After baseball size hail smashed up Matthews Manor, contractors scoured our neighborhood drumming up business. My poor wife, who was at home during maternity leave (and now because her employer doesn’t understand how FMLA works) has to fight off door-to-door roof salesmen–while dealing with a collicky newborn–that seem to multiply like cockroaches in the pizza box Chad uses for a pillow.
If only we could decide which company should get our insurance check, things would be so much easier! But, anyone we use has to proclaim they are a Christian in the most self-serving way possible. If they aren’t conservative or Oklahoman, we can’t use them. Plus, if choosing them to drive nails into my house will assist secular-socialism, it is a dealbreaker.
Having an owner who wears nut-hugger jeans and a loose tie, that brags about his quality of work as an afterthought to his political beliefs would get me on the phone instantly. Of course, finding a company like that is not easy in this state.
Thankfully, some advertising firm mixed up the focus group data they were using to produce spots for Republican candidates during primary season with the profile data for small, local businesses and pitched the spot above to a loony metro contractor. The results are hilarious.
If you watched TV in Oklahoma City during the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, you were constantly reminded of three things:
Fortunately for us, two of those things are still with us. And now thanks to the power of YouTube, another one is still around. Yes, the Credit Jewelry Cowboy is on the internet. This looks like this was the Cowboy’s last commercial before he and Horse road off into the sunset.
I don’t know about you, but I really want the Credit Jewelry Cowboy to be my grandpa. Or at least an uncle. Too bad he died several years ago.
Also, I’m not too sure about “Bill.” He kind of looks like he did run around with Jesse James. He looks as trustworthy as a Mathis Brothers salesman. I’d probably trust him more if he was wearing the blonde lady’s belt.
Anyway, this video showing up on YouTube means that both Taul Paul and the Credit Jewelry Cowboy are on the internet. That’s cooler than watching a fat guy fall off a treadmill. Now all we need is for someone to add the “Del Rancho Steak Sandwich Supreme” kid commercial to the web and we’ll have an amazing trifecta. Somebody needs to do that very soon.
No, the video does not have anything to do with gerbils, hamsters or lizards. It also has nothing to do with their salesmen stalking you as you test out recliners. No, this is just a two-year old commercial that does an amazing job at parodying the Mathis Brothers.
First of all, that commercial is funny. What made it great was how they captured the subtle weirdness of Mathis Brothers commercials ““ like the baby in the lap, the over-pronunciation of every word, and the creepy little jingle ““ while still being absurd (carrying around a large dog.)
You would think that the Mathis Brothers would have gotten a laugh out of this parody, but it looks like they didn’t. Apparently, the Mathis Brothers “threw a tantrum” and had the commercial removed from the air. Granted, my source for that information is a YouTube comment, but considering how I don’t remember this commercial at all, that kind of makes sense.
Anyway, we should also give credit where credit is due, and thank Tom Stalcup Chad Stevens for finally doing something funny. There was a reason that our readers voted him the second most annoying pitchman in Oklahoma. If he can make more commercials like this, he may even become a pitchman legend on the scale of Tall Paul or the Credit Jewelers Cowboy. I think that’s a good thing.
p.s. ““ I kind of wanted to insinuate that they got the idea for parody by reading this website, but that would be kind of arrogant. Since we’re actually very humble and modest, I decided against it. That’s why we are so great.
Today’s Ogle Madness games come from the top half of the East Region. Here are the match ups:
(6) Mark Rodgers vs. (11) Ferris O’Brien
(3) Lauren Richardson vs. (14) The Mathis Brothers
(7) Berry Trammel vs. (10) Jack and Ron
(2) Sam Bradford vs. (15) Tom Coburn/Jim Inhofe
Read about each participant and vote after the jump!
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