Friday, January 11, 2019

So....what did Sgt. Schultz do after the war? (1966)

This ad isn't complete, and I'm going to try to find a complete version if at all possible. Anyway, this TWA commercial features John Banner (Hogan's Heroes) as a baggage clerk who's about as lonely as a Maytag repairman. Garry Moore is the customer. There's a reason why this ad is cut off so abruptly, and I'll tell you about it in a bit.

The video cuts off after Banner dons his helmet and plugs Hogan's Heroes. What you don't see is Robert Conrad---as James West---pulling a gun on "Schultz" so he can plug The Wild, Wild West. Both series were at the top of CBS' Friday lineup in 1966.

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