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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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)

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:06 (nine months ago) link

Yes, that’s good.

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

haha I just watched that one 2 seconds ago

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

xp oh my god lullaby of broadway forever ingrained

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

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

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 2 March 2019 21:46 (nine months ago) link

^this

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

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

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

Found it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2es-lfRSDOI

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

Also assume that one was probably national.

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

Ha, forgot that was him.

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

also how the fuck did we get this far w/o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsLBnsY60o

velko, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:15 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYvdzQY0Wk0

i _still_ sing 'you can do noth-thing people do that too' nonsensically in weird moments, i don't think anyone anywhere will ever know wtf i'm referencing, especially since i just found out i've had the jingle wrong for 35 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vt8BQnFknE

the second of the two above is permanently in my head so that if ever i see a chorus line mentioned, the ONLY response in my head is "gimmetheball gimmetheball gimmetheball...YEAH"! i don't even remember the first on tho.

the aint misbehavin ad was much longer lived and prevalent afaicr tho. didn't find it.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:24 (nine months ago) link

the all time greatest old school ny tv relic for me is the one which SCARED THE LIVING FUCKITY FUCK out of 5 year old me at the dawn of the 70s. it still triggers me a bit, really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok6uzndOmPA

Hunt3r, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:31 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3RtR2JVHEA

velko, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:54 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jLrx2StioI

velko, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:59 (nine months ago) link

Came across that Ritz Thrift Shop ad in the long playlist and decided to leave it for one of you to post.

the aint misbehavin ad was much longer lived and prevalent afaicr tho. didn't find it.

One never knows, do one?

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:01 (nine months ago) link

Since the Ain’t Misbehavin’ promo cannot be located, posting the entire show here in its place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE8_MxJCsqg

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:27 (nine months ago) link

Love that dagostino love that dag dag bag

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:29 (nine months ago) link

Milford Plaza

calstars, Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:34 (nine months ago) link

Love that dagostino love that dag dag bag

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

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:37 (nine months ago) link

Reflecting on the fact that I went to both Action Park and Raceway Park as a child and realizing...I might be white trash.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 14:54 (nine months ago) link

Anything is possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJKSm99cE58

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 15:12 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELebSr3rbMk

vmajestic, Sunday, 3 March 2019 15:32 (nine months ago) link

I spent many a weekend playing video games and riding go-carts here after my parents' divorce.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJyuNTkA2qA

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 16:00 (nine months ago) link

There is a page on Friendbook called WPIX Archives with some relevant stuff, such as
https://www.facebook.com/wpixarchives/videos/1701684756742689/

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:17 (nine months ago) link

Wanted to mention that the Chiller Theater animated creeped me out too, probably a little more than even Gumby and Pokey or Davey and Goliath.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:23 (nine months ago) link

Had forgotten these last two were animated by the same guy. Also just found this interesting Davey and Goliath takeoff called He Was Once, not to derail my own thread.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:01 (nine months ago) link

Went to this dump, too (almost certainly at my little brother's urging):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu4--K0V0gU

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:33 (nine months ago) link

Did you ever come to Queens to Adventurer’s Inn?

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 20:49 (nine months ago) link

No, never heard of it until today. Looks like a real deathtrap.

https://placesnomore.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/adventurersinn/

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:07 (nine months ago) link

i did go to wild west city, it was indeed a shithole

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 3 March 2019 23:39 (nine months ago) link

One thing about the Million Dollar Movie- thanks for posting that - is that back in the day I believe it was less common for television channels to show movies so the MMM would show all kinds of good stuff that young Marty Scorsese would watch like Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes, but later they seemed to just be showing stuff the other stations didn’t want over and over again, such as Mighty Joe Young.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2019 03:07 (nine months ago) link

MDM not MMM

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2019 11:03 (nine months ago) link

