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Well, there has been copious curiosity as to whom the adorable old man is that walks past with a walker and says, "Hang up the phone, Barkley. I'm taking you to the hole!"
Some people thought it was Frank Layden (including my sis). I guessed either Sonny Smith or Bob Cousy. It has become quite the controversy. So... my sister decided to email Reggie Miller. (For those of you who don't know, Reggie Miller is a former basketball star and commentator on TNT. He has a mailbag for fans to send important questions such as this one to him.) Anyway, the exchange went like this:
Reggie aka the "talking vampire bat" (thanks, Nick) responded with:
I wouldn't stand for such an apathetic response, so naturally I got involved:
Reggie aka the "computer programmed to respond in two word phrases, followed by ellipses" says:
You'll do what? Ask Chuck? Tell Cheryl hi? I mean, come on! What a disappointment!
Luckily, SHNICKENS is VERY resourceful so he did some investigating and found the ad-agency that produced the commercial for Tmobile. He suggested I give them a call; he had phone numbers, addresses, emails, everything so of course I had to call. I left a very ahem, graceful voice message and followed up with this email (our contact's name has been changed for her sake but BIG props to "Gracie" for being such a good sport!):
Immediately I got a return email that "Gracie" was looking into this for me! What a sweetheart! Shortly after, I received the following email from her... MYSTERY SOLVED!!!
Things like this make me happy. Especially because my sister will be able to sleep tonight. As will SHNICKENS. And me. And RC.