So, SelecTV was seen in other markets, hmm? In L.A., this subscription TV service was carried over KWHY Channel 22 during the PM hours and weekends. Oddly enough, KWHY is currently part of the NBC/Telemundo duopoly with former ON TV affiliate KVEA Channel 52. Small world, huh? Comment posted by RocketBoy on Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 6:19am.
And of course, ON TV was shown in Chicago on . . . WSNS Channel 44. Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 3:03pm.
I remember SelecTV!!!!!! My family used to get that in Benton Harbor!!!! Comment posted by MichiganFan on Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 9:59pm.
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Can't beat the million-dollar sound of a jingle performed by the Ron Hicklin Singers. Even after 40 years, "At McDonaaaald's..." still sticks to the brain. It's been so long since a memorable uptempo jingle has been used in a national ad campaign, using one would stand out against all the maudlin and futuristic aural wallpaper used today.
If I'm not mistaken, that's a billboard for Ronrico rum visible through the window at 0:35. Even though no one at home was going to be putting this spot on "pause" in 1975, it surprises me they let that slip into something so tightly produced.
T.K. - You're correct - I hadn't noticed that, but this is the last regular appearance of Frazier Thomas on Family Classics that has yet been found. I don't have the opening for "The Black Swan" but I do have the last half hour or so including the complete ending, some of which you see here. I'll have to give this a proper posting at a later time.
Less than two months before the death of Frazier Thomas... am I right in that this is the latest of his regular appearances to have surfaced so far? (I'm not counting the clips used in the retrospective stories in April.)
The intro music to the car show sounds like it came from this catchy number used on the CHEK-TV Friday Night Movie in 1981. WGN's recording sounds like it came from someone holding a mic up to a record player in their basement, however. I'd love to hear it in full.