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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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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by W.B. on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 8:15am CT

I was wondering exactly what telecine equipment was used to make this transfer. Because certainly it appears a bit better than it would have "back then" via WGN's film chain setup which at that point would have included RCA TK-27's.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 6:07pm CT

GHilbrich - Good observations. To answer your question, we did the transfer ourselves, direct from the original film reel. Everything you see, including the dissolve between the ID and the GG opening, was as it appears on the reel.

I agree with your reasoning. Perhaps we'd have a better idea where this came from if we can get any more information out of the original seller on Ebay. For example, I'd like to know how long this reel was in his possession, and where he got it from (was it an estate sale / private collection, or something else?)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by GHilbrich on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 2:32pm CT

I do not believe that this was done for any other reason than someone taking home a souvenir of sorts. I think what you have here is one of (and maybe now the only) original, station used 16mm reels with the WGN Color Presentation and Garfield Goose intro that would have run any given morning before moving into the video feed with Frazier. Perhaps someone who worked at WGN got a hold of the materials here when the station was unloading reels into a dumpster and adding one of the full 5 part Clutch serials for continuity.

This is just a guess, of course. But judging from the flow of the 16mm print, it's probably the best bet (the Clutch episodes are spliced pretty tightly together without any leader, countdowns or "Place Commercial Here" slugs).

Maybe the person responsible for getting this reel out of WGN is or will read this and chime in.

I have to ask, Fuzzy, did you add the dissolve between the Color Presentation and GG titles? Do you have the actual reel or was it transferred and sent to you this way?


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by TeleFrank on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 12:22pm CT

SPOILER ALERT !!
No wrestling is shown. Booooo !!!!


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by ArmitageNLowell on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 4:22pm CT

From what I have read in various message boards, including THE source for wrestling's past, kayfabememories.com , this sounded like a non-taped/broadcast house show to promote the big card at Comiskey Park in September; Robinson actually DID NOT win the title because Gagne's foot was on the rope when he was pinned. So, the belt was held up until the September card at Comiskey Park.

(Edited to correct date of the Amphitheater card.)

*SPOILER*
Gagne defeated Robinson via count-out.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 11:34am CT

Or, could this have been from Bob Luce Wrestling?


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by Szake on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 8:49pm CT

I'm thinking it was the film roll in for the show. I wonder if the original 16mm film had a splice between the Garfield Goose intro and the Clutch Cargo cartoons. If so... it may have been the telecine film run during the show. There is also a dissolve between the WGN Color intro and the show open. Film dissolves needed to be done optically, so I expected the one to end in black and the next to start from black.


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