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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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Added name of Merrill Lynch ad spokesman to description (info courtesy of a YT user).


Comment posted in Sanka (Commercial, 1980) by David H on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 11:28pm CT

The only place I can find Sanka now is on amazon. At least it's still around, stopping people from feeling edgy.


Comment posted in Butternut Bread - "Snoopy For President Sweepstakes" (Commercial, 1980) by David H on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 11:17pm CT

Dolly Madison Zingers were better than Hostess Zingers.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Channel Two News - Coverage of Sam Giancana Funeral (1975) by FuzzyMemories on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 8:59am CT

A portion of this clip was featured in a recent episode of AMC's The Making of the Mob: Chicago.

The episode was the Second Season finale, entitled "Last Man Standing" and premiered on August 29th 2016. After notorious mobster Sam Giancana meets his end, one of the characters watches the evening news for updates. See a screen shot from this episode as well as our end credit here.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Hunter - "The Costa Rican Connection" (Opening, Preview Breaks & Ending, 1977) by ChitownTVFan on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 7:21pm CT

The 1977 version of Hunter first aired on CBS on Friday, February 18, 1977 during the midseason until its cancellation three months later on May 27th with only 9 shows aired. The last 4 of them didn't air nor did the 1976 series pilot.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1980) by Smctopia on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 10:08pm CT

This ad features footage of the Lobster ride that was located at the Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara California as the one in Gurnee has five cars per arm, not four.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by Smctopia on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 10:06pm CT

The footage of the Lobster ride in this ad is actually from the Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara, CA and not the one in Gurnee. The giveaway is that California's Lobster had four cars per arm while Gurnee's has five. Gurnee's Lobster was renamed East River Crawler but in 2017 will revert to the Lobster name and be relocated to where the Orbit was located. Orbit is being removed.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Hunter - "The Costa Rican Connection" (Opening, Preview Breaks & Ending, 1977) by W.B. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 9:10am CT

Modified clip description with corrected info of run of better-known (and completely different) series of same name.


Comment posted in KNBC Channel 4 - Ending of NewsCenter4 - Early Edition with Paul Moyer & Kelly Lange and Editorial Reply (1977) by W.B. on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 3:26pm CT

Thanks for advising as to that theme music (it did sound as if it came off a vinyl record, as when they looped from the end to the beginning the early part sounded much clearer on the high end than on the fadeout before they started again).

On another note - does anyone note the slight resemblance between Paul Dandridge and longtime anchor at NYC sister station WNBC Channel 4, Chuck Scarborough? (As has been noted by others over the years.)


Comment posted in KNBC Channel 4 - Ending of NewsCenter4 - Early Edition with Paul Moyer & Kelly Lange and Editorial Reply (1977) by RocketBoy on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 11:22pm CT

Thanks once again for this piece of classic So Cal TV history.

On a side note, in regards to the ending theme, I'm actually surprised they went through the trouble of listing the theme's composer in the credits. With that small piece of information, this is what I found, thanks to Billboard Magazine...

"Nightly News"
Composed by Donald Craig
Arranged by Del Kacher
Performed by Chris Delton with the Electric Modes

According to Billboard, the station had started using that song to close out their newscasts around Spring 1973 and was in use at KNBC for 11-13 seasons. That's about as much information I can provide for now. Hope that helps.

P.S.: Here's one more music tidbit for W.B.'s benefit. Prior to that theme, NBC 4 used James Stein's "The World Had Quite a Day Today" as their closing theme for roughly 2 years.


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