Cool commercial I was too young to remember. Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 12:41am.
Of course, they don't show any scenes where the train falls off the tracks. As I recall, there were several such incidents around this time. This ad campaign was to try and get people to take the train again. Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 10:27am.
The singer of the Amtrak jingle is Jake Holmes, who sang many 1970's/1980's/1990's TV commercial jingles and even had a minor chart hit in late 1970 with the song "So Close". Comment posted by dth1971 on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 9:52pm.
I've found some info on him!!!!!!! On Wikipedia!!!! He's done jingles for the US Army, Burger King, Lego..................... Comment posted by michiganfan on Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 12:58pm.
Did he also sing the "Zack the Lego Maniac" jingle? Sounds like the same guy. (I didn't look it up on Wikipedia yet incase it's listed there) Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 1:00pm.
Oh yeah!!!!!! Zack the Lego Maniac and JACK the Lego Maniac!!!! "Come See The Softer Side of Sears", "Gillette, The Best A Man Can Get" (love that jingle). I grew up with that voice but could NEVER have placed the name until now!!!! Comment posted by michiganfan on Wednesday, April 28th 2010 at 1:06pm.
Jingle vocal info added to clip description. Comment posted by W.B. on Thursday, April 14th 2011 at 6:41pm.
Oh, and Mr. Holmes was also the original writer of "Dazed and Confused" - for which Led Zeppelin stole credit. ;-( Comment posted by W.B. on Thursday, April 14th 2011 at 6:42pm.
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For as ubiquitous as these Weatherscan units were, it seems quite possible that this is the only recording of one that exists. By the late '70s they were already being replaced with character generators. Given the price of early Beta and VHS, intentionally rolling tape on these channels would have been virtually unthinkable unless there was some other local origination programming being aired as well. So I think this is a "holy grail" video that surpasses even Nite Owl!
Hearing that little rant at about the 3:00 mark ("When you get up at six o'clock...") makes me think Elaine might have been a tad bitter at having to work Christmas morning so the normal guy could come in late. Can you blame her?!
That Levy's jingle is classic -- if they ran spots very often, I bet there are some longtime Nashvillians that can still remember it nearly 40 years later. Sounds to me like it was sung by Ava Barber of the Lawrence Welk Show. Since she was from Knoxville, it wouldn't surprise me.
That episode included The Martian Beauty (found as a bonus feature on Old School Vol. 1), Mad Painter #9, and Jazzy Spies #9. The letter sponsors were T and M. The M clip (M is for Moo) was also on Old School Vol 1 set.
Texas Electronics in Dallas. Texas sold many of these as far back as 1957. I've seen photos in display ads, but I thought they rotated a full 360 degrees, and not oscillate back and forth like this clip. They are still around today at http://texaselectronics.com/ .
That's definitely Buffy St. Marie in the Sesame Street clip. She was one of my favorites on that show. I think she later divorced Sheldon. I wonder what happened to Cody? I know there were episodes from around 1978 where the cast visited her in Hawaii but there were earlier ones where I think they went to New Mexico or some other western state.