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Sunday, December 4th, 2016
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a full commercial break for The Scooby-Doo Show on WGN Channel 9. (The episode shown was from the late 1970's period by which this title was applied.) Includes:

"Scooby-Doo - We'll Be Right Back" bumper (voice over by Merri Dee)

Animated WGN station ID

Commercial: Millennium Falcon and Snowspeeder from the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back collection, by Kenner

Commercial: M&M's candy - with Christmas theme ("Deck the Halls with M&M's") and an appearance by Santa Claus - "The Milk Chocolate Melts in Your Mouth - Not in Your Hand"

Promo for Laverne & Shirley & Company episode "The Dance Studio" (originally aired on the ABC Network on May 23, 1978) to be aired at 6:30pm (opening and closing voice over by Merri Dee)

"Now Back to the Show" bumper with Scooby-Doo clip, accompanied by "Hold That Smile/Kids in Chicago" jingle (notice how the color phase changes as it fades out) (voice over by Merri Dee)

This aired on December 4, 1981.

WGN Channel 9 - The Scooby-Doo Show (Commercial Break, 1981)

Here's a full commercial break for The Scooby-Doo Show on WGN Channel 9. (The episode shown was from the late 1970's period by which this title was applied.) Includes:

"Scooby-Doo - We'll Be Right Back" bumper (voiceover by Merri Dee)

Animated WGN station ID

Commercial: Millennium Falcon and Snowspeeder from the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back collection, by Kenner (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: M&M's candy - with Christmas theme ("Deck the Halls with M&M's") and an appearance by Santa Claus - "The Milk Chocolate Melts in Your Mouth - Not in Your Hand"

Promo for Laverne & Shirley & Company episode "The Dance Studio" (originally aired on the ABC Network on May 23rd 1978) to be aired at 6:30pm (opening and closing voiceover by Merri Dee)

"Now Back to the Show" bumper with Scooby-Doo clip, accompanied by "Kids in Chicago" jingle (notice how the color phase changes as it fades out) (voiceover by Merri Dee)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, December 4th 1981 during the 4:00pm to 4:30pm timeframe.

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Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC Movie Special - "Rudolph and Frosty" (Commercial Break #4, 1981) by GenerationY on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:51pm CT

Re: Nasty McEvil (boy, is that fun to say) - it's John Stephenson, evidently channeling Conried.


Comment posted in Osco Drug - "Take Good Care of Yourself" (Commercial, 1979) by Szake on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 4:56pm CT

Interesting that they used a Tweety Bird stuffed animal at the beginning of this ad instead of a generic, non copyrighted plush toy.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The Ray Rayner Show - "Clock Excerpts #2" (1971) by mobilene on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 7:12am CT

I was watching the show as a lad in about this timeframe, and I have zero memory of the sunburst around the clock. Memory is so fickle.


Comment posted in Osco Drug - "Take Good Care of Yourself" (Commercial, 1979) by mobilene on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 7:10am CT

I miss Osco's.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - WFLD News Headlines With Kathy McFarland (Ending Excerpt, 1983) by Szake on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:53pm CT

The same news desk seen here in 1983 was used in 1987 for some test runs of Fox 32 News, as seen here: https://youtu.be/C-leT1buYYs?t=1m27s


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - CNN News Headlines With Kathy McFarland (1983) by Szake on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:46pm CT

The same news desk seen here in 1983 was used in 1987 for some test runs of Fox 32 News, as seen here: https://youtu.be/C-leT1buYYs?t=1m27s


Comment posted in WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Linda Yu" (Bumper Promo, 1980) by David H on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 12:30pm CT

I remember an article written about her shortly after her debut with the headline "Yu Sends Me," that also remarked on how attractive she was. Between her and Deborah Norville, channel 5 seemed to specialize in beautiful anchors.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Sorry, Wrong Number" (Opening, 1975) by Szake on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 8:55pm CT

VintageCanada: I think Fuzzy can confirm this, but I believe it was 2 60 minute 3/4" U-Matic tapes. I'm guessing the tape change took place during a commercial break and was done in under 2 minutes.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Sorry, Wrong Number" (Opening, 1975) by VintageCanada on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 10:51pm CT

I think nobody's bothered to ask this yet: how many tapes were used to record this movie? It is possible some bits of the overall recording would've been cut in order to change tapes.


Comment posted in Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips - "Shhh!" (1977) by David H on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 12:24am CT

Coming back from Wrigley Field on the 'L' with a group of friends, getting off at the Howard St. station, and then walking to the Arthur Treacher's a block or so away for chicken and chips, before taking the bus home to Skokie. Great times. Even if the Cubs weren't as good back then as they are now.


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