TV Ads – 1980 – Dial Soap + Ford Thunderbird + Dexatrim Capsule

DOG ASIDE: Dial is a brand of soap and body wash that was the world’s first antibacterial soap.  It is manufactured by the Henkel Corporation, an Arizona-based subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Henkel Consumer Goods Inc).  Dial was developed by a chemists from Armour and Company, a meat-packing company, and introduced in the Chicago market in 1948.  Armour had produced laundry soap made from tallow since 1888….which…

Basketball – 1982 – FIBA 9th World Championships – USA Vs USSR – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This video is one of those rare treats for a true basketball fan….as the 9th Annual World Amateur Basketball Championships came down to this 2nd Half performance between Team USSR verses Team USA….which took place in Cali, Columbia in 1982….turned out to be a great game….right down to the very last shot….as the “tall…

TV Ads – 1984 – Chevrolet Cavalier Cars + Pizza Hut Pizza To Go

DOG ASIDE: The Chevrolet Cavalier is a line of small cars produced for the model years 1982 through 2005 by Chevrolet….which was built on the General Motors J platform….as the Cavalier achieved its highest sales in 1984….mainly because so many folks saw the ads during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics coverage….which was the highest rated televised Olympic Games of all…

Boxing – 1964 – NBC Special Review – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston

DOG ASIDE:  There is really nothing more that I can add to what the content of this film covers the history that was made on February 25, 1964….when the 22 year old “Louisville Lip” Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. stepped into the boxing ring with the “Big Bad Bear” Sonny Liston….and less than one hour later, he “shocked the world”….and…

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 – 1980 – Clairol Hairsetters & V 8 Juice & Monterrey House Mexican Food & Coors Beer

DOG ASIDE:   Clairol is a personal-care-product division of company Procter & Gamble….which specializes in hair-coloring and hair care that begun in 1931 by Americans Lawrence and Joan Gelb….along with business partner and lifelong friend, James Romeo….after discovering hair-coloring preparations while traveling in France. The company was widely recognized in its home country, the United States, for its “Miss Clairol” home hair-coloring kit introduced in 1956. By 1959,…

TV Ads – 1981- Duracell Batteries & Peerless Faucets & Sugars Mens Club & Yellow Pages

DOG ASIDE:  Long before the “Energizer Bunny” was moving all around and beating its drum…there was the “Duracell Dog”….who was a mechanical dog….who loved to startle and scare cats of all types. The Duracell Company was founded in 1924….which eventually became a part of the huge conglomerate. Proctor + Gamble….and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2014….at a…

Bobsled – 1985 – World 4 Man Bobsled Championships – Cervinia, Germany – Part II

DOG ASIDE:   Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled….whose timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.   The various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the original bobsleds were…

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…