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…

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…

TV Ads – 1979 – AT+T Long Distance + Goodyear Tires + Bruce Willis For Seagrams Wine Coolers

DOG COMMENTARY:  In telecommunications, a long-distance call or trunk call is a telephone call made to a location outside a defined local calling area….as long-distance calls have been typically charged a higher billing rate than local calls. The term is not necessarily synonymous with placing calls to another telephone area code.  Long-distance calls are classified into two categories….one bein national calls which connect two…

TV Ads – 1979- Fiat Cars + Robt Conrad For Eveready Batteries + Jack In The Box + Dragone Wine

DOG COMMENTARY: Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy….which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles….when Fiat reorganized its automobile business….and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.  During its more than century-long history Fiat remained the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe….as well as the third in…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ch 36 News Baby Boomer Babies + Yellow Rose Texas Nightclub + Diet Pepsi Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: KXAN Channel 36 Austin starts off this video with a TV program promo of a special that the channel ran shortly thereafter this commercial was aired….promoting a story about the numbers of Baby Boomer Babies being brought into the world as the Baby Boomer Generation began getting productive in the reproduction arena.  The Yellow Rose…

TV Ads – 1982 – Cliff Robertson For AT&T + STP Gas Treatment + Timex Watches

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor Cliff Robertson was a long time pitch man for AT&T ….especially during the years after the US government broke them up for being a monopoly in the telecommunications industry….as all of the new companies became their competitiors….who were also advertising vigorously….so, Cliff was basically pitching that although all these new telecommunications companies…