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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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Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ArmitageNLowell on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 2:36pm CT

AMNews and SMC; One of Inn and Around's incarnations was also a club called the Grand Bandstand around 1984 or so. On Sunday evenings, it was open to all ages for a few hours (I'm guessing between 5-10pm) and didn't serve alcohol during that time frame. I went there a few times when I was a youngster.


Comment posted in Starbeat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1983) by W.B. on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 10:49pm CT

I'm curious - from which of the Chicago TV stations were these Starbeat ads produced? I'm sure RCA TK-27/28 film chains were used for the slide transmission . . .


Comment posted in Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits (Record Offer, 1981) by Dth1971 on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 9:45am CT

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.


Comment posted in Illinois Lottery - "Lucky Numbers II" (Commercial, 1983) by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 11:12am CT

$50,000 a day? lol No, that's $50,000 a year for the next 20 years until 2002 for a total of $1 Million.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ChrisBCritter on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00am CT

Found this photo on a MySpace page of a band called "Passion" playing at Saints & Sinners:
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Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 10:27pm CT

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.


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Wow, I want to know what the Intergalatic Robot Show was!

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Via the Googles:

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.

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From what I've read, NYC rights to "Her Twelve Men" were held on and off by WOR Channel 9 for years.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 10:45pm CT

Ok, I can do that. :-)


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