Ajax Laundry Detergent - the White Knight -  mid 1960’s

Commercial

Running Time:  30 seconds

Slogan:  “New Ajax Laundry Detergent.  Stronger than dirt.”

7 UP  -  1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Slogan:  Fresh Up With 7 UP

During the 1950’s 7 UP utilized Fresh Up Freddie as it’s spokesman.  He appeared in a variety of spots showing people how to have parties with 7 UP as the favored drink.  If the character seems to be oddly familiar that may be because it was the Walt Disney studios who produced the spots in the Disney style of the era. 

Mr. Clean - late 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute.  Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.” 

TV Guide - April 23-29, 1954
Lucille Ball

TV Guide - April 23-29, 1954

Lucille Ball

Ovaltine - ca  1950’s

Commercials

"Captain Midnight.  Brought to you by Ovaltine." 

In the early days of TV many popular radio programs from the forties attempted to make the transition to the new medium.  One such was Captain Midnight, sponsored by Ovaltine.  The program continued the gimmick of having the boys and girls who viewed the program to join the Secret Squadron, which entitled them to the current decoder badge with which they could decode the weekly secret messages.  The first eight pictures are from the commercial spots that were part of the program.  Richard Webb and Olan Soule would do double duty by presenting the commercial spots. 

As seen by the last two pictures The Howdy Doody show was also sponsored by Ovaltine for a time, with Buffalo Bob Smith and Clarabell presenting the commercial spots. 

Falcon Beach - GTN / ABC Family - 1/5/2006 - 3/30/2007

Drama (26 episodes)

Running Time:  60 minutes

Stars:

  • Steve Byers - Jason Tanner
  • Jennifer Kydd - Paige Bradshaw
  • Devon Weigel - Tanya Shedden
  • Ephraim Ellis - Danny Ellis
  • Melissa Elias - Erin Haddad
  • Morgan Kelly - Lane Bradeshaw
  • Allison Hossack - Ginny Bradshaw
  • Ted Whittall - Trevor Bradshaw
  • Peter Mooney - Dr. Adrian Keeper
  • Lynda Boyd - Darlene Shedden
  • Jill Teed - Peggy Tanner

Bosco -  ca 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:

  • Oh, I love Bosco!
  • That’s the drink for me!
  • Chocolate flavored Bosco
  • Is mighty good for me.
  • Mommy puts it in my milk
  • For extra energy,
  • Boscoe give me iron
  • And sunshine vitamin D.
  • Oh, I love Bosco!
  • That’s the drink for me!

Gillette Blue Blades - ca  1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “Look sharp.  Feel Sharp.  Be Sharp.  And listen mister!  How are you fixed for blades (do you have many?)  How are you fixed for blades (You’d better check.)  Please make sure you have enough - ‘cos a worn-out blade makes shaving mighty tough!  How are you fixed for blades? (You better look!)  Gillette Blue Blades we mean!”

Note:  Gillette predominately sponsored sporting events on the ever popular TV series “Gillette’s Cavalcade of Sports”. 

Bear in the Big Blue House - Disney Channel - 10/29/1997 - 4/28/2006

Children’s series (118 episodes)

Running Time:  30 minutes

Performers:

  • Noel MacNeal - Bear
  • Peter Linz - Tutter / Pip / Shadow / Luna the Moon / Ray the Sun
  • Tyler Bunch - Pop
  • Vicki Eibner - Ojo
  • Tyler Bunch - Treelo

Other Voices:

  • Geoffrey Holder - Ray the Sun
  • Lynne Thibpen - Luna the Moon
  • Tara Mooney - Shadow

Anacin -   late 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Slogan:  “Fast, Fast, Fast Pain Relief”