TV Ads – 1978 – Volkswagen Bus + Polaroid Camcorder + Waverest Waterbeds + Movie The Amsterdam Kill

In the Volkswagen Bus Type 2….seen in this video herewith….is the Type 4 engine “pancake engine”….which was an option for the 1972 model year onward…..as this engine was standard in models destined for the US and Canada….for only with the Type 4 engine did an automatic transmission become available for the first time in the 1973 model year….as both…

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…

TV Ads – 1980 – Actor Chevy Chase For Pilsons Feedbag Dinners

We are fortunate here at ImaSportsphile to have such a wonderful collection of Saturday Night Live comedy commercials….from Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….to Steve Martin’s Body Floss…..to Gilda Radner’s Summer’s Eve feminine higiene solution…..to Chevy Chase’s Pilson’s Feedbag Dinners”….as seen in this video herewith….for it truly is a priceless collection…..guaranteed to bring on a good ole chuckle almost every time.

TV Ads – 1979 – Movie Michael Douglas In Running + Sound Guard Record Preserver + Certs Breath Mint

Running is a 1979 sports drama film written and directed by Steven Hilliard Stern….and starring Michael Douglas and Susan Anspach….which is about the fictional American marathon runner and Olympic hopeful Michael Andropolis and his struggle to compete in the Olympic Games   Sound Guard Record Preserver was a viable product during the “Golden Age Of Vinyl Records”…..but when “The Digital Age” of music came into existence….this product disappeared…..however, during the…

TV Ads – 1979 – Clairol Shampoo + Tickle Deodorant + Star Bar In Austin + Rod & Gun Show In Austin

Clairol is an American personal care-product division of company Coty…. specializing in hair coloring and hair care….including shapoo and conditioners to go along with their hair coloring products.  By 1959, Clairol was considered the leading company in the U.S. hair-coloring industry. In 2004, Clairol registered annual sales worth about US$1.6 billion from the sale of its hair-care products. For women of the 1970’s….the personal…

TV Ads – 1978 – US Army + Jovan Sex Appeal For Men + Winchells Donuts + Zest Soap + Orange Crush

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California…..which currently has 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 to the standard baker’s…

TV Ads – 1980 – Kromega III Watches – It Takes More Than Two Hands

In this video herewith…..we see a Saturday Night Live comedy commercial for Kromega III Watches….. which is a “comedic spoof” about a new watch product that “takes more than two hands” to operate….cuz it has so many “bells and whistles” integrated into the watch…..and since we here at ImaSportsphile wanted to add some humor to our TV ADS section…..that is why this…

TV Ads – 1980 – Singer Patti Caldwell For Her New Album Stretch Marks

Comedian Gilda Radner shows off her comedic genius in this television commercial portrayal of singer Patti Caldwell introducing her new album Stretch Marks…..with such outstanding songs cuts like  F*U*L*L*F*I*L*L*M*E*N*T…..as seen in this video herewith….for Radner was truly a funny lady…..who died from cancer at way too young of an age….while leaving a tremendous legacy of her…

TV Ads – 1978 – VW Champagne Edition Cars + Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Bill Munday Pontiac

This series of 1978 television commercials includes a Volkswagen champagne edition cars ad that was a play on words since the home of Volkswagen USA was in Champaign, Illinois….which is followed by the ever popular Dick Van Dyke of television fame from The Dick Van Dyke Show ….and the movie Mary Poppins……as the song and dance funny…