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WMAQ Channel 5 - 10pm News - "The Cubs' Season: It's Over..." (1982)

Seems like it was over before it even started... ;-)

Here's part of a report from the WMAQ Channel 5 10pm News which features an end of the season feature on the Chicago Cubs by Chet Coppock.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 3rd 1982.

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Cool clip Fuzzy thanks for posting. More baseball clips please. As we all know Marla Collins would go on to bigger and better things.
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 9:20am.

And to think that a mere 5 wins and 14 losses later, Lee Elia would give the world one of the greatest soliloquies in modern history.
Comment posted by AbeFroman on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 3:21pm.

That is one beat up looking mic flag in this report.
Comment posted by szake on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 3:54pm.

Ah yes...Chet Coppock. Haven't heard that name in years.

Here's the infamous tirade with Lee Elia:
(Warning-NOT suitable for work or people who are highly offended)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv23pqH9iG0

Comment posted by Pete on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 6:54pm.

This was 74th of the 101 damnations the Cubs have gone through.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 7:54pm.

What about the White Sox?

Does Chet Coppock look like David Letterman's long-lost twin or what??

Comment posted by Big Rollo Smokes on Tuesday, April 13th 2010 at 5:12pm.

The ChiSox did not win the division championship until a year later.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, August 28th 2010 at 2:00pm.

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This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Sunday, April 11th 2010.
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Comment posted in District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (Commercial, 1978) by W.B. on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:48am CT

Wonder if that song was what was floating in Joan Baez' head when recording her version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" whereby how she sings one of the lines, sounds like "There goes the Robert E. Lee."


Comment posted in Panos Productions (Demonstration Reel, 1978) by W.B. on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:46am CT

Funny . . . they didn't look all that much like Donny & Marie in that storyboard . . .


Comment posted in District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (Commercial, 1978) by Smctopia on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 10:20pm CT

"Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" shows up in a lot of stuff from this era, including an episode of Laverne & Shirley (in one of the Shotz Talent Show episodes) and in Disney's Bicentenial "America on Parade" in their theme parks.


Comment posted in Panos Productions (Demonstration Reel, 1978) by Smctopia on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 10:18pm CT

Loved seeing the old fountain in the Woodfield ad. The water formed a waterfall and there were fish tanks below it. Now there's a mini escalator there and a Comcast area. So boring.

That is of course supposed to be Donny and Marie in the Hawaiian Punch Story Board.


Comment posted in District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (Commercial, 1978) by Szake on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 8:50pm CT

Rick: That jingle was referred to on the Bill Leff show you and I were on late night on WGN Radio back in December of 2012.

The song is public domain, and I heard it in one of those bouncing ball sing along cartoons, I recognized it as the District Furniture song. https://youtu.be/jLI3xzwAGDQ?t=4m4s

Nice Photoshop job of combing the intro and ending graphics into one thumbnail image.


Comment posted in District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (Commercial, 1978) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 2:12pm CT

Thanks, Kevin for the ID on the source of the jingle!


Comment posted in District Furniture & Appliances - "Come Down to the District" (Commercial, 1978) by Szake on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 8:03pm CT

This jingle was based off of the song "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee." The furniture shot, but not the logo or banjo player looks like it could have been shot in the Ridgewood High School TV Studio, from the white cylorama curtain to the C stand light just in the frame on the left side of the screen. They had just rented a servo zoom controller to upgrade a manual crank zoom and were probably ancy to use it. There was also a locally produced Preparation H ad pretending to be at a race track shot on videotape with the same setup.


Comment posted in Superstation WTBS Channel 17 - Movie 17 - "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" (Opening & Break, 1980) by Loyal32Fan on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 7:42pm CT

I saw the movie 'Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things'. Worst zombie movie ever.


Comment posted in WLAK FM 94 - "The Place to Relax" (Commercial, 1980) by Loyal32Fan on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 7:40pm CT

I remember Patrick O'Neal in an episode of the 'Night Gallery' called 'Fear of Spiders'. He also did television shows like 'Alfred Hitchcock' and 'The Outer Limits'.


Comment posted in Son Of Svengoolie - "Black Friday" - "Mail Call & Leave It To Mole" (1983) by 4thtroika on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 5:30pm CT

That Bingo head was from a commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy carnival kits featuring the Banana Splits.


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