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Chitaku
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 9:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wondering some of your favs past or present mine are

Mama Rosa's Pizza and Ace Diamond Jewelers
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Detroitstar
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Not really local, but if anyone from the Lansing/Jackson area has seen the "Rose City Motors" commericals...well, you know exactly what I mean.

For those of you that have not seen them, you are really missing out.
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Chitaku
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i know those
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More "classic" than cheesy:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ cZYTZVmI
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Rip Hamilton's Rahmani Laser Eye Institute commercial...

the guy sounds like an idiot reading off that cue card..." I ad-mit it. I was a lit-tle nervous about la-ser eye surgery..."
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Hansons Windows has the cheesiest song that's for sure. Rock financial also has a BAD song. Sounds like the band is a bunch of washed up
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The Mr.Roof commercials with Evil Knievel and/or Alan Trammell
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Chitaku
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Mel Farr's commercials
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Ditto on Rose City Motors. Another infamous Lansing advertiser is Sundance Chevrolet. "We want to deal on an automobile! Look us up in the Wheeler Dealer! Come on down to Sundance, we'll save you money!"
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How about the old Mr. Belvedere commercials...the worst. "Remember.....WE DO GOOD WORK!"
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Detroitstar
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Sundance is the greatest car dealership I've ever been too...but you are right, their advertising is just TERRIBLE.

now back to Detroit stuff...
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Attorney Carl Collins....HE IS GOOD!
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The Buff Whelan commercials they started showing recently are the same ones from 30+ years ago.

"......loyal and beloved secretary Wanda Simone."

Ookpik
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I can remember one a couple of years ago that featured Doris Biscoe as spokeswoman for some place that did plastic surgery. In one of the "testimonials", one woman was showing off her body saying something like "now I can say I look better than the woman he left me for" or something along those lines. Cheesy as all hell, but I always got a good laugh whenever I saw it.
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The Oldsmobile dealer who claimed "Nooooooobody beats my deals"

Joshua Doore furniture--"you got an uncle in the furniture business"

Penway TV repair "ushem,ushem, zero,zero"

Any Dave Lennox furnace ad with some hapless HVAC business owner reading a cue card

Any local business that puts their kids or grandkids on TV to blunder through a simple line

(Message edited by 56packman on June 07, 2007)
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i'm not saying this is cheesy. it's pretty much in a class of its own...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LcO Nhxo3K2k

(Message edited by jit on June 08, 2007)
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Those Racicot Car ads beng shown on channel 9 are pretty bad.

And some of those old Lovers Lane ads where the mom shuffles off her kid and chooses lingerie for a night of hot sauciness with her husband were pretty schlocky.

Mel Farr's cape should be torched as well.
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Yvette248
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Anything with Bill Bonds.
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I think the place is called Happy's Pizza, but the remaining members of the Four Tops are singing the jingle. Sure is a far cry from Ed Sullivan or the Roostertail. Then again, they worked for Berry Gordy so that could explain a few things.
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Viziondetroit
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... When you're hungry and you need some real good food... shout out to Happy...'cuz it's all good... it's Happy... Happy's Pizza
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How can you guys forget those DOC commercials with Richard Golden dancing?
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Let me clear my throat so I can sing this one for you...

<ahem>

You've gotta have art, all you really need is art. When the little things in life make you low, you outta see Van Gogh and take heart.....
first you gotta have art!

I'm surprised I still remember that. Actually, the hell with cheesy. It was one of the best ad campaigns I've seen.

Runners up: Joshua Doore, Mr. Belvedere and Mel Farr, the superstar, for a Farr better deal!
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Ohhhhh Gene Marolis - oh what a great great guy, he'll save you money, on that Chevy buy!

hehehe

~Liza
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1. We're the Charles Kent Reever Companty. Just dial diamond...DIA MOND.

2. The Windsor ads for either car dealers or lighting shops.

3. Aardvark Computer Repair. Don't forget the double a... or the animated tongue.

4. The Vernor's ad with Petr Klima. If I get lost, I tell people I live here (pointing to hand as if it was the mitten map). The interpreter then moves his finger from Grand Rapids to Detroit.

Thanks for the link to the Highland Appliance ad. Fifty watts per channel, babycakes.
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I have to agree with the Racicot ads. The Lighting Boutique (remember the guy with the lamp inside the fridge?) have also been incredibly cheesy.

