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August 25, 2022

Not Necessarily the News Introduction

Show Introduction and some Commercials

Not Necessarily the News introduction and a few commercials are featured on this week's Throw Back Thursday.

Remember Not Necessarily the News?

Not Necessarily the News is a hilarious and informative HBO series that takes a look at current events in an unconventional way. The show features sketches, man-on-the-street interviews, and expert commentary to provide a unique perspective on the news of the day. Whether you're looking for a laugh or want to stay informed, Not Necessarily the News is definitely worth watching!

This Week's Lineup

  • Intro
  • Not Necessarily the News Introduction (From 1988)
  • Circuit City
  • Netscape - Try the New Netscape homepage
  • 1-800-Collect - Save a Buck or Two
  • 2003 Ford Focus - Dude, Slow down train tracks

August 18, 2022

October 1, 1983 Commercials

Classic Commercials from the early 1980s

This week I found a VHS tape from October 1983. This has some great classic commercials that you'll enjoy. I only went through 30-minutes of the tape and I am sure there will be more commercials for next week.

Check out that Delta clip - did they really serve champaign to a pregnant lady?

Directory Time Stamp

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:20 Megabucks - Who called this meeting?
  • 0:50 Texaco - Super Starpower for more car power - Featuring Bob Hope
  • 1:21 NEC - NEC and Me - Check out those computers!
  • 1:51 Delta - Delta is ready when you are.
  • 2:22 Scotch - The World Watches Scotch Videocassettes
  • 3:23 Renault Encore - Only $5755
  • 3:53 Burger King - featuring Emmanuel Lewis
  • 4:23 Cain's Crew - Radio 85WHDH
  • 4:53 Shawmut Banks - Can't Use their ATMs in Worcester or Cape Cod

August 11, 2022

California Commercials

Classic Commercials from 1999

These are just some of the commercials that I found on a VHS tape in my collection. It was interesting to take a step back in time of the early internet.

These are 12 commercials that I feel that are worth sharing.

Feature Commercials

  • Introduction
  • Be there tomorrow. Stop Smoking Today.
  • Do You Smell Smoke?
  • Flex Your Power
  • California Earthquake Authority
  • California Lottery - Who's Next?
  • SuperLOTTO Plus Mega Number
  • Best Buy - Now Open
  • Good Guys
  • eTrade - The Lottery
  • - Financial Advice you can actually understand.
  • Microsoft - We salute the Imagination that drives the Developer.
  • Sprint PCS - The clear alternative to cellular

August 4, 2022


Various clips from a 2001 broadcast

When I was living in California in the early 2000s, I watched a lot of KRON News. There was something about it that made the stories enjoyable and I did learn a log.

This series of clips came from a VHS tape recorded in early January 2001.

TBT Feature

This 6-minute video features the following clips:

KRON News Promotion - Lots of changes were going on with KRON 4 as New York City-based Young Broadcasting recently bought the station. At the time they ran various promotions to keep loyal viewers.

KRON Morning Team Promotion - a 15-second promotion of KRON News morning team.

California Power Crisis - 30- second promotion for the Power crisis show that would air later that night. This was a KRON news TV special.

California Power Crisis Show Introduction - A 2-minute introduction that highlights some of the power crisis in 2001.

AOL 6.0 - 30-second commercial for AOL 6.0.

Pacific Bell DSL - A 30-second commercial for Pacific Bell. Kind of a weird way to sell DSL services.

XFL Bay Area - A 30-second commercial for the new XFL league. This air a month before the 2001 inaugural season. This aired during the sports section of KRON news. The Oakland Raiders were a game away from going to the Super Bowl. The San Francisco Demons were the XFL team.

Taco Bell - This 30-second commercial Taco Bell commercial features the Zesty Fiesta Burrito.

Jack in the Box - This 30-second commercial features Brad at the convention hall. For $25,000 he will try your food and tell you if he likes it. Jack doesn't give in.



Throw Back to some Classic Videos from my personal collection

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