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WLS Channel 7 - Editorial Reply (1982)

Views: 1380

Here's a reply to a WLS Channel 7 Editorial by Tom Stabnicki of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), speaking out against the new Youth Services Bureau agency within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, explaining that such programs in other areas have been plagued with numerous problems in the past, plus the issue of child welfare worker jobs lost due to budget cuts.

Opening voiceover by Al Parker.

This a...

Swift Premium Brown 'N Serve Sausage - "Change My Sausage" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 4474

Here's a commercial for Swift Premium Brown 'N Serve sausage. "Change your sausage" - why does that sound vaguely naughty?

"Hey Tony - I'm gonna change your sausage..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, November 14th 1978.

Medley Moving and Storage (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 822

Here's a commercial for Medley Moving and Storage, delivered by the firm's president Howard Medley. Here, as he describes the company's services ("When it come time for you to move..."), we see a miniature chair being put into a small Medley Movers box which is then put into a toy truck with the Medley name and phone number.

"Growing with Chicago through courtesy and reliability. Growing through word of mouth and cus...

Tinder Box - "Old World Christmas" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 2140

Here's a quick holiday commercial for Tinder Box.

(there's a title from the previous commercial at the beginning of this, so don't be alarmed)

(tape had a crease in it so there is a horizontal line in the picture)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 9th 1979.

Hotline Legal Services (Commercial, 1984)

Views: 273

Here is an obscure local commercial for Hotline Legal Services.

This aired on WFLD Channel 32 in 1984.

Juke Box Jive (Record Offer, 1983)

Views: 2366

Here's a record offer for Juke Box Jive.

"All Original Artists" (?)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, June 16th 1983.

The Magic Box With Marshall Brodien (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 5214

Here's a neat commercial for The Magic Box with Marshall Brodien (Wizzo of Bozo's Circus fame)

Only $3.98 - available at all Walgreens.

Ending Voiceover by ??

"Most magic tricks are easy, once you know the secret..."

This aired on local Milwaukee TV on Sunday, December 23rd 1979. (Not Chicago TV, but still cool!)

Your Arms Too Short To Box With God at the Studebaker Theatre (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 677

Here's a commercial for Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short To Box With God at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, which at the time of this airing was held over for one more week. The commercial was made during its 1976-78 run on Broadway in New York City. (The reference to the original cast album on ABC Records at the end of this commercial is a clue as to its production origin, as by 1981 ABC Records no longer existed, having been sold by the network in 1979 to, and its artist r...

Parkside Medical Services - "Cocaine Monkey" (Commercial, 1987)

Views: 6239

Here is a perhaps unintentionally funny commercial that ran a lot on local Chicago stations during the 1980's. This airing is from circa 1987. I call it the Cocaine Monkey commercial - it's for Parkside Medical Services.

Yes, that monkey gave up even sex. That's hard to do for a monkey.

P.S. - I always thought that guy looked like a monkey too.