Of course there is the "Here dog, common dog, me and dog want you to go to telegraph rd , right now , get a good deal" commercials....
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The Radio City Rockette christmas show at the Fox had the same commercial every year.

Also the Wayne State ads from the late 90's... I still remember the song...

"You want to live life to it's fullest, go as far as you can go. At Wayne State University, get all you need to know!"
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Oh, I almost forgot...

Call SAM!
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Ollie Fretter had some pretty bad ones too.
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Doctor Donald L Golden - Optometrist, Director

Couldn't stand them then, can't stand the son's commercials now. :-P

~Liza
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Art Van commercials with Gordie dancing, and other silly songs

Some of the Little Caesar's hot-n-ready ads

Tayshaun Prince in the Wallside ads - "I can do that because I'm a pro. They can do that because they ARE the factory."
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An old channel 20 mainstay:

Jock itch, ringworm, pseriosis, tetter and removes corns and calosses. BLUE STAR OINTMENT, the one that's guaranteed! Ask for it!!!!

Or

"I like Dy-Dee Diapers!"
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Jtw
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"Hey dog, come on dog, gonna go to Telegraph Road, right now, Get a good deal!"
I can't even remember what that was for - was it a Ford commercial?
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Or remember the Little Caesars commercial in the 90's where the family (including the poodle) was doing a line dance through their house? Had nothing to do with pizza but it cracked me up every time.
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Train your brain at WC3....educate.. stimulate.... train your brain at wC3
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Howard's Discount Jewelry Store.
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Jtw,
I think it was for Ray Whitfield Ford
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Quinn
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my absolute favorite was the radio jingle for some dealership on telegraph.

"Me-n-dog want you to go to te-le-graph rooooooaaaaddd....right noooooooowwww....get a good deaaaaall!"

"Woof!"

Remember that?
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When Kwame Kilpatrick first got elected there were a few radio spots on the hip hop stations for night clubs saying "Yo, come party with the mayor this Friday night at [insert club]"...
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Woodrow W Woody. Goodbye, so long, see ya soon.
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Get on the right track, to Nine Mile and Mack.
Roy O'Brien cars and trucks make your money back.
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Any of the current Majic Windows ads. The mannequin? The guy who brings home the plaster dog . . . and the kid drags it thru the snow? Not funny. Not effective. Just . . . awkward. Oh, and Mort Crim, too.
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Crazy Lady! Crazy Lady panty hose? I love 'em, I buy 'em..............
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OMG - how many of us recited the line from that Highland appliance one...."50 watts per channel, babycakes"????

Empire carpet and floors - jingle stuck in my head all the time....replaces the Roy O'Brien, and the Telegraph road one.

The cheesiest commercials on air on - IMO - Little Caesars. Okay, and Hansons too, with less than peppy jingle singers...sounds like he pulled some of the production staff tothe mic after a long hard day.
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I vote Magic Window and Victory Honda and the Lew Silver Diamond commercial takes the cake. OH, don't forget the one about the lady and the Cockroach (LMAO!).
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Rockin' Rick Hodges at Victory Honda for sure.

"Come on down follksh"

I want to punch that guy in the face.

(Message edited by blessyouboys on June 08, 2007)
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I hate that Rockettes commercial with a passion too. I'm not sure why. What about the exterminator commercial that shows a man in drag ironing to the tune of Harry Belefonte's "Daylights a comin" and I want to go home?" That cracks me up every time. It's so nonsensical but it gets your attention.
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'What about the exterminator commercial that shows a man in drag ironing to the tune of Harry Belefonte's "Daylights a comin" and I want to go home?"'

That's the one I was trying to put out there. It's Harris Pest Control.
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Ewo, I was just telling someone about those Fretter commercials at work.

Oops! Ollie overbought!! :-)
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1) ABC Warehouse. Gordie so wants to be the next Ollie Fretter. I think he succeeded. Worst are the ones on the radio with the sidekick announcer making smarmy comments.

2) Does anyone remember the TV ad from the 70's for the auto dealership with the 30-something guy wearing a diaper? He was trying to show that although they were "new" in the business, they would still offer the best deal-or something like that. The ad got pulled after complaints about bad taste.

Even though these commercials are so bad, we remember them years later and often remember the products/businesses they were pitching. So who are the real suckers?
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The diamond phone number comes to mind instantly. Somebody already got it, but if you didn't hear it, you have to imagine that it's being recited by somebody who has been hypnotized. DEE-EYE-AIY ... EMM-OH-ENDEEE.
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the 30-something guy wearing a diaper--LOL. I don't remember it but it sure sounds kinky!

