TV Ads – 1982 – Kmart + Call To Glory Promo + Car Quest Auto Parts + Interwest Bank Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: Kmart Corporation (simply known as Kmart and stylized as 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….and formed a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation….as Kmart was transferred to the new Sears Holdings Corporation.  The company known as Kmart was incorporated in 1916….while the first Kmart named store…

TV Ads – 1982 – Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets + Goodyear Vector Tires +

DOG COMMENTARY: Kentucky Fried Chicken was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders….who was an entrepreneur that began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept….and the first “Kentucky Fried Chicken” franchise opened in Utah in 1952…..as they popularized chicken in the fast food industry….while diversifying the market by challenging the established…

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 – 1980 – Dick Van Dyke For Polaroid + Coors Beer + Copper Dollar Bar + Southwest Airlines

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video clip of 1980 TV ads features FDS Feminine Spray which apparently made women “keep that fresh feeling longer”…..but we guess not long enough….cuz they’re not around today….but Polaroid Instant Cameras are still on the shelves today.   The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the…

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,…

Baseball – 1980 – Animated Special – Take Me Up To The Ball Game – With Phil Silvers

DOG COMMENTARY: Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited….which was released in September of 1980. The title is a play on the song title “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”….as a children’s baseball team….consisting of anthropomorphic animals….encounters a talent scout from outer space named Irwin (voiced by Phil Silvers)….who offers them the chance to play against…

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…

Bobsled – 1985 – World 4-Man Bobsled Championships – Cervinia Italy – 4th Run

DOG COMMENTARY:  When considering vintage bobsled competitions….especially the world 4-man competition….there are two nations that dominated the sport in the 1970’s and 1980’s….Switzerland and East Germany (Duetsches Democratic Republic)….and at the 1985 World 4-Man Bobsled Championships at Cervinia, Italy….it was no different.  In this video herewith….we see the 4th and final run of the competition….as…