My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel

This Commercial is for the 1973 ABC Afterschool Special “My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel”, which was all the burgeoning edutainment topic of divorce. The tone, of course, is depressing, but dig that lighthearted gumball machine graphic. This world needs more gumball machine animations if you ask me.


Garry Vander Voort

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7 thoughts on “My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel

  1. du8 says:

    the dad and the kid look familiar…and the animation at the end is pretty crazy after the downer promo…

  2. du8 says:

    HA!…I see…thanks Retroist

    P.S. I’ve been enjoying your podcast…I started with #1 and I’m working my way through them!

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