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Alpha-Bits Cereal - "Magic Box Trick Promotion" (Commercial, 1977)

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Here's a commercial for Alpha-Bits cereal, featuring a promotion for a Magic Box Trick. Has that late-70's "shot on videotape" look.

This aired on local Chicago TV in September of 1977.

Kibbles 'n Bits 'n Bits 'n Bits - "Weiner Dog" (Commercial, 1986)

Views: 858

Here's a commercial for Kibbles 'n Bits 'n Bits 'n Bits ('n Bits) featuring a cute dachshund.

"I long for the kibble. I long for the bits."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, January 2nd 1986. ('n Bits)

WFLD Channel 32 - Casper (Commercial Break #2, 1979)

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Another rare WFLD Channel 32 cartoon break! (I thought there was only one but there were two) Includes:

WFLD Casper bumper (dig that funky music!)

Look 'N' Love Dolly - doll for girls by Remco

Alpha Bits cereal - "Free Label Maker"

Hot Wheels by Mattel - "The Hot Wheels Line for '79" (I'm pretty sure I had the car with the Union Jack on the hood)

WFLD Casper kids' choice jingle bumper (unfortunately cut off early at t...

WFLD Channel 32 - Afternoon Fun - Spiderman (Last Break & Ending, 1983)

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Here is the last commercial break and ending from an airing of Spiderman on WFLD Channel 32. (quality is pretty poor, but it's the best we have) Includes:

WFLD Spiderman bumper (voiceover by Dr. Don)

Alpha Bits cereal (with Animal Alphabet poster)

Slam Shifters and Cannon Blaster from Ideal

Snickers candy bar

Ending sequence and credits of Spiderman

WFLD Afternoon Fun closing (Dr. Don voiceover)
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CBS Network - In The News - "Acid Rain" (1983)

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Here's a segment of the kids news featurette, In The News - which deals with the subject of acid rain, and in particular its destructive effect on the plant and wildlife of the Big Moose Lake in upstate New York State and hundreds of other lakes in the Northeastern United States and Canada. A clip of Dr. Dwight Webster (a Cornell University scientist who bred a strain of brook trout that could better adapt and survive in acidic lakes) is briefly shown.

Also includes a c...

WLS Channel 7 - ABC Movie Special - "Rudolph and Frosty" (Commercial Break #4, 1981)

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Here's the fourth commercial break from the ABC Movie Special presentation of "Rudolph and Frosty" on WLS Channel 7. Includes:

"Rudolph and Frosty" bumper (voiceover by Joel Crager)

Commercial: Bubblicious - with new "way out" watermelon flavor - "The Ultimate Bubble Has the Ultimate Flavors"

Commercial: Black & Decker Dustbuster mini vacuum cleaner - with a kid who leaves messes everywhere he goes - "Perfect for Under the Tree"

WKBS Channel 48 - Son Of Svengoolie - "The Crawling Hand" (Promo, 1982?)

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Here's a rare promo for Son of Svengoolie on one of the Field Communications affiliates - Philadelphia's WKBS Channel 48.

One interesting thing to note - Son of Sven never showed "The Crawling Hand" on the Chicago version, so this tells us that other movies were used at least once. I wonder if he did any movie related gags for this one or if it was just recycled bits from other shows?

Not sure when this aired but 1982 seems likely.

WFLD Channel 32 - The Koz Zone - "The Futile Gourmet" (1989)

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Here's another great sketch from Episode 13 of The Koz Zone on WFLD Channel 32 - "The Futile Gourmet".

Some parts of this were recycled from bits the original Svengoolie, Jerry G. Bishop did - but Koz probably wrote them for him anyway. :-)

Starring Rich Koz as The Futile Gourmet with Jim Barton doing the opening voiceover.

"The missing link between dinner and the emergency ward..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday,...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son of Svengoolie - "Evil Of Frankenstein" - "Doug Hosts" (1985)

Views: 1904

Here's a compilation of all the "bits" that survived from a recording of Son of Svengoolie episode #316 featuring the movie "Evil of Frankenstein". (there wasn't a whole lot so I just decided to put it all in one)

The notable thing about this episode was that there's no Sven - Rich was absent for some reason and so Doug fills in as host.

Anyone know the real name of the song that Doug does a parody of? Is it by Alan Parsons Project?

This aired on...