When is AT&T going to pull those dreadful Harry Caray impersonation ads? And, better yet, who was the person that authorized them?
The Hound can't be the only one who thinks AT&T using a creepy version of the beloved Cubs announcer is wrong, so wrong. The Hound would have liked to have been in the room when some suit approved this ad campaign. Did this honcho even watch these abominations? If so, he or she should be fired, along with the ad agency that came up with these spots.
It probably went something like this: "Comcast has Brian Urlacher. We need a sports figure. Hey, let's get Harry Caray! Uh, he's dead. So."
Why didn't they just bring back Alexander Graham Bell? Oh, he's dead? Right.
Besides, the guy who impersonates Caray, John Campanera, The Hound has been told, sort of looks like Peter Cushing in one of those Roger Corman B-movies, except he's wearing oversized glasses.
Maybe this is all part of AT&T's plan. We complain and they get free publicity. But do you really want to buy entertainment and information products from a company that uses a poor rendition of a guy who died 10 years ago to peddle their wares? Besides, they don't even have On Demand.
If AT&T is really into promoting their products with dead people, The Hound suggests Elvis is available, as is Jack Brickhouse, Irv Kupicinet, Al Capone, Dion O'Banion, John Dillinger and the Lone Ranger. It could be, it might be, it is.