Vintage Local TV Advertising

As a guy who spent the first 18 years of his life plopped in front of the TV, I had a LOT of time to absorb the lilting, dulcet sounds of all the commercials as they wafted through my mind. If you grew up around the New York City area in the 70s/80s, you may remember such classics as…

The Ritz Thrift Shop… “You don’t need a million to look like a million…”


Mount Airy Lodge… “Have a fine winter time in the Poconos…”


Crazy Eddie — His prices were insane. (And I found some Crazy Eddie outtakes, too.)


Carvel Ice Cream Stores… If my memory was ever completely erased, I think I’d still be able to identify Tom Carvel’s voice.


And finally, a JFK Express double-shot… “Take the Train to the Plane.”


Hope these bring back some great memories. If you know of any others, by all means, share ’em!

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