Posts with the label television
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July 30, 2015

Positively New Jersey!

Positively New Jersey
I have been reading some very interesting articles about New Jersey. It’s nice to read something that isn’t negative. New Jersey has a lot going for it!

This first article from Freehold Subaru tells us why it is a good idea to live in New Jersey.

Benefits of Living Between Philadelphia and New York

After reading this first article, I had hope.

I then looked for some more positive articles about New Jersey.

Positively New Jersey!

July 30, 2015

April 02, 2015

WCBS-TV New York Celebrates New York and New Jersey

 

WCBS-TV New York Celebrates 1970s

In the 1970s we still had local television, not just the local news. Here is WCBS-TV New York (Channel 2) in New York celebrating New York:

 


WCBS-TV New York Celebrates New York and New Jersey

April 02, 2015

March 26, 2015

You Deserve A Break Today!

old television

McDonald’s is struggling nowadays in the market. Perhaps they should drop that idiotic campaign and extremely stale “I’m lovin’ it” and go back to this classic from the 1970s, with a new cast, of course.

 



Oh, right they can’t, because for some stupid reason they lost the rights to the song.

Anyway, in this advertisement filled with very talented performers, I spy John Amos (appearing at the time in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and future father in Good Times), Anson Williams (future Potsie in Happy Days), John Wheeler (the manager with the operatic voice, I remember him singing operatically as part of Felix's opera club in The Odd Couple), Johnny Haymer, future actor in M*A*S*H ("Put a shine on the floor!”) and the wonderful character actor Robert Ridgely (with the clean burger machine!) 

I’m trying to figure out the others, especially the actor who opens the commercial. He looks familiar. 

This commercial was immensely successful and influential, and the best campaign McDonald’s ever had.

You Deserve A Break Today!

March 26, 2015

December 25, 2014

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

Old television
This is the TV movie that started it all. This film, based on creator Earl Hamner's real-life family, aired in 1971. 

It was such a huge success that a series was created. That series, The Waltons, was expected to be a flop but ran for nine years.


The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

December 25, 2014

November 20, 2014

Late Night Local TV and Saturday Night Discomania

 
Old tube television

I really, really miss 1970s television. Not just the great shows that were in prime time, but late night local TV - which simply doesn't exist anymore, except for local news. 




Late Night Local TV and Saturday Night Discomania

November 20, 2014

November 13, 2014

Robin Williams First Appearance on the Tonight Show

Robin Williams in his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

 *Sigh* I miss both of them so much. 



July 17, 2014

Great Adventure Theme Park and Rolling Thunder!

Great Adventure is a theme park in Jackson Township, New Jersey that opened in 1974 and still is open today.

The ride I remember most is Rolling Thunder, a wooden rollercoaster that operated from 1979-2013. It was a sad day when it closed and was finally demolished. Rolling Thunder was so famous it even has its own Wikipedia page.

I wasn't fond of roller coasters than turned upside down which is why I preferred Rolling Thunder to Lightnin' Loops.

I do remember how Rolling Thunder would s-l-o-w-l-y climb up the tracks and poise for a breathless moment on top -- and then go racing down!

Here is a commercial for the new Rolling Thunder roller coaster in 1979!






July 10, 2014

Colts Neck: Billion Dollar Block

I have written about Colts Neck Township before. One of my favorite places, Delicious Orchards, is located in that wealthy place.



June 26, 2014

Look For the Union Label TV Commercial

This commercial for IlGWU (The International Ladies Garment Workers Union) ran in various forms throughout my childhood.

December 24, 2011

Yule Log!



For many years Channel 11, WPIX in New York City (one of the oldest TV stations in the country), would present the "Yule Log" on Christmas Eve. While the Yule Log burned, Christmas carols would play. Now my childhood home did have a fireplace, but there was something about the Yule Log on Channel 11 that made us happy. It became a New York area tradition. I hope you enjoy it! This particular Yule Log was shown in 1983.

Yule Log!

December 24, 2011

May 18, 2010

A Year Without Television

In 2008 I moved twice. I went from a six-room apartment with my mother, to a 3-room apartment with my mother and boyfriend (a disaster!), and now a room with my boyfriend, Mark.

That's right. A room.

A Year Without Television

May 18, 2010