TV Ads – 1978 – Skiing Great Jean Claude Killy For American Express + Goodyear Tires

DOG ASIDE: Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer….who dominated the sport in the late 1960’s…..when he was a triple Olympic champion by winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics….and becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968  In this video herewith,…

TV Ads – 1987 – Goodyear Tires + Pepto Bismol Stomach Relief

DOG ASIDE: Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976.  As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany).  The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber.…

Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News Special – Stuart Pankin For West Coast Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: Saturday Night Live during the 1980’s set the gold standard for “spoof” television advertisements…..such as Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….John Belushi’s Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions….Gilda Radners Spring Mist Feminine Spray and so many others….of which we have many in our library….whereby these “spoof” ads were very popular and well received by the viewing public…..and like many good ideas in life….these ads…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Sports Presents Lets Go To The Hoops – An NBA Musical Highlight Reel

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is depicts WTBS Network Sports marketing piece for their 1986 NBA broadcast season….as it provides wonderful highlights of NBA action…..along with fan reaction….and it is put to the original music of Danny and the Juniors hit record “Let’s Go To The Hop”.  Danny Rapp (lead), Frank Maffei (2nd tenor), Joe Terranova (baritone)…

TV Ads – 1987 – Strohs Beer + Golf Great Arnold Palmer For Paine Webber Investments

DOG ASIDE: The Stroh Brewery Company is a beer brewery located in Detroit, Michigan….whereas in addition to its own Stroh’s brand….the company produced or bought the rights to several other brands including Goebel….Schaefer….Schlitz….Augsburger….Erlanger….Old Style….Lone Star….Old Milwaukee….Red River and Signature….plus they manufacture Stroh’s Ice Cream. The company was taken over and broken up in 2000, but some of its brands continued to be made by the…

TV Ads – 1986 – MLB Great Yaz For Miller High Life Beer + Jeep Wrangler Vehicles + Kemper Open Golf

DOG ASIDE: The Miller Brewing Company is an American beer brewing company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which was owned until October 11, 2016 by the MillerCoors division of the SABMiller–Molson Coors joint venture. The company has brewing facilities in Albany, Georgia…Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin ….Fort Worth, Texas….Irwindale, California….Milwaukee, Wisconsin….and Trenton, Ohio.  On July 1, 2008, Miller formed MillerCoors, a joint venture with rival Molson Coors to consolidate the production…

TV Ads – 1986 – Sumo Wrestlers For Dodge Colt Cars + All State Insurance

DOG ASIDE: The Dodge Colt were subcompact cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge for model years 1971-1994 as captive imports. Badge engineered variants included the Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, marketed by Plymouth.  The Colt was initially a rebadged variant of the rear-wheel drive Galant and Lancer families before shifting to the smaller front-wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage subcompacts in 1979. The Allstate Corporation is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States….and one of the…

TV Ads – 1987 – Michelob Light Beer + Kelloggs Raisin Bran Cereal + National Biz Employment Weekly

DOG ASIDE: Michelob/Michelob Light are 4.7% ABV pale lager beer developed by Adolphus Busch in 1896 as a “draught beer for connoisseurs”.  In 1961, Anheuser-Busch produced a pasteurized version of Michelob/Michelob Light….which allowed legal shipment of the beer across state lines. Bottled beer began to be shipped soon after….and the brand was introduced in cans in 1966…..as bottled  Michelob/Michelob Light was originally sold in a uniquely shaped bottle named…