I also hate the radio ad they play on 97.1 for the Findlay Law Hour program. The announcer has such a dweeby, whiny little voice. Hire a voice-over person, already!
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i always liked

- Mister Allens Shoes "one for 30 two for 45" or whatever

- Mel Far Super Star Used Cars Ads were always unintentionally hilarious

- Garnder White Furniture "we're known by the money you keep" - most awkward waving hand in the history of television.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned the lawyer dressed in drag yet. Came up in another thread a while ago. That's a relatively new one compared to most of these. It's quite an attention grabber at 3AM. :-)
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Was it Highland Applicance or Fretter that had the kid playing music on a reel to reel so that his mom thought he was practicing piano then he snuck out the window to throw a football with his friend.
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Highland Appliance for the reel-to-reel kid, I do believe.
How 'bout the "lineup" of out-of-shape Chevy dealers dressed in Detroit Tiger uniforms in the early 70s. The only line I remember from the jingle is "it's a hit Fred Murphy, atta boy!"
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Local ads for Gilbert's restaurant in St. Clair Shores. The guy looks as if he needs to massage his heart to get it going and he's talking about getting some kind of burger.
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JTW, Gotta second that Tayshuan/Wallside window commercial, I mean come on how hard can those lines be? I live out of town so dont get to see some of the classics Im sure!
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old Little Ceaser's commercials even before "avoid the noid"...Earl Shibe...The Scene...Mel Farr Super Star...Faygo...Ferrell's...How ard's Discount Jewelry
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Faygo:

Orange, Root Beer, Grape, Very Cherry, Cola, Lemon Lime, Fruit Punch, Rock n Rye, and Red Pop.
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I love hockey season on CBC so I can watch the Racicot Chrysler commercials. I'm getting darn sick of the Comerica Entrepreneur commercials that seem to be on every Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons commercial break for the past 2 years!!!
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Upinottawa
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Wasn't the "Noid" a Domino's Pizzas ad character, not a Little Caesar's character?
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Quote:

Get on the right track, to Nine Mile and Mack.
Roy O'Brien cars and trucks make your money back.

...Roy O'Brien's got 'em buyin' and buyin'
They come from many miles away.
So save yourself a lot of dollars, dollars,
By driving out his way today!

Roy O'Brien has the best deals by far!
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1. Racicot ads... just bad Leo
2. Richard Golden hall-of-fame schmuck and
his s-e-x-y specs & nerdy dancing
3. ABC Warehouse ads yuck !! Gordie
4. Hanson's windows..is this guy narcississtic or what???
5. Mr Alans shoes .... what did he say???
6. any of those after 11 pm ads.. find a friend,date or just talk...?? cmon what are u selling??
7.and the ones on radio for Erhard BMW .. I'd
understand him better if he did it in German!
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Crazy Clarence
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Douglasm
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Who was the actor in the King Auto Sales ads in the late '60's and early '70's? I know he came from an improv group that was popular in the Detroit area around that time....
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Wonderland Music midnight madness sales commercials. With the big doofus in his masked marvel get-up.
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The one that really makes me angry now is the construction guy with the dozen or so children. He has a beard and glasses, so of course, all of the kids have glasses and fake beards.
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The old number 91 Nike ads
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z10 ZFSQ6Q-g

Showtime Clothing in Detroit
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pzd Id1XgczE

Detroit Party Line (classic!)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7UW 6lJL2YmI

Al's Rosedale Cafe (slap yo momma)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vuz OwyGnSsU

Harris Pest Control (my WTF Winner)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=LcO Nhxo3K2k

and the list goes on....
http://youtube.com/results?sea rch_type=search_videos&search_ query=detroit%20commercial&sea rch_sort=relevance&search_cate gory=0&page=1
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Upinottawa
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The best (well, worst) Leo Racicot commercials were those where he was dressed in a tux dancing to "Leo's got the moves".
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Classico
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Yes the Carl Collins....HE IS GOOD is my winner.


Also the rent-way commercial where they are dancing to we are family is possibly the gayest commercial ever. Wish I had a vid of it.


Any Little Caesars commercial. Talk about God awful. They're not even funny. Soccer moms think they are I'm sure.
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Years ago Little Caesars commercials WERE funny. Some of them were even major advertising award winners.

