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Tuffy Mufflers With Jimmy The Greek - "It's A Sure Thing" (Commercial, 1978)

Here's a commercial for Tuffy Mufflers (They're known as Tuffy Auto Service Centers now) featuring the former sports broadcaster and odds maker, Jimmy the Greek.

This aired on local Detroit TV on Tuesday, May 9th 1978. (Not Chicago TV, but still cool!)

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I wonder if there is a commercial where Jimmy talks about how the installers have been bred over generations to be good at installing mufflers ;)
Comment posted by afdave on Saturday, November 13th 2010 at 8:39pm.

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Given that New York-based Phil Tonken did the opening and closing sponsor billboards, I'm venturing this may've been aired nationally in certain markets - including, in New York itself, on WNBT Channel 4, at 10:45pm (ET).


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Wonder how WGN got "Star Trek" in the first place - was it to keep after its NYC sister station WPIX Channel 11 that first acquired the show once it reached syndication in 1969 and continued running it well into the '90's (to the point where Channel 11 became so synonymous with that series that they ran the subsequent first-run syndicated "...Next Generation" and "...Deep Space Nine")? In any event, I seem to detect 'GN used 16mm prints, given how it looked and sounded; 'PIX by contrast ran the show off 35mm prints. But this does seem to be another case of how some syndicated shows didn't stay too long in one Chicago station, compared with New York (though "Star Trek's" trek seemed a bit more stable than, say, "I Love Lucy's").

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