Native NYC/Tristate Area Old School TV/Radio Ad Thread

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Because I now have the jingle for “Sid’s Pants” in my head and can’t get it out.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 19:28 (one year ago) link

Vaguely feel like JBRL may have posted that on social media.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 19:31 (one year ago) link

Nope.

Did just find this personal ad in the Sep 20, 1982 issue of New York Magazine:

Barry • I'll Always remember the begin-
ning in "Sid's Pants." I loved you then
and more so now. Lisa

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 19:41 (one year ago) link

1994 Rangers/Devils game was on the TV last night and there were the large WIZ ads in the corner boards does this count (nb I remember watching these games on ESPN or whatever and having no idea what a Wiz was apart from the musical with Diana Ross et al)

Yes, that’s good.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:07 (one year ago) link

(Ladies sing)
If you want style and selection
Come see our collection
Get into our pants - Sid’s Pants!

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link

I didn't grow up in the area but I have a semi-fascination with Action Park (as I assume most people do).

Yerac, Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:24 (one year ago) link

What about Raceway Park?

( Woody Woodpecker voice)
Ah-ha-ha Raceway Park!
(macho DJ voice)
Funny cars
Drag racing funny cars
Etc.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:41 (one year ago) link

haha I just watched that one 2 seconds ago

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

my parents would never let me go to action park because they said it was a deathtrap

my parents were smart

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

xp oh my god lullaby of broadway forever ingrained

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

I grew up about 20 miles from Action Park, but I never went.

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:46 (one year ago) link

^this

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:47 (one year ago) link

What about the blue on black ( or vice versa) cameraman animation they used to show before movies on WABC?

.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

Because at Syms, an educated consumer is our best customer.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

i'm just going to assume this one wasn't nationwide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDQHQkuv9l0

i remember first hearing simon and garfunkel's "at the zoo" in ads for the bronx zoo but i couldn't find any of those ads

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:53 (one year ago) link

Don’t forget Eli Wallach talking about stickball for The Dime.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

And this tiny variant of the first one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWxylm5RyVc

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

the njn jingle is burned into my brain from all those hours spent watching "doctor who"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL_jRYtOGGI

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:59 (one year ago) link

Don’t forget Eli Wallach talking about stickball for The Dime.

I can find no mention of this of the intranetz, but I have a very strong memory of it.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:01 (one year ago) link

Raceway Park video as discussed upthread, although I mostly remember the radio version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhTrr16dW9k

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:05 (one year ago) link

kinda funny you made this thread since the entertainment at my friend's house the other night was 'we watch weird old regional commercials on youtube'. florida memories:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13s0J1wHhDs

thread is killing it

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:10 (one year ago) link

And here’s a free minute from Pippin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo4Tz-4rkvs

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:28 (one year ago) link

Don’t twiddle your thumbs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5izstBRrk

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:34 (one year ago) link

Have never been able to find video for this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/studioz7/42461803065

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:36 (one year ago) link

Ah, doesn’t seem to work. Link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/studioz7/42461803065
leading to a print ad for the Kenny Rogers Quick Pickin’ ‘N Fun-Strummin’ Home Guitar Course.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:38 (one year ago) link

Also assume that one was probably national.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:40 (one year ago) link

i remember seeing this ad (the first one) constantly as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLY49fHkJQQ

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:43 (one year ago) link

oh, can't forget about this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYghEYb-gjE

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:45 (one year ago) link

i remember seeing this ad (the first one) constantly as well:

For some shows it’s hard to locate the original promo since they have been revived so many times. Just went looking for Pump Boys and Dinettes, although that wasn’t as ubiquitous as the one’s we’ve mentioned so far.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:49 (one year ago) link

AND IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL

IS THE MILFORD PLAZA

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:40 (one year ago) link

this wound up being precisely parodied on SCTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o98FxOza6-s

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:43 (one year ago) link

^^^When i was working at one bank and reviewing some broker statements, I sae some illiquid shares of Crazy Eddie in someone's account, like 20 years later. OMG that was one of the first scams that I remembered from my childhood.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:46 (one year ago) link

this wound up being precisely parodied on SCTV

Andrea Martin as Indira, no?

If they were parodying it on SCTV, does that mean these Broadway ads were not just local?

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:00 (one year ago) link

yeah, once it opened in Toronto I imagine they used the same ad.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:05 (one year ago) link

(I've really never gotten over hating Mandy Patinkin since that ludicrous NOT MUCH TO ASSSSK FOR!)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:06 (one year ago) link

Ha, forgot that was him.

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:20 (one year ago) link

Sorry if cud was posted as I can’t see but “we’re not candy, even though we look so fine and dandy…we are serious we could make you delirious. You should have a healthy fear of us” etc is my all time fave. Busta Rhymes as well.

Also Milford Plaza, beautiful Mt Airy Lodge…

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:27 (one year ago) link

Looks like the guy who played Bozo on WPIX back in the day just passed.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 02:15 (five months ago) link

Nobody Beats the WIZ jingle is a glaring omission.

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 02:41 (five months ago) link

"(Ain't nobody gonna beat the WIZ)"

Also:

"Leave off the last S for Savings" (dial a mattress)
"All you have to do is whistle at PC Richards"
"Someone made a store just for meeee (Food Emporium, Food Emporium)"

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 02:47 (five months ago) link

"The magic, the mystery, the memory will live forever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNZTCQCA-Kc

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 02:52 (five months ago) link

This just popped in my head, don’t think we mentioned yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhvwUJghNiw

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 02:56 (five months ago) link

“You’ll love it at Levitz.”

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 02:58 (five months ago) link

The Wiz was mentioned way upthread, remember looking for a video but couldn’t pick one that seemed canonical.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:08 (five months ago) link

So it is, as well it should be. Not sure how I missed that.
I couldn't find a video that seemed canonical, either.

