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Andre Champagne & Cold Duck - "Greet The Season" (Commercial, 1976)

Here's an even earlier variation of the Christmas Andre Champagne commercial - this one also including Cold Duck for your sparkling holiday drinking. Differs a bit from the 1979 and 1983 commercials.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, December 6th 1976! (not Chicago, but close enough)

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Cold duck? Wish it was Daffy Duck they're trying to serve on a silver platter, because they tried to hunt him down for years.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Sunday, December 20th 2009 at 11:23pm.

I always think of Andre's during this season. I haven't seen these commercials for many years.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, December 20th 2009 at 11:24pm.

Yep! Nothing says class like cold duck...or even ripple...heck, even MD 20/20!
Now THAT is class!

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 10:22am.

LOL! I sent a friend to get champagne last NYE and he came back with grape Cold Duck. I was PI**ED!
Comment posted by Pete on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 12:47pm.

Is it my imagination, or does the girl at :24-:25 look a bit like Genie Francis? (Who, I know, wouldn't have actually been in this ad, given when this aired.)
Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 5:04pm.

What is "Cold Duck"?? I'm curious!!!
Comment posted by michiganfan on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 7:17pm.

It's a combination of wine and champagne.
Comment posted by smctopia on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:26pm.

As with most things, Wikipedia has the full story. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:31pm.

In short; the crap that is left over.
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Tuesday, December 22nd 2009 at 5:33pm.

In Canada, it would have been Baby Duck and Kraft Dinner!
Comment posted by visaman on Tuesday, December 22nd 2009 at 7:29pm.

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This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Sunday, December 20th 2009.
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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985) by Szake on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 7:23pm CT

In 2007, the script was updated. 47 C.F.R 11.54 says:

EAS #2
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Do not use your telephone. The telephone lines should be kept
open for emergency use. REPEAT."

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Seeing this and the other clips, is it my imagination or was WGN's Saturday Matinee, by this point, the Windy City's equivalent to NYC sister station WPIX Channel 11's Sunday Morning Movie which, from the 1970's into the mid-to-late '80's, was likewise an "Abbott and Costello Film Festival" in all but name?


Comment posted in Hallmark Cards with Nancy McKeon (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:37pm CT

Man, how cynical I was before I had kids! The commercial isn't that bad. And I still have birthday cards from when I was a kid; they bring back memories. :-)


Comment posted in WSET Channel 13 - News 13 (Preview, Break & Opening, 1977) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:31pm CT

JFTaylor - Very cool, thanks for coming! I will update the video description. Tell me, did you save any airchecks as old as this from your work?


Comment posted in WSET Channel 13 - News 13 (Preview, Break & Opening, 1977) by JFTaylor on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 7:52pm CT

I actually lived at 4715 Boonsboro Road Boonsboro Village Apartments. Just about everyone in Lynchburg knew that. Glad it wasn't Chicago!

I'm the voiceover in the news preview (voiceover by ??) with teases and opening titles (without theme music - imagine that!), with wide shot of news set (voiceover by ??).

In 1977, there were only 6 members of the news staff... News Director/Anchor - Stan Jayson, Weather - Charles Middleton, Sports - John Buren, Reporters - Jeff Taylor & Jennifer Smith and a Photographer.


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I had Digger. Why I had a fake dog when I had two dogs (one of which I could walk as a child)is something that makes no sense.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 11:05pm CT

@Detroit4Chicago - You got it - only difference is there's no repeat at the end. :-)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985) by Detroit4Chicago on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 10:51am CT

My sneak preview guess of EBS Cart #3: "This concludes operations under the Emergency Broadcast System. All broadcast stations may now resume normal broadcast operations. I repeat....."


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985) by Tommy33 on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 10:28am CT

This is scary. 1985, the last throes of the Cold War. MX and Pershing II missiles. Our launch sites in WEST GERMANY. Before perestroika and glasnost. If you want to get really scared watch "Threads." Better yet, don't watch "Threads."


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