WSNS Channel 44 - Star Spangled Movie - "You're Telling Me!" (Bumper #5, 197?)

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Here is something extremely rare - some bumpers and on-screen station ID's during the "Star Spangled Movie" presentation of the W.C. Fields film "You're Telling Me!" on WSNS Channel 44.

It's too bad this person didn't go to the kitchen to make a sandwich - it would have been nice to have a complete bumper or commercial break.

Notice this bumper is different! The ol' 44 Film Cans with the title of the film and W.C. Fields name - look at the font.

The music during the bumper segments is interesting - also notice they fade it up slowly a good 5 seconds before the bumper begins, while the film is still on. Sounds like a jazzy, elevator-music type of music - anyone know what it's called?

Not sure when this aired exactly, but based on the on-screen station ID, this is definitely from the 70's, perhaps even as early as 1976 (which would make sense with the Star-Spangled reference) or 1977. We have other examples of WSNS on-screen ID's from 1980 and later, and they are a lot different.

Perhaps some enterprising person would want to search through the TV records for any WSNS airings of this movie from 1976-1979 to help narrow it down? (See, this is why we need a searchable database of all Chicago TV listings!)


Date Uploaded: 04/17/2008

Tags: 1970s   Local Movie Shows   WSNS Channel 44   star-spangled  




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It's too bad this person didn't go to the kitchen to make a sandwich - it would have been nice to have a complete bumper or commercial break.

Notice this bumper is different! The ol' 44 Film Cans with the title of the film and W.C. Fields name - look at the font.

The music during the bumper segments is interesting - also notice they fade it up slowly a good 5 seconds before the bumper begins, while the film is still on. Sounds like a jazzy, elevator-music type of music - anyone know what it's called?

Not sure when this aired exactly, but based on the on-screen station ID, this is definitely from the 70's, perhaps even as early as 1976 (which would make sense with the Star-Spangled reference) or 1977. We have other examples of WSNS on-screen ID's from 1980 and later, and they are a lot different.

Perhaps some enterprising person would want to search through the TV records for any WSNS airings of this movie from 1976-1979 to help narrow it down? (See, this is why we need a searchable database of all Chicago TV listings!)" /> Share

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