View Full Version : Car salesman loses it on Air

03-27-2012, 04:01 PM
This was sent to me by email from a friend. I had to upload it into a video link in order to show it here. Even though it says "View my video" it is not my video or nor can I find any ownership of video. Anyway it was one of those magic moments that could only happen on live TV back in the day.
Enjoy. the preceding was in the email:

1960s Car Salesman....READ BEFORE WATCHING...
Who remembers Ralph Williams in SF area? Big time car salesman!
This is one of the greatest commercials ever seen and it only aired once.
During the late 60s, most television programs and commercials
were live. There were no "pre-recorded" programs. There were
some obvious problems with this method. No "retakes" and "bloopers"
were a regular occurrence. He quit right after this commercial.
This is no blooper! This guy was just very upset with his boss
and told it like he thought it was. What a great job of
ad-libbing. He never misses a beat while, if you listen carefully, you'll hear
the cameraman and sound man lose it.
The commercial got on the air, but only once!
Warning adult rated but too funny.

View My Video (http://tinypic.com/m/fdezih/3)

03-27-2012, 04:06 PM
That. Was. Awesome!

03-27-2012, 04:26 PM
I'd buy a car from him!

03-27-2012, 04:39 PM
Good stuff. I don't buy new cars, but if I did it would be from him.


03-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Sounds like he had it fully scripted out for himself. Well done. What's with the shepherds on the hood?

03-27-2012, 04:49 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked016.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

03-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Man, I bet in those days that was about the worst type of stuff you could ever imagine to hear on TV.

Ahneida Ride
03-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Can he do an ad about the banking system ?

03-30-2012, 11:33 AM
That. Was. Awesome!

Ken Robb
03-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Obviously they DID tape the ads. I heard this wasn't aired but was just the TV guy punking his boss/pal Ralph Williams. I lived in LA 1969-70 and remember Ralph's tv ads where he appeared in person. So tacky they were amusing.

03-30-2012, 12:32 PM
Yea, I would tend to agree with Ken--this looks like ball-busting but taken to a higher art form. THIS is being punked 40 years before there was 'punk'd'.

Ashton Kuchar ain't got nothin on this guy.