Food of the Seventies, Libbyland TV dinners

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TV dinners for kids, featuring hot dogs, spaghetti and chicken nuggets as the main course. Awesome box graphics.
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Steve - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Yea, awesome box graphics, glad I lived to say that after eating them all those years ago. Talked about this at work, thanks for the site.
don - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
They only had these out for a little while. I've tried convincing people these things even existed. They had one that had a hamburger, fries and corn with this molten chocolate pudding that would burn your face off if you ate it at the wrong time. My mom worked and went to college at the time these came out and my sister and I loved them.
Vanna - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember singling Libby Libby Libby on your Label Label Label. Nothing's better better better on your table table table.
another don - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I liked the commercials; I thought I would like the TV dinner--but I hated it! I used to sing the jingo, too. I was about 11-12 when it came out about 1973.
Tom - May 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Mom served these to us when she didn't feel like cooking. I do remember the fries tasting like processed chocolate, but the commercials and graphics were so convincing that you were "eating fun!"
KC - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh yea! With that cowboy, Libby The Kid in the commercial.
Tami - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved these! Friday night, the Libbyland TV dinner (tiny hotdog or hamburger, tater tots, corn and that hot pudding) and Friday night lineup: Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Room 222, Odd Couple and Love American Style! Those were the day!.
Steven Fallon - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these well from the early 70's. They were GREAT! Especially the hamburger, which was a bit on the small side, but so delicious. The box graphics and commercials were fantastic.
Hauntedheadful - June 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I ate this dinner in the back of my dad's Dodge Dart station wagon on the way to he air port to send my visiting grandmother back to Florida. I also remember watching Ultraman on TV before leaving our housethat night. It just seemed to be the perfect series of events to have stuck in my memory.Although I knew I would miss Grandma, I was also exited by my first trip to a big city Airport.All told,It was a 5 star night!
Rob Lambert - August 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Libbyland TV Dinners were around from 1973 until 1977, in different varieties. From mid-1974 to early 1975, front panels from Libbyland dinners could be sent, along with can labels and store receipts, to receive the Libby Girl talking promotional doll. The cartoon Libby Girl appeared mostly on commercials for canned products, but Libby TV dinner box panels (before UPC bar codes) were accepted. At 65 cents per dinner, one had to buy 16 TV dinners to get a free doll in the mail. The Libby Girl talking doll (made by Mattel) was not sold in stores.
Sharry - January 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Man, I longed for these! I saw the ads on TV, and everytime I'd go to the store w/ my mom, the answer to "Mom can I get one of these?", was always the same: "NO!" She was partial to the Banquet Boil in Bag dinners that you could add rice and potatoes to. I don't think I even had a TV dinner until I was 12 or 13.
Eddie - August 30, 2014 - Report this comment
As a kid I didn't eat much in the way of meat. Fish sticks and bacon were my main staples then. My grammy started buying me Libbyland fish dinners.I ate them every night I was at her house during summer and weekends. I don't remember how it happened but I tried the hot dog dinner and liked it. There was also a chicken dinner too I think. Those dinners with the crazy characters on the boxes got me eating meat.To think, they had to baked in the oven at 425,even in the hot summer.
garydean - July 30, 2018 - Report this comment
i remember these tv dinners when i was a kid they were awesome. i think my mom bought them in some grocery store but i did like them they should bring them back i even liked the artwork something out of a sid and marty kroft show.

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