Someone named "RetroWinnipeg" is posting classic videoclips on YouTube, taken from old commercials which aired on Winnipeg TV in the mid-eighties. Remember those ads for Kern Hill Furniture Co-op? You can see the full list of ads and other TV tidbits here.
"This will be the single-most incredible event in the history of the home furnishings industry!"
"Come oooooon down!" God I miss those commercials, Nick Hill was always a character.
And anybody remember those "Wicked!" Park Pontiac commercials?
I wonder whatever happened to the "Wicked!" woman? Did she move on to a career with more adjectives? Or is she lying in some gutter somewhere with a cheap bottle of wine in a paper bag, remembering her glory days?
Now if ONLY someone could resurrect those infamous Pollock & Pollock shows on the cable access channel. (image below: Natalie Pollock in foreground on the left, Ron Pollock on the far right)
Everyone knows what "cable access", or "public access" is by now; Do-it-yourself TV on a channel that your cable company is obligated to provide by the broadcast regulator, the CRTC in Canada or the FCC in the United States. In Canada, the regulations are much stricter as to what goes on and what doesn't. In the U.S., you just pay your money and you can do whatever you want. In Canada, there is no money exchange allowed and your program must be one that benefits the community. Considering that, it's a wonder The Pollock and Pollock Show slipped through the cracks.
The Pollock and Pollock Show consisted of a middle-aged brother and sister team with the last name of Pollock who did everything from silly, crazy dancing around and outrageous antics to political commentary, all while dressed in outrageous outfits. Apparently the show didn't start out that way but "evolved" into that. (quote by Beau Hajavitch)
We could use a little Ron & Natalie trippy goodness in these troubled times :-) although I understand that Ron is, once again, running for mayor of Winnipeg. Oh wait, it was Natalie who kept running for mayor. More on the Pollock & Pollock Show and Winnipeg's cable TV golden age from CBC.