Thursday, September 21, 2006

1970 Shakey's Pizza Commercial

When I was a kid, it was always a treat to go to Shakey's Pizza to watch silent movies and listen to the banjo players.

By the time the 80s rolled around, Shakey's had pretty much disappeared from Texas, but you can still find them in the Western U.S. and internationally. Hey! Hey! Buffet! once published a review by Jason Ward of a Shakey's pizza buffet in Osaka, Japan.

This here commercial features Kathy Coleman, who went on to play Holly on Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost from 1974 to 1976. It also features one of the most ham-fisted local tags you'll ever see ("Hey kids! Look, a Frisbee!").

Austin trivia: did you know that before it was I Luv Video and before it was Antone's, the building at 2915 Guadalupe was a Shakey's Pizza?


snax said...

I knew that!

Do you remember the Shakey's in Westbury Square? I vaguely do, but what I remember most was the old 60's style multi-colored windows. They reminded me of a harlequin's costume. Ooh, and remember Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in the Galleria, and the Zoo?

Rusty said...

I went to Shakeys in Osaka .....they had squid pizza, and Japanese banjo players....