Sunday, January 1, 2012

West Chester Man Discusses Mr Microphone.

I may be dating myself but remember when the telegraph first came out?

Wait I'm not THAT old!

I was going to say remember when Mr Microphone came out. I do remember using it for the first time and thinking it was pretty amazing. "You talk into the microphone and your voice comes out of the radio!!*"

Below is the cheesy commercial. Everyone would use the line "Hey good lookin' we'll be back to pick you up later!" But my favorite part is the brother doing his jive ass dance alone down the street.

I would KILL to be driving down the road and see that dude! If I had my Mr Microphone I'd be all, "Hey Jive Turkey what you doin' all dancing down the road like a damn fool??" Then when he got closer I would burn rubber in my 1979 Pinto. Hitting him with gravel. Looking in the rearview mirror as he shook his fist and vowed revenge.

Yeah OK Jive Turkey. You gotta catch my cracker ass first!!

*My amazement is similar to the guy in the beginning in the background at the Christmas party when he turns around and hand gestures like "Hey! Look at these guys! They got a microphone!"


sybil law said...

Hahahaha - Thank you, Zibbs - that was a great blast from the past! That commercial was so cheesy!!

Dr Zibbs said...

It's a sweet one.

Gage1 said...

you just don't get invited to very many roller boogie/microphone parties anymore. I'm going to have to do something about that.

Kristen said...

I was too young for Mr. Microphone (ahem) but I remember taping myself playing records and talking about them in between. Good times.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kristen - where are these recordings?

Kristen said...

They were sent to a landfill, where I like to think they caught fire, but even if they didn't, I'm sure exposure to the elements made the tape part disintegrate. I hope so, anyway.

Chris said...

Yeah, the "Hey good lookin', I'll be back to pick you up later" pick up line has lost it's cheesy irony in bars now.

Wait...maybe it never had it.

Scope said...

I made an off-hand "Mr. Microphone" reference last month as the "perfect Christmas present" when I got a whole bunch of "what you talkin' bout, Willis?" looks from people who probably didn't even know who Willis was.

I had them bring up that clip. I felt like I was bringing culture to America's youth.

Dominica said...

Why on earth would anyone buy this and actually carry the radio around - holding the microphone in the other hand ? What's the point ?

I can't stop laughing ... somebody shoot me !
Oh, and Zibbs, I would kill too, to sit next in your car and see you hittin' him with gravel, hoping some gravel hits that radio to pieces !