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Cheker Gas with Gale Sayers (Commercial #2, 1981)

Here's another commercial for Cheker Gas (not Checker) featuring football legend Gale Sayers, here promoting their self-service stations. (The other Cheker ad featuring the onetime Chicago Bears gridiron great can be seen here.)

"Gas is good - price is right."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, September 27th 1981 during the 10:45pm to 11:15pm timeframe.

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"That's Cheker--it's a gas!"
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, November 9th 2012 at 8:34pm.

Cheker later was taken over by Speedway.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Friday, November 9th 2012 at 10:18pm.

I used to have a Cheker near where I grew up and I remember my dad going in there.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 12:13am.

"When I drive into Cheker, I say Sayers, you're right at home." I say either the gas fumes or the concussions have gotten to him.
Comment posted by T.K. on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 7:26pm.

Or maybe he didn't really get over teammate Brian Piccolo's death . . .
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 9:00pm.

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Comment posted in ON TV - Subscription Television Chicago (1983) by Zappi on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 3:01pm CT

This video should definitely be recaptured, it's much lower quality than later videos on here.


Comment posted in Grange Dodge (Commercial, 1978) by HUdson 3-2700 on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 12:44pm CT

Seeing the van in the high weeds with its door open makes me think that the driver is off burying someone...


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Charlie Baffle" (Commercial, 1977) by Brian1978 on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:52am CT

I'm WAY too young to remember Old Chicago, but from looking at these old commercials, it looks like it was an indoor type of amusement park, kind of like what Camp Snoopy or I think it's Nickelodeon Land at Mall of America. Am I right?


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Monsters of the Midway" (Commercial, 1979) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:43am CT

@Brian1978 - Well, they did air the same commercial that day (almost - see below) but the one posted here did come from an entirely new and undiscovered Bozo's Circus episode that I found, which aired on Wednesday, July 11th 1979.

By the way, the version of this ad that did air during Chicagofest interestingly has a slightly different opening title card - all in white versus the oscillating multi-color seen here. Take a look.


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Monsters of the Midway" (Commercial, 1979) by Brian1978 on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:09am CT

This was the second commercial during the first break of the special, "Bozo at Chicagofest" taking place on August 3rd, 1979. I will always think of it being after the commercial for Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - AM Chicago (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1981) by Studio76Art on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 8:02pm CT

Wow, old post! Anyway, that's Steve Vinovich ("Mannequin") as the hapless father in the Aunt Jemima ad.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Big Movie - "Waterloo Bridge" (On-Screen Station ID & Commercial Break, 1978) by Studio76Art on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 8:23pm CT

I like that several minutes of the film was shown, even if it was just for the onscreen ID. After watching, I felt as if I actually earned that commercial break. :')


Comment posted in Spout (Commercial, 1979) by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 3:14pm CT

"So whaddya got Johnson?"

"A brand new gum named for something your bathwater comes out of!...and wait until you see the commercial I came up with!"



Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein" (Opening, 1981) by VintageCanada on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 4:44pm CT

What? No MGM Lion here?


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - The NBC News Midnight Special Report - "Death of Rockefeller" (1979) by Studio76Art on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 4:57pm CT

Felipe Rose (the Indian) scarily resembles the Twi'lek dancer from Return of the Jedi who's dumped into the Rancor pit by Jabba, the way he's moving around on stage with the headdress swinging behind him.


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