Was There Really A 1-900 Number For Crying?

By Lindsay Robertson / September 23, 2008

I’ve watched this eight times, and I still can’t tell if it’s real:

The YouTube info says it aired in the early ’90s, but the YouTube info could say it was made by aliens and it would mean just as much, and there doesn’t seem to be much about it on the rest of the internet. It looks like the early ’90s, and when you think about it, real or not, that number is a genius idea — why bother with the psychic nonsense, just skip straight to the crying that’s going to happen anyway. Or, wait, does what you hear when you call the number actually MAKE you cry? Is this a Jesus thing? It would actually be just like ’90s televangelists to charge $2/minute to hear the gospel. In the absence of further information, I’m just going to imagine there’s a guy out there who calls his mansion “The house that crying built.” (Via VideoSift.)