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MacGyver loves L.A. - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 13th 2007 2:11PM

MacGyver"Super bad guys
Try to crush us
Fight for freedom
And for justice."

For some reason, network promos and commercials have been seared in my mind. I remember pretty much all of them, going back to the late 70s. The ABC promo after the jump is completely new to me though. It looks like it's from around 1985 or 86, judging from Richard Dean Anderson's hair and the clips they show of early MacGyver episodes.

But the thing that's interesting about the promo is that they actually use Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." as the promo's theme song! Though it's not Newman singing the song. Listen to the lyrics and you'll see how crazy and lame network promos can be. (The slogan that fall on ABC was "You'll Love It!" Though I'll always have a soft spot for "Still The One!") The announcement that they'll return to The Concorde: Airport '79 is just icing on the cake.

[via Yesbutnobutyes.com]

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Joseph Bua

Hey, Bob, the writer of "Still The One," John Hall of Orleans, is now in Congress.


Will Paula actually manage to get it together to do her Bravo show?


January 13 2007 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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