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18 Responses to “Bigfoot by K-tel”

  1. ophmarketing says:

    “Make up your own games.” 

    Seriously, how many games could you really make up in conjunction with these? I’m thinking maybe three:
    “Look, I’ve Made a Large Footprint”
    “Look, I’ve Made Another Large Footprint”
    “Hit Your Brother in the Head With the Big Foot”

  2. gregmerfy says:

    Boards of Canada are doing commercials now? 

  3. timquinn says:

    KTEL was not WHAMMO!

  4. crenquis says:

    They forgot one use… Plausible excuse for being in the woods.

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Weren’t these really marketed to parents as a way to get the children out of the house in bad weather?

  6. Abel Undercity says:

    The reason you really know this was a seventies TV commercial? Children playing outside.

    In measurable amounts of snow. 

    • IronEdithKidd says:

      Those were birch trees (as, a tree that likes to live north of the 45th parallel).  I’d guess this commercial was filmed in November before the real snow came.

  7. japey says:

    These are toys? I thought they were survival tools. You see, as a child of the eighties, I assumed those out-of-the-house children must be fighting for their lives. I’ll alert my cohort — perhaps these large feet will be awarded to us as a trophy for our mere participation in something.

  8. Bob Knetzger says:

    Next up, Whammo’s “Crop Circles Hula Hoop.”

  9. Ray Perkins says:

    I thought it was the 4:3 aspect ratio.

  10. K-tel made things besides records? 

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