Three words: riboflavin, riboflavin, riboflavin! Comment posted by Tuberman67 on Monday, September 7th 2009 at 4:11pm.
Is the voice over done by Allen Swift? Comment posted by dth1971 on Wednesday, September 9th 2009 at 10:08pm.
Hmmmm so they made a cereal that was EXACTLY like their other cereal Kix? Who was the marketing genius behind this Comment posted by owenrock on Thursday, September 10th 2009 at 6:22am.
It was sweeter than Kix and had a golden box for the maple flavor and this green one for the fruity Trix-tasting kind.
This was way before they came out with Honey Kix and Berry Berry Kix, so I guess they were experimenting with the marketing. Soon after this they realized that cereals marketed as healthy actually had to be healthy and not brown Trix in a box with kids exercising on it. Comment posted by AbeFroman on Thursday, September 10th 2009 at 11:34am.
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This clip has been viewed 4458 times. This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Saturday, September 5th 2009.
Seems the guy in this pic HAS to stand by. He's got no choice!
And with the semi-distorted reception from WTAF, it looks as if two tar-ish looking alien creatures sneaked into master control and and began to confront the tape operator (like a typical Doctor Who episode.)
Allen's journey from a drug dealing convict to the voice of the beloved Buzz Lightyear is interesting. He once said "The judge told me to get my act together and I took him seriously". He started out like Chris said a struggling comic doing mostly the same kind of observational humor but once played a show where a bunch of guys were grunting and eating and pretty much being Cro-Magnons and that's where the inspiration for his "guy" humor came from. Women even liked the macho tools, explosions and grunting he did I think largely because he never really insulted women like "The Man Show" did or other comedy of that nature.
I used to live in a house in the Clinton section of Manhattan (NYC) that was positioned such that, at night and in the morning, we could get WTAF Channel 29 and WPHL Channel 17 from Philadelphia (and very rarely, the late WKBS Channel 48). Once when WNET Channel 13 was off the air, there was a faint signal from WJZ Channel 13 in Baltimore.
But the '29' logo (as here, set in Windsor Bold Outline Shaded) was from before 1979, though they kept the TD slide with it for some time after it changed, given that this particular clip is dated 1980. (Could that be an RCA TR-70 class VTR in that pic?)
Oh, and one other thing: WTAF, thanks to a whole bunch of corporate mergers, acquisitions, etc., is now WTXF - a sister station to the Windy City's WFLD Channel 32 and fellow Fox affiliate.
For the opening push in shot of Family Classics before the book close up, do you think that is a pre-tape they used week after week? The lighting is very low key in that shot, and high key in Frazier's close up.