And then for some reason, the quality of the commercials took a dive and are now boring drab Dad+mom+2.5 kids spots. They're devoid of humor and are barely even memorable.
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Ed_golick
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Pretty much any channel 62 commercial from back in the day.

Nu Mrk Roach Spray- "Girl, I was in their house and the roaches was everywhere!"

Watts Club Mozambique- Ladies night with Discount Paul and The Caresser.

Colonial Merchandise Mart with Honest Hank.

Miley and Miley Shrimp Shack. The food that they showed in the commercials was the most unappetising food I've ever seen. Looked like deep-fried tumors.

Wesley Barrie Florist with that annoying bee. "Wesley Barrie wants to BEE your florist!"
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Dietrich Furs. In their day were hot, later years they had that grainy, cheesy look of bad porn.
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1. Another vote for "Attunney Carl Collins...He is GOOD". Carl looks like a cardboard cutout sitting next to his "clients",probably his grandparents and other family members.
2. ANY commercial, radio or TV, where they're too cheap to hire a real announcer. You can't understand half of what they're saying. I still don't know what the guy's name is who does the Crest Lincoln Mercury ads (like we care anyway).
3. Mr. Pita. What is she saying? She talks so fast, they have to print the words underneath. Probably the owner's daughter or sister-in-law.
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Insane Eddie's "Our Prices are Innnnsaaaaneee!"

Father and Son "No job's to big, No job's too small"

The McDonald's commercials with Marty Castillo when they gave away Detroit Tiger's Glasses after the 84 World Series win. "There's Lance Parrish and Alan Trammell, but no Marty Castillo"
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Ishia Thomas for DTE.

Alway's look up! (or whatever the line was)

Oh Ishia!
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FUBU, Pelle Pelle, Twenna nigh, two fo' fitty! MISTA ALAN.

Good old Howard. "HO HO HOWARD!" I went to Howard's not too long ago and asked about him. He's still around, but I guess he hates those commercials.

Those suburban motors commercials with that ANNOYING fake as hell salesman that are tailored by day and time. "Hey guys, hoping you're having a great Thursday night. Dan Whatshisass here, wanna tell you about the great deals you can get here at Suburban of Waterford"
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Crazy Clarence!
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The Old Fretter Appliance commercials with Ollie Fretter-"I'll give you 5 pounds of coffee" if I can't beat your best deal! "
Many of those were hilarious.
The old adds for Belvedere Construction too
"You'll look at it ,love it & take your time paying for it!" "Have no fear with Belvedere!"
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How about the Faygo commercial with Alex Karras eating a greasy slice of pizza touting the benefits of diet Faygo?
That was before he went Hollywood.
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Harris Pest Control was the one I was thinking of. That is insane!
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Thinking I was thousands of miles away, and safe from his reach after 20+ years in Florida, one day, I see the infamous Dr. Donald L. Golden's prodigal, but obnoxious son doing the "Sexy Specs" ad. And also rapping.

That is is wrong on so many levels.
So many!

Loved that Penway TV ad... Oshem Oshem, Zero Zero, lol.

And the "Noooobody" creepy Olds guy.



(Message edited by Larryinflorida on June 09, 2007)
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They were done in a format common to many markets, but the Dragway radio commercials were awesome in their intensity.

VOICE 1:"NITRO-BURNING FUNNY CARS!!"
VOICE2: "ART ARFON'S GREEN MONSTER!!"
VOICE1:"DON, THE SNAKE PRUDHOME!!"
BOTH VOICES: "SUNDAY!!!!"

hahha! they sounded like their heads were going to come off.
Good stuff.
http://www.keener13.com/spots/ Spots%20Motor%20City%20Dragway %2067.mp3
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Larryinflorida
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http://www.keener13.com/spots/ Spots%20Detroit%20Dragway%2064 .mp3
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Recorded at Keener by Robin Seymour and Rube Weiss.
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Raggedclaws...good one about the Dietrich Fur ads. There's nothing that makes me want to go out and buy a fur coat more so than watching a lady draped in a fur coat riding a horse in three feet deep snow or a bunch of ladies skiing down a ski slope wearing fur. I'm there!
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Highland Appliance or Fretter.

I miss a few other Highland commercials:

The one for Thanksgiving, where the Pilgrims meet the Indians and they offer to have a big feast. The Indians say - what about Wednesday? We have pizza, beer, munchies. The Pilgrims say that day is bad for them, how about Thursday? The Indian says, well, we just usually have turkey. Priceless.

