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AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 07:55 PM
"Standard Improooovment Company"

"Bet your boots"

"Buy your new car from Ernie Frey Ford"

Frank Ancona Guy with a Jillion Hondas?

The early QuickTrip commercials with Lamar the dog? Ain't that right Lamar? Not necessarily local.

Ray Adams and his goatee graphic that sponsored "Friday Fright Night" on KCTV 5

What ones do you remember??

Baby Lee
11-13-2007, 07:58 PM
There ain't EVEN a swingin' Red Bridge exit anymore.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:03 PM
There ain't EVEN a swingin' Red Bridge exit anymore.
Must be bad for business.

Deberg_1990
11-13-2007, 08:03 PM
Who could ever forget this one late on Friday Nights in the late 70's - Mid 80's...

Baby Lee
11-13-2007, 08:05 PM
Must be bad for business.
Business long gone, massive Grandview Triangle reconfiguration.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:07 PM
Who could ever forget this one late on Friday Nights in the late 70's - Mid 80's...
I liked the rotating skull with the voice over. Watched the original Little Shop of Horrors, some movie about ginormous ants, a big squid/octopus that drug unsuspecting people standing by the ocean, SSSSSlither and on and on.

Deberg_1990
11-13-2007, 08:08 PM
I liked the rotating skull with the voice over. Watched the original Little Shop of Horrors, some movie about ginormous ants, a big squid/octopus that drug unsuspecting people standing by the ocean, SSSSSlither and on and on.

Yep...i remember quite a few of those. Im fairly certain that show spawned my love of old 70's B flicks.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:08 PM
Business long gone, massive Grandview Triangle reconfiguration.
Bit of dry wit in my post.

JohninGpt
11-13-2007, 08:09 PM
It's been a damn long time since I lived in that area (1975?), but I still remember the local weather guy doing the "Bowling for Dollars" bits during commercials. Funny thing is, I can't remember what I ate for breakfast this morning.

Baby Lee
11-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Bit of dry wit in my post.
I figured, but didn't know [being an AZ kinda guy] if you knew why there wasn't a swingin' Red Bridge exit anymore.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Yep...i remember quite a few of those. Im fairly certain that show spawned my love of old 70's B flicks.
The original Trilogy of TERROR!!!!

http://www.slantmagazine.com/images/dvd/trilogyofterror.jpg

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:11 PM
It's been a damn long time since I lived in that area (1975?), but I still remember the local weather guy doing the "Bowling for Dollars" bits during commercials. Funny thing is, I can't remember what I ate for breakfast this morning.
Fred Broski? Then I think Don Fortune???

Baby Lee
11-13-2007, 08:11 PM
It's been a damn long time since I lived in that area (1975?), but I still remember the local weather guy doing the "Bowling for Dollars" bits during commercials. Funny thing is, I can't remember what I ate for breakfast this morning.
Remember when the grocery store gave out horse racing forms and they showed the race on TV, and if the horse picked on your form won, you got groceries or something?

It'd have to be mid-70s, as the 'rents tossed the TV when I hit grade school.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:11 PM
I figured, but didn't know [being an AZ kinda guy] if you knew why there wasn't a swingin' Red Bridge exit anymore.
I appreciate the info.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:12 PM
Howdy Neighbor - Janie? for Milgrams

stevieray
11-13-2007, 08:13 PM
Call Standard ....bum...babum..babum ...Improvement Company... at WEstport one.. seven one hundred...

JohninGpt
11-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Fred Broski? Then I think Don Fortune???
Don Furtune sounds about right, but I was only about 5 or 6 when we left the area. The guy kind of reminded me of Bert (Ernies friend [NTTAWWT]).

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Call Standard ....bum...babum..babum ...Improvement Company... at WEstport 17100
Years after that commercial originally aired I remember driving by their location and for some reason getting a bit excited.

Standard Commercial (http://www.standardimprovement.com/)

Deberg_1990
11-13-2007, 08:16 PM
The original Trilogy of TERROR!!!!

http://www.slantmagazine.com/images/dvd/trilogyofterror.jpg

Hell yea! The ending of that flick with that wicked Karen Black expression kept me up for days...

stevieray
11-13-2007, 08:17 PM
Howdy Neighbor - Janie? for Milgrams

wow! take me back!

