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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.

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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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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by ChrisBCritter on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 3:34am CT

Check out the technician fleeing the shot at 3:45 as the Camaro comes into view! Lucky his yellow shirt matched the car to help camouflage his exit...


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Mount St. Helens" (1980) by OldTVNut on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:26am CT

Am I the only person who thinks that Jerry Taft should be surprised on his next birthday with this clip?


Comment posted in McDonald's - "We Do It All For You" (Commercial, 197?) by T.K. on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 11:21pm CT

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.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by FuzzyMemories on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 11:05pm CT

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.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by T.K. on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 10:37pm CT

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.


Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - Doctor Who - "The Leisure Hive" (Opening & Technical Difficulties Moment, 1983) by Detroit4Chicago on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 7:00pm CT

She sounds as if she's doing an ad-lib news report on NPR's All Things Considered.


Comment posted in McDonald's - "We Do It All For You" (Commercial, 197?) by Micronaut on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:07pm CT

Correct me if I am wrong BUT is that Dee Wallace at 0:29??


Comment posted in Coke - "Verbose Challenge" (Commercial, 1977) by Detroit4Chicago on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 10:43pm CT

Pete: "The guy that does the V/O for Forensic Files?"

Yep. Still going after all these years!


Comment posted in Coke - "Verbose Challenge" (Commercial, 1977) by Pete on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11:49pm CT

The guy that does the V/O for Forensic Files?


Comment posted in Burger King - "The Return of the Whaler" (Commercial, 1983) by Pete on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11:44pm CT

You're correct, Detroit4Chicago. The Ocean Catch was the name.


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