The Electronic Thing zombie commercial. Cheesy and a parody too.

I also like the Washington crossing the Delaware commercial for Presidents Day.
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How about the Detroit Zoo commerical?

My Lines My Lines, I can't remember my lines!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =oQr548olzOo
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Larryinflorida
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"All the animals in the Zoo are jumping up and down for you.
Asking you to be sure to plan, a day at the Zoo, as soon as you can!"
"With storybooks that really talk, you turn on with a key..
Tell fascinating facts about the animals you see."
"Storybooks and Zoo Keys, together guide you through."
"A world of new excitement, awaits you at the Zoo"

=)
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Larry,
One of my favorites! I've been trying to track that one down for years.
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Chalu64
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Many of the above commercials were done by Doner.
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LOL... thinking about that Little Caesars commercial with all the folks doing the Conga line with the white Poodle at the rear of the line...

Favorite fake commercial was from Canada's SCTV comedy show in the 1980's... "come on down to Tex and Edna Boil's PRAIRIE FEED WAREHOUSE AND CURIO EMPORIUM"!
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Ed_golick
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That's right, Edna.
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Gistok
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Edna looked like Iola Boylen, the prissy neighbor on Mama's Family.

Edna was played by funny Andrea Martin, who was most recently famous for the talkative Greek Aunt in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
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Nere
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This is a great list, guys! :-)

"James Martin Chevrolet Buick, at Woodward and the Boulevard... WOODWARD AND THE BOULEVARD!"
I've had that song in my head for weeks.

"No job's too big! No job's too small! We're Father and Son. Give us a call!"

Darnit! I can't think of any real good ones! >.<
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Larryinflorida
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Circa early 70's;;
The worst strumming-guitar chick, ever:

"Here's the Magic Number...keep it by your side..Belvedere Construction...they are known both far and wide.

For the best in Home Improvement..they're known throughout the state...Call Tyler 8 -7 1 00, for a Home Improvement Date.."
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Mallory: Let me clear my throat so I can sing this one for you...

<ahem>

You've gotta have art, all you really need is art. When the little things in life make you low, you outta see Van Gogh and take heart.....
first you gotta have art! "


Dangit, now ya got me singing it..

"A Great Museum..look what we've got..
A Great Theatre...Look what we've got..
.films, food artists and art..Yeah!

*Forum Breaks into cheesy 5 6 7 8 Roy Scheider metaphors*



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56packman
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Raggedclaws--thanks for brining up Dietrich Furs--I've gone off about their adds before, forgot this time around. The Dietrich adds feature those 70's babes with the Farrah Fawcett 'Do, riding horses or skiing while wearing full length furs, accompanied by Ron Burgandy jazz flute /w cheesy vocals. They trot those commercials out every Christmas.

(Message edited by 56packman on June 11, 2007)
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Mallory
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Hey Larryinflorida, I just blanked on the first two lines of the other verse...

A great ???, look what we've got.
A great ???, look what we've got.
A great Rodin, look what we've got.
Films, food, puppets and shops, YEAH!

Anyone remember?

Mallory in Naples, Florida...
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institute of the arts
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OOOooooh! Even today - 2 dacades + later - the Highland commercial plays a huge part in my life. No one around me but me and my brother knows what, "oooOOOooo! Feefty waaatts!" even means. When my then future husband and I met, I took his hand in mine and in my sweetest voice, I said, "Fifty watts per channel, Babycakes." and not even knowing what it meant, he roared with laughter. We've been together ever since. I guess I owe the best part of my life to those crazy fake Russians. LOL!

(Message edited by savannahsmiles on June 11, 2007)
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Oh my gosh!!! I haven't thought about these commercials in years. Thanks you Hardliner and Raptor for the Zoo and Faygo commercials. First I laughed, then I shed a tear or two for the fond memories. What a great site this is.
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56packman
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Re: the great Highland appliance commercials--were they perhaps produced by a major agency and offered in different markets to local chains?
I have seen that done in other businesses, they buy the finished product (which is better than they could afford going at it alone) and the local identity of the store is kept to the beginning and end, and easily inserted/changed.
The late Jim Varney (Ernest--D'yaknowwhhutImean)
made an industry out of doing just that. He even shot the commercials at his house. It was a near zero-overhead operation, he wrote and performed the pieces, just needed to hire out the techies and their hardware.

