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WSNS Channel 44 - Summit Series Game 8 (Technical Difficulties?, 1972)

Views: 2384

Here's something strange - during the broadcast on WSNS TV-44 of Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series, they kept changing back to a World Championship Hockey slide - is this Channel 44's way of trying to do an ID or was this a glitch?

This happens all throughout the game it seems, at varying times.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, September 28th 1972. (Game aired here from 9pm to Midnight)

WFLD Channel 32 - Joker! Joker!! Joker!!! (Bumper #1, 1980)

Views: 1332

Here's another rare WFLD zooming bumper rescued from the trash heap of local TV history - this time for Joker! Joker!! Joker!!! (the short-lived kids' version of the game show The Joker's Wild.

This bumper features different music than the second one.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, April 12th 1980 during the 5:30pm to 6:00pm timeframe.

WFLD Channel 32 - Joker! Joker!! Joker!!! (Bumper #2, 1980)

Views: 1100

Here's another rare WFLD zooming bumper rescued from the trash heap of local TV history - this time for Joker! Joker!! Joker!!! (the short-lived kids' version of the game show The Joker's Wild.

This bumper features different music than the first one.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, April 12th 1980 during the 5:30pm to 6:00pm timeframe.

Apple Jacks - "Video Game" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 1890

Here's a commercial for Apple Jacks cereal with a video game theme.

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1982.

Parker Brothers - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Video Game (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 2123

Here's a commercial for the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back video game from Parker Brothers. For use in Atari and Sears home video game systems.

Unlike the many ads for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back "action figures" from Kenner, this one uses the actual music from John Williams' movie score.

Voiceover by ??

TM / (C) Lucasfilm, Ltd. 1982 / Parker Brothers authorized user

"A great movie - now a great...

Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 1650

Here's a commercial for the Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game (electronic board game) from Mattel Electronics.

"Battery Not Included"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, May 15th 1982. (1980 Copyright)

Atari - E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 1376

Here's a commercial for the game that preceeded the great video game crash - E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 11th 1982.

Epoch-Man (Partial Commercial, 1982)

Views: 2027

Here's a commercial (unfortunately incomplete) for a handheld game called Epoch-Man by, oddly enough, Epoch. Arcade action that fits in your pocket.

It's not just a game! It's a clock! An alarm! A stopwatch! Makes Julliane Fries!

"Batteries Included".

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, May 29th 1982.

Atari - "E.T. At Christmas" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 3248

In a last ditch effort to sell copies of this game before putting them in a landfill, Atari made this commercial with E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial playing his own game on the Atari 2600 VCS.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, December 1st 1982.