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 – 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…

TV Ads – 1977 – Suzuki Motorcycles + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Dog Stop Restaurants Of Austin

Right about the time that Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was opening his sports bar in 1976 at 302 E.6th St. in Austin, Texas….two of his fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the late 1960’s….were also getting into the food and beverage industry….which was a hot dog / sandwich shop called “Dog…

TV Ads – 1977 – Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + Schlitz Beer + AIM Toothpaste + Austin AquaRama

Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 and started the ad campaign, first with its “shattering glass” advertisements….and then with a series of famous television commercials that featured Ella Fitzgerald…..when in the commercials she would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette…..then  The tape was played back and…

TV Ads – 1978 – Essex House NYC + Waverest Waterbeds + Lakehills Cinema Four ATX + T A Station Bar

This particular video features television commercials for one New York City hotel….Marriott’s Essex House….which is right next to Central Park in NYC…..and then there are ads for three Austin, Texas establishments…..Waverest Waterbeds….which started in Austin and spread across the Southwest….. which is followed by a commercial for Lakehills Cinema Four Theaters…..an upscale movie theater close…

TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Cars + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Bill Munday Pontiac + Dog Stop Restaurants

Dog Stop Restaurants of Austin were owned by two of Bone Daddy’s (the original Sportsphile) fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the mid-to-late 1960’s and 1970’s…..as they started the business shortly after graduating from school.  The concept was very upscale as compared to Der Wienerschnitzel stands….as they were not only drive-thru hot…

TV Ads – 1979 – Body On Top Shampoo + Vanish Toilet Cleaner + TA Station Bar + The Arts + Crush Soda

Body On Tap Shampoo is once again turning dull lackluster locks into soft lustrous tresses just like it did back in the 1970’s and 80’s…..as is made from the original formula…..which includes using real beer for its nourishing proteins….for this iconic shampoo both strengthens and cleans your hair….while leaving it shiny, more manageable and full…

TV Ads 1978 Odor Eaters Shoe Inserts + FemIron Vitamins + Bill Munday Pontiac + Sage Stores ATX

Odor-Eaters is an American brand of foot-care products specifically as shoe inserts and foot powder…. which is designed to reduce foot odor…..while the insoles are made of latex and contain activated carbon which filters and neutralizes odors.  Femiron Vitamins were available and advertising on television in 1979…..and are still on the shelves today in 2019…..but they aren’t doing any television advertising.    Bill…

TV Ads – 1977 – Cheer Laundry Detergent + Coca Cola Soda + Waverest Waterbeds

Cheer Laundry Detergent is recognized for its distinctive blue granules….which formerly gave it the nickname “Blue Cheer”….as the 1952 formula “Blue-Magic Whitener” was designed to clean as well as perform bluing….which makes white clothing look whiter.  Magazine and television ads at the time proclaimed….“…washes clothes so clean, so white, you don’t need bluing or bleach!”….as Cheer was well…