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Thursday, August 16th, 2018
40 Years Ago Today

Here's a promo for WFLD Channel 32's afternoon cartoon lineup (not yet christened "Afternoon Fun"?)

Featured cartoon series shown in this promo that is set to start on September 4th are Magilla Gorilla (at 2:30 PM), Casper (at 3 PM), Woody Woodpecker (at 3:30 PM), and Tom & Jerry (at 4 PM).

We see, from a brief shot at the start, that this spot (labeled "PM Cartoon Cluster Promo" and assigned production number 8884) was directed by veteran WFLD director Don Shannon on August 17, 1978. Despite the tiny Kaiser-era "32" logo that can be seen on the production slate, this promo was one of the first to feature the newer Field-era "32" logo with the typesetting in Eremitage.

Listen to the background music - sounds like a funky Jazz-Reggae joint. (or would that be Reggae-Jazz?) FuzzyMemories.TV forum member JDB-44 identified the funk tune at the beginning and end of the promo as Primal Scream by Maynard Ferguson. It came out in 1976, so it was only a couple of years old when the promo was made. FuzzyMemories.TV forum member SuperCFL adds: "It is the same album that gave us "Invitation", Channel 32's famous (infamous?) 'Community Calendar' theme!"

Voice over by "Doctor" Don.

WFLD Channel 32 - "Super Afterschool Fun - Coming September 4th" (Promo, 1978)

Here's a promo for WFLD Channel 32's afternoon cartoon lineup (not yet christened "Afternoon Fun"?)

Featured cartoon series shown in this promo that is set to start on September 4th are Magilla Gorilla (at 2:30pm), Casper (at 3pm), Woody Woodpecker (at 3:30pm), and Tom & Jerry (at 4pm).

We see, from a brief shot at the start, that this spot (labeled "PM Cartoon Cluster Promo" and assigned production number 8884) was directed by veteran WFLD director Don Shannon on 8-17-78. Despite the tiny Kaiser-era "32" logo that can be seen on the production slate, this promo was one of the first to feature the newer Field-era "32" logo with the typesetting in Eremitage.

Listen to the background music - sounds like a funky Jazz-Reggae joint. (or would that be Reggae-Jazz?)

Voiceover by Dr. Don.

This aired on local Chicago TV in August of 1978.

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Viewer Comments

I love how Woody Woodpecker has morphed over the years. This look is particularly appropriate, crazy and dangerous all at once.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, July 31st 2012 at 3:02pm.

This sounds a little familiar to me, because several years ago, there was a Fall promo clip via RealPlayer for The Gong Show and Sanford & Son, plus a Thought for Today and sign-off from August, 1978.

Since you brought up Afterschool Fun, was there an Afterschool Fun during the Kaiser period?

Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Tuesday, July 31st 2012 at 6:06pm.

What was on at 4:30? Was the Brady Bunch on at 5?
Comment posted by Smctopia on Tuesday, July 31st 2012 at 9:51pm.

Battle of the Planets was on at 4:30. The Brady Bunch Hour was on at 5 PM.
Comment posted by Phantom on Wednesday, August 1st 2012 at 6:06am.

The funk tune at the beginning and end of the promo was Primal Scream by Maynard Ferguson (http://www.amazon.com/Primal-Scream-Maynard-Ferguson/dp/B0002FHCMW). It came out in 1976, so it was only a couple of years old when the promo was made. Cool stuff!
Comment posted by JDB-44 on Friday, August 17th 2012 at 6:17pm.

How ironic...this is the same album that gave us "Invitation", Channel 32's famous (infamous?) "Community Calendar" theme!
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Friday, August 17th 2012 at 11:54pm.

You beat me to it, SuperCFL! Nice ID, JDB-44! Someone at WFLD at the time must have really dug Maynard Ferguson!
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, August 18th 2012 at 12:00am.

A great afternoon line up! I miss the ol' Channel 32!
Comment posted by Matt on Saturday, August 17th 2013 at 10:55am.

My guess is that they had a copy of Primal Scream sitting around the studio and used it for everything...
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, August 17th 2014 at 7:08pm.

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