Okay, seems like they used to show the same movie twice a week or maybe even twice a day. Their mainstay studio source was RKO (Radio) Pictures, home of both Citizen Kane and Mighty Joe Young. Not sure now if this is where Young Marty S saw his first P&P pictures, even if Michael Powell called his autobiography Million Dollar Movie.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2019 11:35 (nine months ago) link

Okay, he definitely saw The Tales of Hoffmann there: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/nov/21/martin-scorsese-3d-interview-kermode

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2019 11:44 (nine months ago) link

Beastie Boys Book mentions at least two of these. Carvel of course, but also the PIX! PIX! PIX! video game.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 March 2019 02:46 (nine months ago) link

Also, my weird, non-hyphenated spelling of Tri-state in the thread title keeps making me want to read it as "Triste," although I see some others write it without the hyphen as well.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 March 2019 02:51 (nine months ago) link

Those Carvel commercials played in Virginia too (at least).

Yerac, Thursday, 7 March 2019 03:31 (nine months ago) link

last night over margs and tacos i looked at my nyc metro hometown buddy (ive been in CO for 28 yrs, him 31 yrs), and my spontaneous service, and his backhand winner, were simply:

me: ONE NEVER KNOWS *austin powers-y eyebrow arch*
him: *character correct* DO ONE?

then we practically came unseated in torchys laffing dapping like the two ancient gaffers we sadly increasingly resemble. aaaand our partners quickly sideeyed eyerolled ignored us.

it was the fucking best.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:05 (eight months ago) link

Ben Vereen is on WBGO right now and it is awesome.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:12 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Not NYC specific but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP7T8ZcLess

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:37 (seven months ago) link

This thread is entering a singularity over at that WPIX FB page I mentioned where people are meeting Carol and Paula and singing Magic Garden songs to/with/at them at a Chiller Theater convention in NU.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:18 (seven months ago) link

lol both my daughters just asked if we could drive out to meet carol and paula

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:52 (seven months ago) link

no

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:52 (seven months ago) link

Because they heard about it from you via this thread or through some other means such as the radio? Also how do they know who Carol and Paula are, is the show still being rerun?

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 20:18 (seven months ago) link

Just learned its spelled Carole

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 20:19 (seven months ago) link

from me via this thread!

they grew up with the dvd

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 April 2019 20:29 (seven months ago) link

Ah, forgot about that part of parenthood. Did the same with mine and Schoolhouse Rock, for example.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 21:31 (seven months ago) link

Perhaps you can find it in your heart to take them to another event at a later date.
https://www.caroleandpaula.com/

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 April 2019 23:24 (seven months ago) link

these vests are harshing the sexual stirrings that made me such a fan

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 April 2019 23:44 (seven months ago) link

OMG

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 28 April 2019 00:21 (seven months ago) link

I wonder if I can get anyone to go with me to see Carole and Paula when they come to Woodstock.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 28 April 2019 00:22 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Couldn't remember the name of Cap'n Jack McCarthy and for a bit was thinking he covered the Parade on Thanksgiving and not St. Patrick's Day. D'oh!!

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:45 (one week ago) link

Holy shit I just had a Proustian moment when clicking on that Milford Plaza commercial way at the top.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link

https:/www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?showall=true&bookmarkedmessageid=70&boardid=41&threadid=16536

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 18:36 (one week ago) link

Okay, he definitely saw /The Tales of Hoffmann/ there: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/nov/21/martin-scorsese-3d-interview-kermode🕸


In New York, there was a television show called the Million Dollar Movie, which would show a film twice a night for a week. And so one week it would be Citizen Kane. Edited. With commercials. And with the "News on the March" sequence missing. Ha! That was the first time I'd ever seen it! Then, you know, you'd get The Third Man, with half the film cut out. But one of the films they showed was Powell and Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann. And it was cut down to about an hour and 40 minutes or so, black-and-white, with commercials. And it had a quality like The Red Shoes – a darkness, and a humour

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 18:48 (one week ago) link

Let me see if I can fix post before last.
Attempts to Inspire Regional Pride That Actually Work On You

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:02 (one week ago) link


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