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Old 09-21-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Cal Worthington.
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"His advertising agency, named Spot Advertising, had Worthington as the only client, and spent $15 million on commercials, the most of any auto dealer at the time. He acts much differently off the screen than the zany, grinning cowboy in the car commercials, being described as low-key and quiet."

He was one of nine children & dropped out of school when he was 12! He was a WWII vet.

I had no idea about this: he started his first car dealership in MY hometown of HP!!!! woohoo smilie jumps up with glee hehee

Whenever I think of USED CARS (movie) I think of him... anything to do with used car lots makes me think of both...

According to this wiki article, he's 88 now & his son looks just like him...

Kate

do you think he has this cat by the scruff of the neck?

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Cal Worthington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"His advertising agency, named Spot Advertising, had Worthington as the only client, and spent $15 million on commercials, the most of any auto dealer at the time. He acts much differently off the screen than the zany, grinning cowboy in the car commercials, being described as low-key and quiet."

He was one of nine children & dropped out of school when he was 12! He was a WWII vet.

I had no idea about this: he started his first car dealership in MY hometown of HP!!!! woohoo smilie jumps up with glee hehee

Whenever I think of USED CARS (movie) I think of him... anything to do with used car lots makes me think of both...

According to this wiki article, he's 88 now & his son looks just like him...

Kate

do you think he has this cat by the scruff of the neck?

YouTube - go see cal
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Wow,thanks Charles! A thousand kudos!

So much for the scruff, they had him by the scruff of the neck!

The bear & cats seemed... really dangerous. Guess he had good vibes to not get really hurt, as far as I can see... He does seem to have a kind regard of enjoying himself, looking down at the pig in that one shot... He took so many chances!!!!

Kate
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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wow, thanks, anyone living in So Ca in the 50,60 or later can remember him or should.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Cheech and Chong parodied him ... I think the sketch had him as "El Monte Slim-tay" or something like that ... LOL!
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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wow, thanks, anyone living in So Ca in the 50,60 or later can remember him or should.

The time I shared with Cal was in the '70's --- when I moved from Santa Barbara to LA.

Kate
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Bonus question... answer it correctly and win valuable prizes: Who predated Cal on L.A. television with the whole "and this is my dog bla-bla" stuff?
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Bonus question... answer it correctly and win valuable prizes: Who predated Cal on L.A. television with the whole "and this is my dog bla-bla" stuff?

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Old 09-22-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here's another guy who would interrupt Dick Lane's calling of the Thunderbirds:


YouTube - 1960's TV Ad Outtakes "Ralph Williams" Chrysler Plymouth Chick Lambert and Storm
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Ralph Williams and his dog Storm.
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