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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AMNews and SMC; One of Inn and Around's incarnations was also a club called the Grand Bandstand around 1984 or so. On Sunday evenings, it was open to all ages for a few hours (I'm guessing between 5-10pm) and didn't serve alcohol during that time frame. I went there a few times when I was a youngster.
Fuzzy: I wish you found another Kenny Rogers mail order record album TV commercial from the same early 1980's time for the 2 record set "Gold Dust and Gold Mine" featuring songs from the Kenny Rogers First Edition era.
The other big question: Which station produced this ad? If WBBM, then its cuts from one slide to another differed significantly from the clunky "fade-out--fade-in" transitions for which New York sister WCBS Channel 2 was famous for decades, from the '50's well to the '80's. But then, practically every Chicago station, I.I.N.M., had RCA TK-27 film chains through which we all saw these slides (and films), and a few by this time may've even gotten the newer TK-28's.
Put'n On The Ritz - Best guess is that it eventually became a place called Cafe 22 (the addresses match based on a newspaper article), and was at one point the Lombard Beef n' Barrel. I gave up trying to figure out where the eff this place was.
Inn and Around - Became a nightclub called Temptations, changed names to "Come Back Inn Sports Bar & Grill", then went back to Temptations before closing in 2012. Yelp says there was also a club called Club VIP there at some point.
Saints & Sinners - Apparently next to a cemetery, how lovely. Now housing.
Erik the Red - Now an Irish pub called Blackthorn Pub.
Tovia Club - Now called the Chicago 21 Club. Most definitely no sign of 2-million dollar anything here.
The Vineyard - Looks like the whole shopping center was given a makeover at some point, so it sure as hell ain't there now.