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Dream Away (Commercial Offer, 1984)

Here is one of the most laughable TV offers ever - Dream Away - a "dietary aid" that supposedly makes you lose weight while you're sleeping.

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1984.

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Weight Watchers is better...
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, December 1st 2007 at 3:36pm.

All you have to do to sell a product like that is to get an actor who looks like a doctor, and a very plain looking actress to strike poses in front of a mirror, and even more actors to give verbal testimonials...Actors, actors, and even more actors...Oh my!
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Saturday, December 1st 2007 at 9:00pm.

What's that again,the tooth fairy was Jenny Craig?Wow,the things you didn't know as a kid when seeing those commericals!lol!!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Monday, December 3rd 2007 at 11:13am.

Nice hair, Arlene! (1:07)

This would be much more amusing if the same snake oil wasn't still so prevalently peddled today (replete with legions of suckers continuing to buy it).

Comment posted by Studio76Art on Friday, August 6th 2010 at 1:59am.

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Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - "Anthem, Sign-On, Reflections & Editorial" (1984) by W.B. on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 5:36am CT

The company that offered (for sale, of course) this color test pattern (and laid out the type including the "Broadcasting From Sears Tower" and "Circular Polarization" notices) was a Clifton, NJ firm called Tele-Measurements, Inc., which is still around. In 1977 adverts the company put out in magazines such as Broadcast Engineering and BM/E (Broadcast Management/Engineering), their designation for this type pattern was TM-501, as part of their "Tele-Pat" line. A much earlier version of this pattern was used in Chicago by WFLD Channel 32 in its early years on the air (from its 1966 debut into the early '70's, apparently giving way to electronic color bars around the onset of Kaiser's 1973-77 sojourn).

Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Station Sign-On, SSB & Meditation (1979) by W.B. on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 5:27am CT

No doubt when the tape of Fr. Hitpas' sermonette got around to airing on NYC sister station WCBS Channel 2's "Give Us This Day" at sign-on or sign-off, the voiceover (either Pat Connell or Norm Stevens or Roger Forster or whomever) would have announced at the end that it "was presented in cooperation with the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of New York." And if at sign-on, would have been followed by first the station ID, then a 20-or-so-minute slides-only newscast read by the said announcer.

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - "Boz Knows" (Promo, 1991) by Brian1978 on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 8:49pm CT

Isn't there a longer, minute version of this commercial? If I remember, they also had a segment where Larry from Perfect Strangers, "Boz Knows Comedy?" and you see Cooky trying to hit Bozo with a pie and as usual, it backfires. I swear I saw it on here. I checked YouTube and there's no such commercial on there.

Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - The Addams Family - #1 (Break #2 & Ending, 1971) by W.B. on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 1:35pm CT

That "auto-iris" that we see throughout this showing of the picture, was an unfortunate attribute of RCA TK-27 chains, which WFLD had in those days.

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose And Friends (Ending & Break, 1975) by HomerDoh60 on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 9:32am CT

Thanks for finding this, Fuzzy. It brought me right back to childhood and simpler days!

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - NewsNine (Ending, 1979) by W.B. on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 10:41am CT

I think that connotation of "Mechanically Reproduced" as 'Fuzzy' mentioned, may explain why on NYC stations the term generally used was "pre-recorded" (or, by the later '70's, just "recorded").

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - "Energy Conservation" (Editorial, 1980) by W.B. on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 10:18am CT

Around Why-Tee (the phonetic spelling for the initials of YouTube), you have quite a few editorials (and even some editorial feedbacks) from sister station WPIX Channel 11 in New York City, as delivered by Richard N. Hughes who was perhaps the most famous of the editorialists in NYC. Pray tell, who amongst the Chicago TV stations' editorialists would have been better known "at the time"? I'm banking on WMAQ's Dillon Smith . . .

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Len Johnson and the News (Part 2, 1965) by W.B. on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 10:11am CT

NYC sister station WPIX Channel 11's "Portions..." wording was "Portions Of The Preceding Program Were Pre-Recorded." The "pre-recorded" terminology was used by NYC stations almost uniformly, as if they believed New Yorkers wouldn't understand what "mechanically reproduced" meant.

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose And Friends (Ending & Break, 1975) by W.B. on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 10:38am CT

Especially in cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera.

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose And Friends (Ending & Break, 1975) by Brian1978 on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 3:40pm CT

Only in cartoons can you have living rooms and backyards that are three miles long with trees, paintings on walls that look exactly the same!

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