Here’s audio from a December 25th, 1972 commercial break aired on NBC affiliate WRTV (Channel 6) in Indianapolis, Indiana:
This particular commercial break aired during Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In (8-9PM ET). Included are four commercials, a teaser for Laugh-In, and a holiday greeting from WRTV.
Here’s a transcript:
[Certs Mints Commercial] “‘If he kissed you once, will he kiss you again? Be certain with Certs.’ The candy mint that stops bad breath. Candy mint. Breath mint. Certs is two. Two. Two mints in one. Certs, with a drop of Retsyn, stops bad breath. ‘He’ll kiss you again.’ Certs mints. And now, delicious new Certs gum. The kissing gum.”
[Noxzema Commercial] “‘So X equals 37. See Robert?’ ‘Yes, thank you Miss Hennessy.’ ‘You’re welcome.’ ‘Miss Hennessy, may I ask you something? Do you use anything special on your face? You look so pretty.’ ‘No, I just wash my face every day.’ ‘With soap?’ ‘No. Noxzema medicated skin cream. It cleans and moisturizes and it seems to work for me.’ ‘Yeah. Thank you Miss Hennessy.’ ‘Thank you, Robert.’ Medicated Noxzema. The moisturizer you wash with.”
[Laugh-In Teaser] “Stay tuned for the second half of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In and see if you can find the hidden pony. Whoopee.”
[West Bend Humidifier Commercial] “Heat from your furnace can dry up the air and furniture. But there’s a way to bring this kind of mill stream freshness into your home with a West Bend Humidifier. There are three attractively styled console models and a tabletop model. So this winter, enjoy mill stream freshness with a humidifier from West Bend. Where craftsmen still care. Your West Bend dealers are: the William H. Block Company; Vonnegut’s Hardware and Home Centers, Indianapolis; and Ball Stores, Muncie.”
[WRTV Greeting] “Happy Holidays from Channel 6.”
[Nyquil Commercial] “‘I feel miserable tonight, Sarah. I’m going to take a cold capsule.’ ‘Take Nyquil instead, Roy. That capsule’s for head colds.’ ‘Yeah, and I’ve also got a scratchy throat.’ ‘And your coughing.’ ‘And I feel achy and I need some rest.’ ‘Nyquil’s the answer.’ Vick’s Nyquil. Nighttime colds medicine. Relieves more major cold symptoms than the leading capsule for hours so it lets you get the rest you need. ‘Thanks a lot.’ ‘You’re welcome a lot.’ You get a cold tonight, put Nyquil to work.”
This audio comes from a collection of reel-to-reel audio tapes used to record network and local TV programs between 1967 and 1972.
About This Recording
Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Monday, December 25th, 1972
Station: WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis)