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Saturday, July 30th, 2016
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Jewel Food Stores, touting the value of cheaper generic-brand foods in general, and generic-brand dairy products in particular.

I used to love going down the generic aisle in Jewel when I was a kid because it seemed like some kind of Twilight Zone episode in an Orwellian society - hey there's - "DIET COLA" - over here and look it's "ORANGE JUICE BEVERAGE" over there! It was neat in a weird sort of way. :-)

Supermarkets now tend to stock their store brands next to the name brand items in similar packaging. I remember when Jewel used this packaging or packaging with a stencil font in its own aisle(s) in the store like seen in this commercial.

Voice over by Joe Slattery.

This aired on July 30, 1981.

Jewel - "Generic Brands" (Commercial, 1981)

Here's a commercial for Jewel Food Stores, touting the value of cheaper generic-brand foods in general, and generic-brand dairy products in particular.

I used to love going down the generic aisle in Jewel when I was a kid because it seemed like some kind of Twilight Zone episode in an Orwellian society - hey there's - "DIET COLA" - over here and look it's "CORN TORTILLA CHIPS" over there! It was neat in a weird sort of way. :-)

Voiceover by Joe Slattery.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, July 30th 1981.

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Supermarkets now tend to stock their store brands next to the name brand items in similar packaging. I remember when Jewel used this packaging or packaging with a stencil font in its own aisle(s) in the store like seen in this commercial.
Comment posted by Szake on Monday, April 29th 2013 at 5:01am.

mmmm...orange juice beverage.
Comment posted by MotownPhilly on Tuesday, April 30th 2013 at 8:51am.

Or as my mother-in-law (of blessed memory) used to say, genetics. When you think about it, this was nothing more than a Jewel house brand. There wasn't anything particularly "generic" about it. The only ones really saving money was them, since they didn't put a picture of the stuff on the can.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, April 30th 2013 at 3:48pm.

I remember my family used to buy these brands!!! They looked like standard issue staples!!! LOL Thanks for posting that!!! I miss my jewel in Benton Harbor!!!

Comment posted by MichiganFan on Wednesday, May 8th 2013 at 12:55pm.

Oh, boy! Economy Label!

Comment posted by BadGurl404 on Saturday, July 30th 2016 at 12:34am.

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Comment posted in Jewel - "Generic Brands" (Commercial, 1981) by BadGurl404 on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 12:34am CT

Oh, boy! Economy Label!


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I've tried my best to make sure I have my transfers done with audio on both sides, and if there is a one-sided audio issue, I try to make sure the encoding of my video files have that issue corrected.

I am 99% successful in this regard, but I can't account for any occasion where which either side of my audio cables are either accidentally unplugged, not in tight, or just don't work at all, and having to find exactly which cable has the issue, as I have so many going both ways to/from multiple units, plus having multiple audio sources feeding to one of my computers via two switch boxes.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "The House of Fear" (Opening Excerpt, 1982) by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 10:25pm CT

GHilbrich - I'll bet if we told your nine year old self, right after you were done taping, how long this recording would live on, and how many people would see it, your little head would have exploded. ;-)

Szake - You're right, of course. This is just a very early DVD transfer done on a machine with audio only plugged into one channel. I'll fix it eventually. :-) (also, I know those recent clips are one channel audio - still learning how to fix that in Premiere)


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I doubt they needed to put her name under her picture. How could the viewer not know Phyllis Diller?


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "The House of Fear" (Opening Excerpt, 1982) by Szake on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 8:55pm CT

GHilbrich: When I was younger, I prided myself on how I could trim commercial breaks from tapes. I wish I let them run longer. The reason I left the comment about the one channel of audio, is many of our recordings are mono, and we can just duplicate the same audio track on both left and right so someone on headphones doesn't think they are going deaf in one ear.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "The House of Fear" (Opening Excerpt, 1982) by GHilbrich on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:42pm CT

Szake...

The audio is my fault. That's how my original VHS was recorded...My 9 year old self was a little "pause happy" too...some of the opening is cut as you can tell.


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The audio is only on the right channel on this video.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Monstrous Movie - "The House of Fear" (Opening Excerpt, 1982) by Szake on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 9:59pm CT

The audio is only on the left channel on this video.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Mid-Day Report With Jack Taylor (1976) by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 3:29pm CT

Upgraded the video file on this one.


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