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Courtesy Home Furnishings - "Hotdog Catastrophe" (Commercial, 197?)

Views: 2752

Here's a commercial from Courtesy Home Furnishings that many people seem to remember, spotlighting their line of Durafab (a "miracle" plastic fabric that looks like fine cloth slipcovers and could be washed with soap and sponge).

An example of its durability is at the start of this commercial with two kids sparring while sitting on a couch with Durafab, and a hot dog on a bun with mustard and ketchup barely rolls over onto the couch, apparently ruining the couch if it were no...

Snipets - "Come Back Here" (1981)

Views: 4958

Well, at long last - here it is - Fuzzy's #1 most-wanted clip. Remembered by most people who watched *ANY* WFLD in the late-70s / early 80s (and on other Field affiliates and syndicated stations) - the infamous "Come Back Here" Snipets segment (A.K.A., the "Come Back Can" as I wrongly dubbed it for many years).

As with a lot of things that are looked for and eventually found, there is a bit of "That's it, is it?" underwhelming sentiment - it's only 60 seconds long, after all -...

WFLD Channel 32 - Lost in Space (Promo, 1977)

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Here's a neat promo for Lost in Space on WFLD Channel 32. The opening super is patterned after the first (released) "Star Wars" movie which was referenced in the intro.

We also see the production slate at the beginning showing that this was number 8977 and was directed by Don Shannon. The promo was recorded on 8-10-77 - eight days after Channel 32's prior owner, Kaiser Broadcasting, was subsumed by original owner Field Communications.

Voiceover by Bud Kel...

Airline by MPH (Commercial, 1977)

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Here's a commercial for a board game called Airline by MPH ("The Making People Happy people"). This Monopoly-similar game allowed the player to control the world's largest international airline - if you could handle the risks. A map of the world, plus key airline routes, are on the board, as well as major destinations on the outer edge where each player lands. Also comes with dice and colored chips. For 2 to 4 players.

A British equivalent of this board game (...

Inside Out - The Magic Of TV (Part 1, 1981)

Views: 3244

Here's Part 1 of a neat WBBM special, ostensibly for kids but which everyone can enjoy and learn something from - Inside Out - The Magic of TV. Reviews some of the basic tools of a television station including Chroma Key, TelePrompTer, CG, Editing Consoles, Electronic Still Store, and more.

Includes lots of behind-the-scenes footage in WBBM-TV's studios, newsroom, mini-cam vans, and production facilities. Features cameos by lots of famous Channel 2 people including Bill Kurti...

Inside Out - The Magic Of TV (Part 2, 1981)

Views: 1924

Here's Part 2 of a neat WBBM special, ostensibly for kids but which everyone can enjoy and learn something from - Inside Out - The Magic of TV. Reviews some of the basic tools of a television station including Chroma Key, TelePrompTer, CG, Editing Consoles, Electronic Still Store, and more.

Includes lots of behind-the-scenes footage in WBBM-TV's studios, newsroom, mini-cam vans, and production facilities. Features cameos by lots of famous Channel 2 people including Bill Kurti...

Inside Out - The Magic Of TV (Part 3, 1981)

Views: 1826

Here's Part 3 of a neat WBBM special, ostensibly for kids but which everyone can enjoy and learn something from - Inside Out - The Magic of TV. Reviews some of the basic tools of a television station including Chroma Key, TelePrompTer, CG, Editing Consoles, Electronic Still Store, and more.

Includes lots of behind-the-scenes footage in WBBM-TV's studios, newsroom, mini-cam vans, and production facilities. Features cameos by lots of famous Channel 2 people including Bill Kurti...

Star Wars Imperial Troop Transporter by Kenner (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 1266

Here's a commercial for the Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport by Kenner. Can fit a Storm Trooper action figure inside (sold separately, of course). Makes all of six sounds including cannon firing, the voice of C3P0 asking where R2D2 is, and R2's response. Notice the reference to a "stun gun" - years before such a term became associated with a real-life weapon used by police.

This airing fell a few months prior to the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Perkins' Fanta-Mals (Commercial #4, 1974?)

Views: 939

Here's kind of a rare oddity - a commercial for a "coloring book/cut-out paper dolls kit" type toy called Fanta-Mals (or Mini-Mals) by Perkins. This was found on an old 3/4" tape and dates to about 1974 or 1975. Does anyone remember these?

Features the Fanta-Mals mascot - "Ralf", the green monster with the pink umbrella.

Again, not sure when or where these aired.

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