July 23, 2010: Fred and Barney (No, Not That Fred and Barney)

You'll find 22 more ads today, all from December 1988. There's one in the Channel 24 gallery for the syndicated special Manhunt (12/7/88 L.A. Times story here). There are two in the ABC gallery, a full-page ad for the Wonder Years episode "Our Miss White" (Josh Soviano, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar) which was pre-empted on WNWO for the Manhunt special and another ad one for Battle of the Network Stars (Brian Robbins, Tina Yothers, Allyce Beasley, Lorenzo Lamas, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Shari Belafonte-Harper). There are two in the CBS gallery, one for the Murphy Brown episode "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Candice Bergen) and a full-page ad for the CBS Tuesday Movie "Tricks of the Trade" (Cindy Williams, Markie Post) which was pre-emted on WTOL by a Billy Graham Crusade special and the Oprah Winfrey documentary special No One Dies Alone. The NBC gallery has three, one for Santa Barbara (A Martinez and Marcy Walker: Name Our Baby!), a full-page ad for a two-hour In the Heat of the Night episode called "The Case of the Voodoo Murders" for this presentation but also known as "Don't Look Back" (Howard Rollins, Carroll O'Connor) and a full-page ad and TV Guide close-up description for the World Premiere Movie "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint, Whip Hubley, Courteney Cox, Nancy Travis, Jason Oliver). There are three in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a CNN full-page ad for Business Morning, Business Day and Moneyline, a full-page TNT ad and TV Guide close-up description for "A Man For All Seasons" (Charlton Heston, Sir John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave) and an HBO ad and TV Guide close-up description for the three-hour special The Human Rights Now Tour (Sting, Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, Youssou N"Dour, Peter Gabriel). There are ten in the TBS gallery, one for early evening shows Sanford & Son (Redd Foxx) and The Andy Griffith Show (Don Knotts) which was inspired by The Flintstones (Fred & Barney). There's also one for Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World ("Sharks of Treasure Island"), one for Clash of the Champions IV (Season's Beatings) and one for a Friday night NBA game with Detroit at Atlanta (Isiah Thomas). There are six more movie ads, one for holiday films "A Christmas Story" (Peter Billingsly), "It's a Wonderful Life" (Donna Reed, James Stewart) and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (Mickey Rooney), another one for "A Christmas Story" (Peter Billingsly), one for the colorized version of "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (Paul Newman), one for "The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena," one for "Cleopatra" (Elizabeth Taylor) and one for "One Cooks, the Other Doesn't" (Rosanna Arquette, Joseph Bologna, Suzanne Pleshette). The last of today's ads is in the Ohio & W. Pennsylvania gallery. It's a WHIO-TV ad for Hometime Christmas III. More ads from December 1988 are on the way...