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Monday, February 8th, 2016
30 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Fencl Tufo's "Chevy City" with their weird monster puppet characters. Pete in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums pointed out "It's Fencl-Tufo. For a second there, I thought there actually was a guy out there named Fencl. I can sleep tonight." The owners were Dick Fencil & John Tufo.

If that wasn't enough, members of the World Championship Chicago Bears are there too, including Otis Wilson, Tom Thayer and Tyrone Keys. According toe Joey G in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums, Jeff Fisher was on injured reserve with the Bears in 1985; though he didn't play. His career was pretty much over.

RivaMarsh in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums said, "What a great advertising gimmick, they also used to have print ads featuring them too. I wonder where these puppets are today? Even though I like them all I think my favorite is the Frankenstein's Monster/Space Alien, I crack-up every time I hear his angry reply said in a completely different voice (after one of the Bears pulls his head back) YEA!"

414 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 is now Sunrise Chevrolet. Thanks Don Weiss!

(the first couple seconds is missing and the audio is a bit buzzy)

"The Monster Dealer In Glendale Heights"

This clip aired on February 9, 1986.

WMAQ Channel 5 - "V" (Bumper, 1985)

Here's a bumper for "V" the series, with an onscreen station ID for WMAQ Channel 5. Notice that this one is slightly different and a little shorter than the one without the Station ID.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 8th 1985.

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The producers of 'V' the series made a serious mistake of recycling scenes from the miniseries. I know creating a science fiction show can be expensive, but it was obvious the the producers were cutting too many corners in creating the series. Otherwise, the show would have lasted longer than just one season. Fortunately, the people behind the current version for ABC television are not making the same mistake.
Comment posted by Loyal32fan on Wednesday, November 11th 2009 at 7:55pm.

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Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - Movie Eleven - "Dr. Who" (Opening, 1976) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:58pm CT

Music Source Discovered!

Another mystery music track is identified...

(are you ready?) :-)

The theme used for Movie Eleven here was composed by Dave Grusin and is from the soundtrack for the film "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" [1968]. Apparently, although not yet confirmed (since the soundtrack is hard to come by) - the specific name of this track is called "Growing Pains". Here's a link right to the scene in the movie where the music is used.

Many thanks to Paul Simmons for providing us with the answer!

Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - "The Original 3:30 (4:30) Movie Opening!" (1969-1973?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:24pm CT

Bernie Drayton actually e-mailed me with this information back in October of 2013, but somehow it got overlooked until now. Sorry for the oversight. :-(

Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - "The Original 3:30 (4:30) Movie Opening!" (1969-1973?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:19pm CT

From W.B. - "It has since been revealed that the theme was composed by a chap named Walter Raim (who over the years, wrote many music cues for ABC promos) around 1968, in the movie program's waning months under its original title "The Big Show," and indeed it is registered with ASCAP as "Big Show Theme." It had been commissioned by ABC in New York, and was recorded at the now-defunct Gotham Recording Corp. in New York City, with Bernard Drayton and Susan Hamilton as producers and Herman Edel Associates as the music house, with The Lampert Agency and two of its staffers, agency producer Diane Flynn and agency creative director Bill Wurtzel, also involved in the making of this piece (this info courtesy Mr. Drayton himself, in a message to this individual on YouTube, where he has an account under the name "Last Minute Entertainment"). Ed Rice was the recording engineer."

Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Summit Series Game 8 (Commercial Break, 1972) by AnnArborMI90 on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 5:59pm CT

I am curious as to what format this may be. I know it's not CV-2000, since that only recorded in black-and-white. I'm thinking Type A VTR.

Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - The Dating Game - "Joey D'Auria" (Part 4, 1980) by W.B. on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 6:12am CT

I.I.N.M., Chuck Barris, besides being responsible for both "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" (not to mention "The Gong Show"), also produced "The New Treasure Hunt," which may explain how that post-Game 1 music on "The Dating Game" that 'BobAnthony' mentioned, ahem, got around . . . as well as the tuxes.

Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - The Dating Game - "Joey D'Auria" (Part 4, 1980) by BobAnthony on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 10:10pm CT

You kind of get the feeling that this go round of The Dating Game was quite ribald...Jim Lange's tuxes notwithstanding. These I think were among those worn by Geoff Edwards when he hosted "The New Treasure Hunt." And yes to WB's point this was the version seen on WOR-TV Channel 9 along with The Newlywed Game's 1977-80 run. I remember seeing reruns of these shows on 9 in the mid 80's as a prep for the "New" versions of these shows.

Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - The Dating Game - "Joey D'Auria" (Part 2, 1980) by BobAnthony on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 10:05pm CT

By the way, the music used after the end of game one should be familiar to game show fans like myself. It was used when one of the prizes was won or perhaps passed up on The New Treasure Hunt (1973-77). It also served as the show's closing theme.

Comment posted in WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 2, 1963) by Pushbutton on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 4:40pm CT

Thanks so much! I tried, but couldn't find anything!

Comment posted in WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 2, 1963) by W.B. on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7:37pm CT

Ms. Cameron was fashion editor for the Chicago American at the time. She was mentioned in a September 16th 1962 article in the Chicago Tribune's Magazine of Books section, in the "Bystander" column by future WTTW "Book Beat" host Robert Cromie, in relation to an upcoming talk at the Chicago Public Library to be held that October 4th. One of her articles - penned in 1959, about a Swedish fashion designer named Katja - can be found online within the New School site.

Comment posted in WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 2, 1963) by Pushbutton on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 12:43pm CT

Does anyone know who Jean Cameron (briefly seen in a slide at the end) was?

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