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WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Moby Dick" (Ending, Break & Preview, 1985)

Here's the ending of the Family Classics presentation of Moby Dick on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

The ending moments of "Moby Dick"

Commercial: Thomas' English Muffins (jingle sung by Jake Holmes, of "Dazed and Confused" fame)

Commercial: Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ("They're G-R-R-REAT!") with free M&M's Snack Pack

Commercial: Eagle Springtime Round-Up of national brands (discounts on Citrus Hill orange juice and Folger's Coffee)

Commercial: Plywood Minnesota - "Extra Extra Sale"

Commercial: Stove Top Stuffing (guy with glasses resembles Rick Moranis)

Announcement of preview of next week's movie, "Treasure Island" (1934) starring Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins (voiceover by Floyd Brown)

Commercial: Folger's Crystals (at the "world-famous" Perino's Restaurant in Los Angeles)

Commercial: WJMK "Magic 104" FM - "The Greatest Hits of All Time, All the Time" (This exact same ad campaign, with the scrapbook motif and particular songs, was used for WCBS-FM 101 in New York, in that same period)

Commercial: Sani-Flush

Commercial: Empire Carpets

Preview of scenes from "Treasure Island" (5:22 - 8:38 in clip)

"Family Classics" ending title and theme ("Moviescope" by Dennis Berry, originally released on the Berry/Conroy label), with voiceover (Floyd Brown) advising, "Don't miss MGM's film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island,' next week's 'Family Classics' presentation. Please join us."

Note: Floyd Brown announced the movie since Frazier Thomas had died earlier that month on April 3rd. This was during a transitional period before Roy Leonard took over hosting duties for this show on October 13th 1985, beginning with the airing of "For the Love of Benji".

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

Just wasn't the same after Frazier Thomas passed.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, April 21st 1985.

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Includes:

The ending moments of "Moby Dick"

Commercials:

Thomas' English Muffins (jingle sung by Jake Holmes, of "Dazed and Confused" fame)

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ("They're G-R-R-REAT!") with free M&M's Snack Pack

Eagle Springtime Round-Up of national brands (discounts on Citrus Hill orange juice and Folger's Coffee)

Plywood Minnesota "Extra Extra Sale"

Stove Top Stuffing (guy with glasses resembles Rick Moranis)

Announcement of preview of next week's movie, "Treasure Island" (1934) starring Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins (voiceover by Floyd Brown)

Commercials:

Folger's Crystals (at the "world-famous" Perino's Restaurant in Los Angeles)

WJMK "Magic 104" FM - "The Greatest Hits of All Time, All the Time" (NOTE: I remember this exact same ad campaign, with the scrapbook motif and particular songs, used for WCBS-FM 101 in New York, in that same period)

Sani-Flush

Empire Carpets

Scenes from "Treasure Island" (5:22 - 8:38 in clip)

"Family Classics" ending title and theme ("Moviescope" by Dennis Berry, originally released on the Berry/Conroy label), with voiceover (Floyd Brown) advising, "Don't miss MGM's film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island,' next week's 'Family Classics' presentation. Please join us." (NOTE: Roy Leonard assumed hosting duties with that next week's show)
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Just wasn't the same after Frazier Thomas passed.

Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 1:45am.

Updated the video description. Thanks again guys! :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 12:02pm.

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