24 comments on “Drinking Songs and Gentlemen

  1. What a great story Bud. How cool. I love it when you post things like this. I learn more about you and the folks that you knew back when. Excellent.

    Have a terrific evening. 🙂

  2. I'll echo it – I love these kinds of posts too. Still one of my favorite Bud posts was the one about the mechanic when you went on vacation.

    Bud – I'm back!! Thank you SOOOOO much for all your concern when I was sick in the hospital. You are a true gem ♥! Thanks also for sending the French Twins twin brothers. They caused quite a diversion when my hubby went home to shower. LOL!!

  3. I’m looking carefully at any photpgraphs with your head in them these days for signs of faking…

    This one looks real though…

  4. What a sweet story, and a cute song too. Jingles really do stick in your head but it’s even neater when it’s attached to an important person and not just a mindless billion dollar company.
    reminds me of the jewelry store in Philly, “Robins 8th and Walnut, where our name is our address.” One dude that works there has a diamond grown into his beard.

  5. Great story! Here in Chicago we have Empire Carpet (800-588-2300 EMPIRE). We may disagree on Cubs vs. Sox, or deep dish vs. thin crust, but EVERYONE knows and loves the Empire Jingle and that sweet little man with glasses who guarantees next day delivery and no payments until next year.

  6. Ah yes, I remember Bill Savitt well. My dad used to come home from work singing the POMG jingle. It was a helluva lot better than the Gem Jewelry store jingle he used to sing, where the owner conducted his kids in a little choir (I hope my memory serves me right).

    I even remember when Bill Savitt retired, and my mom being upset when Bob Steele died.

    Thanks for keeping CT Pop Culture alive!

  7. Great story! Local advertising has got to be the best stuff. St. Louis has had quite a few characters in that area itself. Although not a song, one of my favorite slogans was for Warehouse of Waterbeds(now no longer in business).

    “WOW! WAREhouse of WATERbeds! If you ain’t sleeping on a WATTA, you OTTA!”

    This slogan was shouted quite a few times a night as we were drinking. Good times, good times.

  8. Hello from another Connecticut boy.

    Remember the tag line:

    “Savitt’s…On Asylum Street, 35 seconds from Main in downtown Hartford.”

    Say Bud, remember the CharFar Chinese Restaurant in West Hartford or New Britain and the spots that ran for 20 years on Channel 30?

    “Hello, I’m George. These my brother Stanley…” and then George would describe a meal that always included water chestnuts.


  9. Michael-
    Oh wow. The very first commercial spoof we ever did on WTIT was the Char Far Restaurant. “Stanley, get up on foot stool” said George. “I am on footstool!” said Stanley!
    Thanks for THOSE memories!

  10. Suzy-
    It is the same. Savitt’s Jewelry is long gone as well. Glad you and the “comment thing” have worked out! 😉

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