Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Celebrating sponsors: Television's Greatest Commercials (1982)

 Someone decided that there needed to be a show about commercials. In 1982, NBC and Johnny Carson made it possible.

Carson's production company packaged Television's Greatest Commercials, which actually was the start of a recurring series of specials, all hosted by Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show, Star Search) with a different co-host each time. In this offering, it's Tim Conway. Subsequent specials would have McMahon paired with Mariette Hartley, Ann Jillian, and Joyce DeWitt, just to name a few. An ad McMahon did for Alpo is included.

Your announcer is Paul Frees.

We've previously screened the Stan Freberg-directed Jeno's spot with the Lone Ranger & Tonto (Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels).

Rating: A.

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