Oct 28, 2018

Terrifying TV ads

Tune your TV dial for these spooky specials...that is if you're TV still has a dial.
Click on any of them to get a better view.

This as presents a tough choice: Bugs Bunny or Real People. I was a big fan of both but also worth noting, on the right page is a listing for a Halloween episode of Happy Days Again.

Here we have not the Garfield Halloween special followed by It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. One of the sponsors is Peter Paul Cadbury's candy bars. I definitely don't remember those. Most people only associate Cadbury with eggs.

AKA, The Night Dracula Saved Halloween. I bet this one had some good ads as it was sponsored by Kenner! I haven't seen this one but don't know if I can submit myself of Judd Hirsch as Dracula. If you want to give it a go, it's on YouTube. Fun fact: the special was shot at the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, NY (aka Sleepy Hollow).

Rich Little showing his four favorite Tales from the Darkside? Sign me up!

Growing up, channel 3 was not a broadcast channel for me, it was always the channel I put on so I could play Atari. So for me, this almost takes on a weird vibe where the channel that normally is all static will show this movie if you tune in at 11pm.

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  1. Great ads! Especially loving that Tales From The Darkside one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad I was able to put them to use. I've had them sitting around for a number of years.