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Monday, February 19th, 2018
39 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips seafood restaurant.

"We are something else."

This aired on early Tuesday, February 20, 1979.

Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips (Commercial, 1979)

Here's a commercial for Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips seafood restaurant.

"We are something else."

This aired on local Chicago TV early Tuesday, February 20th 1979.

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He played the constable in Mary Poppins.
Comment posted by 4thtroika on Tuesday, October 14th 2008 at 9:37pm.

when did they skip town or did they just go under, buyout ,merger ect?
Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Wednesday, October 15th 2008 at 10:22am.

Growing up there was an Arthur Treacher's two blocks from my house. I remember I liked the fish.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Wednesday, October 15th 2008 at 12:23pm.

Long lines around the shop on Milwaukee Ave, during Lent. Friend girlfriend worked at the one on Addison & Kedzie. Always got the drink free!

Believe Arthur Treacher was the sidekick on someone's talk show as well can't recall who.

Comment posted by telefrank on Monday, October 20th 2008 at 3:11pm.

He was Merv Griffin's sidekick in the early years of the latter's long-running talk show. And I've had meals there at the past. Only the "chips" part, though.

And I recall another motto from the mid-'70's from this establishment: "The meal you cannot make at home."

Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, October 20th 2008 at 5:24pm.

That's still Danny "Superman" Dark doing the voice-over, no?
Comment posted by daniel75 on Tuesday, October 21st 2008 at 4:10pm.

I remember two AT's...one at about 65th and Kedzie and another at about 66th and Pulaski....they were much better than LJS or Capn D's...they just disappeared.
Comment posted by ZayreRippedMeOff on Friday, January 2nd 2009 at 10:51pm.

I think EVERY fast-food joint in the late '70s-early '80s had only browns and yellows as its color scheme. That's certainly not the case today.

Anyway, really odd architecture seen here; the ornate wooden entrance contrasts with the incredibly blah interior.

Comment posted by Studio76Art on Monday, July 26th 2010 at 12:25pm.

This clip also ended up on http://www.treachers.com/ .
Comment posted by Szake on Friday, February 11th 2011 at 10:35pm.

I remember Arthur Treacher as playing butler Arthur Pinkney in 2 episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies.
Comment posted by Stevie TV on Tuesday, March 15th 2011 at 12:04pm.

Last Arthur Treachers I saw was in 1999 in a shopping center on Broadway in NYC.
Comment posted by InkyAtari on Sunday, January 15th 2012 at 10:15pm.

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