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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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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.


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


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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. :')


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"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!"



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What? No MGM Lion here?


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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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Wow, that looks...gross. No wonder it didn't stay on the market for very long.

I'm almost positive that's Eddie Deezen as the groom; his face is a giveaway but I couldn't find any pictures of him with that hair. This would've been a year after he appeared in Grease.


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