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R.L. Dukes Oldsmobile - "The Deal Maker" (Commercial, 1982)

Here's an extended R.L. Dukes Oldsmobile commercial - these were some pretty catchy and entertaining commercials that never really got their full due.

R.L. Dukes Oldsmobile - The Deal Maker - at 78th Street and the Dan Ryan in Chicago.

Directed by Howie Samuelsohn. I wonder who the voiceover guy is - he's pretty cool. :-)

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1982.

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Funky old school R&B theme in the 1980's!
Comment posted by dth1971 on Saturday, July 12th 2008 at 4:07pm.

This place was about 4 blocks east from where my aunt lived. I lived farther south in Roseland, but we used to go pass here to my aunts for BBQing. It's loooong gone now.
Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Saturday, July 12th 2008 at 5:25pm.

That voice over dude is really jammin! I'd love to know if he's still working.
Comment posted by madsixtian on Monday, July 14th 2008 at 8:44pm.

Is Howie Samuelsohn the former hippie with the missing eye that used to be on WSNS-TV?
Comment posted by NewsCorpSucks on Tuesday, July 15th 2008 at 2:12pm.

Was the R.L. Dukes Oldsmobile car dealer a former Kohl's grocery store since it's the same shape as one of those Kohl's grocery stores?
Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, July 15th 2008 at 8:04pm.

The lady in the commercial has a nice chasis ; ). My dad had a '79 Cutlass Supreme Broham, that car rocked!
Comment posted by esmooth99 on Wednesday, July 16th 2008 at 3:40pm.

You could be right that it was an old Kohl's store. Check out this link of one of the old stores.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1297/1357913031_f49765e24a.jpg?v=0

Comment posted by smctopia on Thursday, July 17th 2008 at 7:52pm.

mmMMMM...THAT SURE IS ONE CLASSIC CHASSIS.....Mmmmm...we had a '77 Toronado that had a 7 ft. hood and the smoothest shifting transmission ever....then someone from the hood stole all four hubcaps! Rat bastards.
Comment posted by ZayreRippedMeOff on Sunday, January 4th 2009 at 11:40am.

I also remember Hames Olds at the corner of Columbus and Western; then in the '80's they moved to Worth on Southwest Hwy......'77 Cutlass' were THE car.....big seller for Olds
Comment posted by ZayreRippedMeOff on Sunday, January 4th 2009 at 11:43am.

I always loved that commercial! (Singing).. "I say mm-mm-mm-mm-mm!" LOL
MAN,that clip was jazzy!!

Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Sunday, August 2nd 2009 at 7:56am.

My father bought from Marquart(sp?) Olds on Skokie Hwy over by Lakehurst mall. From a quick Google search,it appears to be gone.
Comment posted by Pete on Monday, August 3rd 2009 at 1:01am.

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