April 2012

70s TV Stars reunite for March of Dimes

Years ago they were on our TV sets each week, playing a young, straight laced CHP officer and his often exasperated sergeant. This week they were together again to raise money for the 

March of Dimes. “CHiPs” star Larry Wilcox and his co-star Robert Pine were members of a team headed by local philanthropist Tom Schibusch who participated in the March of Dimes’ March for Babies in Victorville, CA.

Wilcox, 64, and Pine,70, were joined by the CHP and North South Machinery at the event. The March for Babies raises money and awareness to help premature and sick babies and help women have healthy pregnancies.

“North South believes that trust and integrity begin with establishing longevity in the community by walking the talk!” said Wilcox, who played Jon Baker opposite Erik Estrada’s Frank Poncherello in the long running hit show, which ran on NBC from 1977 to 1983.

70s TV Flashback

 

I recently came across a collection of 70s commercials on YouTube. It was a fun trip down memory lane. Anyone who was 

around in the 70s probably remembers classics like “Be a Pepper! Drink Dr. Pepper!” and the iconic Coke commercial “I’d like to buy the world a Coke…” Then of course there were the commercials we grew up watching on Saturday mornings, like Kool-Aid, Count Chocula and Tang. I was just a child in the 70s, but I remember them well and I quite enjoyed all the memories and feelings they brought back.

I bet there are some jingles from commercials back then that you can still sing every word to. It’s funny how we find today’s commercials annoying, but can look back at commercials from the past and enjoy them. I particularly enjoy old TV promos. Remember the days when each network had its own slogan (such as NB See Us Now! for NBC) and little presentations to promote each season’s TV shows.