack!" and a buncha kids standing there believed him.
Comment posted by kietdoke on Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 4:25pm.

I can tell you the van is no more!
Comment posted by Menutia on Wednesday, March 18th 2009 at 9:23pm.

I used to listen to Animal Stories religiously as a kid. I loved the humor and the back and forth banter of Uncle Lar and Little "Snotnose" Tommy. Good times!
Comment posted by Psyberwolf on Tuesday, August 11th 2009 at 1:24am.

I had an Animal Stories album when I was a kid. I listened to the one about the headless chicken over and over again.
Comment posted by dayna on Friday, August 21st 2009 at 8:19am.

I remember this commercial. Wasn't this shown in 1982 or 1983 too?
Comment posted by onehotmomma66 on Wednesday, February 17th 2010 at 9:40pm.

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I agree, great find. Loved the music at the beginning.


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Speaking of dreck, the godawful Sgt. Pepper's movie also came out in 1978. :')


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This video should definitely be recaptured, it's much lower quality than later videos on here.


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Seeing the van in the high weeds with its door open makes me think that the driver is off burying someone...


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Charlie Baffle" (Commercial, 1977) by Brian1978 on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:52am CT

I'm WAY too young to remember Old Chicago, but from looking at these old commercials, it looks like it was an indoor type of amusement park, kind of like what Camp Snoopy or I think it's Nickelodeon Land at Mall of America. Am I right?


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Monsters of the Midway" (Commercial, 1979) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:43am CT

@Brian1978 - Well, they did air the same commercial that day (almost - see below) but the one posted here did come from an entirely new and undiscovered Bozo's Circus episode that I found, which aired on Wednesday, July 11th 1979.

By the way, the version of this ad that did air during Chicagofest interestingly has a slightly different opening title card - all in white versus the oscillating multi-color seen here. Take a look.


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