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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial that's fun for a lot of reasons - Krusher, the inflatable green monster toy doll by Mattel. :-)

Voice over by the late Gary Owens (of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and Antenna TV fame).

"You can make this shriveled up lump of crinkles grow and unwrinkle..."

This aired on September 3, 1980. (1979 Copyright)

Krusher By Mattel (Commercial, 1980)

Here's a commercial that's fun for a lot of reasons - Krusher, the inflatable green monster toy doll by Mattel. :-)

Voiceover by Gary Owens (of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In fame).

"You can make this shriveled up lump of crinkles grow and unwrinkle..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, September 3rd 1980. (1979 Copyright)

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The voice over in this Krusher toy commercial is the famous Laugh-In announcer Gary Owens!
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Sunday, October 23rd 2011 at 9:40pm.

Voiceover info added to clip description.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, October 23rd 2011 at 11:15pm.

Now Gary Owens is the voice of Antenna TV ("Vintage without the funny smell"). Seen in Chicago on WGN 9.2, in NYC on WPIX 11.4 and in Hartford New Haven on WTIC 61.2..ALL OF WHICH ARE TRIBUNE STATIONS...just sayin'.
Comment posted by BobAnthony on Tuesday, October 25th 2011 at 5:39am.

Antenna TV is also seen in Charlotte, NC on WJZY 46.2.
Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Wednesday, October 26th 2011 at 10:00am.

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Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Noonbreak - "Weather with Harry Volkman" (Segment & Break, 1978) by Fygee on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 3:34pm CT

The weatherman's elephant jokes need work.


Comment posted in Independent Network News - "It's a Pacmen-Eat-Pacmen World" (1982) by Fygee on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 3:33pm CT

The guy is right in that the ghosts follow a pattern that can be exploited. This was fixed in Ms. Pac-man a year later in 1981.

He must not have played it long enough to get to the infamous level 256 kill screen.


Comment posted in Service Chevrolet (Commercial, 1979) by Brian1978 on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 9:31am CT

That's definitely NOT Lisa Whelchel!!!! Such overacting in this commercial. Obviously they were hired for their looks and not their acting skills.


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - The Richard Pryor Special Tornado Warning (1977) by ChrisBCritter on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 2:45pm CT

Checking the Tornado History Project, there was only one tornado listed for this date in Illinois. It was a pretty big one: an F4 which touched down at 7:20 PM near Atlanta, IL and ran northeast over seven miles along I-55; luckily no lives were lost and only two injuries.


Comment posted in Service Chevrolet (Commercial, 1979) by RaynerChelvestonMaddux on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 10:31pm CT

No, I don't think that is her.


Comment posted in Independent Network News - "It's a Pacmen-Eat-Pacmen World" (1982) by Smctopia on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 8:12pm CT

As a kid I could often hear my parents watching TV in the other room while I was in bed. I remember hearing the music at 2:25. Was that the "news theme" that Channel 9 news used since this aired on channel 9?


Comment posted in Service Chevrolet (Commercial, 1979) by Szake on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 8:03pm CT

Is the blonde Lisa Whelchel?


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - The Richard Pryor Special Tornado Warning (1977) by Smctopia on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 8:16pm CT

This made me curious to know who did the invent the first clock: the full name is Benjamin Banneker.


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 at 10pm - "Gas Crunch" (Partial Commercial Break & News Excerpt, 1979) by Fygee on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 5:23pm CT

Is Herb Hugo the guy from up? The resemblance is uncanny.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News - "You Never Know Who's Going To Drop By" (Promo, 1976) by Fygee on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 4:41pm CT

Pretty awesome seeing Gene Siskel with hair and the porn stache there.


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