The Milton Berle Show in the early 1950s opened with the singing of this song
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Today, when you go to the gas station, your more worried about getting robbed or getting shot by a deliquent with a criminal rap sheet longer than the empire state building
Ah, in the old days gas stations were called “service stations”.
They recreated this on SNL years later in the 70s when Milton Berle hosted. At one point Garrett Morris sings “I smoke some grass and if you don’t like it kiss my- Star Chief! Fill it up with Star Chief!” lol
CUTE !! They should bring back commercials like these.
…is this what that Freakazoid scene was based on? The Gas-i-Go scene?
This was perhaps the most famous opening sequence in early television: the “Texaco servicemen” (actually a vocal quartet) singing the praises of their sponsor, then introducing “Mr. Television” himself [always entering in an outrageous costume]. This is one reason why “THE TEXACO STAR THEATER”, on Tuesday nights at 8pm(et) on NBC, was “appointment TV” for millions, from 1948 through ’53.
I wouldnt let these assholes touch my ricer honda
Makes me remember that once gas stations were more than gas stations.
thanks for posting! The first part the audio is a little bit less than CD quality,but,i heard the drumroll,but on the outro it is cutoff.could someone find one with better audio and with full outro?This is a gem from the golden age of Analog NBC! Brainy