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WGN Channel 9 - Bozo's Circus (Commercial Break #2, 1977)

Here's Commercial Break #2 from an episode of Bozo's Circus on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Bozo's Circus bumper featuring Frazier Thomas (voiceover by Frazier Thomas)

Charlie's Angels Dolls & Adventure by Hasbro

Burger King featuring their "Marvelous, Magical Burger King" character as well as a young Missy Gold of Benson fame (that is her, right? Not Tracey Gold?)

Marching Mickey Mouse and Dancing Donald Duck from Romper Room

Bozo's Circus return bumper featuring Cooky the Clown (voiceover by Frazier Thomas)

This aired on local Chicago TV in December of 1977.


(C) Copyright 1971 WGN Television BOZO (R) & (C) Larry Harmon Pictures Corp. All rights reserved.

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OMG! Those are the Charlie Angel's dolls I mentioned in the other Bozo video! How weird. I had those and also got Kris (Cheryl Ladd) when they made one of her (her doll was in a green jumpsuit). I even have a photo of me getting the dolls that Christmas. I don't think they made dolls of the later Angels though.

That Burger King looks better than the current creepy one.

Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, March 20th 2011 at 11:26pm.

I remember those commercials for Charlie's Angels toys. You know when TV show is successful when toys and other products of that show are being produced and sold.
Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Monday, March 21st 2011 at 10:03am.

I've been looking for that Marching Mickey ad for years!!! Thanks for finding!
Comment posted by Smctopia on Monday, March 21st 2011 at 7:25pm.

You said it the new 1 is creepy.
Comment posted by Pantaloon123 on Saturday, March 26th 2011 at 9:12pm.

Both Burger Kings look creepy. Live or plastic. The Live guy even LOOKS plastic.
Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Sunday, March 27th 2011 at 8:27pm.

As for the question of which Gold was in that Burger King ad: Very likely Missy Gold, who was blonde. Future "Growing Pains" co-star Tracey Gold had dark hair. Incidentally, they're sisters, born one year apart. Unless they were both in this ad.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, April 2nd 2011 at 6:12am.

LMAO! What were they smoking when they thought of that Burger King commercial?
Comment posted by CelesteK on Sunday, May 8th 2011 at 12:17am.

It was Missy Gold in the Burger King ad. Funny because I knew that the second I saw her. She wouldn't be known to a national audience until Benson's debut in 1979.
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, November 22nd 2014 at 9:41pm.

They made the plastic Burger King look like this one, I think.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Wednesday, November 26th 2014 at 2:02pm.

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