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Saturday, December 20th, 2014
35 Years Ago Today

Here is a Season's Greetings message from "The WGN Family" that would run during commercial breaks around the holidays. This one stars Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as Rob & Laura Petrie doing a song and dance number in some goofy, oversized Santa outfits. This segment originated from The Dick Van Dyke Show.

This aired on December 21, 1979.

WGN Channel 9 - "Happy Holidays with Rob & Laura" (1979)

Here is a Season's Greetings message from "The WGN Family" that would run during commercial breaks around the holidays. This one stars Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as Rob & Laura Petrie doing a song and dance number in some goofy, oversized Santa outfits. This segment originated from The Dick Van Dyke Show episode "The Alan Brady Show Presents" which first aired on the CBS Network on December 18th 1963.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, December 21st 1979.

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I remember another one of these from channel 9 where they showed the cast performing "I Am A Fine Musician" from the same episode.
Comment posted by smctopia on Thursday, December 6th 2007 at 7:34pm.

I remember this, and the "I Am A Fine Musician" clip. Fuzzy, hopefully you can dig up the "Happy Holidays" song from "Holiday Inn" that WGN ran all the time!

PS I am still working on that other project for you!

Comment posted by GHilbrich on Thursday, December 6th 2007 at 10:22pm.

Oh yeah, I remember that "Holiday Inn" one also! I'd love to see it again.
Comment posted by smctopia on Friday, December 7th 2007 at 8:36am.

The Dick Van Dyke Christmas clip (as well as the "Fine Musician" song) were from the episode "The Alan Brady Show Presents".
Comment posted by dth1971 on Friday, December 7th 2007 at 8:33pm.

Oh yes, yes, YES!!! Oh, the memories...
Hopefully you have the Bob Hope and Andy Griffith XMAS bumpers, as well. I'll keep checking in.

Comment posted by Frightmeister on Saturday, December 8th 2007 at 10:31am.

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Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, April 19th 2011 at 1:57pm.

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Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - CBS Special Movie Presentation - "A Christmas Without Snow" (Opening & Break, 1980) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 6:22pm CT

Nope, there was See No Evil, Hear No Evil from 1989 and Another You from 1991.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - CBS Special Movie Presentation - "A Christmas Without Snow" (Opening & Break, 1980) by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 6:12pm CT

Stir Crazy was the last film to star Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor.


Comment posted in Grapes - The Natural Snack [Monster] (Commercial, 1979) by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 11:30pm CT

I think it shares a lot of the imagery with Alice in Wonderland: the way she's dressed reminds me of Tenniel's illustrations, and the monster resembles the caterpillar, though not smoking a hookah.


Comment posted in McDade's - "Your Christmas Store" (Commercial, 1979) by Smctopia on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 11:26pm CT

I happened to drive past the post office tonight on the way to the racetrack and I had a vague memory of it when I went part. Thank you for confirming!


Comment posted in McDade's - "Your Christmas Store" (Commercial, 1979) by Phantom on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 4:06pm CT

The McDade's in Palatine was at 1300 E. Northwest Highway. The Post Office is in that location now.


Comment posted in McDade's - "Your Christmas Store" (Commercial, 1979) by Smctopia on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 8:52pm CT

I know I went to the McDade's in Palatine but can anyone remember where it actually was located?


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC Theatre - "A Time For Miracles" (Opening & Break, 1980) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 6:27pm CT

ID'ed the woman in the bumper promo at the beginning - Karen Kalish.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC Theatre - "A Time For Miracles" (Opening & Break, 1980) by T.K. on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 11:32am CT

The guy at 1:27 looks as if he is trying to give The Most Interesting Man in the World a run for his money.


Comment posted in Mr. Coffee with Joe DiMaggio - "The Delicious Way to Say Merry Christmas" (Commercial, 1977) by T.K. on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 11:25am CT

I remember hearing somewhere that, after years of doing these commercials, DiMaggio was disenchanted by young people who wanted his autograph because he was "Mr. Coffee" and had no idea about his baseball career.


Comment posted in The Children's Photographer - "Portraits for Christmas" (Commercial, 1977) by T.K. on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 11:17am CT

Something seems misleading here... is it 37 cents for one 5x7 print, with a much greater sitting fee that we're not told about?

Or is this all to get Cheapskate Mom to come in for a big sales pitch in hopes that she'll put away her change purse and actually buy the deluxe package of 75 prints, with a pose in front of each background. With 5x7, 8x10, 3x5, 36x24x36... wait, maybe not that last one!

And if these are "portraits for Christmas," why are none of the backdrops holiday-themed?! I guess they bring those out for Easter...


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