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Lang Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Dec 1998 19:39:40 -0500
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At 06:58 AM 12/10/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Now, help me pin down another one. In this scene somebody is taking an old
>man in a ride in his car. The old man has, probably, Alzheimers', and he
>keeps on repeating in a singsong voice a TV ad slogan for Toyota.  It's
>"(....something...something)..ho! ho! Toyota!"  Whoever wrote that produced
>a scene of fucking genius!  What movie was it? What was the actual jingle?

It's the Billy Crystal film "Forget Paris" and the old man is his wife's
father who keeps singing the jingle over and over (there's even a bit in
the outtakes at the end of the film).  Extensive production info can be
found in the multimedia section of Hollywood Online.
Lang Thompson

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