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    ,,,,hoping you will be sure to plan
    to visit the zoo as soon as you can.....

    (don't forget your zoo key)

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    I would love to see the Matt Millen/Marty Morningweg commercial again where they are sitting on Harleys and talking tough about how they are going to turn the Lion's around.

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    The Detroit I grew up with:

    A WXYZ promo from 1985:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycUpITiEkj0

    And a classic Bill Bonds Detroit promo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCmgjAvE1CM

    Who could forget this short news opening:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmcJ0...eature=related


    Ahhh, the memories..........

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    Does anybody remember a car dealer from the 70's-80s (around the same time as Mel Farr Superstar) whose wife would always barge in in the middle of his ads and take over? I don't remember if the schtick was "Please buy my cars so I can keep my wife happy" or what, but she was... kinda scary-looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downriver Gal View Post
    "I went to her apartment, and the roaches...they was everywhere!"

    "You down! You down!"
    "Yeah, I wish my sleeves was down!"
    i am busting my gut laughing, i so remember this commercial, always used to make me laugh... wonder where white guys from the burbs develop their stereotypes......

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    Thanks 313WX for the memories. It was fun to see some of the old commercials. Makes you feel a little young again.

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    Gene Merollis, what a great great guy, your Dimouth Plealer who sold Baccarudas.

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    "Here, dawg, come on, dawg...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9RboHHFn34

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    i remember a perry photo developing commercial where the pictures got mixed up and the person picking up the pics said they got "some fat bald guy in a pool that looks like a piiiiinnneee - apple:"

    wish i could find some of these on line, you tube or something......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Golick View Post
    WARNING!
    What has been seen cannot be unseen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcONhxo3K2k
    Thanks for the warning...but WTH????

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    Walt Lazar Chevrolet is the super-super dealer.

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    PENNWAY TELEVISION

    Do not remember the first 3 digits but Pennway was the place for tv repairs.
    oshem oshem zero zero
    -6600

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    What was the car dealership spot that ended with a chorus singing:

    "Main Street! In Royal Oak!"

    and a voice announced "north of 11 Mile."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rid0617 View Post
    I loved the computer at the end of the Dorsey Business School commercial.
    That computer was an IBM Displaywriter. It preceded the PC by a couple of years, first introduced in 1980. It was a dedicated word processor. It boasted an 8086 processor, no graphics or color on the display, and no hard drive, just the old 7 + inch floppy discs that sat in a separate unit affectionately dubbed "The Toaster". That was the first project I worked on when I hired on at Big Blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick View Post
    PENNWAY TELEVISION

    Do not remember the first 3 digits but Pennway was the place for tv repairs.
    oshem oshem zero zero
    -6600
    piec,szesc, siedem - osiem, osiem, zero, zero
    Last edited by Hornwrecker; June-01-10 at 03:47 PM. Reason: correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detroitnerd View Post
    What was the car dealership spot that ended with a chorus singing:

    "Main Street! In Royal Oak!"

    and a voice announced "north of 11 Mile."
    Jim Fresard:

    "Give our regards to Jim Fresard, Main Street is the place to go
    tell all the folk in Royal Oak we'll follow those who know..."

    Can't remember the middle part.

    "Jim Fresard is on the avenue
    for you
    Jim Fresard! Royal Oak!"

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    WXYZ's SCREAM THEATER. That commercial with that horrific scream used to scare the bejeezes outta me!!!

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    Highland Appliances
    http://detroit.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi...ture%3Drelated

    WRIF (BABY!!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_u7q1QV8U

    Stand up and tell em your from Detroit.......

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