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TV Ads -1979 – Magic Johnson For 7UP + Scavenger Hunt Movie + TSO Contacts + Tonight Show Promo


For many years during the 1970’s and 1980’s 7Up Soda used many sports icons in their television commercials…..and in this 1979 ad was no different…..as 7Up used  Cubs slugger Dave Kingman…..NY Rangers star Don Maloney…..and Los Angeles rookie star Magic Johnson to pitch their soda. 

This movie promo for Scavenger Hunt….which was a new movie comedy sequel to the popular movie It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World….starring a cast of thousands including Richard Benjamin, Richard Coco, Scott van Caruthers, Ruth Gordon, Cloris Leichman, Rowdy McDowell, Robert Morley, Cleavon Little, Tony Randall, Ruth Benedict, et al. 

Texas State Optical was established in 1936 when the Rogers family opened the first TSO office in Beaumont, Texas….as the company founders 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 result in loyalty and return visits by hundreds of thousands of patients over the years.  It became their vision to offer convenient locations…with qualified Doctors of Optometry….and a large selection of competitively priced eyewear presented by knowledgeable and well trained opticians.  Today, Texas State Optical has provided more Texas families with quality eye care than any other eye care organization….and have earned recognition as the largest single provider for vision benefit plans in Texas. Doctors of Texas State Optical are therapeutically licensed to treat many medical eye conditions and practice a full scope of primary, family eye care.

The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show currently broadcast from the NBC studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City while airing since 1954.  It is the world’s longest-running talk show, and the longest running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. It is the third-longest-running show on NBC….after the news-and-talk shows Today and Meet the Press.  The Tonight Show began broadcasting in 1954….and It has had six official hosts…. beginning with Steve Allen (1954–57)….followed by Jack Paar(1957–62)….then came the legendary host Johnny Carson (1962–92)…..followed by Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–14)….then Conan O’Brien (2009–10)…. and currently by Jimmy Fallon (2014–present). It has had several recurring guest hosts, a practice especially common during the Paar and Carson eras.

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