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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This clip has been viewed 3132 times. This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Tuesday, March 17th 2009.
POWWW! POWWW! POWWW! (obscenity) POWWW! (Lord's name in vain) POWWW! POWWW! WHY WON'T THIS THING WORK (more obscenities)...I know quite a few adults who would've made this game more entertaining on the air.
WGN's New York City sister station, WPIX Channel 11, had a famous variant of this Tv POWWW gimmick during this same period; their version was called Tv PIXxx. Unlike here, the various games were presided over by off-screen staff announcers Bill Biery and Ralph Lowenstein, with alternations among still slides, video CGI's, and the primitive computer games in place then.
Ralph Penza was mostly a fixture on New York City television. At the time of this aircheck, he'd left WCBS Channel 2 (where he'd been since the mid-'60's) for then-sister station WCAU the year before. He'd return to New York in 1980 for a long run at WNBC Channel 4 (of which WCAU is now a sister station) that lasted on and off to not long before his death in 2007. On YouTube is a brief clip of a Sunday newscast anchored by Penza on WCBS in early to mid-1976, just prior to his joining WCAU.
It was around this time that WCAU replaced their prior color cameras (apparently RCA TK-42) with the same Thomson TTV-1518's as in use at WBBM.
Funny they had Orlando wearing that Bulls jersey considering that Chicago had switched to the current design the previous season. Perhaps this was a rerun of a commercial earlier in Woolridge's career.
At 1:12 in this video, you see a technician slide away the chroma key wall. Compare that to WCAU, the CBS station in Philadelphia in 1977, they had it on a fly system. http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?c=4771 at 0:45.