TV Ads – 1979 – Ultra Brite Tooth Paste + FM Sound Track Album + Conan Pizza Austin + House Of Jeans

Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States…..which was marketed as a whitening toothpaste….with its active ingredients being baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium monofluorophosphate.  Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967…..as it gained popularity at the time of its launch with a television and print commercial ad campaign….which was aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, “Ultra Brite gives your mouth…[bling]…sex appeal!”. …

TV Ads – 1979 – VW Cars + Yardley Lavender Soap + Victoria Station Restaurants + Waverest Waterbeds

Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. The company’s current international advertising slogan is just “Volkswagen”, referencing the name’s meaning….as Volkswagen, shortened to VW is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front….which was a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany….as the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….who was  the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017…..with the group’s biggest market being in China….which delivered…

TV Ads – 1980 – Schlitz Beer + Clarion Auto Music + Crisco Shortening + Waverest Waterbeds

The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which once was the largest producer of beer in the United States….as Its namesake beer, Schlitz was known as “The beer that made Milwaukee famous” and was advertised with the slogan “When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer”.    The Clarion Auto Music system was one of the first auto…

TV Ads – 1980 – US Navy + Volkswagen Cars + Pampers Diapers

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world….and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone….it is larger than the next 13 navies combined….which includes 11…

TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Centennial Program + Texas State Optical Stores + Subaru Cars

Texas State Optical was established in 1936 when the Rogers family opened the first TSO office in Beaumont, Texas….as they planned for TSO’s continuous growth and expansion of services….but not without first building a foundation of eye care and quality eye wear that resulted in loyalty and return visits by hundreds of thousands of patients…

TV Ads – 1980 – Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche + Eveready Battery Products

Having lived in Mexico for many years as a child…..where the body parts cleaner of choice is vinegar…..as down South, the Mexican use vinegar to clean floors, bathrooms and personal private parts….and they have been doing this for many years before Summer’s Eve Vinegar & Water Douche ever came on the market….however, Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche…

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

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina in 1893 by Caleb Bradham…. who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold…..then It was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898….after the Greek word for “digestion” ….which is πέψη, pronounced the same as Pepsi….as the drink was purported to aid digestion….and “cola” after the kola…

TV Ads – 1978 – Coors Beer + NBC Promo Once An Eagle + Copper Dollar Bar Austin + Southwest Airlines

Herb Kelleher (March 12, 1931 – January 3, 2019) was an American billionaire airline executive and lawyer….who was the co-founder….later the CEO….and chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines until his death in 2019.  After clerking for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice….Kelleher moved to Texas….while intending to start a law firm or a business….when Kelleher and one of his law clients….Texas businessman Rollin…

TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Supertrain + Pearl Light Beer + K 98 FM Disco Radio + Los Tres Boboz Mexican Restaurant Of Austin

Supertrain is an American television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7 to May 5, 1979….as 9 episodes were made….including a 2-hour pilot episode….as the series took place on the Supertrain….a nuclear-powered bullet train….that was equipped with amenities more appropriate to a cruise ship….as it had luxuries such as swimming pools, shopping centers, a gym, library, medical center….and a discotheque….and much like its contemporary The Love Boat,…