TV Ads – 1976 – Pat Hayden & Hollywood Henderson For 7 Up + English Leather Cologne + Dr Pepper Soda + American Motors Cars

7 Up is a brand of lemon-lime-flavored non-caffeinated soft drink. The rights to the brand are held by Keurig Dr Pepper in the United States….and by PepsiCo in the rest of the world.  English Leather Cologne was a popular men’s cologne during the 1970’s and 1980’s…..which rivaled such brands a Brut and Old Spice.   Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink….which was created in the 1880’s by pharmacist Charles…

TV Ads – 1977 – Promo For SNL Weekend Update News + Bill Munday Pontiac Austin + T A Station Bar ATX + Movie Promo For Almost Summer

This video showcases tv commercials for promoting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update News with Jane Curtin…..along with a spot for Bill Munday Pontiac of Austin, Texas that follows…..as Bill Munday is still alive and well on South Lamar in Austin today in 2019…..then comes a commercial for T A Station Bar & Restaurant in Austin…..which didn’t make…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Race – With ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race….driving leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..and a mere five laps later….Al Unser Sr. assumed the lead….and won his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory.  During the month of May, an unusually high 25…

TV Ads – 1976 – Vitallis Pump Hair Spray + Excedrin PM Pain Reliever + Public Service Message For MD

Touted as a greaseless alternative to other hair grooming products….Vitalis Hair Tonic was the go-to hair product for up-scale gents who wanted shiny hair without looking like some greasy punk kid….cuz back in the day….Vitalis and its users often referred to products like Brylcreem as “greasy kids’ stuff” ….as  Vitalis is able to provide the shine…

TV Ads – 1979 – Candlelite Music Presents – Bright Lights And Country Music – A Collection Of Honky Tonk Favorites

Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s there were all kinds of tv commercials for products like Time Life Music collection….Ronco Vegematics Chopping Systems…..Wham-O Products…..and Candlelite Music’s Bright Lights and Country Music Collection…..that were simply not sold in retail stores….but rather ONLY through tv offers and 1-800 phone numbers….as evidenced by this video herewith….where Candlelite Music offers to…

Music – 1980 – The NBC Classical Chorus – A Ship Set To Sea In The Month Of May

Whenever a Monthy Python comedian….like Eric Idle….appeared on Saturday Night Live….the viewing audience was guaranteed to have a very serious skit….that was just funny as all heck….as evidenced by the NBC Classical Chorus skit where Eric Idle (Python) joins Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin and Bill Murray in singing the British round….“A Ship Set To Sea In The…

TV Ads – 1978 – Actor Bill Murray For Swill Mineral Water – Bottled From Lake Erie

There is no question that Bill Murray is a comedic genius….who can jump from left field to right field without the slightest appearance of change….whether it be a comedy scene….or a dramatic scene….he always looks the same….and yet you never really know what will come out of his mouth….evidenced by him being the pitch-man for…

TV Ads – 1979 – Command Performance Hair Salons Austin + NFL On NBC Promo + Conans Pizza Of Austin

Conan’s Pizza of Austin has been an “Austin Icon”…..much like Dirty Martin’s Hamburger Joint….which just happens to be right down the street from Conan’s original location….and since the roots of ImaSportsphile is none other than Austin, Texas….we thought we would tell you the story of Conan’s Pizza as told by the restaurant itself as follows: It…

TV Ads – 1977 – Listermint Mouth Wash + Shirley Jones For Sunbeam Coney Island Steamer + Midas Shock Absorbers

Somewhere between 1977 and 2019, Listermint Mouth Wash became Listerine Mouth Wash….television star actress Shirley Jones pitched the Sunbeam Coney Island Hot Dog Steamer, which is still an available product today in 2019….and Midas Mufflers & Shocks is now Midas Auto Parts & Service stores….so, all three of these products in these 1977 television commercials…..are…