Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Button-Down Mind of an Auto Body Repairman

A radio ad for Elite Autobody calls upon the distinctive speech stylings of the legendary Bob Newhart. It isn’t actually Bob in the role of the pensive insurance agent who is calling a client about an auto claim. Nor is it a spot-on impersonation. But the vocal talent does a good job mimicking the famous Newhartian stammer. It's a pretty good ad. And who knows, maybe if you take your wrecked vehicle to Elite, the next morning you’ll wake up next to Suzanne Pleshette and realize the whole accident was just a very linear and highly-rated dream featuring Tom Poston.

1 comment:

JIM LEACH said...

Actually, the last time I took a car to Elite, that's exactly what happened!

Also, congratulations on coining the word "Newhartian." If I use that from now on, do I have to pay you royalties?