I believe that the commerical aired during the theatrical release of movie King Kong starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. Comment posted by Loyal32fan on Thursday, August 27th 2009 at 8:05pm.
The voice over in the Ford commercial is done by John Erwin (who voiced over the years Reggie Mantle on Filmation's Archie shows and Morris the Cat in 9 Lives commercials) Comment posted by dth1971 on Thursday, August 27th 2009 at 11:05pm.
Ford did another commercial featuring King Kong and their trucks back in the Sixties, where Kong was fighting against the truck, kind of like "King Kong vs. Godzilla". Near the end, Kong stands up and a thought balloon that said "Ford makes tough trucks!" appeared over his head, after which the truck knocked him over. Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, August 28th 2009 at 3:59pm.
King Kong went on to design the explorer. ;') Comment posted by BabyBear on Saturday, August 29th 2009 at 1:41am.
@dth1971: I remember John Erwin. He was also did voice acting for 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'. Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Tuesday, March 6th 2012 at 12:35pm.
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I also have one on vinyl and one on 8-Track. This was the first Kenny Rogers album to be released by Liberty Records after Capitol-EMI Records took over United Artists Records. Now Capitol-EMI Records is part of the Universal Music Group (UMG).
Added ending voiceover info (hearing this at a remote FedEx Office location, the voice at the end clearly sounded like Mr. Reynolds, and besides, a YouTuber who saw this clip on that site, name of Ryan Zwolinski [to whom the hat tip], apprised us of this).
AMNews and SMC; One of Inn and Around's incarnations was also a club called the Grand Bandstand around 1984 or so. On Sunday evenings, it was open to all ages for a few hours (I'm guessing between 5-10pm) and didn't serve alcohol during that time frame. I went there a few times when I was a youngster.
Fuzzy: I wish you found another Kenny Rogers mail order record album TV commercial from the same early 1980's time for the 2 record set "Gold Dust and Gold Mine" featuring songs from the Kenny Rogers First Edition era.