What Happened to Truth in Advertising?


Why do they call it an Irish Potato when there are absolutely no coconuts to be found in the Emerald Isle?

Of course, I suppose one could be carried there by an African swallow, but I thought they only made it as far as Mercia.

Photo: Melody Kramer

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  • Maids March 17, 2009  

    what is this irish potato thing of which you barely speak?

  • 80 Proof March 18, 2009  
  • 80 Proof March 18, 2009  

    To further the cause:

    Billy: Let’s keep going, for $200.

    Bobby Wheat: For $200 – alright: “And How About This Beef Jerky? What Kind of Mystery Meat Is This?

    [ Tommy buzzes in ]

    Tommy: It’s kind of saying, “Am I beef? Am I jerky? Am I jerky? Am I beef..? Just what am I!” [ incorrect answer ]

    Barry: [ buzzes in ] It’s kind of saying, “Do you chew me? Am I a cigar? Am I am actual food product..?” [ incorrect answer ]

    Barry: [ buzzes in ] Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?! [ incorrect answer ]

    Bobby Wheat: Sorry! The correct answer is: “Forget about this beef jerky! What about these Big Gulps?! Could we possibly need this much Mountain Dew?” Billy, you still have control of the board!

    Billy: Back to “Cereals”, for $200.

    Bobby Wheat: “Cereals”, for $200: “Grape Nuts – You Open It Up, No Grapes, No Nuts! What’s the Deal?”

    [ Tommy buzzes in ]

    Tommy: I think it’s just an expression.

    Bobby Wheat: [ surprised ] Oh. That’s correct!

  • dad gansie March 18, 2009  

    melody robin looks neat sure taste great too

  • gansie March 18, 2009  

    uh, is this from snl ?

  • 80 Proof March 18, 2009  

    Yeah, it’s a skit with Jerry Seinfeld back in the early 90’s when he hosts a game show. Everyone talks like Seinfeld during the entire thing. I tried to find the video, but the SNL goons have removed it from youtube and not placed it on their own website or hulu.

  • JoeHoya March 18, 2009  

    I was always pulling for “Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?” to turn up as the right answer.

    …Don’t think it ever did, sadly.

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