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 – 1981 – Foley’s Stores Men’s Sales + Burger King + Crown Furniture

DOG COMMENTARY:  Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas….which was a true Texas tradition….which as of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the stores were assumed by Federated’s Macy’s West and Macy’s South divisions.  Until that time….Foley’s operated stores in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. On September 9, 2006…

TV Ads – 1978 – KXAN Ch 36 Austin Programming Promos Of Magnum P I + Marx Bro Night At The Opera

DOG ASIDE:  KXAN Channel 36 TV is an NBC affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas….as the station is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Llano licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO  (channel 14)….as Nexstar also operates CW affiliate KNVA (channel 54) under a local marketing agreement with owner Vaughan Media. The three stations share studios on West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (between the Old West Austin section of Austin…

TV Ads – 1983 – Lee Trevino For Toyota Trucks + Jimmy Connors For Paine Webber + Toyota Camry

DOG ASIDE:  These 1983 television ads feature two of our favorite “mavericks in sports” here at ImaSportsphile…..golfer Lee Trevino and tennis player Jimmy Connors….both of which are legends in their sport….as Trevino is an icon for Mexican Americans….who is often referred to as “The Merry Mex” and “Supermex” due to his perchance to have fun while excelling at his sport….as both…

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 – Felina Cat Food – So Good Your Cat Would Be Tempted To Eat It With A Fork

DOG ASIDE:  Being a lil ole chiweenie dog….I just love it commercials about cats….cuz it sorta whets my appetite…..and lo and behold….a TV ad video comes around about Felina Cat Food that is just too dang funny….as I found myself rolling on the floor and this sales guy pitches his delicious cat food that is better…

TV Ads – 1980 – Dial Soap + Ford Thunderbird + Dexatrim Capsule

DOG ASIDE: Dial is a brand of soap and body wash that was the world’s first antibacterial soap.  It is manufactured by the Henkel Corporation, an Arizona-based subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Henkel Consumer Goods Inc).  Dial was developed by a chemists from Armour and Company, a meat-packing company, and introduced in the Chicago market in 1948.  Armour had produced laundry soap made from tallow since 1888….which…

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 – 1984 – Chevrolet Cavalier Cars + Pizza Hut Pizza To Go

DOG ASIDE: The Chevrolet Cavalier is a line of small cars produced for the model years 1982 through 2005 by Chevrolet….which was built on the General Motors J platform….as the Cavalier achieved its highest sales in 1984….mainly because so many folks saw the ads during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics coverage….which was the highest rated televised Olympic Games of all…