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NBC Network - "Holiday Specials" (Promo, 1982)

Here's a promo for some NBC Network holiday specials - "A Chipmunk Christmas", "The NBC Family Christmas Party", and "Christmas in Washington".

"The NBC Family Christmas Party" features Gary Coleman,
David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

and clockwise from top
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg from "Fame"
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end

Voiceover by Jerry Bishop

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, December 13th 1982 at a couple minutes before 7:30pm.

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You don't know these voiceover guys by now?!?

Gary Coleman

David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

(clockwise from top)
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
(hold me closer) Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert

Comment posted by AbeFroman on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 9:55am.

Looking over the list of NBC stars who appeared on The Family Christmas Party, I am guessing the mystery woman in the circle is Valerie Landsburg of Fame. Other possibilities: Erin Gray, Geri Jewell, Kaleena Kiff, Lori Singer. That is Charles Haid from Hill Street Blues.
Comment posted by Phantom on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 3:55pm.

Fuzzy: the voiceover is by Jerry Bishop, who was also the voice for the classic Disney Channel (before 1997).
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:55am.

The mystery woman is indeed Valerie Landsburg from Fame
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:58am.

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 4:09am.

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Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Keyfax Nite-Owl Service - "A Nite-Owl New Year" (Part 1, 1982) by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 12:19pm CT

Thanks for the info once again, Nancy. :-) Keep looking; I hope you can ID the Mandy version some day.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Keyfax Nite-Owl Service - "A Nite-Owl New Year" (Part 1, 1982) by FieldGal44 on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 4:32pm CT

Wow, it's been a while.

This version of "In the Midnight Hour" is by Richard Alden. The opening track is Mike Oldfield's "Taurus 1." I've watched this clip so many times that it's weird hearing these tracks in their entirety.

However, no idea still who did the cringeworthy "Mandy" cover. I guess even Shazam has its pride. :')


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC Movie Special - "Rudolph and Frosty" (Commercial Break #4, 1981) by GenerationY on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:51pm CT

Re: Nasty McEvil (boy, is that fun to say) - it's John Stephenson, evidently channeling Conried.


Comment posted in Osco Drug - "Take Good Care of Yourself" (Commercial, 1979) by Szake on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 4:56pm CT

Interesting that they used a Tweety Bird stuffed animal at the beginning of this ad instead of a generic, non copyrighted plush toy.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The Ray Rayner Show - "Clock Excerpts #2" (1971) by mobilene on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 7:12am CT

I was watching the show as a lad in about this timeframe, and I have zero memory of the sunburst around the clock. Memory is so fickle.


Comment posted in Osco Drug - "Take Good Care of Yourself" (Commercial, 1979) by mobilene on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 7:10am CT

I miss Osco's.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - WFLD News Headlines With Kathy McFarland (Ending Excerpt, 1983) by Szake on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:53pm CT

The same news desk seen here in 1983 was used in 1987 for some test runs of Fox 32 News, as seen here: https://youtu.be/C-leT1buYYs?t=1m27s


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - CNN News Headlines With Kathy McFarland (1983) by Szake on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:46pm CT

The same news desk seen here in 1983 was used in 1987 for some test runs of Fox 32 News, as seen here: https://youtu.be/C-leT1buYYs?t=1m27s


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Linda Yu" (Bumper Promo, 1980) by David H on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 12:30pm CT

I remember an article written about her shortly after her debut with the headline "Yu Sends Me," that also remarked on how attractive she was. Between her and Deborah Norville, channel 5 seemed to specialize in beautiful anchors.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Sorry, Wrong Number" (Opening, 1975) by Szake on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 8:55pm CT

VintageCanada: I think Fuzzy can confirm this, but I believe it was 2 60 minute 3/4" U-Matic tapes. I'm guessing the tape change took place during a commercial break and was done in under 2 minutes.


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