I don't have a lot of commentary on this issue simply because I wanted to get it out quickly. Halloween is fast approaching and I'm hopping busy. This issue has some great Halloween show ads including "Disney's Halloween", "Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween", "Dark Night of the Scarecrow" (still a favorite), the network debut of "John Carpenter's Halloween" and of course "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." The network shows were running behind this year, so there are also lots of season premiers of your favorite shows from yesteryear. Enjoy!
"It's beige" doesn't seem like a winning ad campaign.
Some early Christmas advertising. They always did rush things.
I couldn't find the full Bugs Bunny special online, but here's Fat Albert. I know, it doesn't really make up for it.
This promo is from 1977, but I'll bet it didn't change much by 1981.