(Message edited by 56packman on June 12, 2007)
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Michmeister
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56 packman- that was Bill Rowan Olds, "Nobody beats my best deals, nooooobody!", iirc.
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Racicot CDJ takes my top pick. Lately it's been those damn Little Caesars ads. If those aren't cheesy, I'm not sure what is.
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Ok, maybe not the worse, but if you know the words sing along... ( takes place on one of the old boblo boats.....

Comic books and rubber bands
Climb into the tree top
Falling down and holding hands
Tricycles and Redpop
Pony rides and Sunday nights
Roller skates and snowball fights
Climbin' through the window
Remember when you were a kid?
Well, part of you still is
And that's why we make Faygo
Faygo remembers
Flying kites and funny shoes
Easter eggs with speckles
ABCs and counting by twos
Washing off the freckles
Kissing a hurt to make it stop
Startin' school in September
So many things you almost forgot
Tryin' to remember
Remember when you were a kid?
Well, part of you still is
And that's why we make Faygo

why do i store all this useless garbage in my head ?
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Larryinflorida
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Asking others who store the same garbage isn't gonna reveal much.

I'm wondering the same thing.
I could use the xtra hard drive space.
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Nere
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"$9.99... Are you out of your mind? Chernin's shoe outlet. Chernin's shoe outlet."

"FOOOOOORMAAAAN MILLLSSSS!"
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You've got an uncle in the furniture business, Robinson is your furniture store! THANK YOU UNCA ROBINSON!

You can find it at Newton Furniture, Newton has it for your home!
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56packman
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JohnLodge--the Uncle Robinson "you got an uncle......." ads are a parody/ripoff of the Joshua Doore ads from the early 70's (see my post #1406 above)

The Newton jingle was the WORST--they played that on WQRS often and today I get a visual image of the band teacher/choir director couple played on SNL by Will Ferrell and Anna Gastiner "the Culps" singing that jingle.
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Johnlodge
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How about "Birminghaaaaaam's in Trooooooy!"
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Am I the only person who remembers this coming out of the AM radio in my parents' `64 Vista Cruiser:

You can help your state
If you donate
To the nineteen-sixty-eight
Olympics

This from the failed attempt to lure the Olympics to Detroit. My apologies if you can't get this one out of your head after it lay dormant for 40 years.
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Come one..Come All..to Expo '67 Montreal"


did we?
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Earl Shive: We paint any car....any color....$99.99....
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Johnlodge
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It can only be Jared! That's Jared!!!!!!!! The galeria of jewels. (HATE that commercial)

If you own a home, and you need a loan, express mortgage gets you cash in a flash!

I'M ANDY JACOB FROM WORLDWIDE FINANCE! I CAN'T STOP YELLING AT YOU! RAAAAAARRR! NOW I'M GOING TO JAIL FOR FRAUD!!! YARGH!
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Jimaz
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I had completely forgotten about Earl Scheib!
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I had a car painted by earl once... only 99.00 .. door handles,window chrome,door locks and all.. but it did shine :-)
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Ed_golick
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Gee, I must be an old fart. I remember when the Earl Scheib on 8 Mile and Van Dyke would paint any car for $19.99
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Jimaz
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Yet today some companies will pay you to paint your car with their advertisement.

The gods must be crazy. :-)
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"$29.95, Any Car, Any Color!"
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Tayshaun Prince...Wallside Windows
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Sirrealone
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The current commercial that I can't even watch is the one for, I think it's the Jewelery Factory , where at the end there's a shot with all the employees standing and waving. They're all moving their arms really slow and staring up at the camera. CREEPY!!!!
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Sam Bernstein probably holds the record for the most. Remember his very poor computer animated commercials that were on for awhile? One contained a vicious dog.He was apparently going for something "hi-tech" but it was just embarrassing.
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56packman
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Right now Jeffery Feiger has a commercial running where he passionately rants against efforts to rein in trial lawyers (tort reform, long overdue) he spins it as "we lawyers protecting YOUR rights". I expect to hear "America the beautiful" played on strings in the background.

Hey Jeff--you neglected to mention the part where you keep 1/3 to 1/2 of what the plaintiff is awarded.

Oh yeah, and that you only go after deep-pocket defendants. Slip and fall on someone's sidewalk who is poor and see how fast Jeff returns your call.

