Watching the Crying Number Ad is a Bad Way to Feel Good

By: Robyn Currie - Published: Oct 2, 2009 • References: filledwithchocolatepudding &
You know what are great? Phone lines that help. You know what are better? Commercials for phone lines that are obsolete because they were ridiculous. The Crying Number commercial is probably the best thing ever.

The premise is that you call the number for $2 a minute to hear a story that will make you cry. Dynamite. Now the truly best part about the Crying Number is the actual accompanying video. Everyone from young mullet haired men, to a man in an office, to a middle age woman, are all crying. Because they are paying $2 a minute to do so. Stats for Reviving Retro Commercials Trending: Older & Average
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