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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
33 Years Ago Today

Here's a technical difficulties moment during the ABC Friday Night Movie presentation of "Kingdom of the Spiders" on WTVW Channel 7 in Evansville, Indiana. We get to see their "Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By" slide.
This aired on July 31, 1981.

WTVW Channel 7 - The ABC Friday Night Movie - "Arachnoscrewup" (1981)

Here's a technical difficulties moment during the ABC Friday Night Movie presentation of "Kingdom of the Spiders" on WTVW Channel 7 in Evansville, Indiana. We get to see their "Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By" slide.

This aired on local Evansville TV on Friday, July 31st 1981.

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William Shatner!
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, August 28th 2009 at 4:02pm.

What timing -- I was thinking the Morality Squad pulled the plug because they didn't want us to see Shatner making out. Luckily we got back to the action in time.
Comment posted by T.K. on Friday, August 28th 2009 at 9:11pm.

That's how I seduce my wife... I coyly ask "How bout the spider hill?". She seductively suggests we burn it. She gets her jacket.
Comment posted by AbeFroman on Monday, August 31st 2009 at 1:37am.

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Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - The Gong Show (Commercial Break #1, 1978) by Studio76Art on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 11:52pm CT

The song playing at the end of "We've Got the Hits" is "Whenever I Call You 'Friend'" by Kenny Loggins, which was his first hit as a solo artist.


Comment posted in ON TV - Subscription Television Chicago (1983) by Zappi on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 3:01pm CT

This video should definitely be recaptured, it's much lower quality than later videos on here.


Comment posted in Grange Dodge (Commercial, 1978) by HUdson 3-2700 on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 12:44pm CT

Seeing the van in the high weeds with its door open makes me think that the driver is off burying someone...


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Charlie Baffle" (Commercial, 1977) by Brian1978 on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:52am CT

I'm WAY too young to remember Old Chicago, but from looking at these old commercials, it looks like it was an indoor type of amusement park, kind of like what Camp Snoopy or I think it's Nickelodeon Land at Mall of America. Am I right?


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Monsters of the Midway" (Commercial, 1979) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:43am CT

@Brian1978 - Well, they did air the same commercial that day (almost - see below) but the one posted here did come from an entirely new and undiscovered Bozo's Circus episode that I found, which aired on Wednesday, July 11th 1979.

By the way, the version of this ad that did air during Chicagofest interestingly has a slightly different opening title card - all in white versus the oscillating multi-color seen here. Take a look.


Comment posted in Old Chicago - "Monsters of the Midway" (Commercial, 1979) by Brian1978 on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:09am CT

This was the second commercial during the first break of the special, "Bozo at Chicagofest" taking place on August 3rd, 1979. I will always think of it being after the commercial for Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - AM Chicago (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1981) by Studio76Art on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 8:02pm CT

Wow, old post! Anyway, that's Steve Vinovich ("Mannequin") as the hapless father in the Aunt Jemima ad.


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I like that several minutes of the film was shown, even if it was just for the onscreen ID. After watching, I felt as if I actually earned that commercial break. :')


Comment posted in Spout (Commercial, 1979) by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 3:14pm CT

"So whaddya got Johnson?"

"A brand new gum named for something your bathwater comes out of!...and wait until you see the commercial I came up with!"



Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein" (Opening, 1981) by VintageCanada on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 4:44pm CT

What? No MGM Lion here?


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