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G.I. Joe Sgt. Slaughter Promotion Tags: G.I.  Joe  Sgt.  Slaughter  Promotion 
Added: 23rd August 2007
Views: 1505
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Posted By: Cliffy
ABC Network Promo for 1966 A promotional spot using the female leads of three ABC Thursday night sitcoms: Bewitched, Love On A Rooftop, and That Girl. (I had never heard of Love On A Rooftop. I looked it up; it lasted just one season.)
Tags: ABC  Bewitched  That  Girl 
Added: 20th November 2007
Views: 1641
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Posted By: Lava1964
Eddie Gaedel Midget Pinch Hitter Probably my favorite sports story is the day a midget, Eddie Gaedel, batted in a major league game. The date was August 19, 1951. The lacklustre St. Louis Browns were hosting the Detroit Tigers in a Sunday doubleheader. Browns' owner Bill Veeck promised that anyone who bought a ticket would see a memorable sight. He was right. Gaedel, all 3'7" of him, took part in a brewery promotion between games. Gaedel, clad it a batboy's uniform bearing the number 1/8 and carrying a toy bat, made baseball history in the first inning of the second game when he batted for outfielder Frank Saucier. Bob Cain, the Detroit pitcher, nearly doubled over in laughter at the sight of Gaedel and walked him on four pitches--all of them high. Once Gaedel trotted down to first base he was replaced by pinch runner Jim Delsing. Gaedel's picture appeared in virtually every newspaper in North America the next day. That same day American League president Will Harridge banned midgets from baseball. Most of the players involved in the stunt relished their connection to it. Jim Delsing said, 'A lot of guys have hit 50 home runs in a season, but I'm the only guy who ever ran for a midget.'
Tags: Eddie  Gaedel  baseball 
Added: 22nd November 2007
Views: 3701
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Posted By: Lava1964
ABC Saturday Mornings 1971 Here's a promotional spot for ABC's Saturday morning lineup beginning in September 1971: Roadrunner cartoons, Lidsville, The Funky Phantom, Curiosity Shop, and The Jackson Five. The latter four would all be off the air in two years.
Tags: ABC  network  promo  1971  Saturday 
Added: 28th November 2007
Views: 1735
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Voice Don LaFontaine "American Voiceover Artist & Legend" - Don LaFontaine - (August 26, 1940 September 1, 2008)famous for recording more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. His nicknames included "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God" He also was Co-announcer of the 79th Oscars. Don LaFontaine has the most recognizable voice in the game right now. Here is the legend's story told by none other than the legend himself. (This Is One Lucky Guy)
Tags: Voice  announcer  television  advertisements  film  trailers  Legend  Don  LaFontaine  Melissa    Disney    Paul    Pape    Greg    O'Neill       
Added: 24th February 2009
Views: 1188
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Posted By: mia_bambina
British Empire 1900 A biscuit company's promotional map shows the extent of Queen Victoria's possessions in the year 1900. It was true, wasn't it? The sun couldn't set on the British Empire!
Tags: British  Empire 
Added: 20th June 2010
Views: 2159
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Posted By: Lava1964
Football Halftime Promotion Goes Awry This clip got a lot of airtime in Canada: From August 2007, a lucky fan at a Toronto Argonauts CFL game tries to win a trip to a resort in the Dominican Republic. She has to try to find the travel company's banner while blindfolded. See what the result is.
Tags: Toronto  Argonauts  promotion 
Added: 11th May 2008
Views: 1198
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ten-Cent Beer Night Riot On June 4, 1974 the Cleveland Indians held the most short-sighted promotion in pro sports history: Ten-Cent Beer Night. There was no limit to the amount of 10-ounce Stroh's beers one could buy for a dime each. Hey, what could possibly go wrong? The promotion drew a crowd of 25,000 people--about three times what the Indians were usually drawing in 1974. The souses chugged down more than 65,000 cups of beer. The effects of the discount brews caused rowdyism to break out in the stands from the get-go. It eventually spread to the field. Among the lowlights: Fans tossed firecrackers at the Rangers players. A naked man ran onto the field and slid into second base. A father and son duo ran onto the field and mooned the crowd. The climax occurred in the bottom of the ninth inning. A fan entered the field and tried to swipe Jeff Burroughs' glove. When he resisted, punches were exchanged and more fans entered the field to join the frey. Both the Rangers and the Indians came out of their dugouts wielding bats to defend Burroughs. Mayhem ensued. Fans ripped chairs from the stadium and tossed them in all directions. The game was abandoned by the umpires with the score tied 5-5. The visiting Texas Rangers were awarded a forfeit win. The Indians had several more discount beer promotions scheduled--and still intended to hold them--but the American League outlawed them.
Tags: Ten  Cent  Beer  Night  Cleveland  baseball 
Added: 4th June 2008
Views: 2284
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Posted By: Lava1964
1984 White Sox Pizza Hut Commercial Carlton Fisk and Rich Dotson promote Pizza Hut and the restaurant chain's promotional Chicago White Sox placemats in this 1984 commercial.
Tags: Pizza  Hut  White  Sox  baseball 
Added: 14th December 2008
Views: 1142
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Posted By: Lava1964
Infomercial King Billy Mays Found Dead in Home DEVELOPING: Television pitchman Billy Mays who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets died Sunday, FOX News confirms. Mays was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to May's residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon. Mays, 50, was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, MyFOXTampa.com reported. "Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times," Mays wife, Deborah, said in a statement on Sunday.
Tags: Billy  Mays  Oxi  Clean    Infomercials  Commercials  Mays  Promotions,  Inc  Max  Appel  Home  Shopping  Network  OxiClean,  Orange  Glo,  Kaboom,  Engrave  It,  Handy  Switch,  iCan,  Mighty  Mendit,  Mighty  Putty 
Added: 28th June 2009
Views: 953
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Posted By: Steve

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