Even with the heart-wrenching commercial, people quickly figured out that it was easier just to keep crayons in a box than stand each crayon on its end in a cheap plastic lazy susan. Comment posted by AbeFroman on Monday, December 14th 2009 at 11:31pm.
The singer of the jingle in the Crayola Caddy commercial is done by Bob Dorough, best known for singing many 1970's Schoolhouse Rock songs like "Three is a Magic Number", "Shot Heard Round the World", and "Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here". Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, December 15th 2009 at 7:47am.
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By the way, this video proves that Charles Gibson is one of those lucky people who actually become better looking with age. Even though he is 36 here, he still had a long-necked, awkward adolescent appearance.
It's odd to hear the booth announcer call it a "live" special report... you don't normally break into programming to run something taped earlier! (Unless it's one of those infamous EBS "red card" kiss-your-ass-goodbye announcements a lot of radio stations kept on a cart.)
Man, that jingle sounds cheap. Could it be more obvious that they were trying to cram a three-syllable word like "Convenient" into an existing music bed? With the off-key singing, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a William B. Tanner Co. production.
As for the delay from the time the slide came on until the announcer began to speak, when an affiliate switches to a network feed unexpectedly, there is usually a 10 second or so buffer for the local master control operator to make the switch. I've seen a few times on WBBM-TV where you see the 10 second academic leader leading up to a special report.