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Old 07-12-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: In a county not as interesting as Lake county...
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I'm from good ole' Lake County! I was on another thread and someone mentioned things known, heard, or said by people who are from "the region." She mentioned my favorite commercial (not really, it's just catchy!) "588-2300-EMPIIIIIIIRE"... LOL. I only hear that when I'm in Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland and also those pesky "Moo & Oink" radio commercials...

What is something on the TV or radio, or maybe even otherwise that is exclusive to Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area?
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Not really a commercial per se, but I'm Hardrock, I'm Coco, I'm Joe ...


YouTube - Hardrock, Coco, and Joe

remember this??


YouTube - The Loop FM 98 - "Lorelei Lip-Syncing" (Commercial, 1980?)
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Hoosierville
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I think Empire's a national company now though.

I remember being in the south not too long ago, hearing the commerical on a local station, and about falling off my chair.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Victory Auto Wreckers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx6dxA20-QE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLu9hlwig4Q
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You guys might like this one.


YouTube - WFLD Metromedia Channel 32 - Comedy Festival (Break #1,1984)
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Svengoolie!!! reps to you my friend.

Berwyn?
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Yep, we get Empire Carpet commercials in Nashville now.

The first time I heard it on TV here, I stopped dead in my tracks & had to watch it. My husband didn't know what to think!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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What about locally produced television shows from Indiana?? I remember watching Beyond Our Control from Elkhart ... it was a gem. I think you can actually youtube some of it now, thank you!
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think one of the unique and best things about Empire is how they say five eight eight-TWO THREE hundred itstead of the proper five eight eight-TWENTY THREE Hundred.

Or is it really five eight eight-two THREE HUNDRED?

Nevermind...
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: SW Indiana
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Thanks the the incredible signal of WLS, even in southern Indiana we heard


Mr. Norm's got the deals
on your kind of wheels

and

US 30 DRAGWAY SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
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