Since I no longer live on the East Coast and Crazy Eddie is sadly a thing of the past, I've had this burning desire to find an electronics retailer with the level of insanity that I have come to expect. Fortunately, Los Angeles does not disappoint, because I've been seeing one particularly unstable individual on my TV lately who's part salesman and part madman. His name? Crazy Gideon. I imagine his electronic shop consists of nothing but battered television sets that he's destroyed during his uncontrollable daily rage-fits, and I'm dying to pay the place a visit. But this probably means very little to those of you who are unfamiliar with Crazy Gideon's, so I've put together this collection of his commercials so you can see exactly why he's making watching local television channels this holiday season far more enjoyable than usual:
IF YOU DON'T BUY FROM CRAZY GIDEON'S, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR HEAD! HURRY BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND!!!!!
JoeyJoJoJr on 12/06/2008 5:20 pm
I would not want to get on his bad side.
Ferrit on 12/06/2008 6:05 pm
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Silver on 12/06/2008 6:28 pm
Damn, is that guy craaaaazy!!! I must, however, have a problem with my head if I ever put a foot in his store, as I'm afraid I might not be able to get out alive.
I'd pay to see Enrique Bermúdez screaming like this guy on the local commercials for FAMSA. Damn, that would be really awesome.
By the way, he has a weird accent, -RoG-. Where is that guy from?
Zeta Metroid (Guest) on 12/06/2008 7:01 pm
Well if I'm not mistaken, Gideon is an Hebrew name. It's in the bible and stuff, and we sure have a lot of Gideons here in Israel.
Now if you'll excuse me I have to go get a plane ticket to LA since I'm not buying anything anywhere else ever again.
captain516 on 12/06/2008 7:07 pm
How can I say no to a guy like that? I must buy something from him immediately! otherwise he might break into my house and kill me..
King Credo on 12/06/2008 7:55 pm
I had the same problem as Ferrit. Now I have to get a friend over here to get rid of this for me. Thanks, Rog!
Harry Lime on 12/06/2008 8:17 pm
To me 0:29 is a split second of sheer bliss/terror
Silver on 12/06/2008 8:33 pm
Come to think of it, he reminds me of Mickey Goldmill with all that insane shouting.
HowardC on 12/06/2008 8:34 pm
He must be crazy because his crappy plasma tvs cost MORE than his lcd tvs.
Sadly we don't have anymore crazy/insaine/mad shop keepers in this area anymore. :( Perhaps I should save my money to open up "Ridiculous Howie's shop of Crazy Madness" where the prices are so crazy mad, it's ridiculous. :)
Lagoony (Guest) on 12/06/2008 10:19 pm
I love how at the end of the twenty-eighth second, just to emphasize how damn crazy this guy is, they show him screaming at the computer he just busted.
Dungeonbrownies on 12/07/2008 3:45 am
hes been around alonggg ass time and I love his commercials, i havent seen them very lately though and ive never tried shopping there, report back if there are any killer deals
Jony B. Good on 12/07/2008 3:45 am
he kinda looks like Harvey Keitel, I wouldn't be shopping from him, even if it was. Specially if he was. I guess if you don't buy anything from him he goes mad and shoots you on the spot, then barks at the first employee around to bring the mop, the clorox and the trasbags.
There’s A Bat on 12/07/2008 4:59 am
Rog, you've got to get an interview with this guy. And make him say "Tickle my pickle."
Creepy-critters on 12/07/2008 6:14 am
Why was that man fellating a video camera?
TheDoomThing on 12/07/2008 9:35 am
He reminds me of Crazy Redd (*cough cough* Animal Crossing *cough cough*)...
Except with more homocidial wrath and shouting.
NinjaRygar (Guest) on 12/07/2008 10:35 am
Apparently, his home page is an attack site.
Cat (Guest) on 12/07/2008 12:01 pm
...I want to go to LA.
