I keep wanting to say "mattress store" for myself, but I don't know why

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I haven't watched TV in Colorado for... seven years or so, but I will never forget that nobody beats a dealin' doug deal as long as I live

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weird how if you bought enough airtime on local tv before the death of monoculture, you could bury your slogan in someone's head for the rest of their life, whether they wanted it or not

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@BestGirlGrace In my old hometown, in the older days, they'd just buy the names of streets and have streets named after them, ensuring you had to keep saying their name just to figure out where you live

[ Looking over a suddenly empty park, beach, or sporting event ] "Hey! Where'd everybody go?"
"They've gone to Jason's Furniture, Route 35 in Neptune, where EVERYBODY goes to buy furniture!"

... the wild thing is local commercials are a universal language even though someone from 35 miles away has no idea what the reference is.

@Austin_Dern Oh, absolutely. I'm not good at remembering, like, which roads are which or what that means, but I will never forget "Exit Kipling, exit Ward, and exit the giant MedVed autoplex."

@BestGirlGrace Since marrying into the state of Michigan I have come to understand a fair number of car commercials of the 80s. Also that there is significance to the phrase (spoken with a Comedy Russian accent) "50 Watts per channel, babycakes".


my dying words are gonna be a Citizen Kane-esque scene where i utter "if you wantski good priceski come in and see Kaminski" because of one local Atlanta jeweler with a relentless ad campaign through the 90s.

@jackdaw_ruiz I gotta ask: is it pronounced with as thick an accent as I'm imagining


this commercial is from after i left the souff, but it's a good example of their whole deal and the jingle at the end is what they used since the early 90's.

so just imagine hearing that like four times an hour no matter what you were watching on TV.

... wife insurance... indeed!


@Sapphicgiraffic @jackdaw_ruiz This is it, this is primordial essence of Local Commercial. The weird, problematic joke, the slogan they've been using for 20 years, it's perfect.

@BestGirlGrace @jackdaw_ruiz i don't remember this specific jingle cuz i lived just outside atl but i do remember the business in question and the personal negative associations i have with it

@BestGirlGrace @Sapphicgiraffic @jackdaw_ruiz you should check out House of Guitars in New York in the 80s, those ads are some classic super-trash.

@BestGirlGrace in houston during the ’80s, a guy named “Ol’ Bear” (maybe short for Barry?) hawked Superior Waterbeds, with the slogan, “You’ll Sleep Like a Baby, on a Superior Waterbed”

@BestGirlGrace ask anyone who lived in the central maryland area during the 2000s who Scott Donahue was and watch the groans roll in

@distressedegg i'd bring up the Shane Company guy, but he seems to have gone national these days.

@BestGirlGrace @artemis cc: @ItsMorgan

(I thought about tagging all the Morgan accounts but there's too damn many)

@Timmy Nobdy beats a Dealin' Doug hashtag, especially in the description of a youtube video for some reason!

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