TV Ads – 1984 – Goodyear Eagle Tires + Harris 3M Copiers + Coors Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Just two years after this commercial….the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in October 1986….was a victim of a Greenmail attack….as British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson….purchased 11.5% of Goodyear’s outstanding common stock…. and threatened to take the company over….when on November 20, 1986…..Goodyear acquired all of the 12,549,400 shares of stock held by Goldsmith’s…

TV Ads – 1983 – GMC SUVs + Sears Stores + Tommy Lasorda For Diet Coke & ABCs Jesse Promo

DOG COMMENTARY: GMC (General Motors Truck Company) was formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC….but now is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles….as GMC sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles, and sport utility vehicles (SUV) marketed worldwide by General Motors.  This 1983 GMC truck commercial was right at the start of what would become Surburban….which was…

TV Ads – 1983 – GM Car Warranty + McDonalds + U S Sprint LD + Whitney Houston For Diet Coke

DOG COMMENTARY: It seems to us at ImaSportshile that the huge car manufacturer General Motors started to put vehicles on the road at the start of the decade of the 1970’s that incorporated the concept of “economic obsolescence” in all of their cars….so, instead of a GM car staying operational on the road for 400,000 to 500,000…

TV Ads – 1983 – Chevrolet S-10 Blazer + Canon Mini Cameras + Alan Alda For AtariWriter

DOG ASIDE: Chevrolet Blazer can refer to one of several Truck models from General Motors including the full-size Chevrolet Blazer which was based on the C/K pickup chassis and built from 1969 to 1999….the compact and mid-size Chevrolet S-10 Blazer based on the S-10 pickup and built from 1983 to 2005….as seen in this video herewith….and the Chevrolet Trail…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kellogs Frosted Flakes + Kodak Paper + Levis Cords + Budweiser Beer + IBM PC Jr

DOG ASIDE: Kellog’s Frosted Flakes was Bone Daddy’s favorite cereal growing up….cuz dang near every morning he’d has a big ole bowl of that “sugary crunching delight”….when mixed with cold, cold milk….and a fresh banana and some fresh frozen strawberries or blueberries….and you got a bowl full of absolute awesomeness…for this “hidden identification” ad campaign ran for many…

TV Ads – 1983 – Movie Lone Ranger + George Brett For 7Up + Crispy Wheat & Raisins Cereal

DOG COMMENTARY: The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger….who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Indian friend, Tonto. The character has been called an enduring icon of American culture….as he first appeared in 1933 in a radio show conceived either by WXYZ (Detroit) radio station owner George W. Trendle or by Fran Striker the show’s writer. The radio series proved to be a hit…

TV Ads – 1981 – Billy Martin For Lite Beer + Selsen Blue + Tecate Beer + Pepsi Cola + KXAN Ch 36

DOG COMMENTARY: Miller Lite‘s long-running “Tastes Great!…Less Filling!” advertising campaign was ranked by Advertising Age magazine as the eighth best advertising campaign in history. The campaign was developed by the advertising agency McCann-Erickson Worldwide. In the prime of the campaign…. television commercials typically portrayed a Lite Beer drinker noting its great taste followed by another who observed that it was less filling.…

TV Ads – 1984 – Levi 501 Jeans + Energizer Batteries + Converse Shoes + Sani-Flush Toilet Cleaner

DOG COMMENTARY: “5:01 Blues“ is a song written by Michael Garvin and Jeff Tweel, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard….which was released in April 1989 as the first single and title track from the album 5:01 Blues. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart From the mid-1980’s to the early…