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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:21 am

Al appearing in a commercial wouldn't make me lose any respect for him, if the product wasn't an objectionable one. After all, he does have to keep on funding the broccoli and poodle chow and Nina's accordion lessons.

[mandatory disclaimer: I have no idea whether Al's daughter will take accordion lessons. And I'm pretty sure that Al himself doesn't eat poodle chow. But hey, he does have to earn a living.]

One thing about advertising, though: when you hear a song licensed for a commercial that Al has previously parodied (whenever that "I want my MPG!" commercial comes on, I think "Beverly, Beverly, Beverly Hillbillies!") it does kind of kick the stuffing out of the idea that Al, by parodying, is desecrating Unsullied Works of Genuine Artistic Inspiration, doesn't it? When the copyright holders are totally willing to do a little sullying if the price is right?

Al in a really, really funny commercial wouldn't hurt his image at all, IMHO.
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Postby TheLazenby » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:46 pm

Oh yeah, Al admitted the Rugburns connection in the most recent Ask Al, did anyone mention that here yet?
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Postby Big Spoon » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:02 pm

Yes, it has been mentioned here before.
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Postby TMBJon » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:03 pm

Hey, there's some good discussion going on here about Al in commercials. Can a mod split it off into its own topic?
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Postby Jigawatt » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:14 pm

TheLazenby @ Jul 6 2006, 12:46 PM wrote:Oh yeah, Al spoke about the Rugburns connection in the most recent Ask Al, did anyone mention that here yet?


Fixed that for ya. :Y

(to "admit" seems to imply some sort of wrongdoing)

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Postby jerAL » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:36 pm

I'm a she....

Public Service announcements would be different.

Plus, I wasn't claiming to be reasonable. It's just my feelings.
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Postby Ovitz » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:51 am

Wow. I am really surprised to see this thread. I guess as a huge Rugburns fan, I always just kind of assumed that people knew the story. I personally like both songs, but I find myself listening to DA more.
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Postby Stu Pidasso » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:05 am

And where can one get a copy of DA? I don't have iTunes or Napster, just Bearshare... :(
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Postby TheLazenby » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:06 am

Google "Dick's Automotive.mp3"... I found it on a website somewhere, luckily.
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Postby R.J. Fletcher » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:38 pm

Check out the Rugburns' Myspace site to hear "Dick's Automotive." (Actually it's a tribute site.) http://www.myspace.com/atributetotherugburns

Then check out my own personal Myspace page. Come on, you know you want to. http://www.myspace.com/gocrazyfolksgocrazy
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