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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas (Episode 3)

It’s been 32 years since this homey, hokey “We’re 4 You” Christmas spot aired on D-FW’s KDFW-TV (now known as Fox4).

Two of the principles are still featured players, though. Anchor Clarice Tinsley remains at Fox4 and sports anchor Dale Hansen, who somehow got through this one-minute promo, has long been the highly opinionated, irreverent bats and balls guy at Gannett8.

Viewers got an early glimpse of Tinsley supposedly welcoming the KDFW crew to her holiday-ready home. Others featured in the spot are late anchor Chip Moody, anchor Quin Mathews, weathercasters Wayne Shattuck and Ron Jackson, 4 Country Reporter host Bob Phillips, anchor Hosea Sanders, late feature reporter Jack Brown and anchor Marlene McClinton, who 17 years later famously quit on the air while with Houston’s KHOU-TV.

See Chip take a bite out of a Christmas cookie and Dale help hang a wreath. The four major players -- Tinsley, Hansen, Moody and Shattuck -- are last seen riding off in a horse-drawn carriage with holiday trimmings. No, they don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
Ed Bark
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