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1970 Cuda Commercial: #2879187
01/23/21 09:42 PM
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Love it! I've never seen this one before. Radar O'Reilly before M.A.S.H.

https://youtu.be/7Jv_5oXqgpo


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Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2879285
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I remember that commercial from back in the day and have been looking for it since the beginning of YouTube. Thanks for posting the link. Now if you can just find the Javelin commercial where the guy is in his car and another car drives up and a girl yells "Hey Javelin" wanting to race. He looks back and says he's "got a bowl of goldfish on the seat". Guess I should just use the search feature Hey Javelin




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Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2879288
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Cool old commercial that I vaguely remember. Three takeaways on it for me. The shifter, the steering wheel and that the rear of the car is a bit lower than the front.


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Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: DaveRS23] #2879341
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The "Mama" actress was in several 1971 Plymouth Commercials. Her name was Lillian Adams. She was a very successful character actor for a long time. Plymouth brought her into the 1971 commercials due to how successful the 1970 Barracuda commercial was. She is so good at twisting words around. Radar cracks a smile in the 1970 commercial when she does a twist on the bucket seats. It is actually too funny when she says to Radar "You should have normal desires", The censors let that by and Plymouth paid to put it on the Air; also because Ann Randall plays Mama's daughter Ethel in a 1971 Duster commercial. Ann Randall had a very successful acting career from the mid 1960'--mid 1970's and was also a PMOM.

From the Radar commercial I can not tell if the car had Hockey Stripes?

I wish someone would find the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda " What is it?" commercial in color. I believe the "Cuda in that commercial is the Red Hemi pilot car.

Osborn Tramain has added a number of great old car commercials lately to YouTube. He has added a lot of Joan Parker Dodge commercials.

Mike Farrell did a 1969 Plymouth Fury III commercial too. "Talk to the man who tells it like it is", your Plymouth dealer.

Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: Redbird] #2879351
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M.A.S.H. the movie was released at theatres in January 1970. So Radar was already Radar when the Plymouth commercial came out, especially given feature filming schedules.

Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: Redbird] #2879354
01/24/21 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Redbird
The "Mama" actress was in several 1971 Plymouth Commercials. Her name was Lillian Adams. She was a very successful character actor for a long time. Plymouth brought her into the 1971 commercials due to how successful the 1970 Barracuda commercial was. She is so good at twisting words around. Radar cracks a smile in the 1970 commercial when she does a twist on the bucket seats. It is actually too funny when she says to Radar "You should have normal desires", The censors let that by and Plymouth paid to put it on the Air; also because Ann Randall plays Mama's daughter Ethel in a 1971 Duster commercial. Ann Randall had a very successful acting career from the mid 1960'--mid 1970's and was also a POM.

From the Radar commercial I can not tell if the car had Hockey Stripes?

I wish someone would find the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda " What is it?" commercial in color. I believe the "Cuda in that commercial is the Red Hemi pilot car.

Osborn Tramain has added a number of great old car commercials lately to YouTube. He has added a lot of Joan Parker Dodge commercials.

Mike Farrell did a 1969 Plymouth Fury III commercial too. "Talk to the man who tells it like it is", your Plymouth dealer.


The Cuda that Radar is driving DOES have the hockey-stick stripes, but I could not tell what the callout was. I'm guessing this car was either a 340 or 383.


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There was promotional material that stated that there would be (6) six 1971 Plymouth commercials with Mama, her family, and her "malapropisms."

All the filming was done in Monroe, Michigan.

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Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2880457
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That was great, don’t remember it from my youth! The lady reminded me of a situation I had with a’71 318 Barracuda that I had in the late-seventies. It was wintertime with heavy snow & a slick highway. A Jeep had slid off of the road & I stopped and picked up the driver (no cell phones back then, remember). Another mile or so a Mercedes was down in the ditch. I stopped & picked up the occupants, a thirties-something man and his mother. She sat there & complained about my car being too small, not comfortable, & I don’t remember what else. I listened to her without responding but secretly thinking about asking her if she would like to get out? And thinking that my lowly little Barracuda was still mobile while their high-dollar Mercedes was sitting useless in the snow. Meanwhile, I noticed in the rear-view mirror her son in the backseat grimacing, probably worried that I just might kick them out! grin
I hauled the motley bunch to the next town where they could wait for a tow to retrieve their vehicles & went on with my business.


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Re: 1970 Cuda Commercial: [Re: GTX4spd] #2880624
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Originally Posted by GTX4spd
That was great, don’t remember it from my youth! The lady reminded me of a situation I had with a’71 318 Barracuda that I had in the late-seventies. It was wintertime with heavy snow & a slick highway. A Jeep had slid off of the road & I stopped and picked up the driver (no cell phones back then, remember). Another mile or so a Mercedes was down in the ditch. I stopped & picked up the occupants, a thirties-something man and his mother. She sat there & complained about my car being too small, not comfortable, & I don’t remember what else. I listened to her without responding but secretly thinking about asking her if she would like to get out? And thinking that my lowly little Barracuda was still mobile while their high-dollar Mercedes was sitting useless in the snow. Meanwhile, I noticed in the rear-view mirror her son in the backseat grimacing, probably worried that I just might kick them out! grin
I hauled the motley bunch to the next town where they could wait for a tow to retrieve their vehicles & went on with my business.


Ha! Great story. You were still on the road because you were a better driver than them! I used to put rear snows on my 70 Cuda 340 that I bought in summer 1976 - they worked WAY better than the regular tires for winter. I have a snow story / Barracuda story: I was driving a really mint 34,000 mile 71 Barracuda /6 car I bought in Phoenix - driving it home from our shop one evening - must have been December or Jan around 1984-85 - it started snowing about 5 miles after I left the shop. By the time I got into Northville, there was probably an inch of snow on the roads & I'm coming toward an intersection & down a decent hill. The light turns yellow just as I start down the hill & there were cars at the light on both sides. I gingerly apply the brakes & hockey-rink situation - I think I accelerated - there was NO WAY I was going to stop. I started flashing my brights on/off/on/off. By some miracle, everybody saw me & waited as I cruised the intersection about 4 seconds after the light turned red. 4 seconds is a LONG time in a situation like that! It was my winter miracle for that car & that winter!

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