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Monday, October 16th, 2017
40 Years Ago Today

With all the Betty White mania going on lately, I thought we'd like to see the opening for the short-lived Betty White Show. This episode was "We're Not Divorced (Part II)". Includes:

WBBM-TV animated ID (with voiceover promo for The Jefferson Awards by Jerry Harper)

"Last Week on The Betty White Show"

Opening credits for "The Betty White Show"

Sponsorship tag - "The Betty White Show - Sponsored by Tide"

Commercial: Tide detergent featuring Mrs. Cindy Davis

Few seconds of the opening of the show before the tape ran out.

This aired on October 17, 1977.

WBBM Channel 2 - The Betty White Show - "We're Not Divorced (Part II)" (Opening, 1977)

With all the Betty White mania going on lately, I thought we'd like to see the opening for the short-lived Betty White Show. This episode was "We're Not Divorced (Part II)". Includes:

WBBM-TV animated ID (with voiceover promo for The Jefferson Awards by Jerry Harper)

"Last Week on The Betty White Show"

Opening credits for "The Betty White Show"

Sponsorship tag - "The Betty White Show - Sponsored by Tide" (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: Tide detergent featuring Mrs. Cindy Davis

Few seconds of the opening of the show before the tape ran out.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, October 17th 1977.

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Written by David Lloyd whose credits are quite amazing: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0515953/
Comment posted by Polyrasmatazz on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 at 7:35am.

Don't hold me on it, but it sounds like the animated I.D. voiceover was Jerry Harper.
Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 at 9:38am.

I'm pretty sure you're right. Compare the voice to this one: http://fuzzymemories.tv/screen.php?c=1836&p=9&m=xxwbbmxx
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 at 9:44am.

I used to watch the opening, I didn't get into the show itself. I might have watched maybe a couple of episodes. I just liked the opening. I used to watch Policewoman so it reminded me of that.
Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 at 1:30pm.

The voiceover for The Jefferson Awards is Jerry Harper.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Wednesday, May 26th 2010 at 8:30am.

Thanks guys. I really should make a page with links to examples of each announcer's voiceovers so I can more easily ID them.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, May 26th 2010 at 12:07pm.

I would sign off (no pun intended) on that. Not just the Chicagoland voiceovers (such as Jerry Harper, WLS's Al Parker and Janice Kos, WMAQ's Ed Grennan and Jim Hill, WFLD's Bud Kelly, Del Clark, Ron Beattie and Jim Barton, WSNS's Mal Wyman, and so on), but national (i.e. New York, Los Angeles) as well.
Comment posted by W.B. on Wednesday, May 26th 2010 at 2:01pm.

@NuBnPrnc2k At first, I was thinking this show was a drama, based in part on the theme song. Now, after watching the video that goes with the music, it kinda makes sense that this was indeed a sitcom. Not a bad concept, though...
Comment posted by RocketBoy on Sunday, May 30th 2010 at 6:57am.

This show lasted just 14 episodes before getting cancelled in Jan. 1978. I guess the success of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" was the reason for Betty White to have her own show later in 1977. ( MTM ended in March, 1977). Many of the same people from MTM were involved with this show, including Georgia Engle. Oh well, as we all know, new shows have a very hard time making it and staying popular. Look at the "Playboy Club", just recently cancelled after 3 shows.
Comment posted by GrandPrizeGamer2000 on Monday, October 17th 2011 at 7:44am.

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