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WGN Channel 9 - G.I. Joe (Commercial Break #2, 1987)

Here's another commercial break for an airing of G.I. Joe on WGN Channel 9. Quality's a little iffy, but this is the best I have right now. Includes:

G.I. Joe bumper
WGN-TV Tribune Broadcasting Company bumper
WGN Facts of Life promo
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe action figures
Laser Tag
Chicago Dental Society PSA with Willie Gault of the Chicago Bears
WGN-TV Chicagoland Calendar
G.I. Joe bumper

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, March 11th 1987.

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Great Clip!
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Tuesday, February 12th 2008 at 1:20pm.

Ah! Laser Tag! I always had mine set in wide beam (or "shotgun"/wuss mode) because I was a lousy shot. (It also helped covering up the sensor on your vest)
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Tuesday, February 12th 2008 at 3:45pm.

I had photon it sucked and it cost a fortune.
Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Tuesday, February 12th 2008 at 8:22pm.

Hi! I'm Willie Gault for the Magic Johnson School of Broadcast Excellence.
Comment posted by AbeFroman on Thursday, February 14th 2008 at 9:11am.

What episode of G.I. Joe was this commercial break from?
Comment posted by CelesteK on Saturday, March 1st 2008 at 11:18pm.

Oooh! The G.I. Joe commercial break bumpers are just how I remember them.
Comment posted by CelesteK on Sunday, March 2nd 2008 at 12:29am.

That sounds like Peter Cullen at the begining! Scratch that! THAT IS PETER CULLEN!!
Comment posted by CelesteK on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 4:51pm.

Yep. Peter Cullen. Venger himself. He's had quite a long career.
Comment posted by Ringthane on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 7:15pm.

I thought that was him but I wasn't sure. Peter also did voices in the Gobots, and so did Arthur Burghardt.
Comment posted by CelesteK on Tuesday, March 25th 2008 at 12:33am.

Didn't anyone notice George Clooney in the Facts of Life promo?
Comment posted by MotownPhilly on Thursday, November 3rd 2011 at 9:19am.

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