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    Posted: 05 Oct 2008 at 8:24pm
My gosh, sometimes local commercials can be even more lame than others. Like these "Modern Concept Financial" CMs we have here, usually involving FREAKING BADLY ANIMATED PAPERS THAT APPARENTLY ARE ABLE TO SUFFOCATE, DROWN AND OTHERWISE DIE being resuscitated  by Modern Concept Financial Members...Oh my gosh these annoy  me...A similar one involves a chick sleeping at night and apparently having nightmares involving rioting papers animated in the same Microsoft Paint way yelling at her, and her redneck landlord scolding her that the rent's due tuesday, but the dumb redneck makes it come out to be "The ranch due tuesday"...
 
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'Local Commercials' can simply be some of the WORST, if not the best...

We have a VALUE HARDWARE commercial that stars a bunch of retirees that work for the organization. 'Value Hardware' is a bargain-basement organization, yet, well - a GOOD one. Anyway, they have a few good commercials; their 'jingle' isn't too irritatting...however, ONE of their somewhat informative commercials ends with an attempt at humor. 'Humor' is an acquired skill - not something everyone has built into them - and, unfortunately 'Value' got it wrong, in this case.

"...and we're all great dancers!", is how this specific commercial ends - with a whole crowd of geriatric shufflers working it in a lethargic manner.... simply horrendous - makes a 'good thing' bad...

 

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down in north carolina there is a commercial for a car dealership called hubert vester with a horrible theme song called "i'm a vester, you're a vester, he's a vester, she's a vester, aren't we all vesters too!" heck no i'm not a friggin vester, and then the commercial ends with the owners cheapo scammy car dealer smile.
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Originally posted by Asnotseenontv Asnotseenontv wrote:

My gosh, sometimes local commercials can be even more lame than others. Like these "Modern Concept Financial" CMs we have here, usually involving FREAKING BADLY ANIMATED PAPERS THAT APPARENTLY ARE ABLE TO SUFFOCATE, DROWN AND OTHERWISE DIE being resuscitated  by Modern Concept Financial Members...Oh my gosh these annoy  me...A similar one involves a chick sleeping at night and apparently having nightmares involving rioting papers animated in the same Microsoft Paint way yelling at her, and her redneck landlord scolding her that the rent's due tuesday, but the dumb redneck makes it come out to be "The ranch due tuesday"...
 
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There's this recent one were Carl's True Value is doing a fake news show called "Carl's TV" (consisting of Carl in a fake news room of with complete wood paneling and a chroma keyed TV screen  in the background) he then goes "LIVE" to his co-owner inside the store with a papers in his hands and he promptly freezes, and stays that way for a couple of minutes in which Carl responds with "Bill" then with "Bill can you hear me?"and then says "cut to commercial" where it shows stills of products and their prices with music and then it cuts back to the show where it then shows his co-owner still frozen being hauled away in hand trolley. It SUPPOSED to be funny but ends up being stupid, cheap and annoying.





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In the S.F. Bay Area, during the '70s and '80s, there was a famously cheesy furniture chain('Furniture USA') whose owner, a slick quasi-mobster called Ed Barbara, did all the ads himself, using the trademark of saying 'Hi Kids/Bye Kids' at the start and end of every ad. The chain catered to customers who didn't have very good credit, and usually mentioned its easy credit plans more than it did its cheapo furniture.
At some point, he did a joke commercial, never meant for broadcast, in which he insulted all the 'bad credit' customers. Unfortunately for him, some about-to-leave employee made sure that the joke video got sent to the local station where he did most of his advertising.
This ad actually made it on the air, and the fallout, coupled with an investigation Barbara's shady outside business interests, helped force him off the air, and his stores out of business.
This is the joke video(as explained in a caption at the beginning), but the low-budget production values were unchanged from every other ad he ever made:
 
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Here in Rochester,  NY we have Billy Fuccillo of  Fuccillo  Ford/Hyundai, etc.  Every ad  ends,  "It's  HUGE, Rochester,  HUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEE."  They are always  loud,  insipid  and  insulting._popupControl();
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Local commercials are some of the worst.   I always LOVE IT when something is wrong at the local station and they are unable to switch the HDTV channel over to local inserted shit.   It has happened a few times.    usually NBC shows about 2.5 minutes of the animated peacock or ABC shows some extra PSA ads and an ABC logo.   Much better than annoying local spots.    The worst are the car dealer ads that also make their way on cable.

A recent one I can think of is the Key bank animated ads.   They started showing up on the local NBC around the time of the Olympics.    I hate the creepy animated people.


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Huh, we have a guy that says "It's huge, Albuquerque, huuuuuuugeeeee!" I wonder if he travels the country, doing annoying car commercials. Kind of like that old Kung Fu show, but without the Kung Fu, or coolness.
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Originally posted by Wrella Wrella wrote:

Here in Rochester,  NY we have Billy Fuccillo of  Fuccillo  Ford/Hyundai, etc.  Every ad  ends,  "It's  HUGE, Rochester,  HUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEE."  They are always  loud,  insipid  and  insulting._popupControl();
 
Welcome, Wrella! Through the "magic" of cable, we get him from Rochester, Syracuse, and since he bought the Ford dealership here in Seneca Falls, here too! AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Angry
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Huuuuuuuuuuuuge, Buffalo, huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge.  Yes, Billy is all across the Empire State.
 
