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Friday, August 17, 2021

Holy cow! I cannot tell you how many millions of times Phil Rizzuto’s lime-greenscreen TV commercials for The Money Store burned my corneas as a kid. It’s hard to even imagine the old WPIX Channel 11 without these cheesy low-budget spots.

So with his death this week, I guess it’s only appropriate that remembrances of Scooter are linked to his decades-old home as a pitchman.

Personally, I preferred Rizzuto’s shilling over Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio’s Mr. Coffee work. At least it was quick and relatively painless, without even a pretense of reverence.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/17/2007 06:37 AM
Category: Baseball, New Yorkin', TV
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