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…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall In San Francisco

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As the years pass by….I have become increasingly aware of how thin the line is between “genius and insanity” and “comedy and tragedy” …..as our vintage video library has provided sufficient evidence to my point….and none more poignant than Robin Williams….whom as a comedian, I consider with the “best of the best”….cuz it doesn’t…

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…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Mens World Championships – Brian Boitano + Brian Orser + Alexander Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to 23rd….where at the event…which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU)….medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič (Czechoslovakia), and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták (Hungary)….as the Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new…

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…