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:18 (five months ago) link

Like they all seemed from too late in the game, all the ones I could find anyway.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:20 (five months ago) link

Don’t remember this place having TV ads but posting this link anyway. Seem to remember it lasting longer than this date.

https://www.nytimes.com/1977/11/27/archives/jimmys-music-world-scratched-high-hopes-of-jimmys-music-world.html

Did find this Korvettes ad though, which I don’t remember, but it does seem to accurately represent the store:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7i5KdtfJM8

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:30 (five months ago) link

And another one for the fashion wing, The Other Korvettes, of which I have no memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7eueSrwaEQ

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:32 (five months ago) link

There are a couple of early ones on Youtube now but they're not representative samples.
This one has the older jingle, the later jingle I had in mind was more ostentatious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc0LZGOoFSA

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:33 (five months ago) link

Finally, this one features the Korvettes department I spent the most time in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I7l-jntCeQ

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:34 (five months ago) link

Korvette's was before my time. I remember the site of the Douglaston Pkwy location as Toys R Us and its record department as Movie World.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Kc-7CYvTo

Deflatormouse, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:38 (five months ago) link

Radio ad for JGE, with interesting write-up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIKyB8Ufh7Q

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:39 (five months ago) link

Don’t know what to say about this roundup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2dS9eOzA2Y

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:46 (five months ago) link

Posting without watching the whole thing, twenty minutes of ads on WPIX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhOjGwgPnq8

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:51 (five months ago) link

Jerry's Disco!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TmZ7EyYWAZg

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:52 (five months ago) link

Yeah, was wondering whether we had that yet.

More ads from WPIX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s56O-sKEwPs

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:54 (five months ago) link

There’s a bunch more anthologies of late 70s commercials that I will refrain from posting for now.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:00 (five months ago) link

Playworld

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e3b00NZ3se8

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:05 (five months ago) link

Randazzo's
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EjoMyrhMgGE

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:10 (five months ago) link

Okay, another bunch of WPIX spots, from November 10th, 1978:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0nAKUTbvLs

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:11 (five months ago) link

Lenny's. Take yer goomah.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kh_oIeOgO1s

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:12 (five months ago) link

B-b-but how come it doesn’t have Rocky Graziano in it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJob1BNjIXQ

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:23 (five months ago) link

Watching those extended blocks of commercials is some serious La jetée-level time travel stuff.

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:40 (five months ago) link

RIP Sy Sperling.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 February 2020 03:00 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ok I’m three vids in and just remembered every word to the mt airy lodge song. This is already my fave thread.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:02 (four months ago) link

Omg the Dagastino commercial. Aww I’m getting crazy nostalgic now.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:07 (four months ago) link

He’s the Listener DJ, I’m the Listener Rapper (James Redd and the Blecchs)
Posted: February 17, 2020 at 2:58:10 AM


“You’ll love it at Levitz.”

Popped into my head before I even clicked play.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:13 (four months ago) link

Ok did I miss it or did you all really forget about


https://youtu.be/tDfsr1vvqy4

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:15 (four months ago) link

Omg that Lenny’s commercial is slightly before my time but it is so good. Ahhhh.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

Omg
Omg

Apex Tech!!


https://youtu.be/eStm731Emdc

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:20 (four months ago) link

I never actually went there but were Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom commercials aired a lot? I remember those and the Action Park ones.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:24 (four months ago) link

Jerry and Anne did these for years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTt1uuA2rnI

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:28 (four months ago) link

Ha that was great.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:30 (four months ago) link

I’m still stuck on the Dagostino one. I remember as a kid on Long Island thinking that it was such a real city supermarket. Years later I transferred to NYU and was housed in a midtown hotel during my first semester. The day I moved in my mom took me to a Dagostino to get groceries and I remember thinking - Wow I really live in the city now! Lol.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:36 (four months ago) link

Omg
Omg

Apex Tech!!

Call for financial aid if you qualify

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:15 (four months ago) link

Jerry and Anne did these for years

Feel like I was even more likely to hear the radio commercials when I was upstate.

There was a pretty good Steve Coogan Alan Partridge joke involving this beverage which surprised me at the time because I for some reason thought it was Tri-State- or at most US-only.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:21 (four months ago) link

There’s still a Lenny’s Clam Bar in Howard Beach!

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:43 (four months ago) link

vicarious enjoyment at ENBB slamming these all at once

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 00:22 (four months ago) link

Indeed. Hoping she saved some for today.

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:02 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I can't help but feel this is undermining all of our hard work

then again I could watch Scooter bloopers all night long

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 10 April 2020 01:15 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Not sure how local this was, but RIP anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTt1uuA2rnI

Louder Than Bach's Bottom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 May 2020 22:36 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

In case we missed it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0hC0BzuD28

Left Eye Frizzell (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 20:08 (two weeks ago) link

This is interesting:
https://www.nytimes.com/1976/08/24/archives/advertising-rca-shifts-color-tv-strategy.html

Many spokesmen on radio and TV commercials have become celebrities, particularly when they are the principal owners of the businesses they talk about. If you don't believe it, catch the “Midday Live!” program on Channel 5 today at 11:30 A.M.

For in addition to what may be considered typical talk show guests—such as Rita Moreno and Jerry Stiller of the new film, “The Ritz”—five “stars” of the world of commercials are slated to appear. They are Frank Perdue of Perdue Inc., Tom Carvel of the Carvel Corporation, Sam Goody of the recordstore chain bearing his name, Leo Wiser of the Automobile Club of America and Sy Syms of Syrns clothiers.

What's the story?

Left Eye Frizzell (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

HI DERE!

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:55 (two weeks ago) link


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