Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stupid Commercials

Anyone remember this one, mid-'80s or so:

(kids playing baseball, one of them breaks a window - guy comes out of house, dismayed. Window-breaking kid runs up. Cue operatic/musical number:)

Kid: Mr. Robertson! Mr. Robertson!

Guy: Oh, what a horrible mess.

Kid: I broke your window! With my ball!

Guy: You?

Kid: And I've come to confess!

Few lines I don't remember, but basic plot is guy is berating kid ... but then...

Guy: But I'm proud of you child, for you have displayed... honor! (crescendo) The stuff from which heroes are made!

Kid: I told the truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuth!

It was a commercial for Latter-Day Saints, though what any of that had to do with anything, I'm not sure. I sorta thought it was a local Denver/Boulder thing, but quick searches indicate people around the country remember it.

And it's been stuck in my head all day, after I probably went a good 18, 19 years without thinking of it. First Sheriff, now this.

Update: doesn't appear to be on YouTube, but a complete transcription is in the comments here.

3 comments:

Cranky said...

It's on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYk0AmhfEsQ

I remember it.

Cranky said...

Oh man. Now I've got it stuck in my head.

Sorry I didn't put the html tags on that link. Ah well. Cut and paste the old school way.

gsdgsd13 said...

That is indeed it. Thanks (I think). I'd forgotten the whole intro bit with "telling the truth isn't gonna be easy."

This won't be out of my head for a week.