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Post by Orthography Enthusiast »

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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Oh yeah, Al admitted the Rugburns connection in the most recent Ask Al, did anyone mention that here yet?
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Yes, it has been mentioned here before.
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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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Post by Jigawatt »

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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I'm a she....

Public Service announcements would be different.

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Post by Ovitz »

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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Post by Stu Pidasso »

And where can one get a copy of DA? I don't have iTunes or Napster, just Bearshare... :(
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Post by TheLazenby »

Google "Dick's Automotive.mp3"... I found it on a website somewhere, luckily.
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Post by R.J. Fletcher »

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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