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Sunday, March 26th, 2017
35 Years Ago Today

Here is a full commercial break for WSNS Channel 44's Monster Movie - "The Spider" (A.K.A. "Earth Vs. The Spider"). Includes:

"Monster Movie One" bumper (Different than the other bumpers, with addition of "One") (In Black and White) (A second of "Night on Bald Mountain" music too)

Playboy (with Alex Haley and Elliott Gould)

World Championship Tennis on TV-44 (Advertises a match in Richmond between Jose Luis Clerc and Fritz Buehning on February 8th 1982) (voice over by Don Ferris)

"Community Interest" card with voice over by Don Ferris (in Black and White?)

The Spider - Ed Kemmer - June Kenny- Film Reels WSNS bumper. (looks like it's in Black and White - very dim picture) You get to hear a couple seconds of Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" at the end of the bumper.

This aired on March 27, 1982.

WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Movie One - "The Spider" (Commercial Break, 1982)

Here is a full commercial break for WSNS Channel 44's Monster Movie - "The Spider" (A.K.A. “Earth Vs. The Spider”). Includes:

“Monster Movie One” bumper (Different than the other bumpers, with addition of “One”) (In Black and White) (A second of “Night on Bald Mountain” music too)

Playboy (with Alex Haley and Elliott Gould)

World Championship Tennis on TV-44 (Advertises a match in Richmond between Jose Luis Clerc and Fritz Buehning on February 8th 1982) (voiceover by Don Ferris)

“Community Interest” card with voice over by Don Ferris (in Black and White?)

“The Spider – Ed Kemmer – June Kenny” Film Reels WSNS bumper. (looks like it’s in Black and White – very dim picture) You get to hear a couple seconds of Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" at the end of the bumper.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, March 27th 1982 during the 12 noon to 1:30pm timeframe.

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Viewer Comments

Playboy ran ads on Channel 44 for years, because I remember in the late 70's they were playing during commercial breaks for Hercules & Beatle cartoons! I doubt you'd see that today.
Comment posted by kietdoke on Thursday, November 15th 2007 at 8:21am.

Yeah,right.We read Playboy for the articles.Yeah,right!!!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Monday, November 19th 2007 at 11:02am.

Another great 44 gem. Thanks to whoever gave this to you, fuzzy. I had a thought - could the ONE signify the end of the first hour of the movie? Gotta love those 80s bunnies and that infectious funk filled groove played throughout the Playboy ad. VERY COOL TENNIS AD (McEnroe!!!)! And as for the Community Interest clip, it looks like it was drawn by a six year old and put on a slide projector (look at the lines/dirt in the upper left corner!) . Happy Thanksgiving, fuzz. RIP WSNS-TV 44 (April 5, 1970 to July 1985)
Comment posted by harps251 on Tuesday, November 20th 2007 at 5:53pm.

The reason it says "Monster Movie One" is because channel 44 always used to run a double feature of monster movies on Saturday. "Monster Movie Two" would be the next title. In the early 80's when this was recorded, they got away from running the double features, but they still used this bumper. I don't know why.
Comment posted by kpburk717 on Wednesday, November 21st 2007 at 4:17pm.

Finally got the airdate for this one, thanks Phantom. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, July 4th 2010 at 10:03am.

The ending voice-over for the Playboy offer is Mal Wyman if anyone knows...
Comment posted by ER3017 on Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 3:54pm.

@ 1:11 Shannon Tweed *sigh*
Comment posted by VisaMan on Sunday, November 4th 2012 at 1:53am.

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This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Wednesday, November 14th 2007.
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Let alone in "Forbidden Planet" . . .


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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Saturday Matinee - "Abbott and Costello in Mexican Hayride" (Opening & Break, 1981) by ChrisBCritter on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 6:33pm CT

"Mmm, this southern fried chicken brings back memories!"
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Looks like he did thread the reel OK - he just left several inches hanging out of the spool; probably just trying to get it running quicker.


Comment posted in WCAE Channel 50 - 3-2-1 Contact (Technical Difficulties Moment, 1980) by W.B. on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 11:56am CT

And 1" tape formats hadn't yet taken hold in the industry. I think the "fast" opening was deliberate and intentional (as part of the plot of this ep), and the tape ops at WCAE were fooled tremendously.


Comment posted in WCAE Channel 50 - 3-2-1 Contact (Technical Difficulties Moment, 1980) by Szake on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 8:35am CT

2" Quad tape runs at a speed of either 7.5 or 15 in (190.5 or 381.0 mm) per second for NTSC 525/30 video recording. So maybe they thought they had a slow show on fast speed, and flipped a switch?


Comment posted in WCAE Channel 50 - 3-2-1 Contact (Technical Difficulties Moment, 1980) by Szake on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 8:28am CT

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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985) by Szake on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 7:23pm CT

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Comment posted in Hallmark Cards with Nancy McKeon (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:37pm CT

Man, how cynical I was before I had kids! The commercial isn't that bad. And I still have birthday cards from when I was a kid; they bring back memories. :-)


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