Lola (Guest) on 12/07/2008 2:07 pm
HowardC, his plasma TVs might be more expensive than his LCDs in this video 'cause they're a bunch of commercials mashed together from different years--back when plasma TV's were the bee's knees, it might have made sense. Might have.
Also, "What do you want from my life?" has to be one of the best moments ever.
Robodie III on 12/07/2008 3:23 pm
2:19 - If I ever buy something that comes in a huge box, I'm going to fill it with poison gas before I open it. Nobody is safe.
-RoG- on 12/07/2008 4:22 pm
"THEY WANT ME TO SMILE BUT HOW CAN I SMILE WHEN I LOSE A MY MONEY!"
Evil Robot on 12/07/2008 4:57 pm
Do his commercials corespond to terrorist attacks in Mumbai?
Mr. Noodlehead on 12/07/2008 6:29 pm
That has to be the most effective sale technique I have ever seen. I feel crazy for not going to buy them right now. Crazy, not stupid
Nick on 12/07/2008 6:35 pm
That guy sure is crazy.
Kirbykid on 12/07/2008 11:20 pm
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MY LIFE!!!!!
Commanderraf on 12/07/2008 11:38 pm
Hey Silver, where are you from? How come you know "El Perro Bermudez"?
And on the subject of this ads, I was in NY last summer, and went to a little electronics store that had something like Crazy Gideon (scary seller that speaks in a foreign accent and insists you buy many items you didn't ask for) but instead of having low prices, the things for sale were actually more expensive. And coated in dust.
But now, looking back, I regret not buying the CF Wifi card I saw there.
Silver on 12/08/2008 12:54 am
Commanderraf: I live in Monterrey, Nuevo León, and there are plenty of commercials with Enrique Bermúdez aired on TV regarding FAMSA and it's zambombazos. That and the fact that he has been in the sports business for years make him quite recognizable... Even if I am not that interested in soccer.
By the way, I assume that you are the same guy that usually leaves comments at Paco Calderón's website, don't you (I've seen both the same username and avatar there)? It's been a long time since I don't post a thing, but his cartoons certainly are the best around.
Russ (Guest) on 12/08/2008 5:21 am
BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAH so funny, we have a few like that here in maryland, and they have....some qualities to em heh.
Commanderraf on 12/08/2008 11:55 am
Silver: Yep, that's me. I stopped posting after he made a vicious cartoon on my University. But I still visit his site every day and make occassional comments on the cartoons (It's part of my wake up routine: that site, this site, my mail and, boom! of to work).
Glad to see there are other Mexicans around the web that don't spend their day posting political comments on YouTube videos.
Everyone else: Silver talks about a guy who began his carreer narrating soccer matches in Mexico in the late 80's. He had some kind of speech impediment in which whe mispronounced the vowels and, for it, he became popular.
Although he stopped doing that once he had fame, he now appears on ads for a store in Mexico called FAMsa (Fábrica de Muebles S.A.) in which many of the words he "invented" for his narrations made their way, so he kind-of-yells this words that have no relation to the store or the products they sell, making the ads somewhat like Crazy Eddie's and Crazy Gideon's, but without the product bashing and the scooter riding.
Commanderraf on 12/08/2008 12:03 pm
Oh, and I forgot to say that, every time I watch this kinds of ads, they remindme of a episode of the Garfield cartoon in which there was a seller also named Crazy something that made this kind of ads.
And, obviously, I recall "The Wiz" from Seinfeld.
Oh, childhood memories.
Drunken_Lemur408 on 12/08/2008 8:01 pm
All I have is scratch and Dent world. If you didn't buy direct You paid too much! God, they suck. Well I suppose I have John's appliance city, but he doesn't compare to this. Doesn't even warrant a youtube clip.
Viteh on 12/09/2008 1:26 am
How about a commercial of this type featuring Ernesto Chavana? I bet that would really hit the spot.
Silver on 12/09/2008 7:19 am
Viteh: I think that if someone can do a local commercial with that attitude would be Mario Castillejos, as that guy is in the border of being suicidal.
