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Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

Does anyone think these are creepy and weird? He'sbeen dead for TEN YEARS!!  And yet they're using the voice of a dead man to sell to sell stuff!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! 

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

I've found these ads creepy and sick from Day 1. Months ago I sent an email to Tyson foods telling them what I thought. Surprise surprise! I never got a response!

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

I didn't know he was dead, but I like his products.

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

Don't find it any creepier or more distasteful than a commercial I saw a few yrs ago with Elvis singing  "Viva, Viva VIAGRA!" 

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

I said that to my husband just the other day. Didn't they do something like this with the Colonel for KFC?

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

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After hearing one for the second time, I said to one of my sons who was with me that I thought it was a bit like hearing from the dead.

 

It weirded me out, as they say.  Not an appealing commercial in the least!  

 

ETA:  I just read carrie ann's remark about what her husband said, and that is what my son replied to me. I do not remember the Colonel coming back to speak to us, but I guess it must have happened.

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

It doesn’t bother me.  To me, it’s an honor to him and the company he founded. 

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!


@KKJ wrote:

Don't find it any creepier or more distasteful than a commercial I saw a few yrs ago with Elvis singing  "Viva, Viva VIAGRA!" 


 

That's pretty icky too.

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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

Nothing says their marketing team couldn't come up with creative ideas more than these commercials.  

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." Henry David Thoreau
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Re: Jimmy Dean commercials----eeeeeeeew!

@GoneButNotForgotten Do you by any chance watch Days of our Lives?  Mr Horton has been deceased for YEARS and they are still playing his voice for the startup.