Thanks for driving up the cost of healthcare, Jeff.
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Does anyone remember the promo that Channel 7 used to run with the Japanese guys all standing around a camera saying (forgive me) "Rive action camera pe-fected!"? It was to tout the fact that they had a live camera in the field to gather news. For some reason it just sticks in my mind.

That, and the "Stand Up for Detroit" stuff they used to run, with Bill Bonds looking all friendly and caring. The scotch and soda was just out of camera range I guess.
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Alan Ford

With the cowboy character and his dog. I may be a dork, but I was like 5 when those were on TV and I sang along ;)

Hey Dog, C'mon Dog
Me & Dog want you to go to Telegraph Road
Right Now
Get a good deal
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The Highland commercial where Q from James Bond projects their ad onto the moon!
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Forgot this one until now: the Tom Holzer Ford "my family" commercials, with the bottle-blond Connie, her sons and daughters (some of whom have troubled pasts). This commercial crystallizes everything that is wrong with car dealerships: they are dysfunctional family businesses.
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Hawthorne
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

56packman: Yes, the Highland Appliance commercials were produced by the W. B. Doner ad agency and customized for several different retailers. I worked at a video production house in Oak Park that regularly filled these spots known as "cores" with topical price and item inserts.
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Beadgrl
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow...some great memories in this thread.

I have two commercials i hear on the radio all time. ADAM (American Divorce Assoc for Men) and FRED (Fathers Right for Equality in Divorce).

Also...866-554-4USA! I know its for some mortgage company but i can't remember the name. American Equity Morgage...the future belongs to yooou!
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Ladyinabag
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dr. Romany-888 (something) eyes. That girl sings so bad I want to kill her. And, 800-333-Rock, Rock Financial. If I ever decide to get a mortgage I will NEVER go there.
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Beadgrl
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Trust your eyes...to Dr. Rahmani...888 808 eyes!

Ugh!
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Mallory
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone remember the commercial for "Disco 93?" That's when WDRQ flipped to disco. It played "He's the Greatest Dancer" in the background as the logo came from behind a shot of the Detroit skyline. That lasted for about 6 months. Horrible commercial.
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Nativegirl
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 10:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is anyone going to mention that darn god-awful "Cattlemen Meat" commercial where the son and some skank is rapping and the old man proclaims " Nobody beats our meat!" at the end? I guess I'm a little naughty because when the old man says that line at the end I smirk my ass off thinking that he ain't talkin' about the meats hanging that cold ass store!!
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56packman
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 11:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cattlemen's was a great meat market at the time, until they had the Legionaries disease breakout at the Farmington location--the evaporator cores of the refrigeration machines were breeding lots O' germs.
Too bad, so sad.
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Daf
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Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 8:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, all these posts and no one mentioned:

Town Club Pop is the pop for you,
Try it and you'll see...

Wow.
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Why
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Oh, lawd! THEE most tacky commercial was on WGPR for Mr. Fofo's Deli (whoever the hell he was) with Phyllis Hyman singing "Remember Who You Are" in the background. I just knew that woman's ashes were stirring around and smoke was puffing from her urn whenever that commercial was played. I always thought of kelly green Lincolns with aftermarket olive green simulated convertible tops as one of my fondest memories of Detroiters. Just a mis-match from hell.

I had friends from out of the country who referred to this as "Detroit Tacky".
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Ticub
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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 12:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Little Caesars -- where the "cook" says "and I'll put it in the oven!"
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Smogboy
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Fortunately the food at Mr. FoFo's was MUCH MUCH better than the commercial.
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Elviswithteeth
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I wanna see the "Pizza Man" again driving behind that chicken truck! He was hilarious! MORE PIZZA MAN!
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Mtm
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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Current spokes-models that make me switch the channel immediately:

  • The pinch-faced Art Van Clearance Center lady;
  • Brian Elias for Hanson's windows (he's not as attractive as he seems to think he is);
  • The creepy little old guy on Empire windows/siding/gutter guard ads. Especially the scene where four or five of him are laying carpet, hardwood, etc. His voice is creepy enough but the though of having multiples of him scurrying around the house...
  • Sam Bernstein, Geoff Feiger, any other lawyer;
  • Oh! and any of the drug ads that tell you to ask your physician for a prescription without telling you what their stuff is supposed to do, though I do get amused by the side affects which are usually worse than whatever they're supposed to help.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"We're Detroit K-9 Pet Supply- Come on down"
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Hunchentoot
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 4:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

President Tuxedo (thanks, Psewick):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Ur6spkhwPjk

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