Thursday, October 19, 2006

Retro Retail Video - Spatula City!

Spatula City ad from UHF (1989)

If you're in the way of needing some spatula's quick, and with no fuss (we've all been there), avoid the department stores and shop at Spatula City today!

Quite honestly, I've never seen such a selection of wonderful spatula's under one roof. If they don't have what you're looking for (uh, in spatula's anyway), then no one does--or it simply doesn't exist!

Hehe, OK, this is actually a clip from the very crazy (but funny) 1989 Weird Al Yankovic film, UHF. It's not real (in case you were wondering or couldn't tell).

However, when you think about it, this fake retail commercial spoof really isn't too far off the mark as far as no-budget local TV spots go, especially ones from the '70s and '80s. This is exactly what they were like! :D

And heck, even today, late at night, I still manage to catch a real doozy every once in a while, so they're thankfully still around at least a little bit. I think local TV truly rocked back in the good old days and I really miss it. But that's another story (don't get me started)...


Anonymous Steven Wilson said...

Spatula City was really a grocery store named Warehouse Market in Tulsa, OK. More on that here: UHF locations at Tulsa TV Memories (scroll on down).

Thu Oct 19, 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

I only wish things could be that way again too. Weird Al's "UHF" was a film I could watch over and over without stopping!

Thu Oct 19, 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

OMG! That was hysterical!

Thu Oct 19, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Dimestore Lipstick said...

Spatula City! We sell spatulas...and that's all!

Love the UHF flashback.

Thu Oct 19, 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Ian Sherman said...

Who's the announcer in the skit?

Sun Oct 22, 05:26:00 PM  

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