NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – CBS Special – NCAAW Basketball Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament began on March 14 and ended on March 31 and featured 32 teams. The Final Four consisted of Old Dominion, Northeast Louisiana, Western Kentucky, and Georgia….with Old Dominion defeating Georgia, 70–65 in the championship game.  Old Dominion’s Tracy Claxton was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.   1985 is the first…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Product 19 Cereal + Kmart Stores + Miller Beer + Red Lobster Restaurants

DOG COMMENTARY: Product 19 was a breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s….and Introduced in 1967….which consisted of lightly sweetened flakes made of corn, oats, wheat, and rice….and marketed as containing all required daily vitamins and iron necessary for maintaining a healthy diet. The product was discontinued in 2016. Kmart is an American big box department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The chain’s management purchased Sears for $11 billion in 2004….then formed a new…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round WBA Lightweight Title – Livingstone Bramble Vs Tyrone Crawley

DOG COMMENTARY: Tyrone Crawley is a former professional boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…..who during his professional boxing career he was known for his hand and foot speed….along with the ability to switch effortlessly from the orthodox stance to the southpaw stance…..which confused many opponents with this style….for some boxing experts contend that Crawley might have been the best “switch hitter” of his time…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Corn Flakes + Firestone Tune Up & Tires

DOG COMMENTARY:  Corn flakes, or cornflakes, are a popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corn. The cereal was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894….as a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan where he was superintendent. The breakfast cereal proved popular among the patients and the Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) was set…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope Special – On The Road To Hollywood – Part II

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been and may never ever again be a comedian that was any more loved, respected and appreciated by an entire nation as was Bob Hope….for he was the gold standard for American comedy for nearly 80 years. Sir Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author….who appeared in more…

TV Ads – 1985 – Jim McMahon For Honda Scooters + Budweiser Beer + Armor All

DOG COMMENTARY: Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX winning QB Jim McMahon was a somewhat “quirky blue goose looney tunes maverick”…..who throughout his career was known for both on and off the field antics…..as his most famous display of these characteristics was wearing a headband while on the sidelines….which once led to him being fined by then NFL…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Chet Atkins – The Autumn Leaves

DOG COMMENTARY: Chet Atkins was known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….who was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans.  He was primarily known as a guitarist…..but  also played…

TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Polaroid Cameras + Miller Beer + Armor All Cleaner

DOG COMMENTARY: Having James Garner pitch you product was like having a “card shark hustling private dick” telling you about the virtues of your product….for Garner was an American actor, producer, and voice artist….who  starred in several television series over more than five decades….including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950’s western series Maverick….and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files….who also played leading roles…

TV Ads – 1982 – Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Windex + Dr Pepper + Jack In The Box

DOG COMMENTARY: Kodak cameras and film have been a success story since 1898….as one of the dominant players in the industry until 2012….when the company went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy…. after which it sold its photographic film, scanners and kiosk operations…..but back in 1982 when this commercial aired….they were at the top of the heap…