Ford Trucks - "King Kong" (Commercial, 1977)

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Here's a commercial for Ford Pickup Trucks featuring King Kong.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, March 6th 1977.


Date Uploaded: 08/26/2009

Tags: 1970s     




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Loyal32Fan 08/27/2009 Reply

I believe that the commerical aired during the theatrical release of movie King Kong starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange.

Dth1971 08/27/2009 Reply

The voice over in the Ford commercial is done by John Erwin (who voiced over the years Reggie Mantle on Filmation's Archie shows and Morris the Cat in 9 Lives commercials)

HUdson 3-2700 08/28/2009 Reply

Ford did another commercial featuring King Kong and their trucks back in the Sixties, where Kong was fighting against the truck, kind of like "King Kong vs. Godzilla". Near the end, Kong stands up and a thought balloon that said "Ford makes tough trucks!" appeared over his head, after which the truck knocked him over.

BabyBear 08/29/2009 Reply

King Kong went on to design the explorer. ;')

Loyal32Fan 03/06/2012 Reply

@dth1971: I remember John Erwin. He was also did voice acting for 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'.