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Monday, February 8th, 2016
30 Years Ago Today
Here's a commercial for Fencl Tufo's "Chevy City" with their weird monster puppet characters. Pete in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums pointed out "It's Fencl-Tufo. For a second there, I thought there actually was a guy out there named Fencl. I can sleep tonight." The owners were Dick Fencil & John Tufo.
If that wasn't enough, members of the World Championship Chicago Bears are there too, including Otis Wilson, Tom Thayer and Tyrone Keys. According toe Joey G in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums, Jeff Fisher was on injured reserve with the Bears in 1985; though he didn't play. His career was pretty much over.
RivaMarsh in the FuzzyMemories.TV forums said, "What a great advertising gimmick, they also used to have print ads featuring them too. I wonder where these puppets are today? Even though I like them all I think my favorite is the Frankenstein's Monster/Space Alien, I crack-up every time I hear his angry reply said in a completely different voice (after one of the Bears pulls his head back) YEA!"
414 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 is now Sunrise Chevrolet. Thanks Don Weiss!
(the first couple seconds is missing and the audio is a bit buzzy)
"The Monster Dealer In Glendale Heights"
This clip aired on February 9, 1986.