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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Fuzzy: I wish you found another Kenny Rogers mail order record album TV commercial from the same early 1980's time for the 2 record set "Gold Dust and Gold Mine" featuring songs from the Kenny Rogers First Edition era.
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.
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.