Friday, August 28, 2015

Would you win a car from a crash dummy? (1980's)

It's been 30 years since the Ad Council introduced a pair of talking crash dummies, Vince (Jack Burns, ex-The Andy Griffith Show) & Larry (Lorenzo Music, ex-Rhoda), in a series of short PSA commercials. Amazingly, the characters turned out to be very popular, extending the series for a few years, to the point where they were spun off into comic books, toys, and an animated special for Fox, which aired in 1993.

Of course, Lorenzo Music would delve further into voice work, doing the first season of Real Ghostbusters, while Garfield graduated from a series of primetime specials into a Saturday morning series. Jack Burns' only other known toon gig was on Animaniacs.

Here's Vince & Larry as game show hosts:

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