"Crazy Eddie" remembered

I don’t know how I got there, but I was you-tubing it the other day, and came across an old commercial from the defunct electronics retailer, Crazy Eddie. Here it is:

The was the famous Crazy Eddie disco commercial from 1978. (Eddie, in the commercials, was played by WPIX DJ Jerry Carroll. [Update 2/16/12: He is, of course, still around. But the YouTube link is stale. You can see the video at this site.]

I know I don’t have every one of the lyrics right, but it was like this:

“When you’re feeling ready,
step down to Crazy Eddie.

He’s the man who’s got the most
in stereo and sound.

His audio selection
will meet with your perfection.

He’s the man who’s got the lowest
prices arou-nd.

So come on down,
and put him to the test.

See whose prices
are the best.

He’ll fix you up
with the stock in his place.
with a shock at what you’ll pay
And guarantee a smile on your face.

So

When you’re feeling ready,
step down to Crazy Eddie.

He’s the man who’s got the most
in stereo and sound.

And so the story’s told, across the whole wide world.
Crazy Eddie’ll not be undersold!!!!!!!”

Whoever dreamed this stuff up, were marketing geniuses.

Even almost 30 years later, many of the true New York Metro area people still remember the zany commercials for Crazy Eddie, and reminisce about them.

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