JohninGpt
11-13-2007, 08:17 PM
Remember when the grocery store gave out horse racing forms and they showed the race on TV, and if the horse picked on your form won, you got groceries or something?

It'd have to be mid-70s, as the 'rents tossed the TV when I hit grade school.
I don't even remember going to the grocery store when I lived there. We lived out in the sticks near Freeman. I think Mom got the groceries on her way home from work at one of the hospitals in KC.

Baby Lee
11-13-2007, 08:17 PM
Don Furtune sounds about right, but I was only about 5 or 6 when we left the area. The guy kind of reminded me of Bert (Ernies friend [NTTAWWT]).
Don Fortune looks like a skinny Pat Robertson with thick glasses.

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 08:17 PM
Hell yea! The ending of that flick with that wicked Karen Black expression kept me up for days...
Being a youngin' (under 10) I watched that with my Aunt and that fetish doll scared the crap outta me

Deberg_1990
11-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Heres a cool website i found a few years back that contains alot of old images from stuff we have been talking about. They require you to make a donation to view the pics though.....

http://oldkc.com/index.html

Demonpenz
11-13-2007, 08:19 PM
AVENUE RENTALS WILL SHOW YOU HOW. AVENUE RENALS.
there was also a furnature dealership with some sort of glowing heart in it but my favorite were the crows


HOME NEED REPAIRS???!?!? CAW! *house falls down*

call 321-0077 anytime night or day

Third Eye
11-13-2007, 08:45 PM
One that always bothered me, because I went to high school there, was the Sonny Hill "Right by the Platte City water tower" commercials done by the world's biggest redneck.

What was the used car dealer that did the naked guys in a barrel?

As a side note, I used to know Ray Adams. I was good friends with his son my first year of college. I'll never forget him calling my mother to inform her of the "opium den" that our friend's house was.

Dartgod
11-13-2007, 08:57 PM
I think this is how this commercial went:

Here dog, come on dog
Me and dog are going to Dick Smith Ford town....
In Raaaytown
Get a doggone good deal at Dick Smith Ford

arf...arf

KCinNY
11-13-2007, 09:19 PM
Growing up in Columbia, my only exposure to KC was on cable channel 41, which I would watch religiously every Sunday morning. "Cisco Kid," "All-Star Wrestling," "Lone Ranger." The commercials are still fresh in my mind.

"The loan arranger rides again."

Catchy tune:"Call 321-2277 anytime night or day."

AZORChiefFan
11-13-2007, 09:26 PM
What was the used car dealer that did the naked guys in a barrel?
Boots Williams Ford

dtebbe
11-13-2007, 09:46 PM
A dry crack is a happy crack:

http://stopwatches.com/pix/happycrack.jpg

kc rush
11-14-2007, 07:27 AM
Boots Williams Ford

Boots Williams and Col. Billy.

I had an uncle that worked there, so that is where we got all of our cars when I was growing up (off of that swinging Red Bridge exit).

kc rush
11-14-2007, 07:28 AM
HOME NEED REPAIRS???!?!? CAW! *house falls down*

call 321-0077 anytime night or day

I thought that it was 321-2277?

kc rush
11-14-2007, 07:33 AM
Anyone remember Save-On Furniture? They had some big fat dude named J.R. pushing their really crappy furniture.

There was also the car dealer that was the home of the desk smashing good deals where they would hammer a desk with a wrecking ball.

"Bob" Dobbs
11-14-2007, 07:41 AM
Anyone remember Save-On Furniture? They had some big fat dude named J.R. pushing their really crappy furniture.

There was also the car dealer that was the home of the desk smashing good deals where they would hammer a desk with a wrecking ball.

Don Ray For Save-On!!!

morphius
11-14-2007, 07:41 AM
One that always bothered me, because I went to high school there, was the Sonny Hill "Right by the Platte City water tower" commercials done by the world's biggest redneck.

What was the used car dealer that did the naked guys in a barrel?

