Horrible fashions in the 80's. Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 12:20am.
Horrible?! Hey, the 80s had some super rad fashions back then. Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 9:46am.
We thought we looked good... Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 10:36am.
LOL LOL I was around when these fashions were still around!!! High-waisted jeans, sexy one-piece swimsuits.........We thought we knew how to dress!!! LOL Comment posted by michiganfan on Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 1:51pm.
you think the adults were bad...I grew up in the 80s and they dressed us kids way worse Comment posted by owenrock on Tuesday, April 27th 2010 at 7:55pm.
I remember the Zayre in Richton Park well as my Mom would often shop there and I'd tag along and play the "Donkey Kong" machine. Right next door was the old A&P and right across the street was Eagle. All three are gone now and I'm wondering if they ever got around to filling those vacancies. They sat empty for years Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 11:32am.
Galaga, I remember that Zayre's too! I haven't driven by in a few months but I think it's something else now. Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 3:52pm.
Looks like Ally Sheedy in the beginning, but I believe she would have been much younger than that in 1980. Comment posted by Stevie TV on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 11:07am.
You know Stevie, you might just be right. I missed the possible resemblance the first time I watched this commercial. All Sheedy was born in June of 1962 making her 18 when this came out. The woman in this commercial could easily be 18. Maybe it's her and you're the first to notice! ;-D Comment posted by Pete on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 12:37pm.
Nah, it's not her. Look at her teeth close-up when she smiles. Also, her voice is different. Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 1:03pm.
Yeah. You're right Fuzzy. She's a dead ringer though. Comment posted by Pete on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 1:43pm.
I always wanted to go to Zayre back then because I LOVED their commercials, but my folks just wouldn't shop there. Why I never knew... Comment posted by 70s80s on Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 5:35pm.
Maybe your parents felt about Zayre what people like my girlfriend's father feel about Wal Mart. They think of them as the devil and stay far away. Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Thursday, August 19th 2010 at 11:04am.
I remember the Zayre store in Waukegan where I grew up. They even had a gas station in the parking lot. Used to go there and buy baseball cards. Bought my mom a Wham! album from there too! Comment posted by Lindy51 on Tuesday, January 18th 2011 at 9:29pm.
Buying baseball cards...now there is nostalgia right there...I know you can still find them but they arent as readily available as they used to be....I remember going to the store and buying baseball cards and I used to be obsessed with those Books that came with stickers and you had to put the stickers on the right page lol Comment posted by OwenRock on Tuesday, January 25th 2011 at 4:05am.
I haven't seen a Zayre in 25 years at least. The Zayre in my hometown is now a Menard's. Comment posted by OldTVNut on Monday, June 6th 2011 at 2:37pm.
I went to the Zayre at 3938 S. Harlem Avenue in Lyons a ton when I was a kid. How many days I spent in that toy aisle I'll never know!
According to Wikipedia, it sold all the stores in October 1988 to Ames. So it was an Ames store for a few years, then in the early-mid 90s, it became Phar-Mor for a bit. I think that location was then a gym for a while. Today, it's a Marshalls clothing store. Comment posted by Lucien on Sunday, March 17th 2013 at 10:27pm.
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This clip has been viewed 3604 times. This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Saturday, April 24th 2010.
In reply to Szake's, T.K.'s, and Fuzzy's comments regarding the letters flashing in the corners of the screen at the beginning--I have seen this as well in other national TV commercials on film from this era.
I have a really good hunch as to what this is--going from my experience working master control in local commercial television and handling the physical airing of commercial spots (albeit much later in the early 2000s on videotape and satellite-delivered video files for on-air playout, as opposed to the film print this commercial is most likely from), this is more than likely an ISCI (Industry Standard Commercial Identifier) code, an unique 4 letter & 4 number identification code assigned to national commercial spots that receive national network and/or local affiliate airing. Each ISCI code is unique to the spot for identification for advertisers, ad agencies, post-production staff, and the station's/network's traffic/logging, ad sales, and and master control personnel. A typical ISCI code is usually in the format of ABCD1234.
I'd hazard to guess that it must of been the industry standard in the 70s to have the ISCI code digits show up on the corners of the first few film frames of the spot, to ease identification for the master control/projectionist/editor at a station to know what spot it was while splicing it together with other commercial films to make a spot reel (or when threading the spot by itself up in a film-chain projector) for airing in a local commercial break.
When the transition to delivering commercials to stations/networks on videotape became more common practice, usually the ISCI code was displayed during the slate & countdown before the spot on the beginning of the tape (obviously not aired, unless the MCO screwed up and switched it up too early ;) )).
I wonder of the ISCI code of this spot is something like xMxHx0x3 (the "x"s being whatever letters/numbers displayed at the left side of the screen, which is mostly cut off in this video), say, something like IMGH1023?
I was able to stop on two frames... the first with M in the upper-right corner and H in the lower-right and the second frame with O in the upper-right and 3 in the lower-right. So... MO, H3? If it was flashing M-O-M, I'd think maybe it was a subliminal message to ask your mother to buy a ticket.
Seriously though, it seems like the letters change in each corner very quickly, like it is cycling through something. I also see an 'O' in the upper-right hand corner. Can't we get the conspiracy nuts to break this down for us? This is probably bigger than the "subliminal" station sign-off message. ;-)
When Lurie said, "Toronto certainly is a great city and I know the commissioner wants to get a team in Washington," he's referring to the Seattle Mariners, the other American League expansion team that had been announced in January 1976.
The A.L. had been embroiled in a lawsuit with the state of Washington, which accused the league of breach of contract for not allowing a local nonprofit group to purchase the bankrupt Seattle Pilots prior to the 1970 season. (The other owners believed their clubs would be devalued as a result of such an arrangement. Instead, the team was sold to Bud Selig and moved to Milwaukee between the end of spring training and Opening Day 1970.) Granting another expansion franchise to Seattle was the league's way of settling the case and avoid paying $32 million in damages.