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Life Imitating YouTube Imitating Cable Access Furniture Ads

Gabe Delahaye | April 22, 2009 - 9:52 am

You’ve probably already noticed this by now, but local commercials for furniture stores are fucking insane. Between Schweig Engel and Flea Market Montgomery and Norton Furniture, apparently you cannot sell a sofa in your community the way you can sell barbecue or oil changes. Your pitch must be completely unhinged and occasionally upsetting. Now, a couple of dudes in North Carolina have made a commercial for a regional furniture store that is a knowing, winking tribute to this weird and unexplained trend, and yet, because the trend is so bizarre and unselfconsciously bananas already, it’s hard to tell the difference:

LOLOLOL. Eracism! It’s like the Carlos Mencia of cable access furniture ads, if Carlos Mencia had ever actually made me laugh.

Does anyone know if this has aired on real life TV? More importantly, does anyone know if this has solved North Carolina’s history of troubled race relations? (Thanks for the tip, Ben.)

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