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…

TV Ads – 1978 – Schlitz Beer + Volkswagen Cars + Dr Pepper Soda + Movie Promo Warlords Of Atlantis

In our TV ADS section here at ImaSportsphile…..we have a significant number of tv commercials for movies that were coming to theaters near you….like Warlords of Atlantis….as seen in this video herewith….which was a 1978 British science fiction/fantasy film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, and Lea Brodie…..with a plot that was about a trip to the lost…

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 – Comedians Jane Curtin + John Belushi + Chevy Chase For Fluckers Jams

Once again, here is another Saturday Night Live comedy commercial featuring Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin and John Belushi pitching Fluckers Jam…..which is a hilarious parody of Smuckers Jams….in which the Not Ready For Prime Time Players provide more comedic genius in the various kinds of jam that Fluckers has to offer…..as we here at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have such a…