TV Ads – 1979 – Yellow Rose Gentlemen Club ATX + Nissan Cars + KTVV Ch 36 Austin + NBC Promo Dallas

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, went made Olympic fan history at the 1984 Los Angeles Games …..when he and his two friends attended a live event in EVERY sport (26) that was competed at the L A Games, which is a fan record that can never be broken…..and can ONLY be tied.  One of…

TV Ads – 1977 – Firestone Tires Sweepstakes + Revlon Milk Plus 6 Shampoo + Bold Laundry Detergent

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900….which was initially for the purpose of supplying solid rubber side-wire tires for fire apparatus….and later, pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles….as the company was a pioneer in the mass…

TV Ads – 1976 – Pepsi Soda + Dentyne Gum + Dr Pepper Soda + TX Folklife Festival + Public Service

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo…..which was originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham….while being introduced as Brad’s Drink….and was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898…..and then as Pepsi in 1961. Dentyne is a series of brands of chewing gum available in several countries globally…..when in 1899, a New York City druggist Franklin V. Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid…

TV Ads – 1977 – Actress Gilda Radner For Hey You – The Perfume For One Night Stands

The original cast of Saturday Night Live was known as the Not Ready For Prime Time Players…..which consisted of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and Gilda Radner…..who as a group were fabulous comedy…..while each one were even on their own, nothing short of comedic genius…..and sadly enough,…

TV Ads – 1976 – The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery

The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery which is advertised in this hilarious video is one of the best Saturday Night Live commercial skits of all time…..unless you are one of the geriatric actors in the video….who stood all night while there pacemaker was left on to prove the value of the product.  Since we at ImaSportsphile have the largest…

TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Dan Aykroyd + Laraine Newman For The Super Bass-O-Matic 76

Only from the comedic genius mind of Dan Aykroyd could a product like the Bass-O-Matic 76 be conjured up….for even though it is a product that is just a little bit more than “off the wall”…..it is still funny as can be.  We here at ImaSportsphile have written more than once how fortunate we are to have nearly…

TV Ads – 1977 – Kawasaki KZ400 Motorcycles + 7 Up Soda + Caress Body Oil Soap + McDonalds Breakfast

 In 1963, Kawasaki Motorcycles and Meguro Motorcycles merged to form Kawasaki Motorcycle Co. Ltd.  Kawasaki motorcycles from 1962 through 1967 used an emblem which can be described as a flag within a wing….as work continued on the Meguro K1…. which was a copy of the BSA A7 500 cc vertical twin and on the Kawasaki W1…..when the K2 was exported to the U.S.…

TV Ads – 1977 – Winchells Donut Shops + Southwest Airlines + Six Flags Over Texas + Dunlop Tires

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California….which currently has over 170 stores in 6 western states….as well as Guam,  Saipan and Saudi Arabia. The chain’s slogan is “Home of the Warm ‘n Fresh Donut,”….and it claims to be the West Coast’s largest doughnut chain…..which also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen….as opposed…

TV Ads – 1977 – Honda Motorcycles + Schick Razors + House Of Jeans Austin + Dog Stop Restaurants ATX

Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan….and has been since it started production in 1955.  At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually…..but by 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000….which was still higher than its three domestic competitors. Schick is a brand of personal care and safety razors owned by Edgewell Personal Care. The company…