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Television Ads of the 1970s – Cheesiness Guaranteed

Written by Christopher Alm • January 23rd, 2013

From YouTube user ModCinema comes a selection of cheesy American television ads of the 1970s. The selection contains ads for among others Mister Tony’s Submarines, Space Mountain at Disneyland and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

I do not know if I should be nostalgic or laugh. Do anyone of you remember these ads?

The Shoe Closet (1976)
Mr.Tony’s Submarines (1977)
Tip 833-4000 (1977)
Meyer: Your Treasure Chest Store (1977)
Weight Watchers (1977)
Easter Seal Society (1977)
Federal’s Ear Piercing (1977)
Space Mountain at Disneyland (1977)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1977)
Carter Country (1977)
Buick Dealers (1977)

Source YouTube   

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • This was the era I was born into!

  • wunderbar21

    Although some of these commercials seem naive or campy, I think they capture something of the simple, imaginative fun and wonder of that time. Not saying that the 70’s were easy or better, but today we demand such hyper-realism, cultivate a strong critical eye, and maintain a cynical outlook on advertisements.

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