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The Disco Body Shaper (Commercial Offer, 1978)

Views: 8551

Here's a commercial for - if I didn't see it with my own eyes I would have thought it was a joke - the Disco Body Shaper. America's Newest Fitness Sensation!

Main voiceover by Bill Silver (same guy who did the Ginsu knives ads)

This aired on local Detroit TV on Tuesday, May 9th 1978. (Not Chicago TV, but still cool!)

Fingerhut Genuine Chinese Wok (Commercial Offer, 1983)

Views: 2160

Here's a commercial offer for a Genuine Chinese Wok by Fingerhut.

I thought a "Chinese Steamer" was something else...

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1983.

Me-Books (Commercial Offer, 1978)

Views: 2411

Here is a commercial TV offer for the "Me Books", personalized stories using your child's name, friend's name, and his city and state.

Features Terry Maxwell of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The books include:
Read About Me and the Bee
My Adventure in Mother Goose Land
Read about Me and the Yellow-Eyed Monster
My Circus Story
My Rainy Day

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 29th 1978.

Time-Life Books - Home Repair - "Python Style" (Commercial Offer, 1979)

Views: 1811

Here's a commercial offer for the Home Repair series from Time-Life Books. You can really see the Terry Gilliam/Monty Python influence here.

This likely aired on local Chicago TV the last week of September, 1979.

Video Game Pack (Spanish) (Commercial Offer, 1985)

Views: 2227

Here's a commercial offer in Spanish from Urban General Corp. for a "Video Game Pack" made up of Atari 2600 cartridge winners like Journey - Escape, Space Jockey, Towering Inferno, Space Cavern, Infiltrate, and Space Winnebago (just kidding on that last one).

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, June 9th 1985.

Armourcote II Cooking/Baking Pans (Commercial Offer, 1984)

Views: 1703

Here is a memorable commercial that almost borders on an infomercial in its duration - for Armourcote II Cooking/Baking Pans. (knock off of Teflon?)

"But two years later ya still can't cook on it!" (rolls eyes)

"It holds more chicken than a henhouse!"

"Now how much would you pay?" (Reminds me of the Weird Al Yankovic song, "Mr. Popeil". :-)

This airing on local Chicago TV is from May 1984, though it has a copyright of 1980 - "Inter...

Chis-An-Bop with Fred MacMurray (Commercial Offer, 1979)

Views: 8744

Here's a commercial offer for Chis-An-Bop, a Korean-derived means of calculating math for children ages 5-13 which involves using their fingers. With Fred MacMurray and two children, Debbie and Brad, who demonstrate a few examples of Chis-An-Bop at work. Comes with a book and option for record (or, as he put it, "phonograph sound disc") or cassette.

"As Seen on National TV Talk Shows"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

Roy Clark Big Note Guitar Book (Commercial Offer, 1980)

Views: 7592

Here's a commercial offer for the Roy Clark Deluxe Big Note Guitar Book. I believe my brother had this book way back when as he was learning to play guitar while taking lessons at Balken's music on Cermak Road in Berwyn (I think).

Ending voiceover by Carl Greyson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, August 2nd 1980.

Spirit Of Light - Doctor Who Convention (Commercial Offer, 1983)

Views: 3745

Here's a commercial for the Spirit of Light Doctor Who Convention - a 20th Anniversary Ultimate Celebration featuring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, and Patrick Troughton, which took place on November 26th & 27th 1983 - at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

(video has some issues)

Voiceover (except ordering information) by Jon Pertwee.

This aired on local Chicago TV in November 1983.