Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Classic "Tell A Friend" Commercial!

Courtesy of Gray Flannel Videos on YouTube

The world-famous "Tell A Friend" commercials starred Canadian televisions host Alan Hamel, who's probably best know for being Suzanna Sommers husband. He also served as the spokesman for the Alpha Beta supermarkets in California. This particular ad was most likely shot in an Alpha Beta. We get a glimpse of the back wall and it doesn't bear any resemblance to what an Acme would have looked like in the early 80's. The "Reduced Price" tags were a staple at Acme throughout the 80's. 


  1. Please post the WABC News Brief from 1982 with the Acme sponsor tag!

  2. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmW7YqkORUU