TV Ads – 1979 – KVUE Ch 24 News Brief + Bubblicious Gum + Burt Lancaster For MCI Long Distance

DOG COMMENTARY: KVUE Channel 24 is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas….and is owned by Tegna, Inc……and their studios are located on Steck Avenue just east of Loop 1 in northwest Austin…. with its transmitter being located on the West Austin Antenna Farm just west of downtown Austin (which it shares with KEYE-TV).  The station first signed on the air on September 12, 1971….and was originally operated by…

TV Ads – 1980 – Traffic At Lake Placid + Hammerin Hank Aaron For Kodak Film

DOG ASIDE: The first part of this video is a piece about directing traffic at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games by police and state troopers….which is really interesting as an ABC newscaster conducts an “on the job” interview of a New York State Trooper….who is conducting traffice to the speed skating arena for the 1980…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kelloggs Corn Flakes + AT&T + Christopher Plummer For Oldsmobile 98 + Red Lobster

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Every now and then I will wake up feeling a bit philosophical….and when I sit down at my desk to post another vintage video….that lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile philosopher just starts coming out….and today just happens to be one of those days. While reading my writings….keep in mind and understand that dogs live…

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…

TV Ads – 1979 – John Belushi Decathlete Champion For Chocolate Donuts Cereal

DOG ASIDE: There is something about John Belushi that just tickles my funny bone….and we chiweenies’ have a real sensitive funny bone that when tickled in the right way….it turns into a full-blown “side hurtin’ belly grabbin’” laugh….I mean rolling on the floor laugh….and that little short, squatty, hairy, semi-neanderthal looking man….could tickle my funny bone just…

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…

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…

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…