August 15, 2010: Laughs For Dessert!

I added 21 more ads today from April and May 1980. There are five in the Channel 36 gallery, one for early evening shows Charles in Charge (Scott Baio, Willie Aames) and Gimme a Break (Nell Carter) and four more movie ads for "Smokey and the Bandit" (Burt Reynolds), "Back to School" (Rodney Dangerfield), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (Woody Allen) and "Escape From New York" (Kurt Russell). The ABC gallery has two, a full-page ad and TV Guide close-up description for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "My Name is Bill W." on The ABC Sunday Night Movie (James Garner, James Woods) and another ad and TV Guide close-up description for the Head of the Class episode "Exactly Twelve O'Clock" (Dan Frischman). The CBS gallery has one for the Dallas episode "Mission to Moscow" (Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman) and the FOX gallery has two, one (on two pages) for America's Most Wanted and one for the It's Garry Shandling's Show episode "Save Mr. Peck's" (Chevy Chase, Martin Mull, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner). There are five in the NBC gallery, one for Generations (Joan Pringle), one (on two pages) for "America's Vital Signs" on NBC Nightly News (Tom Brokaw), Today (Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel), Sunday Today (Maria Shriver, Garrick Utley) and NBC News at Sunrise (Deborah Norville), two (on adjoining pages) for daytime soaps Generations (Kelly Rutherford) and Santa Barbara (Marcy Walker, A Martinez) and a full-page ad for "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno). There's a full-page ad and TV Guide close-up description in the PBS gallery for "The Charmer" on Masterpiece Theatre (Nigel Havers, Rosemary Leach) and there's a full-page TNT ad in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery for "Gore Vidal's Billie the Kid" (Val Kilmer, Duncan Regehr, Wilford Brimley). The TBS gallery has four movie ads for "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (Drew Barrymore), "How the West Was Won" (Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda), "Rich and Famous" (Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen) and "The Final Countdown" (Martin Sheen, Kirk Douglas). More May 1989 ads are on the way...