Stupid Local Commercials

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  1. Afro-Ameri-Spawn

    Afro-Ameri-Spawn Houston's Hometown Hero

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    Here's a topic for those of you who may not wish to discuss wrestling right now. Just to add a little variety of sorts.

    Every week, when I watch the local broadcast of Smackdown here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, I see this stupid commercial for a used car lot called Carhop. It features this cock-eyed guy who stares right into the camera and talks about how if you have a job you can get a car from him, even if your credit is bad. Well the latest commercial features this guy dancing around with an ipod Nano on saying about how Carhop is going to be giving away 30 of these during the month of November. He never says what you have to do to even enter the contest for them or anything, he just does a bunch of bad dancing, does his whole line about the job and getting a car and then sings the theme song as if it were playing in the headphones. It's truly annoying.

    I mean this has to be one of the stupidest local commercials since my days in Houston when the Matress Mac commercials used to come on during the old Houston Superstars of wrestling broadcasts from the Sam Houston Colliseum. This guy, Jim Mcalvane, used to do his whole gimmick of how Gallery Furniture had the lowest prices in town, easiest financing, and quickiest delivery of anybody else in Houston. At the end, he would reach into his back pocket and then jump into the air, slightly off screen. When his hand would appear, he would have a wad of cash in it and mutter the lines " Gallery Furniture, really will save-you-money." Given Matress Mac's big eared appearance ad annoying voice, it is to this day truly annoying. And yes, he still does the commercials.

    So what are the annoying local commercials from your area?



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  2. Highway Boots

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    Carhop is near me as well. But the one that drive me nuts are the stupid Pawn America commercials where the owner thinks he can be a spokesman.

    Same goes for that Dan Moen guy from White Bear GMC or whatever. I just hate when guys like that try to be funny
     
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  3. Afro-Ameri-Spawn

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    Oh god, those erk me as well. But you know which one is really cheesy? The Second Wind Fitness commercials. You know, the ones that featured taht old guy who used to be one fo the Minnesota Vikings as a "has been' and Brock Lesnar as the "never was". I swear, I have heard that expression of "why buy new when slightly used will do" so much that it's my motto for Ebay sometimes. lol
     
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  5. Afro-Ameri-Spawn

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    Or what about the Menards guy. He looked like he was about to have a stroke every time he did a commercial. I think they had to take him off of tv because he looked too crazy. lol
     
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  6. Highway Boots

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    Ray passed away of cancer about a year ago. He was a good friend of my Grandpa's. But yeah, he did always look a little too excited hawking wood and power drills LOL
     
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  7. Egg McMuffin

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    I think this thread could use some youtube videos. I cant think of any right now, and the ones used on ours are used all over the country so they arent really local... anyway, Ill try and think of one and them get the video. Good thread.
     
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    Are they not on youtube? That would be a lot easier. Just embed the video in the thread,then once its finished you get a whole load more videos that are similar, so you can view a load of videos called 'stupid commercials' without leaving this webpage... Ill have a look on youtube now.
     
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  10. Highway Boots

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    To be completely honest. I checked You Tube FIRST and they are NOT on there. Hence the reason for THOSE LINKS.

    I'm beginning to understand why people don't like you.... BTW, McGriddles are much better!!! :)
     
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    You know what. I really think it's funny that Dick Enrico looks like Ron Jeremy(if he really let himself go) but sells excercise equipment.

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    Dude, I was just asking since I didnt even mention youtube in my first post and neither did you...
     
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  13. Highway Boots

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    Dude, when someone asks to post videos, where is the FIRST place they look for them? Common sense tells you it's YouTube and if you can't find any there then you look elsewhere :lol2: It's grade school knowledge :)
     
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    Alright, but still, no need for that.
     
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  15. Afro-Ameri-Spawn

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    I jsut saw a commercial guy the other day that get on my nerves to no end in this area. Fancy Ray. You know. The guy from the Lickety Split and Nicollet Village Video commercials. Did you know that he ran for City Counsel? I mean, are you serious? The guy looks like a bad pimp at best. I saw him on the Last Comic Standing tryouts when they taped from Minneapolis and he was probably the least funny person that they let on the stage. Well at least he's got the commercials going for him. LOL
     
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  16. Highway Boots

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    Is that the dude who dresses and acts like a pimped version of Little Richard?

    If so, I agree, he gets the award for "Most Annoying of All Time" Can't stand him.
     
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    Yeah, and actually i was wrong on the office that I stated he ran for. This fool actually ran for governor! But I guess if we can have a wrestler for a governor, then a pimp aint too far away. Oh wait, we do have a Republican right now, don't we? lol

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  18. Highway Boots

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    Yeah we have paw-lenty of corruption so why not pimp out the top job to someone who actually can dress the part LOL
     
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    Well they do say "Pimpin aint easy". lol

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    Though it's no local commercial my personal favourite goes to Richard Karn (Al Borlin from Tool Time) promoting a Ladder called the Little Giant. If you haven't seen it you could only imagine how enthralling the usage examples for a latter becomes.

    My personal favourite local commercial was for a "gent" by the name of Russel Oliver, or as he reffered to himself "The Cash Man". He has a thicke swagger of an Australlian accent and repeatedly reminded us how he would take our used jewellery and turn it into "Cold, hard cash!". What was funny about this is that his store was nothing more than a parking lot attendants hut...how did he ever raise the money for local t.v. time???
     
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