|"THE GLIDE" SELLS CAMCORDERS
Nobody cares like Clyde. About camcorders, that is.
|KATU VIDEO COUPONS
Wow, that's technologic! ....wait, how do they work again?
|"I LOVE MY PIZZA, YES I DO. I CAN EAT IT THROUGH AND THROUGH."
It's the Papa Pre-Murphy's Brat. Aw, isn't that aldo-rable?
|"SPRING BREAK QUAKE" COLLAGE
Includes coverage from all the major networks, even KPTV.
Carl Click! He's a hero! He's gonna take pollution down to zero!
|KIENOWS' FINAL AD CAMPAIGN
Portland's last remaining Kienow's, near Hawthorne, is now a Rite Aid.
|BLAZER GAME PROMO
Unfortunately, that was their only ball.
It seemed like this one was in every local ad break that 1993 had to offer.
|"PEOPLE SAY I'M INTIMIDATING..."
This was part two of a trilogy of local ads Dairy Queen produced for their Trail Blazer Collectible Glasses promotion. The Blazer shown here pleaded to be given his own glass in each ad, but was always ignored. In 1994 he finally got his.
|NEW! IS TV A WASTE OF TIME?
You be the judge.
|COME TO THE FAIR AND RIDE THE CHAIR!!!
Come to the Fair and ride the Chair! Come to the Fair and ride the Chair!
|NEW! AM NORTHWEST CIRCA 1993
And this is the 90s variation. Look at Bosley jam!
|NEW! HOME ELECTRONICS UPDATE
Yes, it really HAS been THIS long since 1993.
|CLYDE DREXLER HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU
If you drink your school, stay in drugs, and don't do milk, you can get work!
|NEW! SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT
Fitting news slogan for 1993. A MOSQUITO! MY LIBIDO!
|"ROSE FESTIVAL VOICES"
A princess says some...stuff. It didn't have enough meat on its own, so I added a Gianola/Emry '93 KATU spot.
|SMITHS HOME FURNISHINGS
The final Smiths ad in the collection is different from the rest--it's diabetically sugary. The guy who sent this one in remarked that the people behind it must have gone on to create Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
|KID CITY MEDICAL CENTER AT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
It's a whole new way of playing doctor.
|FOX 49 IN THE AFTERNOONS
Ahh, to be back in '94 again...wait, school stunk. Never mind.
|"THE OREGONIAN" RADIO ADS!
And now for something completely different: from the radio. This was back when the local newspaper was doing enough brisk business to afford to run ad campaigns, and the cartoonists could find actual work.
|KRAZY KARS OF PORTLAND
There are a lot more than just these three, too...crazy hippies.
|RICK WITH EMPIRE GLASS
"Let Empire Glass replace your cracked windshield, and we'll give you 24 free dinners!" This is the first Empire Glass commercial to air. It's too bad about Rick. You know...his being shot in a hotel by a hooker and all.
In the late 90's KPTV went by the name "Oregon's 12." The actors off in Hollywood had to film themselves mentioning the station's name, and tapes frequently came back with those actors saying "Orygone's 12." Eventually KPTV made a string of ads out of them. Dang, if you can't count on the guy from "Homeboys in Outer Space" to get it right, then who CAN you count on?
|NEW! VIDEO PHONES AT LAST
It's officially the future!
|WORST. LOCAL AD. EVER.
The flawed logic, the "animation" consisting of two static images, the bad voices...this is Oregon's Plan 9.
|JEFF GIANOLA AND STEVE DUNN STEAL ONE OF THE KATU HELICOPTERS, BLOW UP THE OTHER ONE, AND FLY TO SEATTLE
What, you don't remember when this happened? Must have been living in a cave.
|"INSERT FAVORITE FOOD HERE"
Best Izzy's Pizza ad EVER.
|TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW
Tell Me Something I Don't Know was a series of spots from KWBP where they asked children to "tell them something they didn't know." It was the only good thing that came out of the dorky "Crew 32."
|"MOMENT IN TIME"
Part of KATU's "Power of 2000" promotion. Where were YOU during the Columbus Day Storm? I was sitting somewhere, not born.
|Y2K PREPAREDNESS MESSAGE!
Aside from the KATU logo pasted onto the beginning, this ad has nothing to do with the Northwest...but a cache of 1999 videos HAS to include a Y2K hysteria clip.
|NEW! "DOES YOUR CAR LOOK LIKE DEEEIS? WELL, IT COULD LOOK LIKE DEEEIS!"
Kills me every time.
|THE HAPPY STAFF OF KOIN NEWS
They're sweet and nice and never disagree. ....Yeah, right. This is when Lars Larson worked there. I don't buy it for a second.
They're partying like it's not 1999!