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CBS Network - The American Girls (Promo, 1978)

Views: 1499

Here's a promo for a short-lived series on CBS - "The American Girls" with the "Turn Us On - We'll Turn You On" jingle/campaign.

Voiceover by Danny Dark.

This aired on local Chicago TV Friday, September 8th 1978.

CBS Network - The Two of Us (Promo, 1981)

Views: 1027

Here's a CBS Network promo for the short-lived series "The Two of Us", which premiered on Monday, April 6th 1981.

Also features a CBS "Eye" Station ID. (or is that Eye-D?) ;-) (voiceover by Dave Campbell)

This promo aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, March 24th 1981.

WBBM Channel 2 - Escapade (Opening, 1978)

Views: 3426

Here's the opening for the pilot of a short-lived spinoff series of the Avengers called "Escapade" on WBBM Channel 2. Preceeded by the ending of a "The 10 O'Clock News" bumper promo followed by the CBS Special spinning graphic. The episode was entitled "i thought it was someone i knew"

"A Quinn Martin Production"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 19th 1978 at 9pm.

WLS Channel 7 - Makin' It (Opening, 1979)

Views: 2344

Here's the opening for the short-lived disco-era series Makin' It starring David Naughton (star of "American Werewolf in London" and the Dr. Pepper "Be a Pepper" guy)

Also includes a WLS-TV Chicago 7 bumper slide at the beginning (voiceover by Al Parker)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 9th 1979 at 7pm.

WLS Channel 7 - Strike Force (Opening, 1982)

Views: 1598

Here's the opening to a short-lived series starring Robert Stack, Strike Force. I'm sure this one won't be released on DVD.

Also, at the beginning of the clip, you see a brief glimpse of a promo for WLS ABC 7's version of "Eye on Chicago." WBBM CBS 2 would have a show with the same name 20 years later.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, September 24th 1982 at 9:00pm.

NBC Network - Mr. Smith - "Dial-An-Ape" (1983)

Views: 4836

Here's a promo for the short-lived NBC program Mr. Smith, about a talking orangutan. I guess they thought it would be a good idea to try and charge people 50 cents to hear what he had to say on the phone at 1-900-40-SMITH. The show lasted less than two months.

"All New! Message #2"

This promo aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, September 20th 1983 at a couple minutes before 10pm.

CBS Network - Rafferty With Patrick McGoohan (Preview & Opening, 1977)

Views: 5067

Thought I'd post this since Patrick McGoohan recently passed away...the opening to his short-lived CBS series, "Rafferty". Includes a preview of the episode, the opening credits with sponsorship by General Electric Coffee Corner, and the first minute or so of the episode "Death out of a Blue Sky". (This is all I have - no complete episodes)

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, November 28th 1977. (Although it was probably exactly the same as it aired on WBBM!) (By...

WBBM Channel 2 - The Bad News Bears (Opening & Sponsorship, 1979)

Views: 1572

Here's the opening and "Sponsored by..." tag for "The Bad News Bears" - a relatively short-lived TV series (23 episodes) based on the movies. On this night, Episode #3 aired, "Nakedness is Next to Godliness". (Wikipedia has the wrong one listed for this night)

The show starred several people who would later become better known, including Corey Feldman, Meeno Peluce (of Voyagers! fame), and Tricia Cast (the sister in It's Your Move and other roles).


WBBM Channel 2 - The Betty White Show - "We're Not Divorced (Part II)" (Opening, 1977)

Views: 3456

With all the Betty White mania going on lately, I thought we'd like to see the opening for the short-lived Betty White Show. This episode was "We're Not Divorced (Part II)". Includes:

WBBM-TV animated ID (with voiceover promo for The Jefferson Awards by Jerry Harper)

"Last Week on The Betty White Show"

Opening credits for "The Betty White Show"

Sponsorship tag - "The Betty White Show - Sponsored by Tide" (voiceover by ??)