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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Go see Cal

Losanjealous has a great post today about the legendary Los Angeles plumber Jack Stephan, whose ubiquitous "Stephan! Jack Stephan!" is embedded in the minds of any Angeleno who watched television from 1975 to 1995. It got me thinking about those other craptastic local commercials that only viewers in the greater Los Angeles DMA would recognize. While New Yorkers had Crazy Eddie, we had Cal Worthington, whose commercials are enshrined in the appropriately titled My Dog Spot, and the Mervyn's ads which ended with the shopaholic saying with bated breath "Open! Open! Open!".

Any fond memories of commercials you reference that only garner blank stares from your friends that grew up back east?


  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger Valley Girl said…

    Yeah, how about "Well you won't get a lemon (I wouldn'ta got a lemon?) (cymbals crash) -- from Toyota of Orange.


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