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Henry_in_NJ
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(Date Posted:11/11/2010 14:57)

Well gang, we were all disappointed with March of the Wooden Soldiers not being in the usual 9AM time slot last year.  Rejoice!  Not only is it back at 9AM, but an Odd Couple marathon follows!!!  This is gonna be fun...
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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/11/2010 21:54)

Thanks Henry....that is awesome....now if they could just show....Hans Chrsitian Anderson followed by Gullivers Travels and a King Kong/Son of Kong/Mighty Joe Young Marathon with some Joe Garagiola / Crazy Eddie/ Phil Rizzuto - The Money Store/Korvettes/Carvel- ice cream cakes ads...man, that would be Heaven...but we will take what we can get....great post.

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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/12/2010 22:09)

WOR-TV (Ch 9) aired the three classic ape films on Thanksgiving, begiinning around 12 or 1 pm. I think WOR also had a Godzilla/Japaneese monster marathon which didn't include the original 1950s GODZILLA which was part of CHILLER THEATER's (WPIX) programming schedule for a long time.

Besides MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS I remember a period when WPIX would show MIRACLE ON 34th STREET later on Thanksgiving afternoon for a few years back in the 1970s along with some great commercials for Woolworth's/Woolco, Potamkin Cadillac, Harrow's, K-Tel Records, Child World, and the late William B. Williams for Genovese Drug Stores ("Genovese...A real drug store, your real Christmas store"). God, I'm getting old!

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Mister Grinch
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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/13/2010 10:50)

Anthony--I also remember the Miracle on 34th St viewing on Thanksgiving day.  Wonder if they will add it this year?
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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/13/2010 18:45)

Actually, Miracle On 34th Street would usually be shown on Ch.11 on the 8 O' clock movie on thanksgiving night just in time for the pumpkin pie and coffee! As far as old commercials are concerned, you can find a variety of them on you tube for Korvettes and Crazy Eddie, etc... I know, it's not the same as seeing them on TV but i guess it's the next best thing


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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/13/2010 19:35)

Rich,

OMG, I haven't hear that since the late 1960's when I got a Colorforms set for my birthday.  It had to be either 1967 or 1968.

I wish a lot more of the toys we grew up with were still being made today.  I know some are, but things like Creepy Crawlers, Give-a-show projector.  Green Ghost,  Tip-It.  Battling Tops, just to name a few.

I think you an still get incredible Edibles, but it's not the same as it was when we were kids.  I'm not sure about Spirograph.

Mr. Potato Head you actually used a real potato.

Lincoln logs were actually made of wood, but now I think they are plastic.  Mouse trap now comes in a much smaller box and the board is folded into quarters instead of half.

I remember when we moved to Westchester County in the 1970's there was I believe a Cadillac or Lincoln Continental commercial by Bob Hope.  I can't remember how to spell it, but it was for Fegazzi Cadillac or Fegazzi Continental.  And I remember Bob saying something like "Hi folks, this is Bob, Fegazzi, Hope"

Then the Toy-R-Us commercials
The world's biggest toy store is Toy-R-Us, The biggest selection, Toy-R-Us.  Bikes and trikes and wagons you can trust.  A world of selection, Toys-R-Us.  Then there was a verse A telescope for learning, Toys-R-Us.  But not sure if it was in the same commercial or not.

I don't remember if I'm stating it write, but that was over 35 years ago.
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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/13/2010 21:00)

I recall MIRACLE ON 34th STREET being on when it was dark but I never thought about it being on as late as 8 pm. Wow! I guess you don't concentrate on time when you're still that young, huh? The first time I ever saw MIRACLE ON 34th STREET was around 1973 or 1974 one  Friday night after Thanksgiving.

The only Toys-R-US commercial I remember being shown around the holidays was when they first began to air their popular Christmas version around 1977 with had festive lyrics like "Fire place glowin, hearts overflowin'...The world's greatest toys store is Toys-R-Us, the biggest selection, Toys-R-Us...It's a Toys-R-Us time of year. Toys-R-Us." 

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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/14/2010 16:24)

Guys I never grew up in new York but I do remember seeing the same Thanksgiving Giant Monster Marathon every year on TBS Superstation from the late '70s until 1987 and they always did King Kong on Thanksgiving Day and Godzilla that Friday and I loved it. Around 1984, they cut them to two films a day per year and that was cool but in 1988, I came home from work that Thanksgiving early hoping to catch the last two films and they were running The Brady Bunch that day with Partridge Family to follow that next day. Well, with video and DVD I am able to own these and watch them when I want. Still, it isn't the same as it was on TV after the big meal and you are on the sofa and recliner ready to have a grand old time.
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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/14/2010 16:56)

OK Susan, now you're really making me go back to the old days. I never had a Mr. Potato Head but do you remember part of the jingle from the commercial? "I made you, you know it's true, Mr Potato Head I made you"!


Now, as far as Toys R Us is concerned, I remember very well the commercial you mentioned about "fireplaces" Do you remember when "Toys" was originally known as "The Kids Bargain Town"or was it just simply called "Bargain"Town" Not sure which one it was.


11-14-10 @ 21:57 PM
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And by the way I also had a Spirograph and Battling Tops(remember Tricky Nicky and Smarty Smitty?) And the commercial for Spirograph..."I just don't belive it, I don't believe it the things I can do with a spirograph". Who can forget THAT popular jingle?



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RE:Thanksgiving Day on PIX
(Date Posted:11/14/2010 22:11)

Hi Richard,

I vaguely remember the Mr. Potato Head Jingle, but it was a long time ago.  I don't remember Tricky Nicky and Smarty Smitty.  Definitely remember the Spirograph jingle.

I don't remember Toys-r-Us being called Bargain Town, but I only lived in Westchester County from 1970 to 1975.

I remember Bill Culllen doing the Korvettes commercials.

Thumbelina, Mystery Date.

"I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe That's my dog, Tige, he lives in there too!"  Not sure if I'm remembering it exact, but it's close.

Voice Control, Kennedy Airport. The Tower speaks and tells you what to do. TWA Flight 7 Clear to land.

Six finger Six finger Man alive. How did I ever get along with five?

Then there was Johnny West and Jane West but I don't remember specific commercials.

Then there were the candy, cereal and drink commercials too.

Charlie says Love my Good and Plenty Charlie says love them yes sirree. Charlie says Love my Good and Plenty and a vote for Good and Plenty is a vote for me.

How'd you like a nice Hawaiian punch?  Sure.

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii, I am dee Frito Bandito. I like Frito's Corn Chips. I love them, I do. I want Frito's corn chips. I'll take them, from you

New Kellogg's Puffa Puffa Rice Aaya Aaya

Just to name a few.

Oh to be a kid again lol.  Those really were the good old days.


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