I think he even made Leno once for his stupid ads.
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I can go on and on about some doozies from here in KC, but due to time limitations I'll just feature a few...
 1.  We had a Dodge dealer here called "Sunflower Dodge" in Olathe, KS which featured "Hap Hazard" who was ALWAYS dressed in a canary yellow suit and chomped on a cigar while describing his weekly deals, and always ended his ads with "C'mon out to Sunflower Dodge in OOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!" Bought by a competitor a few years ago.
 
 2. Sonny Hill- a GM dealer who in the late 80s-thru-mid 90s had multiple dealerships and did a horrendous imitation of a hillbilly in his ads. He always did the ads from his dealerships, particularly the one in Platte City, MO where he said "we're located next to that BIIIGGGG Platte City Water Tower". He was forced out of business by a government investigation in 1996.
 
 3. Crazy Dave- a computer dealer in the 80s who had stores called "Computertrend(?)" who did radio commercials that started "HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOO KANNNNNSASSSSS CITTTYYYYY, THIS IS CRAZY DAVE AT COMPUTERTREND,  BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! He spoke at a rate of about 100 words/minute(with occassional gusts to 150) and always ended his spots: "THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A NEW HOME, THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A CADILLAC AND CHEAPER THAN A TOASTERRRRRR!!!!!"
      Voice: "No it's not cheaper than a toaster!!
      Dave: "NO I MEAN A REALLY BIGGG TOASTER!!!!"
  Best Buy, Radio Shack, and friends(Walmart, etc) forced him into bankruptcy in the 90s
 
 Like I said I could go on and on but...
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Billy Fuccillo seems intent on buying all the dealerships in my area.  It's "YUUUUUGE"!Shocked

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A local Harley Davidson shop used to play commercials during 24 with the ticking clock, like the one in the show. Same sound and everything. They'd say that time was running out.

Local FOX news would also air promos during the show with the ticking clock.

I eventually came to realize that as annoying it is, it's kinda brilliant: If you're in the other room, you come running because you think the show is back.
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...arggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
 
These could go in one of two threads...
 
 
 
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I can't find any worthwhile local commercials from my hometown of Thunder Bay, but I did find a great gem of a youtube clip.  I'm going to hell anyways, so why not post this!  Every year Thunder Bay has a telethon that raises money for Cystic Fibrosis.  We get treated to many hours of local "talent" on television while people phone in their donations. 
 
My parents always used to give my sister and I sh*t for making fun of the performers on the CF Telethon, because we should not be mocking generous people who are donating their time and money.  I know, but the performers are sooooooo bad!  It reminds me of Fernwood 2Night a bit!  So here's a clip of Cosimo Filane, one of our local "celebrities."  Hehe.  Yep.  A real celeb.  He's actually from my mom's hometown so my family knows his family, and he's a very nice man, blah blah blah.  But he's a pretty bad singer.  I know I shouldn't mock, but as I said, I'm already going to hell, so here it is! 
 
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I wish local commercials were like this one for "Big Bill Hell's":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc


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Originally posted by doggiethedog doggiethedog wrote:

 3. Crazy Dave- a computer dealer in the 80s who had stores called "Computertrend(?)" who did radio commercials that started "HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOO KANNNNNSASSSSS CITTTYYYYY, THIS IS CRAZY DAVE AT COMPUTERTREND,  BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! He spoke at a rate of about 100 words/minute(with occassional gusts to 150) and always ended his spots: "THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A NEW HOME, THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A CADILLAC AND CHEAPER THAN A TOASTERRRRRR!!!!!"
      Voice: "No it's not cheaper than a toaster!!
      Dave: "NO I MEAN A REALLY BIGGG TOASTER!!!!"
  Best Buy, Radio Shack, and friends(Walmart, etc) forced him into bankruptcy in the 90s
 
 Like I said I could go on and on but...


Actually it was Apple that forced us out of business since we were selling stuff way too cheap for the other dealers. We were kinda Best Buy before Best Buy had shopping carts and such. But good job on remembering the commercials :)

They were expensive and I wasn't rich so I had to zig instead of zagging

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I've seen somec awful locals
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Bob's furniture ads.
I HATE THOSE ADS
They aggravate me so much.
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Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

Bob's furniture ads.
I HATE THOSE ADS
They aggravate me so much.


^Mostly because of that annoying blonde twirp that's in every freaking one of them.

When they show her in quadruplicate, it makes me want to go all Wild Starchild on the TV.
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Yes Bob's furniture are annoying especially with that insipid naselly voice he has that assaults our ears both on TV AND radio ARGH! Angry
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Oh, my God! I love it! How can anyone possibly hate that classic piece of greatmess??

Here's one I like from New Jersey, but I can't find the longer version with the full theme song (it kicks ass). They've been showing this since the 80's (perhaps longer).


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Where I live (SF/East Bay) it is not so much a commercial I have noticed, but a damn segway into a show on a station here, The CW. They have random street people sing their jingle, "Up next on the Cw." Then it cuts to the show on next. Back to the lame-o singing the stations name " Forty four cable tweeelve." Then they just started using two separate people singing the jingle, then cleverly switching their voices! So you get some man with a little girl voice, and the little girl with the man voice singing forty four cable tweeelve!

If anyone lives in the area and has seen this travesty worth muting, please let me know! lol
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segue: a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next

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On second thought, those Modern Concept Financial ones are Spielberg compared to this:
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