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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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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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Comment posted in Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits (Record Offer, 1981) by W.B. on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 10:44pm CT

Added ending voiceover info (hearing this at a remote FedEx Office location, the voice at the end clearly sounded like Mr. Reynolds, and besides, a YouTuber who saw this clip on that site, name of Ryan Zwolinski [to whom the hat tip], apprised us of this).


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ArmitageNLowell on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 2:36pm CT

AMNews and SMC; One of Inn and Around's incarnations was also a club called the Grand Bandstand around 1984 or so. On Sunday evenings, it was open to all ages for a few hours (I'm guessing between 5-10pm) and didn't serve alcohol during that time frame. I went there a few times when I was a youngster.


Comment posted in Starbeat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1983) by W.B. on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 10:49pm CT

I'm curious - from which of the Chicago TV stations were these Starbeat ads produced? I'm sure RCA TK-27/28 film chains were used for the slide transmission . . .


Comment posted in Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits (Record Offer, 1981) by Dth1971 on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 9:45am CT

Fuzzy: I wish you found another Kenny Rogers mail order record album TV commercial from the same early 1980's time for the 2 record set "Gold Dust and Gold Mine" featuring songs from the Kenny Rogers First Edition era.


Comment posted in Illinois Lottery - "Lucky Numbers II" (Commercial, 1983) by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 11:12am CT

$50,000 a day? lol No, that's $50,000 a year for the next 20 years until 2002 for a total of $1 Million.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by ChrisBCritter on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00am CT

Found this photo on a MySpace page of a band called "Passion" playing at Saints & Sinners:
https://myspace.com/johnnybeat81/mixes/classic-my-photos-434035/photo/165062694


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 10:27pm CT

The other big question: Which station produced this ad? If WBBM, then its cuts from one slide to another differed significantly from the clunky "fade-out--fade-in" transitions for which New York sister WCBS Channel 2 was famous for decades, from the '50's well to the '80's. But then, practically every Chicago station, I.I.N.M., had RCA TK-27 film chains through which we all saw these slides (and films), and a few by this time may've even gotten the newer TK-28's.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by Smctopia on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8:33pm CT

Wow, I want to know what the Intergalatic Robot Show was!

I don't know about the first incarnation of Temptations but during the second go round it was a lesbian bar.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by AMNewsboy on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 4:43pm CT

Via the Googles:

Put'n On The Ritz - Best guess is that it eventually became a place called Cafe 22 (the addresses match based on a newspaper article), and was at one point the Lombard Beef n' Barrel. I gave up trying to figure out where the eff this place was.

Inn and Around - Became a nightclub called Temptations, changed names to "Come Back Inn Sports Bar & Grill", then went back to Temptations before closing in 2012. Yelp says there was also a club called Club VIP there at some point.

Saints & Sinners - Apparently next to a cemetery, how lovely. Now housing.

Erik the Red - Now an Irish pub called Blackthorn Pub.

Tovia Club - Now called the Chicago 21 Club. Most definitely no sign of 2-million dollar anything here.

The Vineyard - Looks like the whole shopping center was given a makeover at some point, so it sure as hell ain't there now.

Ships Rail Lounge - Looks like there was some legal bankruptcy mess over the Dolton Lodge; it eventually became the Dorchester Senior Center which, quite honestly, looks like the most depressing senior center ever.


Comment posted in Star Beat Presents What's Happening! (Commercial, 1981) by W.B. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:02am CT

From what I've read, NYC rights to "Her Twelve Men" were held on and off by WOR Channel 9 for years.


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