Dr. V on 12/09/2008 9:00 am
Oh man I miss living in La County and seeing these. Next tv I buy will be from him. Fo Sho.
XtinaxFan on 12/09/2008 12:05 pm
Man just another reason I want to move to America. England never has crazy shit like this!! awesome
Turrel (Guest) on 12/09/2008 12:19 pm
Unfortunately, we have no one like that here in Rhode Island. Shame.
Graystreet on 12/09/2008 1:49 pm
My last landlord was one of those guys. It was like Crazy Eddie's Car Emporium, and they'd have him driving around the parking lot in a tank, then shooting poorly animated cartoon tank bullets at various vehicles, explaining that he may as well since he's "giving" them away.
I used to have nightmares about that guy, especially since I was almost always late with the rent. Often times, I'd look at my child and think "I should kill her while she sleeps so he doesn't get her." and that's when I realized that those commercials are scary and wrong.
Name (required) (Guest) on 12/09/2008 2:24 pm
I liked the commercial. "If you don´t buy from Crazy Gideon you have a problem in your head"
Frank Castle (Guest) on 12/09/2008 8:13 pm
He sounds like Don Cessare when I cut his head off in Punisher Warzone.
Ryan (Guest) on 12/10/2008 10:37 am
Drunken Lemur--- Orlando?
Scratch and Dent world ads are constantly running.
There's those appliance direct commercials with the giddy asain man. "Put it in the Box."
Jakob (Guest) on 12/10/2008 5:37 pm
Why don't you go there and post a report, RoG? I need to know the exact level of insanity in that place.
Drunken_Lemur408 on 12/11/2008 6:46 am
Yeah, but there owned by the same two people. Can you believe that the woman with the gimpy leg is his daughter?
Badgers ate my FaCe on 12/11/2008 11:49 pm
At the end of the video, there's a little jingle that goes "We may be crazy, but we're not stupid, at Crazy Gideon's".
The interesting part?
Here in Colorado Springs, there's a local auto dealer called "Crazy Herman" of Nevada Auto Sales. His commercial uses the EXACT SAME wording and music, except replace Crazy Gideon's with Nevada Auto Sales. THAT was strange, considering I thought our local nut's jingle was original (and incessantly lame)
I'm going to try to find it and post it here.
Badgers ate my FaCe on 12/11/2008 11:52 pm
BTW: I work in the auto industry myself, and "Crazy Herman" is a giant penis sandwich.
Here's the video. I smell a conspiracy!
Ryan (Guest) on 12/14/2008 1:56 pm
perhaps there's an Ad agency equipped only with a VHS camcorder, horrid fashions and that jingle and they do all commercials for "Crazy" small business owners??
Darkfloyd on 12/15/2008 11:30 pm
eBaum has ganked this from you RoG.
Geminate on 12/19/2008 6:28 pm
Wonder why he quit being at that window on the building's Crazy Gideon's sign? Oh that's right, the gangs in the area kept sniping at him. RoG dares to go where no sane man would go!
Oliver Cashman (Guest) on 12/21/2008 3:42 am
This is from Toronto. This guy has 1000 other commercials but I can't find him. He's well known as a shakedown artist and a loanshark haha.
zaxxoid (Guest) on 12/30/2008 6:29 am
Man does that ever WORK! I'm ready to burst just for the opportunity to go to the stores now! I also feel that if I don't go, Mr. Gideon is going to burst into my room and hot gluegun a VCR to me!
I-Mockery Blabber (Guest) on 01/18/2010 6:07 am
[...] related news, Crazy Gideon is apparently retiring. Man, I'm really gonna miss those [...]
saturnknight on 01/18/2010 9:10 am
He's not retiring, he's being committed to an asylum.
Chun Maenaga (Guest) on 05/21/2010 3:52 pm
great article, i just finished bookmarking it for later. i'd like to check on new posts. how do i configure the rss again? thanks!
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