As a side note, I used to know Ray Adams. I was good friends with his son my first year of college. I'll never forget him calling my mother to inform her of the "opium den" that our friend's house was.
That guy actually did commercials in quiet a few areas outside of KC, I think he was on one in MN some where as well. They did an interview with him a L O N G time ago, and that is about all I can remember about it.

sd4chiefs
11-14-2007, 08:52 AM
Whizzo

Chief Chief
11-14-2007, 08:59 AM
Smakky the seal puppet for Smak's restaurant

AZORChiefFan
11-14-2007, 09:02 AM
Blue Spings, Blue Springs you get a better deal when you get Blue Springs

Cochise
11-14-2007, 09:02 AM
Call Standard ....bum...babum..babum ...Improvement Company... at WEstport one.. seven one hundred...

I was gonna say, even though the animation is obviously decades old, that commercial is still running. Don't they have a new phone number though?

AZORChiefFan
11-14-2007, 09:03 AM
Whizzo
I saw Whizzo in person at a fair and a HS. I must've been 4 or so because my 'rents were still together.

Cochise
11-14-2007, 09:04 AM
I thought that it was 321-2277?

That is the correct number.

AZORChiefFan
11-14-2007, 09:06 AM
I was gonna say, even though the animation is obviously decades old, that commercial is still running. Don't they have a new phone number though?
Standard Commercial (http://www.standardimprovement.com/)

patteeu
11-14-2007, 09:14 AM
How about Don Chezik's "desk smashing good deal" where the wrecking ball would crash down on the desk at the end of the commercial?

http://www.johnchezikhonda.com/images/home/cars/blue_smasher3.gif

AZORChiefFan
11-14-2007, 09:29 AM
How about Don Chezik's "desk smashing good deal" where the wrecking ball would crash down on the desk at the end of the commercial?

http://www.johnchezikhonda.com/images/home/cars/blue_smasher3.gif
Was racking my brain last night trying to remember the dealers name - Thanks.

Big Bobs Used Carpet. Used carpet? USED CARPET!!!

Baby Lee
11-14-2007, 10:05 AM
That guy on the 61 Country morning show with the big foam cowboy hat yellin' 'Wheee! Doggy!'

Dave Lane
11-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Helllooo Kansas City!

-Crazy Dave

Adept Havelock
11-14-2007, 10:45 AM
That guy on the 61 Country morning show with the big foam cowboy hat yellin' 'Wheee! Doggy!'

And "Sky Spy" John Wagner!

Remember when the grocery store gave out horse racing forms and they showed the race on TV, and if the horse picked on your form won, you got groceries or something?

It'd have to be mid-70s, as the 'rents tossed the TV when I hit grade school.

Milgrams?



Tell 'em Col. Billy sent ya!

kc rush
11-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Col. Billy also used to do the ads for The Gold Buffet. I never ate there, but I remember the ads.

5for5SB
11-14-2007, 01:47 PM
What about the Dad and Son that were selling used cars? They are/were black and the kid would ask his dad about having all these cheap cars and such. I just remember the way the kid would say "DAAAAAAAAD". Come to find out he went to Pembroke Hill and my friend used to kick his ass in wrestling. Oh yeah, they were fat as hell too.

5for5SB
11-14-2007, 01:49 PM
There also used to be some commercials where they would sell cars and take still shots of the hood closed and the hood opened. Then the voiceovers would come in and they would make it look like the cars were talking with the hoods going open and shut. Lame.

BigMeatballDave
11-14-2007, 01:54 PM
Years after that commercial originally aired I remember driving by their location and for some reason getting a bit excited.

Standard Commercial (http://www.standardimprovement.com/)LMAO I had forgotten all about that.

Stewie
11-14-2007, 01:56 PM
What was the commercial that had Slim Whitman flying over Arrowhead in a recliner? It was so lame I don't remember what they were selling.

BigMeatballDave
11-14-2007, 01:57 PM
Anyone remember the V's resturant ad?

Stewie
11-14-2007, 02:00 PM
Anyone remember the V's resturant ad?

Was that the one with the little kid saying "Pasghetti" instead of spaghetti?

5for5SB
11-14-2007, 02:02 PM
No local but:

Sit Ubu sit, good dog!

BigMeatballDave
11-14-2007, 02:39 PM
Was that the one with the little kid saying "Pasghetti" instead of spaghetti?LMAO Yes, thats it.