TV Ads – 1979 – Clairol Shampoo + Star Club Austin + Rod N Custom Car Show + Janet Stockard Attorney

DOG COMMENTARY: According to writer Malcolm Gladwell….Clairol products captured the feminist sensibilities of the day with a shampoo-in hair color and memorable advertising slogans….as author of social psychology bestsellers (The Tipping Point and Blink)….Gladwell wrote in “True Colors” (a 1999 New Yorker history of hair dye), “In writing the history of women in the postwar era, did we forget something important? Did we leave out hair?”….where as in…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dexitrim Capsules + Pioneer Electronics + Dairy Queen Sundaes

DOG COMMENTARY: Dexatrim is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement meant to assist with weight loss….as Dexatrim claims it “gives you the power to lose weight, curb binges, and keep you in control of your diet.”    Current Dexatrim products available are in capsule form and include Dexatrim Max Complex 7, Dexatrim Max Daytime Appetite Control, Dexatrim Natural Green Tea,…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Animal Act – One Man + His Performing Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, a video rolls up for posting that is a totally unexpected delight to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….and this video of one man and his performing orangutans is one of those….for every time that I watch this….I find myself rolling on the floor….holding my sides…from laughing so hard. Maybe…

TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Suntan Lotion + Charmin Tissues + Caress Soap + Dodge Colt

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy says that back in 1978….there just wasn’t that much concern about putting on sunscreen….especially compared by the standards of 2018….as he didn’t remember ever being required to put sunscreen on when they went out in the sun….which was all the time….and Tropical Blend Suntan Lotion was around then….as it is still today….and my…

TV Ads – 1979 – Excedrin + Vitalis For Men + Dodge Trucks + Bowl A Rama Bowling Lanes

DOG COMMENTARY: Excedrin is an over-the-counter headache pain reliever….typically in the form of tablets or caplets. It contains paracetamol (acetaminophen), aspirin, and caffeine. Until late 2005 it was manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb….but in July 2005 it was purchased by Novartis….along with other products from BMS’s over-the-counter business….and as of March 2015, GSK holds majority ownership of Excedrin through a joint venture transaction with Novartis. The brand became known for…

TV Ads – 1979 – 100% Cotton & Tug McGraw For Schick – Casual Corner Stores & Oscar Snowden Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll (protective case) around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypiumin from the mallow family Malvaceae….as the fiber is almost pure cellulose. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world….which is especially conducive to the climates in the Americas, Africa, and India….as the…

Comedy – 1978 – Comedian Franklyn Ajaye Stand Up Routine

DOG COMMENTARY: Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor….whose nickname is “The Jazz Comedian” for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence.  Ajaye was born in Brooklyn, New York….but raised in Los Angeles by a Sierra Leonean father….whom he is named after…. along with his American mother (Quetta) making Ajaye….as he likes to joke….a “true African-American”.…

Movie – 1936 – Reefer Madness – The Original Movie About Smoking Marijuana

DOG COMMENTARY:    Reefer Madness (originally made as Tell Your Children….and sometimes titled as The Burning Question, Dope Addict, Doped Youth, and Love Madness) is a 1936 American propaganda film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana…..which includes such events as a hit and run accident…..to manslaughter…. to suicide …. to attempted rape…..with hallucinations and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. The…

TV Ads – 1978 – Chevy Chase On Minorities & Jacqueline Smith For Wella Balsam & Jerry Lewis Telethon

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then….we will throw in some “spoof ads” that are supposed to look, taste and feel like a real television commercial….but rather are comedic satires aimed at not only the “television ad industry”….but also the more than humorous “gullible buying public”…..and then once in a blue moon…there will be a Public Service Message regarding…