Truth in Advertising

Caution: many, many swears.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 04, 2014
     Category: Business | Advertising | Television | 1960s | Cars | Swears

Reminds me of Firesign Theatre...

Hiya friends! RalphSpoilsport, Ralph Spoilsport Motors- the world’s largest new used and used new car automobile dealership- Ralph Spoilsport Motors- right here in the city of EMPHYSEMA! Let’s just look at the extras on this fabulous car! Wire-wheel spoke fenders and two-way sneeze wind vents, star-studded mud guard, sponge-coated edible steering column, chrome fender dents and factory air conditioned air from our fully factory-equipped air conditioned factory! It’s a beautiful car, friends, with doors to match! Birch’s Blacklist says this car was stolen but for you, friends, a complete price: only two-ninety-five hundred dollars in easy monthly payments of twenty dollars a week, twice a week and never on Sunday!
Posted by TheLastof us on 09/04/14 at 09:46 AM
And what was the dog's name? Could it have been ...? Nah, that would be too easy.
Posted by KDP on 09/04/14 at 10:38 AM
The dog lying on the hood is named Storm. He was in many Ralph Williams commercials in the sixties and seventies. Anyone living in California at the time knew Ralph. His commercials flooded the airwaves often.
Posted by Rks1157 on 09/04/14 at 11:51 AM
The disgruntled pitchman was Chick Lambert. When Chick was working for Ford City he would introduce his dog Storm in his commercials.
Together they inspired Cal Worthington and his 'dog' Spot. Spot was usually any animal EXCEPT a dog - a gorilla, a tiger, an elephant, etc. Cal also had a catchy jingle:
If you want a car or truck, go see Cal
If you want to save a buck, go see Cal
Give a new car to your wife
She will love you all your life
Go see Cal, Go see Cal, Go see Cal
Posted by tadchem on 09/04/14 at 01:41 PM
Always walk away once on any car purchase. I just bought a new "used" car. It got me another $1000 off the price and $500 more in trade. BTW folks .. there is much more profit in used car sales than new. Not to mention the minute you drive your brand new car off the lot it depreciates at least 10-20 percent instantly.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/04/14 at 06:31 PM
I call shenanigans. This pretty clearly seems to be a gag on the dealer, filmed during a rehearsal, rather than an actual commercial. Live commercials on location would have been prohibitively expensive. And who in their right mind would fire someone and then put them on the air live?

Also, the person laughing off-camera clearly is not concerned about this getting on the air. The director, especially in that era, would have known he would lose his job for failing to pull the plug if this was live.
Posted by Frank on 09/04/14 at 07:16 PM
It does sound like an joke outtake. In that era no one would have risked that hitting the airwaves.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/04/14 at 11:55 PM
Are you lookin' for a better set of wheels?
I will stand upon my head to beat all deals!
I will stand upon till my ears are turnin' red!
Go see Cal!
Go see Cal!
Go see Cal!
:lol: :coolsmile:
BD, It's more like 30-35%, I like the walk away move though!

I think maybe they fired him then told him to make 1 last ad!
But, yeah this would have generated enough fines to bankrupt any car
dealer if it had hit the airwaves!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/05/14 at 01:08 AM
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